"Shoulda" as written by Brian Howes, Dave Allan Hesse, Logan Daniel Jacobs, Travis James Nesbit and Benjamin John Shillabeer....
Before I hung up the phone
All I could hear
Was the dial tone ring in my ear
If I could go back in time
I'd say those three words

[Chorus:]
I shoulda, woulda, coulda said it back to you
And this can't be saved if you can't be found
You hung up and left me for dead on the ground
You didn't even say goodbye
I shoulda, woulda, coulda said it back to you
Shoulda, woulda, coulda said it back to you

Now that you're gone
I'm wasting away
The life has been siphoned right out of my veins
If I could go back in time
I'd say those three words

[Chorus]

When you said those three words, I kinda freaked out
When you said them first, my jaw hit the ground

Shoulda, woulda, coulda said it back to you
Shoulda, woulda, coulda said it back to you
And this can't be saved if you can't be found
You hung up and left me for dead on the ground
You didn't even say goodbye
And this can't be saved
(And this can't be saved)
If you can't be found
(If you can't be found)
And this can't be saved
I shoulda, woulda, coulda said it back to you
Shoulda, woulda, coulda said it back to you


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"Shoulda" as written by Brian Howes Benjamin Shillabeer

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    General Commentit's bout living with the regret of not saying "I love you" to that certain someone, and then the someone leaving because of it.
    Codeineon April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's pretty self explanatory. He was too freaked when she said I love you to say anything back even though he felt it too. And that caused him grief of her leaving and he wishes he just could have said I love you back and all would be fine.
    Dantoineon August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think alot of guys go through this cause girls fall in love quickly and sometimes will say I love you and the guy is still just in the "love you but can't tell you" phase and this is like the regret they feel after
    DisneyPrincesson September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about freaking out b/c someone said they loved you, and then they leave you. Only then for you to find out that you love them too. You blew it b/c now you realize that you could of and should of said it back.

    I love Hinder. There different and creative. The lyrics are real and don't hold anything back.
    feeltheloveon December 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHINDER rock i saw live live at the isligton carling acadamey not long ago and they was fucking wicked!!

    My interpretation of the song has always been that he regrets not saying 'I love you' back to the person on the phone because as someone else [[DisneyPrincess]] already said he was in the "love you but can't tell you" phase.

    But form a very recent bitter experiance I'v had I'v seen it slightly differently. It could however be a person [[bit like 'lips of an angel' lol]] who calls whilst he is in some kind of relationship with someone telling him there feelings that they loved him and quickly hung up ..sorta feeling slightly embased as she did'nt think he'd feel the same as her e.g.

    ''You hung up and left me for dead on the ground
    You didn’t even say goodbye'' this i think happened because he wasnt quick enough to reply that he did as he was so shocked and had paused for a short amount of time. [[tragic really]]

    ok yes probally a really stupid theroy but I'm tiard and slightly upset [[oh and not to meantion stressed about my exams next week]]

    Anyway this song means alot to me and i can relate to it myself as I personaly could'nt admit up to my feelings for someone even though I knew there feelings were exactly the same but i told myself they did'nt, but i relize deep down i knew and now all i ever do is regret it as I'm madly in love with them and its too late.
    deadlyknightshadeon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those songs that always make you think about what you didn't do or say... will always make you end up feeling sad but understood at the same time.
    This is the perfect song for me at the mo, combined with shoulda. Every person wants to love someone, its just hard to say how much you do love them at the time, and then you realise later what a mistake you made.
    I think Hinder must've been through a lot to be able to speak like this through their lyrics, they're a great band and i hope they keep it coming:)
    Tate0on September 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is a very personsl song to me as after i heard this song i found out somone had feelings me when i had them 4 them...it's literally jsut a song of regret and basically sayin "nothing ventured, nothing gained"
    shredderboi14on September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and it's meaning. The whole regret thing, awesome.
    crazi4lifeon April 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this one! One of my favorites!
    HELENzon April 11, 2013   Link

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