I didn't mean to leave this way
It's a lost cause
I don't like to be afraid
But I know now that it's okay

You can't move on if you always stay
So take it away, my love
Take it away, my love
Take it away, my love

I didn't mean to be confused
It's a long road
If this makes you at all amused
Then just take what's yours and leave

To fight love, hate is all you need
So take it away, my love
Take it away, my love
Take it away, my love


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    General Commentevery time I see someone mention "howie beck" I think howie day and get confused, ehe

    to me, this song is about him being involved with someone, and seeing things building up to an inevitable bad end, or possibly it's an on again off again relationship, so he knows things are messed up between them and he doesn't know why or how to fix it, so he leaves her. the person he's leaving is upset and is blind to the problems he's seeing between them, so he's trying to explain himself.

    I disagree with the bit about "to fight love, hate is all you need" though, because I've never been able to dislike or hate anyone i love...though they've argued with me about that. =P
    delialon July 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI disagree. You can't truly hate someone unless they evoked love in you first. You can't truly be betrayed enough to hate someone without equally strong and opposite emotion to begin with. The line between love and hate is really really thin, and I think that's what he means by that line.
    cutewhensedatedon July 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsuch a wonderful song. the breezy voice in the chorus, along with the guitar lick, is what makes howie beck such a pleasure to listen to. he established his trademark sound here early on.
    rubioon December 20, 2007   Link

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