You’ve got my world on a string, but the funny thing is:
The only thing hanging from that string is you
Well, I couldn’t care more and you couldn’t care less
You ran a river through my eyes

You gave me nothing and now its all I have left
I gave you all I could, but everything wasn’t enough

I fell for too many of your promises
And even the empty ones you managed to break
You wouldn’t know honesty if it knocked at your door
Well, here I am…I knocked, let me in?

You gave me nothing and now its all I have left
I gave you all I could, but everything wasn’t enough

I played the fool for you

You gave me nothing at all
I gave you all I could, but everything wasn’t enough for you
But I’m not enough for you


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    General CommentI love this song... it's just...
    Anyhow.
    I think this song is about someone cheating on someone. Or... breaking up, and the person being a total jerkface about it, and yeah...
    ourpalaceofsnowon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really great song but Im gonna have to disagree with what "our" said. I think this is a relationship between two people that do love eachother alot. Its just that the one person gives everything, and puts so much love and TRUE promises out there, they want to make it work and will do anything because of love itself but also because they really do deeply truly love this other person. And the second person loves just as much as the other person but continues to deny it to theirselves. They make promises they cant keep. They wrap you around their finger and you have nothing to show for it but a broken heart and alot of broken empty promises that were supposed to be fullfilled and were not. Its about love and how much it means to one person, to show it and speak it and feel it. Its about the heart ache you go thru when you love someone and are willing to give up everything for them, but they dont feel the same about you. Broken words and lost promises. And how you still keep giving all you got til you cant give any more. Its about how you end up feeling about yourself after all is said and done.. "I gave you all I could, but everything wasn’t enough for you, But I’m not enough for you".
    askingtoomuchon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentExactly.
    Puppetton November 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThank you lol
    askingtoomuchon March 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttotaly relate to this song theres this girl that ive done so much for to see her and gone out of my way for and i love her alot and it seems like she dont feel the same way and now ive just given up on her but yeah this song totaly relates to whats going on lol
    *Absentimentalon July 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentreal meaning. matt LOOOVVEEED this girl and put everything into her. she didnt give two shits about him at all thus creating by a thread
    Errkaon November 19, 2012   Link

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