Come on take me down
Once it’s lost you know we won’t ever have it back
And there was nothing I could do to change the facts
You know I tried, you know I tried

I threw you all I have
I should have known
It never falls just where you plan
And there are rules I was not meant to understand
I should have known, I should known
Understand I should have known, I should have known

And so I’m giving you the gun
Put your finger on the trigger
I’ve known you in the morning with your soft eyes dreaming
You were the one
Who could blind me with the mirror
And I can’t see
And I don’t need this no more

You put your love upon the cross
You know you sealed it in the darkness all along
Did you think that I could roll away the stone
I’m just a child, I’m just a child
You know I tried, I’m just a child, I’m just a child

So I’m giving you the gun
Put your finger on the trigger
I’ve known you in the morning with your soft eyes dreaming
You were the one
Who could break me with the whisper
And I’m broken
And I won’t take your time no more

Mother make my bed
A lady shot me and she’s left me here to die
Sit beside me now and promise
You won’t cry when I am gone, when I am gone
You won’t cry when I am gone, when I am gone
Now you won’t cry when I am gone, when I am gone
Now you won’t cry when I am gone, when I am gone


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    General CommentA really beautiful song.

    I think the meaning is pretty obvious.
    Colin B.on September 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentomg so sad.
    mysilenceislouderon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow. Very elegant.
    ilisajasmineon November 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know this is incredibly cliched, but words cannot describe how beautiful this song is. So sad and sweet. Especially the lyrics. It's love the way the guy doesn't lay any blame, even though he's heartbroken.

    This song didn't really stick out to me at first, but I read the lyrics and listened to it a bit more. Now, I totally love it!

    If you've listened to this song but don't particularly like it, you should definitely give it another shot!
    koolioson November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song needs more comments! Where have all the people gone?
    koolioson November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBtw, if you like this kind of music I would recommend the One Tree Hill Music website- just google it. Although it would be better if you watched the show, so you can actually hear the music!
    koolioson November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!
    koolioson November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!
    koolioson November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!
    koolioson November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song rocks!
    koolioson November 19, 2007   Link

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