I used to look for you out in the daylight,
I took highways, and sidestreets, and back lanes,
Slept under open skies.
Life can be cruel,
Life can be sweet, if I want it to be.

This town that I once called home,
I just can't hold on to.
It's got stirp malls, and bus stops, and people
I would never even talk to.
She said life can be sweet,
But life is so cruel, cuz I let it be.

Everybody out here,
They wanna live somewhere else.
I wish I could find a place,
And stay there by myself.
Bit by bit I swear I think I'm losing,
All this city's confidence.


I swear I've lost all this city's confidence.

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    General CommentI think it's about giving up hope. The singer is looking around & seeing all the bad stuff happening around them. She's also sorta blaming herself for letting all the bad stuff happen (But life is so cruel, cuz I let it be). So I think it's about missed opportunities also.... she might have had some opportunities to improve her life, but let them pass her by.
    ScottishMindseton June 24, 2008   Link

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