My eyes burn from these tears
You think you’d learn over these years
Good things won’t last forever

So what the hell am I suppose to do
You only wanted the things that I couldn’t give to you
And you had it all anyway

So take everything and leave me scrambling
Reaching for something that wasn’t there in the first place

So take take everything and leave me scrambling
Reaching for something that wasn’t there in the first place

Tell me i'm wrong when I say
I can’t expect you to stay forever with me
I live for the single moment

I take back everything i've said
You wore those words on you lips
As if they meant anything anyway

Sometimes I feel I could drop off the face of the earth
It seems I do more harm than good
And I don’t know if it’s worth me loosing sleep over this

So take take everything and leave me scrambling
Reaching for something that wasn’t there in the first place

So take everything and leave me scrambling
Reaching for something that wasn’t there in the first place

Tell me I’m wrong when I say it
I can’t expect you to stay forever with me
I live for the single moment

So take everything and leave me scrambling
Reaching for something that wasn’t there in the first place

So take take everything and leave me scrambling
Reaching for something that wasn’t there in the first place

So take take everything and leave me scrambling
Reaching for something that wasn’t there in the first place


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    General CommentThis song has so much energy ... its such a great song and the cd is amazing..
    NIKKIEon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAnother amazing song by Matchbook...geez can these guys actually make a bad song?
    thcloserkidon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI personally think that he's trying to explain how in his relationship fell apart and now he's going into denial. You can also hear some guilt "I can't expect you ro spend forever with me" and how he may be trying to guilt his ex into getting back together with him.
    lil_drummer_boyon May 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentanyone in love can completely relate to: "tell me i'm wrong when i say i can’t expect you to stay forever with me. i live for the single moment"
    thats superon June 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdrummer boy, i'm going to have to agree.. only it may not be just guilt...but how he feels since "you'd think you'd learn over all these years, good things won't last forever" sounds like that's not the only plan that didn't follow through..
    quie+_vioLenceon June 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentangry, angry song. Sounds like a very harsh ending to a relationship that when looked back upon was a detrimental one, this song is bitterness
    GsideBlazeron July 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI aggre with you GsideBlazer, see in the first verse he says:
    "You only wanted the things that I couldn?t give to you
    And you had it all anyway"
    He says, she really just wanted to prenetrate him and Stuff...
    "It seems I do more harm than good
    And I don?t know if it?s worth me loosing sleep over this"
    He just wants to forget, because she just joked on him...
    She isn´t worth anyway!
    WhiteWolfMazeon October 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat song..i think anyone who has ended a relationship can relate to it in some way
    TinaZiebaon October 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant song, one of my favourite Matchbook Romance songs. "Take Take everything, and leave me scrambling, reaching for something that wasn't there in the first place"

    Dammit...This is like when someone just kinda shits on you and leaves you, and sometimes as much as you want to hate them you just can't. And you always reach out, or hang onto the hope of that person rekindling something for you...even though you know that 'something' (love) wasn't there in the first place, and never will be.

    This song speaks volumes to me, the more I listen to these guys the more and more I like them
    beni_ffafon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti don't think she wanted his love because she "had it all in the first place" and he knew that and didn't want to get involved but he ended up falling for her. and now he's suffering for something that he never wanted.
    he knows he shouldnt loose sleep over this but he can't deny the hurt that he feels
    comeback-kidon November 02, 2004   Link

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