"Secondhand Lovers" as written by and John Ralston....
I want to trace your scars with my fingertips
Follow it's fracturing line
I think you should know how beautiful and brave
You already are

So sick of secondhand lovers carving names on my chest
If I lean in too close, it's to kiss or confess
Promise you won't let on
And I won't let you down

But you're a silent film, all the way back home
So alone
And I'm a mockingbird who's just lost his voice
Did you tell?

So sick of secondhand lovers carving names on my chest
If I lean in too close, it's to kiss or confess
Promise you won't let on
And I won't let you down

If my eyes can talk, they are betraying me now
With whispers sad and soft, they say I'm falling, falling
This is impossible, there's nothing here for us

If you don't let on, then I won't let you down
If you don't let on, then I won't

So sick of secondhand lovers carving names on my chest
If I lean in too close, it's to kiss or confess
Promise you won't let on
And I won't let you down

I won't let you down
I won't let you down



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"Second Hand Lovers" as written by John Ralston

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    General CommentThis song is amazing. It makes me shake. I think it's all about knowing something is set up for failure but holding onto it regardless. Two people who are both so irreversibly hurt that they can't help but collide.
    a steady hearton February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow, I think you're right. I think its about clinging to a bad relationship and willfully blinding yourself to how doomed it is.
    "If you don't let on, then I won't let you down."
    xmike87on October 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmost amazing song ever!
    i love the title "Secondhand Lovers"
    kolion October 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen I heard the title, I thought of secondhand smoke.I think that the song is about him falling in love with somebody who is already in a realtionship with somebody else.
    "If I lean in too close, it's to kiss or confess"
    "And I'm a mockingbird who's just lost his voice
    Did you tell?"


    ana678on December 03, 2008   Link

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