"Sad Story" as written by and Tom Higgenson....
Got nothing to say anymore
There's nothing new
It's all been done before
Not looking to settle the score
So please let me be
Thought I'd be the one you'd adore
I always thought
I would be so much more
Want something that I can't afford
So please let me be
Please let me be
This is the end of a really sad story
But don't feel bad for me
I started out alone

And in the end that's where I'll be
Like the star of a really sad story
You don't live happily
I started out alone
And in the end that's where I'll be
Got nothing to say anymore
Originality went out that door
Not finding what I'm looking for
So please let me be
Please let me be
This is the end of a really sad story
But don't feel bad for me
I started out alone
And in the end that's where I'll be
Like the star of a really sad story
You don't live happily
I started out alone

And in the end that's where I'll be
I walk alone
I walk alone
Got nothing to say anymore
There's nothing new it's all been done before
Not looking to settle the score
So please let me be
Thought I'd be the one you'd adore
I always thought I would be so much more
Now I'm all alone in this war
So please let me be
Please let me be
This is the end of a really sad story
But don't feel bad for me
I started out alone

And in the end that's where I'll be
Like the star of a really sad story
You don't live happily
I started out alone
And in the end that's where I'll be
That's where I'll be


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"Sad Story" as written by Tom Higgenson

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    General Commentk, i change mt mind. this is the best new song.
    revenge can be second best.
    truexromanceon March 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with truexromance, it is really one of the best songs PWT's sings.
    aprilrbon September 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be about a person coming to terms with someone breaking up with them. The person doesn't want people's pity ('But don't feel bad for me'), or to get revenge on anyone ('not looking to settle the score'), they just wanna be left alone ('so please let me be').
    They're looking at everything in a very negative way, giving up hope on what was ('I always thought I would be so much more'), and not having much hope for the future ('and in the end that's where I'll be').
    It refers to the repetativeness that can occur at the end of a relationship, with the same things being said over and over and people just going round in circles ('there's nothing new it's all been done before' 'got nothing to say anymore Originality went out that door'). They feel like they have done everything that they can, and now are just giving up all hope of regaining what they once had, and so just want to be away from everyone, possibly just curl up and vanish ('not finding what I'm looking for so please let me be'). They seem to be feeling very emotionally weak, with little hope of recovery.
    It's always been one of my fav. PWTs songs!
    Hobbelfon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti just love this song!
    xxemilyxxon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite plain white t's song
    fall_out_coreyon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti know everyones in love with 'hey there delilah' but this truly is their best song =].
    Basically saying don't feel sorry for me, probably after a break up.
    thatgirl_on December 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHobbelf got the meaning exact.

    My favorite PWT song ever.
    haunion October 19, 2008   Link

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