"The One That Got Away" as written by and Frank N./murphy Wildhorn....
You left a guy who told you where to be and when
I was with a girl who tried to sleep with my best friend
We both took comfort in each others messy lives
Finding warmth on that cold November night
We swore it'd be years before we brought that on again
Days later you said that we should be more
Than just friends
I let my guard down cause the feelings were so strong
But acted stupid and that's when he came along

It's been so long
I should just move on
There's other fish in the sea
But I keep hoping that you'll swim back to me

We'd sneak out and go swimming late at night
You're one of few who can say they've seen me cry
You got my quirkiness and awkward sense of humor
We shared Simpson quote and started made up rumors

If night turned into day you'd hide me from your mom
I could never fight with you cause you were never wrong
This time especially the blame is all on me
If I'd not screwed things up I wonder where we'd be

One day for no reason I broke our date
So you made other plans that day
And that's when you met him
And why you're still with him today

I keep hoping you'll swim back home to me
I'm just glad I got a chance to know you
You'll forever be the one that got away


Lyrics submitted by Blaupunked

"The One That Got Away" as written by Jack F. Murphy Frank Wildhorn

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    General CommentI love this song...

    Especially

    "It's been so long
    I should just move on
    There's other fish in the sea
    But I keep hoping that you'll swim back to me

    We'd sneak out and go swimming late at night
    You're one of few who can say they've seen me cry
    You got my quirkiness and awkward sense of humor
    We shared Simpson quote and started made up rumors"

    It makes me think of my ex-boyfriend...and how much I wish we were still together...except it wasn't that I broke a date...I just never opened up. Stupid me.

    I'm so emo I could use a Kleenex right about now.
    Surfpicoon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgreat song.

    good song to listen to during a break up... at least i did for a while. although i still listen to it anyways cuz its a really good song.

    allister rocks and so does their new album. the old one is good too
    tectactoeon May 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyes finally people who understand!
    I love this song so much! Every lyric in this whole song explains the break up with me and my ex-boyfriend. From the beginng of the song to the very end is just like a reinactment of what happend. I LOVE YOU ALLiSTER!!!!!
    mY_sUgAr_HiGh69on October 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentya this isnt my breakup song...its my laundry song. this little number got me though folding the socks. THANX ALLISTER!!!!
    sugar_headacheon November 05, 2004   Link

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