"Something That I Never Had" as written by and John/peiken Shanks....
Do you see me
Do you feel me like I feel you
Call your number
I can not get through
You don't hear me and I don't understand
When I reach out I don't find your hand

Was it wasted words and did they mean a thing
And all our precious time but I still feel so in between

Some day I just keep pretending
That you'll say dreaming of a different ending
I want to hold on but it hurts so bad
And I can't keep something that I never had

I keep tell myself things can turn around with time
And if I wait it out you could always change your mind
Like a fairy tale where it works out in the end
Can I close my eyes have you lying here again
Then I come back down
They don't pay back and
Then I realize its just what might have been.


Am I a shadow on your wall
Am I anything at all
Anything to you
Am I a secret that you came
Do you dream me while your sleeping after all
Some day I just keep pretending
That you'll say dreaming of a different ending
I want to hold on but it hurts so bad
And I can't keep something that I never had
That I never had
I want to hold on but it hurts so bad
And I can't keep something that I never had
You don't see me, you don't feel me like I feel you

Lyrics submitted by frufru92

"Something I Never Had" as written by Kelly Clarkson Shelly Peiken

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI love this song! I am embarrassed to say so, but it just is so beautiful. In my eyes, it\'s about being let go by someone you love and wanting them back though you know it will never be. I can\'t recomend this song enough. Listen to it now!
    CaptainSaturationon March 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song discribes the situation i was in last winter with a boy. like we kissed and all that and i thought it meant more then it did... and yeah he left. and i was stuck thinking 'what the fuck?' you know? and i kept on thinking about it over and over again. i was wondering what would happen between us if he had stayed in town and if all of these things hadn't happened you know?

    but in the end, i was pining over something that was never mine to begin with.

    can i close my eyes
    have you lying here again?
    then i come back down
    then i fade back in
    then realize its just what might have been

    fits the situation EXACTLY.
    SnortMyPixieDuston March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's great that someone else sees the greatness in this song. I've tried to get other people to listen to it, but they are ignorant.

    Sorry to hear about your situation. Music can be healing, though. Music, including this song, has helped me through a lot of tough times. This one actually tends to depress me. It's so beautiful and I have so many memories of good times that I can't relive again tied to it.
    CaptainSaturationon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of feelings i had for a girl, but she never seemed to care.... at all, i wrote songs, i was nice to her, but nothing seemed to work, so i'm letting go, 'i can't keep something that i never had'
    vigilante13on July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just really like this song. It is sad to listen to though..
    angelwing18on March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just amazing. It all about a girl and she's in love but then the loves gone and she misses it and she knows she can never have it again and there nothing she can do but she's also song beacuse...

    She rememeber the memories and she wants them back and she knows thats not gna happen but they're also gonna stay with her and this proves it.

    can i close my eyes
    have you lying here again?
    then i come back down
    then i fade back in
    then realize its just what might have been
    _Undiscovered_on January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about unrequited love.
    this girl has loved this guy for ages and always dreams about him lying next to her and them being together.
    she wonders if he ever felt the same because there were signs.
    she tried to make him realise that theyd be so perfect together but never actually admitted her feelings.
    now its too late.
    he is moving away to another place and she cant stand the pain.
    she knows that when he goes away there will be nothing left in her life...
    she doesnt want to get over him because she loves him so much but what else can she do in this situation? it hurts her really deep...
    he might like another girl "if i wait out, you could always change your mind" and she still has hopes that they could be together...
    Lollipop6on May 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's weird, there's never been a song to address this..issue. I love how I can relate.. but thats what every one of us who have commented has said about this song.. There's plenty of songs about break ups etc, but never those that didnt get to dating.

    My situation fits the song perfectly.

    There was this guy I fell in love with, and liked on and off for 3 years, literally from the moment I was introduced to him. We became good friends, but he was a player. He went through girl friends like shirts, but I still wanted him to want me like I wanted him. We hooked up a few times...just kissing and stuff.. he was my first kiss. I dont regret it, it was amazing.. I just wish he loved me back.

    "Am I a shadow on your wall?
    Am I anything at all? Anything to you.
    Am I a secret that you keep?
    Do you dream me while you're sleeping after all?"

    That's so..true. So true. Relates so much. I'm a biiiiig Hilary fan, but I have to say, Lindsay's songs seem to be appropriate. Maybe cuz we're both Cancer star signs ha. Lol. Good song ;)
    Razzaon August 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti hate lindsay lohan now, but i also hate to admit that i love this song, and i can reaally relate to it more than any other song now. it's like it was written for me, ha.
    midnight1angelon August 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song describes me perfectly. I had fallen in love for the 3rd time in my life. He is 5 years and 3 and half months older than me. He made me feel so special. I remember when I first met him. We were at work together. It was the happiest moment in my life when I found out he liked me back. He told me on our first date that we just both got lucky. He told me he was falling in love with me. I let him in willingly, thinking he would stay. He told me I was everything he ever wanted and that he wouldn't let me go. Difference between him and me..I'm a virgin and he had had sex with 7 other girls before me. Now I know it turned out I was too innocent for him. One night, he had gotten drunk while he was dating me and had sex with this girl. He broke up with me the next day. I didn't find out about this other girl until a month later. They are dating now, and when I found out I cried and I wanted to scream and throw things against the wall. Then, I listened to this song and it describes how I feel. Did he mean what he said? Or was he using me the whole time? I constantly dream of a different ending and what hurts the most is, I know even if one day he does come back, I can never take him back.
    lovefoeveron November 26, 2012   Link

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