Please return this to sender,
I can’t really say that I’m in.
Don’t call back, no don’t bother,
I wont pick up the phone again.

And I’ve listened to you,
And you’ve spoken true.
When all is said and done,
Find another one.

Please wait sir, things get better;
Just hear what we’ve got in store.
If you give me a moment,
I could describe it to you some more.

And I’ve listened to you,
And you spoke untrue.
When all's said and done,
Find another one.

You’re a point, in this argument,
You’re a number, not a name.
You’re a point, in this argument,
You’re a number, not a name.

You’re a point, in this argument,
You’re a number, not a name.
You’re a point, in this argument,
You’re a number, not a name.


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    General CommentThis is by far my favorite Statistics song.

    This one is about someone who is wronged by his love one too many times. He has given up all hope for the relationship and the person, or he is just trying to forget to make it easier.

    When he gets around to the "You're a number, not a name" he is saying he feels so wronged that the person isn't even worth remembering; they're just a number on a list, not a name to remember.
    wils0n091on October 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've been on both sides of the equation. I still don't entirely understand why people are compelled to lie when they things end. It's the worst defense mechanism that one can have. Nothing will ever come of it.

    In a foolish attempt to soften the blow as I was being ditched by a pseudo-gf, I portrayed myself as some sort of player. All in all, I was (and am) the exact opposite of what I wanted her to think of me. The result was making her feel used, and me feeling guilty about lying about something so stupid. Immediately after starting this fallacy, I realized that I screwed up, as friendship is precluded by dishonesty. I will forever regret losing her friendship, and there's no one to blame but myself.

    Fast forward a bit to a week or so after I ended things with my ex-girlfriend. It was because it was going to turn into a long distance relationship, which I wanted no part of because of past experience. I told her that we could be friends, but not right away. This is when she sends me an email saying that she tested positive on a pregnancy test. Soon thereafter, I was able to call her bluff and needless to say, the friendship offer no longer applies.
    irondal2on April 19, 2009   Link

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