Hey it's me what a big surprise
Calling you up from a restaurant round the bend
Just got in from way up North
i'm achin' and tired now and I could use a friend

I might be a fool
To think that you do
wanna see me again...

I know it's been awhile since i talk to you
nothing wrong, just nothing ever goes as planned
many times i thought i'd call
but didn't have your number in my hand

I know it's true
that you'd never do
the same thing to me

I never meant to make you cry
and though I know i shouldn't call
it just reminds us of the cost
of everything we've lost
bad timing that's all
And maybe soon there'll come a day
when no more tears will fall
we each forgive a little bit
and we both look back on it
it's just bad timing that's all

we used to have so many plans
something always seemed to turn out wrong
never could catch up to you
moving on and doing all you've done

I don't know why
The harder I try
the harder it comes

I never meant to make you cry
and though I know i shouldn't call
it just reminds us of the cost
of everything we've lost
bad timing that's all
And maybe soon there'll come a day
when no more tears will fall
we each forgive a little bit
and we both look back on it
it's just bad timing that's all

we each forgive a little bit
and we both look back on it
it's just bad timing that's all



Lyrics submitted by Manderzterz

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    General CommentI CAN'T BELIEVE NOONE HAS COMMENTED ON THIS SONG!! IT'S AMAZING, AWESOME MEANING...BEAUTIFUL.
    Manderzterzon June 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is your classic song for that person who always pops back into your life .. but never at the right time.. but yet they never fail to come around again.
    Catie86on March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShe has moved on, but it was very difficult for her, because he never has moved on, and always out of the blue calls her up. He admits that he knows she has moved on but he can't let go and hopes that someday they would eventually get back together.
    eric_jr2005on September 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think I agree. I feel that its about really knowing the ship has sailed,... the sense that there's no turning back at all. The narrator is fully aware that he will never be with the woman he is singing about, but he is acknowledging the still-aching and poignant memory of the love they had. You can know something will never be, but the memory of his lost love is stronger than his "knowing he shouldn't call". So beautiful.
    Being_Opheliaon August 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGot me lonely:(
    bear_hug20on October 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI read an interview with Jim Cuddy (the singer/songwriter) that said this song is literally about bad timing...how sometimes you are presented with a relationship opportunity, but due to the need to keep moving with your life (in this case, being a traveling musician who must keep at it on the road) is sometimes more important than stopping and taking the time to honor the opportunity that is right in front of you. That it is tempting sometimes to try to "reconnect" with that certain person who you've had this opportunity with, but if the timing isn't right, it can end up opening up old wounds and causing pain for both parties involved.
    ironhead83on December 16, 2009   Link

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