Before I let you down again
I just want to see you in your eyes.
I wouldn't have taken everything out on you,
I only thought you could understand.

They say every man goes blind in his heart,
And they say everybody steals somebody's heart away.
And I've got nothing more to say about it,
Nothing more than you and me.

Send me a flower of your December.
Save me a drink of your candy wine.
I've got just one thing I can't give you,
Just one more thing of mine.

They say every man goes blind in his heart.
They say everybody steals somebody's heart away.
And I've been wondering why you let me down,
And I've been taking it all for granted.


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    General Commenti dont know but...I think the deeper meaning of this song is that everyone steals somebody's heart, and you cant really help if you dont love the person back...but when it happeneds to you, and someone steals your heart and they dont love you back, then you know how it hurts and you think back to the person you hurt and how you they handled it, and how you took it for granted and how now you know what they went through...i love her songs lyrics, they can have so many meanings and they are so deep, she exposes everything to the very core.
    AllisVanityon August 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis one is beautiful. i like mazzy star's music, but not all of their lyrics say so much. this one does. i think it's about how we tend to take love for granted 'till it's gone. and then we wakr up and wonder why we didn't smell the coffee.

    plus:

    they say every man goes blind
    in his heart
    and they say everybody steals
    somebody's heart away

    that's a great part. strange, but it gives me hope in a way. it's gonna b ok.
    *Lady_Elvenhair*on June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow. im surprised that a lot of people haven't commented yet on this one..i love the melody of the guitar. its so simple yet beautiful. *sigh*
    brightxeyes1on March 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnly 2 comments?! this song is amazing.. the beat reminds me of bob dylan. this song is beautiful*
    cellardoor123on January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has a sweet melencholy to it. it makes me want to cry a little. it remids me of somthing im going through myself. your separated from the one you love and every pormise made has been unpurposly broken and u feel bad for letting that person down
    babydefon July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has always been my second fav song behind Look on Down. so sweet & melancholy. I used to crank this up & dance around the room with my baby boy when he was like 4 months old. It's embedded into his personality.
    tripperfreekon October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the narrator doesn't really love him. she's apologizing. but.. i don't know. hahah. maybe she just wants to use someone and she will steal hearts and hurt you if she wants.
    mmmasiajuiceon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcontinued...but the melody, the guitar, the music is really cool!
    JoeDixonon July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA) I don't think she was stoned at all when she wrote this-beautiful lyrics aren't always done under the influence of a substance.

    B) She's very talented. But that's understood.

    C) The music is heartbreaking, and wonderful.
    Treesaon September 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLOL!!!!!!! Boy, oh boy! JoeDixon, I'm laughing so hard, it's not even funny. I'm not even being sarcastic or anything. Bizilllion kudos to you.

    Aaaanyway, about the meaning, I think some guy was in love with her but she only saw him as a friend. So she takes all her shit out on him thinking he would understand:

    'Before I let you down again
    I just want to see you in your eyes
    I would have taken everything out on you
    I only thought you could understand'

    About blind and stolen hearts they don't have much to say because they both know he loves her, but she doesn't love back.

    'They say everyman goes blind in his heart
    And they say everybody steals somebody's heart away
    And i got nothing more to say about it
    Nothing more than you would me'

    It seems to me they've lost their friendship so she says they can still share things, hence the December and the dreams and crap. Also, the flowers show that he is in love, and she is telling him to send them, so things go back to normal. However, the only thing she can't give back is her heart.

    'Send me your flowers, of your December
    Send me your dreams, of your candy wine
    I got just one thing I can't give you
    Just one more thing of mine'

    Finally, she regrets taking him for granted but at the same time resents the fact that he let her down by walking away because he couldn't stand having her ONLY as a friend.

    ‘And I've been wondering why you let me down
    And I been taking it all for granted’

    Yeah, so she wants things to go back the way they were.
    suaderitoon January 08, 2008   Link

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