My head is pounding, it kills me more each day
I've been here before with you
There's nothing left, nothing left to say
I'll never have to say the words that we don't want to hear
I'll never have to say the words, you never have to fear

Here's where your story ends
Here's where my life begins
No one knows you better than you know yourself
Everyone around you says you just need help

I'm still the worser, "I'm better" isn't yet
What I've forgotten you will soon forget to say
I'll never have to say the words that we both fear
I'll never have to say the words you never have to hear

I'm giving up on you, not calling in
Stop won't really work for me anymore
I hope it was worth it, I'll never do this again
No one knows just what you mean to me
I hope you pick yourself up again

Here's where your story ends
Here's where my life begins
No one knows you better than you know yourself
Everyone around you says you just need help
Everyone will judge us by the words we say
Everything's easy if we just play dead

No one knows you better than you know yourself
Everyone around you says you just need help
Everyone will judge us by the words we say
Everything's easy if we just play dead

No one knows you better than you know yourself (Here's where my story ends...)
Everyone around you says you just need help
Everyone will judge us by the words we say
(Here's where my life begins...)
Everything's easy if we just play dead


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    General Comment:(
    radio5982on March 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow. this song is amazing. it actually gave me the shivvers. this song is just like how my life is going right now. break up. she wants to keep in touch. and i want nothing to do with her. even though it hurts. i just cant do it. sorry about my soapbox there for a minute. haha.
    Zak_Milwaukeeon March 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe newest Reggie album is a bit of a departure. The upbeat sound is replaced by a darker, brooding sort of deal, while keeping a little bit of the humor. The entire album was inspired by his recent divorce. Great song, just rather sad..
    kefr617on March 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat does....

    'not calling in"

    and "stop wont really work for me anymore"

    mean?
    kut u up 41on April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about how, after having done everything in your power to make someone happy, you have realized that it's gone to nothing.
    it's a song about refusing to keep fighting for someone who doesn't seem to care about the relationship, and about starting over.
    but starting over in an almost cynical sense; starting over by being completely numb to love and it's effects because of the experience you had...
    beautiful, but tragic at the same time.
    trite and cheapon August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think trite and clever said it perfectly.

    Moving on and just living your life after a life-changing relationship falls apart is almost impossible, and afterwards you can't trust or love anyone because you're afraid the same sort of thing is just going to happen again, so you shut yourself off and block everyone out and just play dead.
    Lanimilbuson October 01, 2007   Link

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