I never wanted you.
I never wanted to.
I know I told you I did
In front of witnesses.
And then we lit one wick
But now I get my kicks.

I know you never suspected
Because I never said
Baby I was faking the whole time.
How could you ever have guessed it?
With no accomplices,
Baby, I was faking the whole time.

You know it isn’t like me to be
Inflammatory.
But rather than let you think that I was
So naïve, I'd have you believe.

I never wanted you
I never wanted you.
You never had my heart.
Our love was never true.

I know you never suspected
Because I never said, but
Baby, I was faking the whole time
How could you ever have guessed it?
With no accomplices,
Baby, I was faking the whole time.

No we never connected
You only thought we did.
Baby, I was faking the whole time. (3x)



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    General CommentDo you think this song could be about God? It takes it to a whole new level.
    TopFiveRecordson December 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood super good
    j.acobon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcatchy
    tigerbeaton May 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnow im seeing why D. Bazan decided to do this side-project. I dont think Pedro could have pulled this song off half as good. This song is devistatingly beautiful.
    the song itself is pretty self-explanitory and simple but that doesn't mean anything since overall it is great. the first time i heard this song i got chills throughout my body. good job david!
    RomanCandleon July 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe obviously loved this girl. When she told him one day that she never loved him, he shoved his feelings under a rug, and this song is him telling her that he never really loved her either.

    "But rather than let you think that I was
    So naïve, I'd have you believe.

    I never wanted you
    I never wanted you.
    You never had my heart.
    Our love was never true."

    He doesn't want her to see how much he loved her, and how much she hurt him.
    Sielenseon March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA couple corrections:

    I never wanted you.
    I never wanted two.

    So naïve, I'd have you believe.
    I never wanted you
    I never wanted two.

    and,

    You know we never connected
    You only thought we did.

    overall, this song is about being indenial in my opinion.
    a sea of teethon January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI used to room with a guy who knows dave bazan, and the group of people who inspired much of this album.

    he told me the story behind the song one day, how it's actually about a couple he knew who got pregnant, and got married as a result. but after the baby was born she found out he'd been cheating on her with one of their friends, and he told her he never really wanted to be married to her or be a dad and he only married her out of "duty".
    flagranton April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song, (which is wonderful by the way), is about a guy who simpley didn't want to hurt a girl's feelings. He didn't know how to tell her it was never meant to be anything serious and just got so caught up in the result that he couldn't bring himself to letting her down.
    gracevicon November 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with Sielense... when i first listened to this song, its easy to think he just doesn't want/wanted to be with this girl, but rather faked his way through loving her, but thats not what i felt like it was saying at all. I feel like he just didn't want to admit that he had true feelings for her and that he was really hurt by her. So just to hide that fact and to try to make her feel the same pain that he was feeling, he told her that he never had feelings for her anyways, which is something that i and im sure very many guys can relate with...

    But I guess i am completely wrong if flagrant's story is true, but i guess music meant to be interpreted any way you see fit, so i like my interpretation...
    baddiarydays10on December 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe acoustic version kills me. This song in general makes my eyes water.

    It's definitely about sucking up your feelings and pretending you don't care.. when it's really killing you on the inside.

    I'd like to meet one person that can't relate to this song.
    TONERon February 14, 2010   Link

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