In the second verse the line, "When the pastor's music plays and that casket rolls away I could live again if you just stay alive for me" The Offspring talks about how the pastor's music doesn't give any comfort to the feelings that are inside. They also talk about how they could live again if you would just return to life to be with them.
In the chorus The Offspring uses the phrase, "Please stay now, you left me here alone" many times because the line shows how this person in the song feels and they want the person they loved back to be with them. In the third verse The Offspring uses, "I could never smile cause you won't stay alive for me" to show how this person can no longer smile because you did not stay alive and they are left to carry on with their lives no matter what they are feeling.
In the fourth verse, "Finally your final resting place is without me" they talk about when this person they love is finally put to rest in the cemetery. They talk about how the final resting place is not with them. They want to be with the one they love and they try to think of brighter days when they were happy together. Then they ask the question, "What about me?" They ask this question because they want to know what they should do with their lives now that they have no one in it anymore.
In the final
verse they talk about how one mistake took the life of the one they love.
They say that the one mistake still lives on even when the person is dead.
The Offspring end with talking about how bitter memories are left behind
and they can focus on what good memories they have.
This song shows how the pain one person can have over the death of a person they love. The song also shows how one person's life can change even with only one mistake. This was a good song and the band is really good. They sing with a lot of passion in this song so that they can get their point across.