Complete and total adoration
My gift to you, my heart was yours
In ten weeks you shaped it
In one night you murdered it
Torn from my chest and laid at your feet
That first step that you took was the worst
Since then you've walked a thousand miles in solace and short remark
And I still have these memories
But will never see what we could have been
Remember when we talked about where we'd be a year from now?
Remember when you held my hand like you'd never let it go?
Remember, because that's all you can do

We'll never make another memory
We'll never make another memory

I wish I would have died in your arms the last time we were together
So I wouldn't have to wake without you today
This time I thought things were real
You said they were
What happened?
You were a priority
Was I an option?
I let you see a side of me that I don't share with anyone
Promises are just words unless they are fulfilled
Knew from the beginning all I had to offer you was my heart
I'm just sorry that it wasn't enough
So, we'll go our own ways
And hopefully you'll remember these things I've told you
Hopefully you'll understand that everything I said is in sincerity
A broken heart is not what I wanted from this
But I guess I've learned from it
But aren't you supposed to learn from your mistakes?
I don't consider this a mistake
I just wish the story didn't end this way
Because I'm still in love with the person who helped me write it

Remember when we talked about where we'd be a year from now?
Remember when you held my hand like you'd never let it go?


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    General CommentFor me, this song has so much meaning.
    Basically, in its simpler form the song is about heartbreak - which is obvious to everyone, wither it be you breaking someone else, them dieing, you being the one broken or them moving away from you (either physically or emotionally.)

    I think I speak for everyone when I say that this is 'complete and total adoration' in the most pure of mediums, about giving your complete and utter self to someone else, handing your soul to them on a platter and having it shoved right back in your face, just as loud, just as hard - letting them 'see a side of you which you dont share with anyone'

    In two and a half months a lot can change even if you don't want it to, promises can be broken, lies can be told and people can leave, even if we do believe its true and real, even if we do believe they are our entire life.

    This song has helped me through so much, the pain the lies and just the shit cards life deals you in general. I disagree though, some people have commented on the singers lack of emotion in his voice, but to me he is hiding the fact he is breaking, broken and holding back the tears as he is singing the lyrics. There couldn't possibly anymore honest, pure, real and intense emotion then that.

    All in all, this song is lyrically and sound wise perfect. By far Across Five Aprils best, the song is nothing short of a beautiful, beautiful masterpiece.

    Princess-Mononokeon November 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsuch a gripping song.
    basically, it's a letter being read aloud to someone he can't fall out of love with.
    beautiful.
    miles_to_montrealon May 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, never heard it, but i just love it! it reminds me of a girl i once knew...her and i just dont talk like we used to
    Gimpson May 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is totally amazing, it has the sketchyness of a phone call with the personal tragidy only found in love letters
    forallofthis111on September 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is simply amazing. At first I was sort of thrown off by the fact that it wasn't sung but when I listened to the words i realized how incredible it was.

    "I just wish the story didn't end this way,
    Cause i'm still in love with the person who helped me write it." That has to be some of the best lines ever written.
    babysweet56on October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFirst time I heard this song, I was thrown off by how monotone his voice sounded, but as I let myself get into the lyrics, I suddenly adored it.
    belleautumnon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe first time i heard this song...it brought tears to my eyes
    EmoKid707on October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing
    mourningstar121on November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy shitttt i love this song. It's so good. Every single lyric has so much meaning. I absolutely adore it. <3.
    StayUntilWednesdayon November 14, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"You were a priority, Was I an option? I let you see a side of me that I don't share with anyone. "

    All that shit is amazing right there. the song sounds like some shit i do. i write shit out, letters to people or just shit i have to get out, then i recite it, like im saying it to them... usually its one of these letters. its gets all the emotion out. i love how he shared his emotions with the listener.
    anewkindof_meon November 22, 2004   Link

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