We never met, you and I
We were always inside
We were somewhere inside one another
And I'll live without you, love
But what good is one glove without the other?

You only ask about my leaving
Well honey I had no choice
So I call and
(When you hear that heavy breathing)
For that sound of your voice

But you sit there silent, folded arms
And look down as I walk by
Though my face has changed
You know it's me
You know by the stillness in my eyes

Come and whisper in my ear
"You're very pretty, dear," and
"It'll be alright."
You're lying!
But I don't mind tonight

So I wander and I wander
Your absence beating inside my chest
I try but I can't remember
The color of your eyes -
Just the shape of your dress

And through a garden overgrown
Oh, it's a long walk home
I said I'd not come back
Well I'm coming back -
And you'd better be alone

But you sit there silent, folded arms
And you smile as I walk by
My face has changed
But you know it's me
You know it's me!
Come and whisper in my ear
"My dear! My dear!"
It'll be alright
It'll be alright
It'll be alright
It'll be alright
It'll be alright
It'll be alright!

Lyrics submitted by XxMichaelaxX

Gentlemen song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentA friend of mine introduced me to Mewithoutyou recently. I'm not much of a fan of hardcore/screamo music, but for some reason, this song spoke to me.

    I love the emotion he puts in his voice, when he screams "you know it's me!" he's almost pleading, and when he says "it'll be alright," it's as if he's telling himself that, but questioning it at the same time. And yeah, its powerfull when he says "You'd better be alone"
    atar_ludicrumon April 22, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General Commentwow i just read this whole thread and no one bothered to point out that its about aaron stalking amanda.he openly admits it when you catch him on an honest day. as far as the autism thing goes, ive never heard one way or another. i can tell you amazing stories about his strange behavior but who knows. maybe is aspergers. or maybe its aaron. either way its a gift.
    caniscreamon April 19, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAND YOU'D BETTER BE ALONE
    battaryacidon March 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmewithoutyou is incredible in concert. i love this song.
    nightingai1eon August 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou're right, nightingai1e..they are fantastic in concert. It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. This song is also absolutely great! I heart mewithoutYou..
    pinkspideron August 31, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyes truly amazing live, filled with raw emotion andheart felt lyrics this song in partucalr brings out the a lost love and the things that have changed.
    brentb121on March 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis band... i dont even know where to begin... the music is so good, and the lyrics, are probably the best i have ever had the pleasure of reading. I first saw this band when i played a show with them, and i was hooked... this song is the reason i was hooked too... after the show i just asked "what album has tat one song on it, where you say you better be alone"
    this song is just so full of emotion i wouldnt know where to start.

    aaahh i'm rambling. end now.
    big_kon April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing cd, and amazing band live
    they have more lyrical talent than almost anyband
    RKTDon October 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaaron can be so funny between songs.
    PacoLovesMeon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen he says and you'd better be alone i get shivers down my spine.. ahh.. this song makes me cream my jeans.. <3.
    FierceHumperon April 15, 2003   Link

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