Nobody ever told me love could hurt this way
And I'd be feeling how I feel tonight
I try to hide it but my eyes reflect the pain
No happy endings here for you and I

'cos now you're saying it's over and done
There's nothing I can do

When it comes down to letting go
Won't you let me know
How to heal a heart
When it's hurting so
It's not easy to walk away
No matter what you say
Tell me what I should do
How to get over you
Over you

Sometimes I wish that I could see inside your heart
When did you decide to turn the page
You kept your distance did you keep me in the dark
Tell me how long have you felt this way

And now you're saying it's over and done
There's nothing I can do
Oh no

When it comes down to letting go
Won't you let me know
How to heal a heart
When it's hurting so
It's not easy to walk away
No matter what you say
Tell me what I should do
How to get over you
Over you
When it comes down to letting go
Won't you let me know
How to heal a heart
When it's hurting so
It's not easy to walk away
No matter what you say
Tell me what I should do
How to get over you

Look into my eyes
Tell me no more lies
When love breaks down
That's the least you can do
Then I'll put aside
My lonely pride
Somehow I'll get over you
When it comes down to letting go
Won't you let me know
How to heal a heart
When it's hurting so
It's not easy to walk away
No matter what you say
Tell me what I should do
How to get over you
Over you
Won't you let me know
How to heal a heart
When it's hurting so
It's not easy to walk away
No matter what you say
Tell me what I should do
How to get over you
Over you
When it comes down to letting go
Won't you let me know
How to heal a heart
When it's hurting so
It's not easy to walk away
No matter what you say
Tell me what I should do
How to get over you
Over you


Lyrics submitted by nutty dolphin

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    General CommentI think that this song is primarily about a break up of a relationship, but in many ways it’s also about Steps splitting up. I think it’s about the split cos in the second verse, it says “When did you decide to turn the page?” and they used to say that after the Gold ‘era’ as it were, they were moving onto the next chapter, or next page as it were, and H said that the partnership with him and Claire was the next chapter for them.
    The first verse too, is like how I, personally felt after they broke up:

    “Nobody ever told me love could hurt this way
    And I'd be feeling how I feel tonight
    I try to hide it but my eyes reflect the pain
    No happy endings here for you and I”
    It’s like they’re saying that in private you cry, and you’re still upset, as many of us were, but in public you try to act like it doesn’t matter, but it really does.

    “now you're saying it's over and done
    There's nothing I can do”
    That’s a significant line too, because there was nothing anyone could do after they announced they were splitting up, it was like their mind was made up, and nothing and no one could stop it from happening.

    “You kept your distance did you keep me in the dark?
    Tell me how long have you felt this way?”
    That’s like, I don’t know, it has a kind of truth to it, as they did ‘keep their distance’ i.e. they were on stage every night, but hardly anyone could get closer to them. And the “Did you keep me in the dark? Tell me how long have you felt this way?” It’s hinting that they knew about it, but that they wanted to wait for some reason, maybe not to ruin Christmas, maybe to have one last tour together.

    “Look into my eyes
    Tell me no more lies
    When love breaks down it's the least you can do”

    In my opinion this is describing events after the split, because there were so many stories about it, but all we wanted to hear was the truth, however bad it may be, and the general thoughts of fans, from what I could see from various people, was that we didn’t want to hear anymore lies.
    nutty dolphinon June 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's interesting way to look at it. and if this song do have double meaning that they are very wise! if it's true i think that these lines mean:"I try to hide it but my eyes reflect the pain No happy endings here for you and I" that they kept Steps as long as they could but they couldn't "suffer" it anymore eventually, they couldn't hide it anymore.

    even tho' i think that this song is about love(only)...
    (sorry fot my poor English)

    michaelstepson August 28, 2002   Link

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