You've got an extra special heart
A perfect light that shines through
And it seems the hardest part
Is shining back at you
Shining back at you

So forgive me
Cause I don't know what to do
When you look at me
There can be no hesitation
There cannot be a close second to you
I don't know what to do
When you look at me
When you look at me

I've got a perfectly normal heart
Bruised and broken from within
At times I don't know how to start
To let you in here
To let you in here

So forgive me
Cause I don't know what to do
When you look at me
There can be no hesitation
There cannot be a close second to you
I don't know what to do
When you look at me
When you look at me
Cause I don't know what to do
When you look at me
There can be no hesitation
There cannot be a close second to you

To let you in here

So forgive me
Cause I don't know what to do
When you look at me
There can be no hesitation
There cannot be a close second to you
I don't know what to do
When you look at me
There can be no hesitation
There cannot be a close second to you


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    General Commentanother amazing song by this amazing band.
    savexmyxdayon May 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this is one of my favorite Copeland songs. this is a timid song from a timid guy it seems
    NeoPorthoson May 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite song by them. It's so catchy and cute and honest.
    fireplaceon November 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think its when you love someone but are hesitant to express it.
    tactforwiton November 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis was the first copeland song i ever heard...

    copeland is just so...awsome =D
    XxProMisEmexXon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyes, i agree with tactforwit. i think it's about wanting to be with someone but you're sort of afraid to because of being hurt in the past. copeland is by far one of my favorite bands in the history of bands. 8 days until in motion!! yeaaaaaah!

    xglory_of_lovexon March 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts actually about God...
    Journeyon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJourney is right. It's about puttin God at the top of the list and not letting anything else be "a close second'. Very inspirational song, Copeland needs to come back to denver, they are amazing live.
    thronesforcrownson June 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis would have to be my favourite Copeland song.
    I have loved this person at my school. for so long =(
    &i havnt ever told anyone. it hurts but copeland helps
    One day at school, i was at my locker.
    and i put my iPOD on, and listened to this song.
    (there cannot be a close second)

    when this part came on...

    'So forgive me
    Cause I don't know what to do
    When you look at me'

    the guy i love, walked by. and looked at me..

    i bursted out crying. it was weird.
    i love copeland so much =(
    x________teenheaton February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't see how its about God, the references don't seem to fit. However the thought of it being about someone whos afraid to love or jsut be in a relationship makes a lot more sense.
    l0ki86on November 22, 2006   Link

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