"Quarter To Three" as written by Justin Rice and Christian Rudder....
Whenever light shines down on misery
It can only make things worse
On the day we met she burned so bright
I was lucky as a gypsy curse

Well she was blushing like a wedding day
With her eyes so sharp and black
And her gentle little smile
Was the color of blood
And she's never ever coming back

Now let me tell you:
I've been up since a quarter to three
And I've been pacing back and forth
Through the hall
I've been thinking 'bout the first time
She took my hand
And I don't understand it at all

Whatever hopes I once kept safe & sound
In a locker underneath my bed
Whatever thoughts I once kept to myself
Are drowned out and dead

Because she sounded like a symphony
When she simply said my name
And the long blue days
That once were hers
Are long now just the same

In the hallway hangs a photograph
On her hand, a diamond ring
She mailed it with a little note
She nailed it to the edge of my wing

I have burned out every sympathy
And the house is still and black
But now I've seen my misery
And she's never ever coming back


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"Quarter to Three" as written by Justin Rice Christian Rudder

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    General CommentBasically, the bride left the groom. Or is there more?
    Hmm.


    Woo! Bishop Allen!
    robocloneon May 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like a girl that he was really crazy about got married to someone else and mailed him a wedding invitation. He's still not over her.
    torzon February 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always thought he proposed and backed out and she mailed him the ring back not an invitation to her wedding.
    davidfhdon June 16, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI always thought he proposed and backed out and she mailed him the ring back not an invitation to her wedding. And now he regrets leaving her and getting cold feet
    davidfhdon June 16, 2016   Link

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