So here we go
Having the same old fight again
There she goes
Same old game that never ends If I could say
The right words
I know I could make you stay
If I could say
The right words
Things would work out all right

And if you go
I won't believe
That it's forever

And you can go
But I'll never leave
Cause it's not over

Replay last night
Talking it out don't make it right
I know she's tried, but my whole world
Is her and all we've got now

And if you go
I won't believe
That it's forever

I won't let go
Even if she say that it's over
I know it'll be
Different this time
If you'd just stay

And when we wrote this story
How did it end?
It was you and me for all our lives
Come on, don't say it
We'll try again
And if I'd just hold you
We could last

But she stands softly
Tears down her face
Hitting me, oh god
This is the end
I'd wait here for you
But there's nothing more now I can do
How did you know
How did you know
How did you know
Finally



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Denial, Revisited song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThere are few breakup songs that arn't annoying, and this is one of them. Anyone who has ever endured a breakup in which they tried so hard just to make it work but it still ended up falling apart would understand this song. I love the beautiful description and paradigm shift at the end of the song,
    "But she stands softly
    Tears down her face
    Hitting me, oh god
    This is the end
    I'd wait here for you
    But there's nothing more now I can do
    How did you know?"
    Very powerful.
    PyroPenguinon November 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"And when we wrote this story
    How did it end?"

    6months-1year into a relationship u start to think of the future (house, marriage, kids etc...) Then when u break up you realise you've lost alot more than a partner.
    ST_Craigon August 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the best Offspring tracks, they're quite an eclectic group really, with this is one of their more ballady songs.
    AlfBon January 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is for dropjack13 the song is called
    Denial, Revisited because he's in denial that its over. when he says how did u know hes realised that its over and hes asking her how she knew it was over when he thort it was still good. when he says 'Finally' this is him saying iv finally realised it too. This is just my opinion, does any1 agree?

    Also, this is my all time favourite song and has been since i first herd it back wen it came out. i was 10 years old. now im almost 17 and still is as good as it was the first time i herd it.

    And when we wrote this story
    How did it end?
    It was you and me for all our lives
    Come on, don't say it
    We'll try again
    And if I'd just hold you
    We could last

    But she stands softly
    Tears down her face
    Hitting me, oh god
    This is the end
    I'd wait here for you
    But there's nothing more now I can do
    How did you know
    How did you know
    How did you know
    Finally

    this bit along with the build up to it is my favourite bit of any song ever. its sounds freakin awsome
    yehon March 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song...I think most people go through a breakup like this...They can really hurt...
    Linogeon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with linoge. i had a break up like this, and it hurt a lot. i listened to this song, and it was kinda depressing. i wanted so bad to say the right things, and i thought things would go back to the way they were, but they never did. i would have given anything to hold her one last time. im over her, but in a way, i will never forget her, and i will always be there to give it another shot, if she is willing...
    darldon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'And you can go
    But I'll never leave'

    <3
    mrcleanon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd if you go
    I won't believe
    That it's forever

    I won't let go
    Even if she say that it's over
    I know it'll be
    Different this time
    If you'd just stay

    GREAT SONG AND LYRICS, REAL EMOTIONAL SONG
    punkrawkk!don July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat break up song. I'm making a break up mix and it has about 4 offspring songs on it
    fetalpig86on August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not a huge fan of the Offspring's newer stuff, but this song is good.
    fuckyouallon October 05, 2002   Link

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