You'll be laughing when I'm gone
You'll be smiling before long
I sold you all that you can't hold
My love struck story's getting old

Well you said wait one more day
So I lied and said okay
And you turned tuck tail and run
Getting there is half the fun

You'll be laughing when I'm gone
You'll be smiling before long
I sold you all that you can't hold
My sidewalk story's getting old

Well you said wait one more day
So I lied and said okay
And you turned tuck tail and run
Getting there is half the fun

So you took all I had
Made me smile, made me run
And you broke all my dreams
And you sat and watched me scream
Well I'll make you run
I'll make you pay me for it


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    General Commentno comments on this one,either?
    i think this is old hedley,most people dont know it.
    but its one of my favourites.
    I THINK its about someone who will be happy
    when there partner leaves.
    but then realises that maybe they wont be
    happy when they're gone.
    and dashes all their dreams.
    and lies to them,just to get them to stay there.
    Jackeetbson February 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely adore this song.

    I interpret this song as someone being unfaithful, and lying all the time making the partner upset.
    So then Jacob goes around and pretty much says, "You want to do this to me? I'll do it right back."

    Kind of like a revenge song?
    I'm not really sure.
    lissahxoxon February 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about when two people are in a relationship and one person isn't into it. And they know that once they break up the other person will be better off because they deserve better than them. "My love struck story's getting old ".. They cant fake it for very much longer. The girl wants to "wait one more day" and because they guy is putting off the breakup he "lies and says okay".. the last verse pretty much sums it up.. he is saying that he had fun while it lasted but now hes going to run. he knows that she is aware he isnt happy and he knows he hasnt been the best boyfriend and he wants her to pay him for it.
    just my interpretation haha
    J-Natalka-Hon September 23, 2008   Link

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