Life we’ve forsaken
Not out of spite but out of honesty
Lips sealed, our tongues tied
The secret’s safer than you or me
This isn’t how it should end
Or should it end at all?
Cuz every now and again
I’ll wait for you to call

I’ll wait all my life for you
Cuz if this was meant to me, then it’s all I can do
I already know it’s true
If you still have a heart to steal, then I’ll steal it from you

Stolen devotion
A poor excuse to avoid your eyes
Broken, unspoken
Promises all amount to lies
So where do I go from here?
We’d said our last goodbyes
A broken smile left to roam these night skies

Did you ever think that we could really survive
For the last two years,
You buried us alive
And all the softest sighs
All the lover's pleas
They’re just a postscript now
Wrapped in parenthesis


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    General Commentahh i love this song, i asked for this song to be played at my funeral, its so meaningful
    discoCRAZYon October 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhoa, I'm surprised no one too a guess at the meaning. Well here goes. I'm sick so bear with me:

    Two indecisive, naive people who are kinda hesitant at where they're at in the relationship. Could be friends who don't want to ruin a friendship and they're kinda at a lost on what to do from there.

    There goes my interpretation at an awesome song.

    Anyone else taking a shot at this?
    vince1285on April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey're not going to be a relationship because they know it won't work right now, even though they definitely have feelings for each other.

    So basically the guy is going to wait for her, because if it's meant to be then it'll happen eventually. And he knows it's meant to be, that even if they end up drifting apart, he'll be able to make her fall in love with him again. So for now they're just going to be friends and not talk about the failed relationship.

    Anyway, that's my take on it. I like the interpretation above as well.. the same day that I realized I might like my friend as more than a friend, I came across this song and LOVED it.
    talkingtotherainon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTwo naive people who are kinda indecisive at where they're at in the relationship. Could be friends who don't want to ruin a friendship and they dont know what direction to go...but either way they are both going to get heart broken some how...the guy doesnt know what to do if they decide to part...but he is going to wait all his life for her...and then steal her heart
    proveapointon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with those posted above.
    Its about two people who have been friends who have feelings towards another, and they both know it. And they tried to see if it would work out once and it probably went wrong and the girl is too scared to proceed, and the guy is just waiting for her to come around. Throughout the song he gets frustrated saying that they had plans to be together forever as companions but she is being difficult and he cant seem to change it.
    Purplhazeon January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think they already WERE in the realtionship and he doesnt want it to end because he loves her but its just not working out right now, he will wait until the timing is better, even if its all his life...

    the reason i think they are ALREADY in the relationship is because he says....

    [Did you ever think that we could really survive
    For the last two years,
    You buried us alive
    And all the softest sighs
    All the lover's pleas
    They’re just a postscript now
    Wrapped in parenthesis ]

    which makes it seem like maybes shes moving, or they are not going to be talking at all except maybe throught letters.... hmm... i dont know
    amy xxon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyea i really like this songg especiallly this part

    "If you still have a heart to steal, then I’ll steal it from you"

    racingheart123on April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCuz if this was meant to me, then it’s all I can do

    me is meant to be "be"
    =]
    Glowstixon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentif anyone still reads this.
    this song means a lot to me and i relate alot

    the seal secret bit thing; to me, my relationship with her was a secret to a majority of friends, only closer friends knew anything ever happened between us.

    end at all; id say it was coming since that argument with. all started when we had an argument, about her and one of her best friends who happened to ruin another relationship of my friends. he was spending a lot of time with her, and we could hardly manage a "hi" or wave to each other at school.

    wait for you to call; used to text and call each other every weekend at the very least, now nothing ever comes to my phone, and i DO keep looking at my phone every now or then in hope.

    stolen devotion; that from above kind of leads into this bit. not enough time spent with each other, her with another guy for so long, any bf would get jealous

    broken, unspoken; i never really got around to telling her how much i loved her, always waitinf ro the "perfect moment". but when i think back, there were heaps of opportunities. lots of regrets there of not saying things i should have and wanted to. and it hurts

    avoiding her eyes; i havnt talked to her in a week, only waved once to her since and got a wave back since the break up. she doesnt even look at me when we walk past. barred.

    last butnot least
    the lasting bit; may not seem like much, but another close friend told us we'd last, and we failed. everytime i walk past my desk with the christmas card on top, makes me think back to the beginning where everything was good. i know i sound a bit obsessive.

    this song really means a lot to me, every single word. thanks
    skankinblobon March 09, 2008   Link

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