SLS ~ No Surprise

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim Adams hosts our wonderful Song Lyric Sunday and today he gave us a bunch of fun theme words suggested by yours truly in honor of my daughter’s birthday last month. Thanks Jim! “No Surprise” is a 2009 song by Daughtry for their album Leave This Town. Yes, relatively current music from me! Now, that is a surprise, huh!?

Chris Daughtry and others are credited as the writers, and the song peaked at 15 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The band has been compared to Nickelback, which some may think is a bad thing, but I like both bands, so pffft. Great lyrics and a great video that actually tells a story. Hurrah! 🎉

No Surprise


I’ve practiced this for hours, gone round and round
And now I think that I’ve got it all down
And as I say it louder, I love how it sounds
‘Cause I’m not taking the easy way out
Not wrappin’ this in ribbons
Shouldn’t have to give a reason why
It’s no surprise I won’t be here tomorrow
I can’t believe that I stayed till today
Yeah you and I will be a tough act to follow
But I know in time we’ll find this was no surprise
It came out like a river once I let it out
When I thought that I wouldn’t know how
Held onto it forever, just pushing it down
Felt so good to let go of it now
Not wrapping this in ribbons
Shouldn’t have to give a reason why
It’s no surprise I won’t be here tomorrow
I can’t believe that I stayed till today
There’s nothing here in this heart left to borrow
There’s nothing here in this soul left to save
Don’t be surprised when we hate this tomorrow
God knows we tried to find an easier way
Yeah you and I will be a tough act to follow
But I know in time we’ll find this was no surprise
Our favorite place we used to go
The warm embrace that no one knows
The loving look that’s left your eyes
Tt’s why this comes as no, as no surprise
If I could see the future and how this plays out
I bet it’s better than where we are now
But after going through this
It’s easier to see the reason why
It’s no surprise I won’t be here tomorrow
I can’t believe that I stayed till today (stayed till today)
Yeah you and I will be a tough act to follow
But I know in time we’ll find this was no surprise
The kiss goodnight, it comes with me
Both wright and wrong, our memories
The whispering before we sleep
Just one more thing that you can’t keep
Our favorite place we used to go
The warm embrace that no one knows
The loving look that’s left your eyes
But I know in time we’ll find this was no surprise

~*~

Image credit to Jim Adams.

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10 responses to “SLS ~ No Surprise

  1. Great song Paula and thanks for contributing the prompt for this week. Great music for 2009.

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  2. Love Chris Daughtry. He should have won American Idol! Great song choice today!

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  3. Daughters… the girl in the video and the song make me think of Younger. She just lost her job & has been having relationship troubles with her partner. 😢
    It’s a good song😻

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  4. I like this a lot Paula. Loved Daughtry since I first saw him on American Idol.

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  5. Daughtry is amazing! I’d listen to him or Nickelback anytime! 🙂

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