"What Happened to Us?" as written by and Douglas Sean/estrin Robb....
I thought it was too good to be true
I found somebody who understands me
Someone who would help me to get through
And fill and emptiness I had inside me
But you kept inside and I just denied some things that we should have both said
I knew it was too good to be true
Cause I'm the only one who understands me

[Chorus]
What happened to us? We used to be so perfect, now we're lost and lonely
What happened to us? and deep inside I wonder, did I lose my only?

Remember they thought we were too young
To really know what it takes to make it
But we had survived off what we had done
And we could show them all that they're mistaken
But who could have known, the lies that would grow, until we could see right through them
Remember they knew we were too young
We still don't know what it takes to make it

We could have made it work, we could have found a way
We should have done our best to see another day
But we kept it all inside until it was too late
And now we're both alone, the consequence we pay
For throwing it all away, for throwing it all away


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"What Happened to Us?" as written by Chris Light Hesse Chris Hesse

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    General Commentyou were young, innicent, in love, or so you thought. then everything went wrong. great song!
    lnprkfreakon May 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of me and my crush.i only told a few people that i like him and he only told a few people that he liked me yet we both know that we like each other.(or at least used to)**but you kept inside and i just denied some things that we should have both said.
    then sumthing happened and it all got screwed up *what happened to us we used to be so perfect now im lost and lonely........
    i miss him!!!!!
    lpgirl_09on May 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of like when you are young and in love and you think nothing can go wrong and then everything does. like lnprkfreak said. I love this song though, it's me.
    OnePshychoKilleron July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think everyone can relate to this song at some point in their life...its something we all go through. Great song.
    theoutsideron April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto me, its about the singer and his gf, and how they just drifted apart, or split up for some reason. 'remember they knew we were too young
    we still don't know what it takes to make it'. people didn't think they'd last and he's saying how they were right- they couldn't last together, for whatever reason. i can relate to this quite a lot. maybe they just didn't tell each other how they felt deep down about each other. but whatever it means, GREAT song by the amazing hoobastank.
    rockmyheartouton August 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA painful breakup... I broke up with someone and now I regret it... I miss him...
    MjauZion September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt all depends to me, like stated previously by others it means that to me sometimes.. however, sometimes I will ignore some lines and it will mean just the basic innocence of adolensoence, then came highschool.. then people changed, for the worse.
    nX07on September 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is about how someone lets a relationship fall apart. Its actually a really sad song, How two people could be so perfect for eachother, but it tends to be a one sided deal. Like only one of them feels that way and how they form a dependency on them and they just let them down by not feel the same. The saddest line to me was" to help get me through and feel an emptiness inside"
    lacunacoil86on January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny to hear what other people have to say about this song. Amity is an actual person. She is living in new hampshire and owns a very rad vintage shop on the seacoast. She's an utter sweetheart and has since moved on from elliot. However the song is still beautiful and so is she.
    comepickmeupon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning is obvious. Everyone can relate to it because I'm sure everyone felt this way.

    You were young, in love, maybe thinking you'll marry your first love and then it just goes wrong. And you know it's falling apart, but you just can't fix it.

    Best song on the album.
    sixedhearton April 06, 2006   Link

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