This melting snow has left me empty
It smells just like the start of almost any other year
And the thought of blocking this out tempts me
But I'm scared 'cause you're the object of all my deepest fears

And when it rains, man it can rain until the dogs of February lay me flat
And I'm spending all my time just thinking of a friend of mine
She's been scratching grooves in her skin
But I'm useless when it comes to shit like that

Don't you love it when it doesn't work out quite the way it was supposed to
Don't you hate it when it isn't quite, like the fairy tale that they told you
And you could hide it from my sight, or drain it all away tonight
But I really wish you wouldn't
I really wish you wouldn't

Must be a thousand simple reasons
But you've got two convincing answers to every question that I ask
Say you want something to believe in
But don't waste your time, we both know I'm not worthy of the task

And you can hide, safe inside, it only helps to magnify the pain
It's time to shake the dust, shake the dust out of your eyes
There's a notion you've been strangling that deserves to see the light of day again

Don't you love it when it doesn't work out quite the way it was supposed to
Don't you hate it when it isn't quite like the fairytale that they told you
You can shut me out again. Or choose to disregard the pain
But I really wish you wouldn't
I really wish you wouldn't
I really wish you wouldn't
I really wish you wouldn't

It's like I'm falling down, down, down, until screaming doesn't make any sense
I hope that you decide to stick around, this sucks but it's my only defence

Don't you love it when it doesn't work out quite the way it was supposed to
Don't you hate it when it isn't quite like the fairytale that they told you

A thousand reasons still remain, that you could justify again
But I really wish you wouldn't
I really wish you wouldn't
I really wish you wouldn't
I really wish you wouldn't
I really wish you wouldn't
I really wish you wouldn't



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    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship that he just got out of after she had told him numerous times how much she loved him and told him that they would be together forever. He feels she has no real reason for doing it and is still in love with her.

    "Don't you love it when it doesn't work out quite the way it was supposed to
    Don't you hate it when it isn't quite like the fairytale that they told you

    A thousand reasons still remain, that you could justify again
    But I really wish you wouldn't "

    I think that says it all but it is just my opinion. I love this song.
    Go Lowest of the Low.
    NoTimeForAgencyon October 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the references to snow and the cold you find in the lyrics of so many great Canadian bands like the Low and Blue Rodeo. This melting snow has left me empty...Why does that hit such a cord? Why does that epitomize the way I feel at the end of every February, early March?

    The lyrics "the wind is cold, but the smell of snow warms me today" from Rosy and Grey are another great reference to cold Canadian cliamate.
    pulpjavaon March 11, 2006   Link

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