“I’m sure to find true love under angel wings” assured and locked so tight, I know she’s whispering.

Alone and savoring life along tonight, she’s coming out to greet a world so want of light.

Her first time exposed to the games and bitter ends, it’s her last time to feel clean.

In broken English she says “I lost everything to one boy who said he was mine, he said he’d hold me forever.”

Now she’s sitting on my floor, pulling out her hair to ease that she’s not sleeping to make time for nothing at all to creep into her room and crawl around and spoon out everything that threatens to make her happy once again.

And to this day she waits alone for him to call.

And when it’s time to go there’s just no shaking her because this cotton down feels so much more like home.

The memories creep in and she closes both her eyes.

She’s walking out into the night for the first time.

Completely unprepared for the thousandth time.

The first time that I saw those eyes was the first time that I came undone, oh Mary look what you’ve done to me.

I can’t forget this night, another left, another right.

How did I ever get away, the door was locked the key unmade.

Out for the last time life ends here.

There is no next time, the gas is full; a vehicle that ends all fear.


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    General Commenti like the version on sincerly better. but joel rocks on both!
    this song is about a boy who has to be the friend to the girl he loves. while she gets her heart broken, all he can do is help to pick up the pieces.<3
    godslyricist1on January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful ... only I have this weird acoustic version where the singer's voice is all screwed up. Maybe it's the version on Sincerely? But anyway. Yeah, it's about a boy wanting a girl who's too broken hearted to even notice. Mmm, redundancy
    BusRoofon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the version on Sincerely better as well. But this song... wow. It's sad, but when he sings it, it's just amazing.
    Tension x Terroron June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmazing? Yes. This is the first Working Title song I heard and I just fell in love with them after that. This song is so beautiful and sad.

    It's about the typical situation.

    Boy loves best friend, she doesn't open her eyes to him in that way. He just sits backs and watch her date the wrong guy, and when that wrong guy breaks her heart, he is there to get her through the night and heart ache.

    In broken English she says “I lost everything to one boy who said he was mine, he said he’d hold me forever.”

    I can relate to that :/
    OhhIveSCENEtheSceneon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard the song's author and lead singer, Joel Hamilton, explaining what this song is about. He wrote it at the age of 17 on the floor in his room. It is a made up story about a girl. I believe he mentioned what most of you are saying about a guy that was in love with his good friend, etc., but what I know he said is that the song is about the girl committing suicide, which is what happens at the end of the song. She crashes her car.
    RayChamps2001on January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMhmm..


    The last couple of lines.
    She takes her own life.
    addseale2on September 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know where I can download this song? They only have one version on frostwire and I don't really like that version.
    xlimepopson October 25, 2009   Link

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