I walked the line
Leave it all behind
I've been waiting forever
Lets go back in time
When I could read your mind
So long I've been waiting

It took the seasons going by
To know its not my fault

I tried to be perfect, tried to be honest
Tried to be everything that you ever wanted
I tried to be stronger, tried to be smarter
Tried to be everything but you

Its been so long
Since youve been home
I used to wait up forever
I used to say a prayer
Wishing you were there
And im still waiting

You told me once
You'd show up
But i fell for that
Before I fell to pieces
Then I woke up
To no one,
Just a picture of Jesus
And a house left in pieces


It took the seasons going by
To know its not my fault

I tried to be perfect, tried to be honest
Tried to be everything that you ever wanted
I tried to be stronger, tried to be smarter
Tried to be everything but you

I wanted you
I need you
I want to believe you [x2]

I tried to be perfect, tried to be honest
tried to be everything but you

I tried to be perfect, tried to be honest
Tried to be everything that you ever wanted
I tried to be stronger, tried to be smarter
Tried to be everything but you


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    General CommentA mom leaving her husband and two children, one of them only five, the other only two. The five-year old was close to her, so she was devastated. She waited for weeks for her mom to come back home, wondering what she had done, why hadn't she just been a better daughter? Then when she sees her mom again, the little girl sees a stranger, someone she didn't know, someone she hated. She then blamed herself for her mom changing--as if she had been bad. It took a long time for her to realize that her mom was lieing when she said that she'd come back home, that they'd be a family. Even longer for the little girl to stop blaming herself.The little girl starts growing up, and everytime she sees her mom another part of her dies, every other weekend untill she has had enough and sees her mom hardly at all. You see, back when the little girl found her mom wasn't there one morning she realized that no one--not even family-would be there, only God would. So as she grew up she made a vow to do everything she could to be perfect; to never be like her mom. To never be that weak.To never make her future kids have to wake up one moring to see that their mom has left them and changed into someone they despised.

    That's my story, that's what the song means to me. For someone who has a different story, the song holds a different meaning. But whatever the story, or the meaning, its a shame that anyone has to relate to those lyrics.
    daddysgirl2008on July 29, 2006   Link

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