When all the lights have left the room
Will you still stand next to me
And softly say, "I love you anyway."
My yesterdays are haunting me
Reminders of those moments
I could not rely
On feelings that would die

And will I listen
And watch you fade away
Or can I wake up
And trust you when you say

You've heard this sad story before
I'm not the first to have one
The pain they left behind
When reasons were so hard to find
You wait for me to let it go
But you won't wait forever
I know you've had enough
So understand that I am still trying

And will I listen
And watch you fade away
Or can I wake up
And trust you when you say

Fall on me
Remind my worries
That your words mean much more than
My need to always feel this way
I want you here inside my fear
I want the love I lost in tears
I see your beauty inside grace
And I know I can't make this mistake

And will I listen
And watch you fade away
Or can I wake up
And trust you when you say


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    General Commentgreat song. love it. this rad girl, michelle, sang it with joel when i saw their last show in florida ever. it makes me happy whenever i hear this song, but at the same time i get sad...
    joemochason August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about a guy (joel, maybe?) who was cheated on a bunch of times before and has trouble trusting the girl he loves. it's frustrating the both of them and ruining their relationship. as can be seen in verse 2.

    "and will i listen
    and watch you fade away"
    will he listen to his thoughts and let his worries ruin the relationship?

    "Or can I wake up
    And trust you when you say"
    or can he trust his girlfriend when she says that she loves him?

    verses 1 and 3 would make me believe that maybe all he wants is for his girlfriend to hold him and tell him that she loves him.
    idrawberton June 12, 2005   Link

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