It was the longest sixty miles
That I have ever traveled
No, I've never been this unraveled
And I owe it all to me
You will see
Cause I can't go down
No, I won't go down

And I've never been one to keep quiet for long
And you never could have kept me from writing this song
You inspired every word of it all by yourself
I'll be the first to admit
I was as reckless and selfish as you

The night danced by so slowly
The lights went out
So did inhibitions
Your face was all smiles and glowing
And I was left holding on
Holding on
Cause I can't go down
No, I won't go down

And I've never been one to keep quiet for long
And you never could have kept me from writing this song
You inspired every word of it all by yourself
I'll be the first to admit
I was as reckless and selfish as you (x2)

The words come out in my head
I'll think of what I wish I'd said
To make you feel that my arms
Are the first place you'd be (x2)

And I've never been one to keep quiet for long
And you never could have kept me from writing this song
You inspired every word of it all by yourself
I'll be the first to admit
I was as reckless and selfish as you

(If you could) and I know this is sudden
(And I should) be far less obscure than I am
(If you could) and I know this is sudden
(I should) be far less obscure than I am


Lyrics submitted by the deadest rose

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure that this song is about making a journey to be with someone, and things don't turn out the way you expected them to. So, things are bad, but you need to know deep down that it's your fault. I think it's about blown opportunities, regret and the desire for that one more chance.
    the deadest roseon July 31, 2005   Link

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