I don't mean to tear you apart,
but I hit a nerve.
Last night you weren't sleeping.
I didn't mean to hurt you.

Another time I might have been more open
with the things that I was feeling,
But I was never one for sharing.
Taken out of context was the meaning
Of our whole relationship,
and now I must be leaving.

I don't mean to tear you apart,
but I hit a nerve.
Last night you weren't sleeping...
I didn't mean to hurt you.
The choices that I make
are mine to live with.
I didn't want to argue...
That's why I never told you.

That's why I never told you
What I was really up to
And now we haven't spoken
Since, you and I, we're broken.

So there you were...
You closed your eyes...
You had to know that I was lying.
I won't be back this time, please,
Try to understand...
I don't want to know what you were dreaming...
Don't want to know what you were seeing...
Cuz then I'll know what I've been missing.

That's why I never told you
What I was really up to.
And now we haven't spoken
Since, you and I, we're broken.

I don't mean to tear you apart,
but I hit a nerve.
Last night you weren't sleeping.
I didn't mean to hurt you.


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    General Commentthe new stuff is amazing. i love seeing these boys get better and better over time. they never disapoint me.
    jessayon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI discovered them on Pure Volume looking for random artists, and I must say this song is incredible.
    dsgrntld187on September 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. The rest of their songs are awesome as well, but this one definitely is my favorite. This band is AMAZING!
    Thursdays_Doveon February 01, 2006   Link

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