She said I wonder when it'll be my day
Cause I'm not too far from breaking down
And all I've got are screams inside
But somehow they come out and smile
And I'm wondering if I'll always feel this way (this way)

Tell me about those nights you stayed awake
Tell me about those days you hated me
Tell me how you'd rather die alone than being stuck here with me.

(chorus)
Maybe you've fallen down
Maybe you, you took the long way home
Baby you could never love you,
Like me.
One day this will fade away
And the mirror you'll see your smiling face and standing next to you will always be me.

One day you're gonna see things my way
you gave me so much room that I can breathe
And all I've got are pictures to view
There was nothing before and I've started with you
For some reason it's supposed to be that way


Tell me about those nights you stayed awake
Tell me about those days you hated me
Tell me how you'd rather die alone than being stuck here with me.

(chorus)
Be me

If I could shrink it down and put it in your head
We made it hurt so much I can't forget the past
Just tell me what to say
Show me what to do
Then I can forgive me and I can forgive you.

Tell me about those nights you stayed awake
Tell me about those days you hated me
Tell me how you'd rather die alone than being stuck here with me.

(chorus)

Will always always be me
Will always be mee yeah
You know it'll always be me
Always be me
Always always always be me
See you're smiling face



Lyrics submitted by OLPfanboy69


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    General Comment:I think it's hands not head. >_<
    OLPfanboy69on January 22, 2005   Link
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    My Interpretation:The first verse is her talking, just clearing that up. She said "I wonder when it'll be my day 'cause I'm not too far from breaking down and all I've got are screams inside but somehow they come out in a smile and I'm wondering if I'll always feel this way (this way)." I suppose these two are a couple (more of a girlfriend/boyfriend rather than a husband/wife) and have problems. They always argue and she just has anger building up inside of her but doesn't want to express anger to him because she loves him. Her anger is stored away and it comes out in a smile whenever she's with him. She wonders if she'll always feel that way. She wonders if she'll always love him.

    When it gets to the pre-chorus ("Tell me.."), the guy begins to have his say in this song. He wants to know about the days she laid away on her bed hating him for making her feel in a way where she loves him so much that it hurts to argue. He is too arrogant to not argue and she is too passionate about her views to agree with him. So the arguement continues. He knows she hates him sometimes because he rarely agrees with her. In anger, she wishes she didn't have to deal with all the arguing and problems and wishes she can just die..

    The chorus has a good figurative feel. He's saying that maybe she's fallen down and taken emotional damage from the problems, maybe she took a longer time realizing that she should love herself even though she might hate him for a time (my interpretation of "Maybe you, you took the long way home"). However, despite the problems between then, he loves her more than she can love herself. And when she looks in the mirror, she should realize that he'll always want to be with her.

    Because they argue so much, he's saying that one day she'll realize that he's right. And maybe she's taking a break from him because she cannot stand the arguements and problems. She gave him so much room that he can't "breathe," he can't focus on anything else in his life. Being with her makes him feel comfortable and right.

    In the next verse (beginning with "If I could shrink it down.."), he's trying desperately to tell her that he loves her and that he'll do anything to get her back. They've had a big fight and they were problems that made her hate him. He wants her to tell him what to do so he can fix the problem and get back to the way it used to be. He wants to forgive himself for hurting her and he can forgive her for arguing.

    And the rest is repeated interpretations.

    This is my interpretation of the song. I can honestly say it's what I feel because I am going through this exact situation at the moment. This song ties so perfectly with my life, every word and feeling.

    If you come across this, pray for me to work things out. Thanks.

    S&J.
    jaseparkkon December 16, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Brilliant song. The whole band is awesome!
    OLPfanboy69on January 08, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:he wonders when her world will fall apart like his..he's angry...but when he holds in the anger comes out in a smile when he thinks of her..... he wants her to tell him do u ever think of me and dream of me like the way i dream bout you... cause he stays up awake and alone


    havent seen the video to this yet... but sounds like they followed each other home( or maybe u jus took the long way home)... and one day this will fade away in the mirror you'll see a smilin face and standin next to you will always be me--- he only sees himself with her in the future no matter how bad the past was

    One day you're gonna see things my way--everything he ever told her was going to happen... it has and will happen... he wants her to see life the way he does.....
    you gave me so much room that I can breathe--- she left him he maybe said he needed space but he gave her so much of it that he misses her
    And all I've got are pictures to view-- self explanatory
    There was nothing before and I've started with you-- first love
    For some reason it's supposed to be that way

    If I could shrink it down and put it in your head
    We made it hurt so much I can't forget the past
    Just tell me what to say
    Show me what to do
    Then I can forgive me and I can forgive you.--- he wants her to see all his mistakes and forgive him and start over.... and he knows she has mistakes and wants her to ask forgiveness as well

    and in the end when it all comes down.. they both know the love in each other hearts and will start over fresh one day...it'll be like old times like lookin in the mirror and being themselves
    sexyliljesszon December 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:OMG! I just downloaded this song by accident and I love it! It's so emotional. Wow, I was really blown away, what a beautiful mistake.
    +Bloody_Angel+on April 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:OMG! I just downloaded this song by accident and I love it! It's so emotional. Wow, I was really blown away, what a beautiful mistake.
    +Bloody_Angel+on April 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:This band is amazing .. and this song proves it .. I belive this song is about a strong love that has faded and he says he loves her but she just doesnt see it yet .. and he told her one day she will see that he saved her .. and that he will always be there .. and he will always love her .. Agian One Less Reason is amazing ..
    xx_squee_xxon August 27, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:So I kinda have 2 interpretations:

    The first one was given to me by my boyfriend.. his grandmother recently committed suicide and when he heard this song, it made him think of that. In the first verse it's her words.. Not too far from breaking down, screams inside, come out in a smile... nobody saw this coming. Then in the pre-chorus he picked up on.. tell me how you'd rather die alone than being stuck here with me... In the chorus it's kind of a reminder.. you could never love yourself like I do. Now go down to.. All I've got are pictures to view, for some reason it's supposed to be this way....


    My interpretation actually comes from a recent experience with this same boyfriend.. lol
    I found out that after 6 years of dating, that he was talking to another girl.. nothing was actually happening.... yet, but my opinion is that if I hadn't found out it probably could've gone farther with them. So to me in the first verse its like me saying to him, I've got so much in my head right now, but I just put on a smile, so when will it be my day to open up and am I ever going to get over this? Where in the pre-chorus it's like he's saying it's OK i understand, tell me how much you hated me, tell me how badly I hurt you, say the worst possible thing, IE- die alone w/o me, IE- we're through.
    But then this verse:

    If I could shrink it down and put it in your head
    We made it hurt so much I can't forget the past
    Just tell me what to say
    Show me what to do
    Then I can forgive me and I can forgive you.


    Clears it all up. Admitting wrong doing and wanting to move on...


    I guess it really just goes to show music is all up to interpretation. The way it hits you at certain points in your life. Back when we first heard this song a year ago, I really did see the suicide part of it... now I see a different one.....
    Lukycharms22203on March 26, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:So I kinda have 2 interpretations:

    The first one was given to me by my boyfriend.. his grandmother recently committed suicide and when he heard this song, it made him think of that. In the first verse it's her words.. Not too far from breaking down, screams inside, come out in a smile... nobody saw this coming. Then in the pre-chorus he picked up on.. tell me how you'd rather die alone than being stuck here with me... In the chorus it's kind of a reminder.. you could never love yourself like I do. Now go down to.. All I've got are pictures to view, for some reason it's supposed to be this way....


    My interpretation actually comes from a recent experience with this same boyfriend.. lol
    I found out that after 6 years of dating, that he was talking to another girl.. nothing was actually happening.... yet, but my opinion is that if I hadn't found out it probably could've gone farther with them. So to me in the first verse its like me saying to him, I've got so much in my head right now, but I just put on a smile, so when will it be my day to open up and am I ever going to get over this? Where in the pre-chorus it's like he's saying it's OK i understand, tell me how much you hated me, tell me how badly I hurt you, say the worst possible thing, IE- die alone w/o me, IE- we're through.
    But then this verse:

    If I could shrink it down and put it in your head
    We made it hurt so much I can't forget the past
    Just tell me what to say
    Show me what to do
    Then I can forgive me and I can forgive you.


    Clears it all up. Admitting wrong doing and wanting to move on...


    I guess it really just goes to show music is all up to interpretation. The way it hits you at certain points in your life. Back when we first heard this song a year ago, I really did see the suicide part of it... now I see a different one.....
    Lukycharms22203on March 26, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:So I kinda have 2 interpretations:

    The first one was given to me by my boyfriend.. his grandmother recently committed suicide and when he heard this song, it made him think of that. In the first verse it's her words.. Not too far from breaking down, screams inside, come out in a smile... nobody saw this coming. Then in the pre-chorus he picked up on.. tell me how you'd rather die alone than being stuck here with me... In the chorus it's kind of a reminder.. you could never love yourself like I do. Now go down to.. All I've got are pictures to view, for some reason it's supposed to be this way....


    My interpretation actually comes from a recent experience with this same boyfriend.. lol
    I found out that after 6 years of dating, that he was talking to another girl.. nothing was actually happening.... yet, but my opinion is that if I hadn't found out it probably could've gone farther with them. So to me in the first verse its like me saying to him, I've got so much in my head right now, but I just put on a smile, so when will it be my day to open up and am I ever going to get over this? Where in the pre-chorus it's like he's saying it's OK i understand, tell me how much you hated me, tell me how badly I hurt you, say the worst possible thing, IE- die alone w/o me, IE- we're through.
    But then this verse:

    If I could shrink it down and put it in your head
    We made it hurt so much I can't forget the past
    Just tell me what to say
    Show me what to do
    Then I can forgive me and I can forgive you.


    Clears it all up. Admitting wrong doing and wanting to move on...


    I guess it really just goes to show music is all up to interpretation. The way it hits you at certain points in your life. Back when we first heard this song a year ago, I really did see the suicide part of it... now I see a different one.....
    Lukycharms22203on March 26, 2009   Link

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