when we were young
we had hopes and plans and dreams
like everyone
i'd like to think that we had fun
and there you were
now everything that we have
is just as good today as it was then

i know this started as a game
like all the others that we used to play
would i be wrong in any way
if i asked you just this once to stay

stay with me please. stay... please...
but you wouldn't stay

so i hold it in and let it burn
just as everything that i have left
is stripped away from me by you again

i don't know why you turn away
are you afraid to see what's written on my face
almost begging you to say
that maybe you might feel the same

did you forget my name
did you forget my face
when you turned your back on me and walked away
as if i don't exist
as if i never was
as if it never happened
doesn't matter anymore to you
that i might have emotion

and did you ever stop to think
that your actions had consequences
i wish that i had known
there was an easy way out
as i lie awake and think
of what you've done to me

so you forget my name
so you forget my face
i've never been betrayed
like this before.


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Bouquet song meanings
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    General CommentI adore this song. 'specially the second verse.
    Alli-oh!on September 22, 2004   Link
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    Song MeaningThe meaning of the song to me:

    "when we were young
    we had hopes and plans and dreams
    like everyone
    i'd like to think that we had fun
    and there you were
    now everything that we have
    is just as good today as it was then"

    He talks about a person, probably a friend or lover, about the memories they had, and what i get from it is that their childhood memories and dreams/hopes still remain the same through all this time. They are just hopes and dreams nothing more.

    "i know this started as a game
    like all the others that we used to play
    would i be wrong in any way
    if i asked you just this once to stay

    stay with me please. stay... please...
    but you wouldn't stay"

    The singer talks about how everything started only as a jokes, sorta like your typical childhood life. but when everything got serious, he needed that person's help, but he or she wasn't there for him."

    "so i hold it in and let it burn
    just as everything that i have left
    is stripped away from me by you again"

    It seems that the two have met again, but his friend or lover does the same thing as he/she did in the past.

    "i don't know why you turn away
    are you afraid to see what's written on my face
    almost begging you to say
    that maybe you might feel the same"

    Now it looks like the person is too ashamed of him/herself or feels to sorry for the singer that he can't look what he/she has done onto him ( are you afraid to see what's written on my face ) meaning that he/she cant face the fact that the singer is hurt and angered from everything that has occured.

    "did you forget my name
    did you forget my face
    when you turned your back on me and walked away
    as if i don't exist
    as if i never was
    as if it never happened
    doesn't matter anymore to you
    that i might have emotion"

    Looks like the friend now tried to or is trying to forget him, acting like he/she doesnt know him now that they have met again, and that he/she does not remember all the times they've had. another thing to add is that he/she has obviously taken him for granted.

    "and did you ever stop to think
    that your actions had consequences
    i wish that i had known
    there was an easy way out
    as i lie awake and think
    of what you've done to me"

    Now that words have been said, and deeds have been done, he tells the friend/lover sort of a "Look what you've done to me, you heartless little cunt." speech. He also wishes that he could have prevented all this from happening.

    "so you forget my name
    so you forget my face
    i've never been betrayed
    like this before. "

    In the end, he doesn't want to go through everything once more, so he tells her/him to forget everything like always, cause he the pain is too great to be dealt with again.

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    To me, this is like a song where they were childhood/teen lovers who had amazing times with each other, when everything came crashing down, the lover left him, but the singer still hoped that someday everything will return to normal despite all the pain. But now that they have met, the lover now is getting married, the singer gets a sudden flashback and remembers everything and tries to remind his lover but the lover just keeps rejecting him, she is too afraid to face the music. Thats what I got from the lyrics plus the title (bouquet) .

    UGHHHHH such a long lyrical analysis..anyways good day to you all and enjoy the song ^_^

    roxas415on May 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI just want to say that this song is absolutely gorgeous.
    totallytrueon June 08, 2009   Link

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