It's lonliest when you're here
It's quietly when you're right beside me
I don't say it to hurt you
I just miss the touch of his hand

The lonliness is better near now
Than to satisfy the crave
The lonliness is better near now
Than to satisfy the crave, and start all over

But I like fingertips on my face
The glances I can retrace in my mind
The holding onto me so I feel it and fall into it
Chase the memories away
I know I'm not the same, but I'm wishful
And I'm strained and strange
And though I won't complain
I know I stray, I know I stay

An ocean away
A woman at bay
She shoots up a flare and beackons him near
And the closer you get
The safer I am
But the further I run to hide me in the dark and

The lonliness is better near now
Than to satisfy the crave
Yes, The lonliness is better near now
Than to satisfy the crave, and start all over

But I like fingertips on my face
The glances I can retrace in my mind
The holding onto me so I feel it and fall into it
Chase the memories away
I know I'm not the same


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    General CommentWhen Joie sings:
    "It's quietly when you're right beside me
    I don't say it to hurt you
    I just miss the touch of his hand"

    She means that things arent the same with the person she is with now, she misses the man she loves.

    "And the closer you get
    The safer I am
    But the further I run to hide me in the dark and"

    means that the closer she got to the man she actually loves the further she ran from him because she is perhaps afraid of getting to close.
    joieohjoieon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhere do you find her songs at? i've looked EVERYWHERE for CD's and i can't find her on itunes or limewire either?
    Emilyy2025on March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI guess joy wrote the lyrics when she was on touring on OTH (2005) tour with Chris Keller, and at that moment they been close and there's something about them but Joy didn't have a special feelings for him coz there is someone that special for her that maybe left in her hometown. Refer to this lyrics "It's lonliest when you're here...It's quietly when you're right beside me...I don't say it to hurt you...I just miss the touch of his hand"

    "An ocean away...A woman at bay...She shoots up a flare and beackons him near...And the closer you get
    The safer I am...But the further I run to hide me in the dark and..."

    "But I like fingertips on my face...The glances I can retrace in my mind...The holding onto me so I feel it and fall into it...Chase the memories away...I know I'm not the same"

    It's clearly that she's away from the man she loves but there's nothing clear about them coz maybe she's afraid or something... that man is her husband right now... wish I am right.
    rieann15on October 07, 2010   Link

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