All the world just stopped now
So you say you don't wanna stay together anymore
Let me take a deep breath babe
If you need me, me and neil'll be hangin' out with the DREAM KING

Neil says hi by the way
I don't believe you're leaving cause me and Charles Manson like the same ice
cream
I think it's that girl and I think there're pieces of me you've never seen
Maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen well

All the world is
All I am
The black of the blackest ocean
And that tear in your hand
All the world is DANGLIN'... danglin'... danglin' for me DARLIN'
You don't know the power that you have
With that tear in your hand
That tear in your hand

Maybe I ain't used to maybes smashing in a cold room cutting my hands up every time I touch you
Maybe maybe it's time to wave goodbye now
Time to wave goodbye now

Caught a ride with the moon
I know I know you well well better than I used to
HAZE all clouded up my mind
In the DAZE of the why it could've never been
So you say and I say you know you're full of wish
And your "baby baby baby babies"
I tell you there're pieces of me you've never seen
Maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen well

All the world is
All I am
The black of the blackest ocean
And that tear in your hand
All the world is DANGLIN'... danglin'... danglin' for me DARLIN'
You don't know the power that you have
With that tear in your hand
That tear in your hand

With that tear in your hand
Tear in



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    General Comment:I never get tired of this song. never ever...
    Wicked364on March 12, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:I have to say that the tear in his hand has got to be one of her tears. and i agree with papillon. She obviously feels he hasn't seen all of her, and that maybe she embodies some of the same characteristics he is being drawn to the new girl through, that he has just never explored and discovered those same qualities in her.
    butterflydreamson May 07, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:I love this song!!!
    I think it's about a girl who just got broken up with, and the guy made some dumb excuse for it, but she thinks it's because of another girl. She feels that there is more to herself than what he has seen, and the personality traits that he hasn't seen are maybe in the new girl. She tries to come to terms with everything, but yet, he has something over her because HE broke up with HER.
    papillonon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:the phrase "Tear in your hand" is so damn meaningful. She still loves him pretty much and she feels sad and sorry about the fact that he leaves her ("Let me take a deep breath babe"), anyways, she also has some kind of rage about him, coz "I tell you there're pieces of me you've never seen
    Maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen well". And yes, papillon, the reason he excuses the breakup with is really quite foolish
    AgathaKavkaon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:I love this song it's one of my favorites and I have to agree with Wicked364 I can never get tired of this song.
    Evanescence84on April 29, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:to me this song is a very powerful way to define one's broken heart. "All the world is DANGLIN'... danglin'... danglin' for me DARLIN' You don't know the power that you have With that tear in your hand" what this is saying to me is that her whole world is dangling, her whole world is in that one tear that is dangling from her eye. And that he/she has all the power, all of her world in his hand. this song speaks so honestly to me. " I don't believe you're leaving cause me and Charles Manson like the same ice cream" sometimes people arent truthful enough to open up to you and tell you the promblems the are having, so they pick and choose the most riduculous reasons to end relationships. "Maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen well" this lyric is often defined as her hidden identity or the person she really is that he/she over looked. what i get from this lyric is that maybe she is so passionate about this person, she is willing to highlight the traits that he/she is drawn to by this other girl. not really becoming someone else, but merly promoting the same traits to keep him/her satified. and havent we all done that one time or another? this song is beautiful and it cannot possibly mean only one thing. thats why i love it so much!
    xstarfukkerxon May 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:my favourite tori song...
    ladybugon June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:there are no words...absolutely none.
    JulieMarleneon November 07, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:My boyfriend dumped me for his ex awhile ago and I couldn't help thinking what does she have that I don't? I've had this cd for at least 5 years and this song has always been my favorite but now I can really understand what she's going through because maybe she's pieces of me he had never seen.
    lacunzacoil84on December 28, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:my 2 year love just broke up with me and i'm really relating to this right now. i miss him so much it hurts. i wish he loved me as much as i loved him. Tori is so good at encapsulating everything i feel. she's my comfort music x
    em2000on January 06, 2005   Link

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