I watched the falling rain splash upon your face.
I know those aren't your tears.
you know it's me and where I've been.
it's just circumstances.
don't let her down.
so I should tell you why it's so hard to tell you.
you know it's me and where I've been and the million words I'm thinking.
I burned my time today as I start to waste.
you were my one and only and now I don't know why.
you know it's me and where I've been.
it's just the circumstances.
don't let her down.
and I know what you're feeling tonight.
and I know for now you're mine.
I watched the falling rain splash upon your face.
I know those aren't your tears.
you know it's me and where I've been.
it's just the circumstances.
don't let her down.


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    General Commentthis song is awesum, its beautiful although its confusing...i think but im not sure its a combination of a break up cos of the first 3 lines, the person who james is singin it 2 is a fake and even tho he loves her he has 2 leave and a combination of fallin in love again "and I know what you're feeling tonight.
    and I know for now you're mine" but hes so insecure hes scared hes goin 2 lose her.....i love this song so much though.... wot does every1 else think?
    36cfgirlon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just downloaded this cd last night and this is definately my favorite song on there...I dont think it has to do with a break up, but the having someone and being insecure about it seems close enough... Hes happy to have her, but hes afraid hes gonna disappoint her or do something wrong and lose her.
    3nslavedon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFooking love this song

    It kind of makes me think of being near to a really close friend, they've gone through a bit of a rought time, and they've kinda fell back onto each other, even though the circumstances means that nothing can really happen in the long term between them both, even though he maybe kinda feels more than her. And maybe he should tell her, but he can't, because they've been through so much together in the past as friends.

    And the 'Don't let her down' maybe like a kind of future gesture to whoever picks her up next.

    Thats how I percieve the song anyway, Obession is a brilliant album, just like Vanity
    beni_ffafon May 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentomg i totally agree with beni, i cant believe i didnt see that before, wow!
    36cfgirlon July 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about second chances

    "Don't let her down" He's saying that to himself...

    I think there's a possibility that he's relieved and overjoyed that he has received a second chance with this person.

    "I watched the falling rain...splash upon your face...I know those aren't your tears..."

    I think that means he's thinking "Hey buddy it;s cool. She;s not pissed or upset...you STILL got a chance..."
    VitaminC3POon March 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the writer of this song is consumed with guilt because he's cheated on someone he loves. For those of us who have done this to someone we love know that there isn't a more awful feeling. Here's my breakdown:

    I watched the falling rain splash upon your face.
    I know those aren't your tears. (he's thinking about her crying)

    you know it's me and where I've been. (where have you been, where I've been are phrases associated with being unfaithful)

    it's just circumstances. (unfortunately when youre weak being unfaithful can happen, semi-accidently)

    don't let her down. (this news is going to disturb her)
    so I should tell you why it's so hard to tell you.

    you know it's me and where I've been and the million words I'm thinking.
    I burned my time today as I start to waste. (he did something wrong today and she already knows it, he's got to be an honest man and confess it anyway)

    you were my one and only and now I don't know why. (were my one and only says it all. It says she is no longer the only one)


    and I know what you're feeling tonight.
    and I know for now you're mine. (it's a risk to tell her what he's done because she will likely want to leave him once she knows for sure)

    I find that a lot of lyrics are subjective to our past experiences. I've told a friend in the past that I had feelings about her and maybe some of you are relating to that. I do want to mention that I haven't cheated or felt its guilt for 8 years or so but I do know what it's like.
    nextorphanbornon June 28, 2009   Link

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