I know that you're hiding things
Using gentle words to shelter me
Your words were like a dream
But dreams could never fool me
Not that easily

I acted so distant then
Didn't say goodbye before you left
But I was listening
You'll fight your battles far from me
Far too easily

"Save your tears 'cause I'll come back"
I could hear that you whispered as you walked through that door
But still I swore
To hide the pain
When I turned back the pages:
Shouting might have been the answer...
What if I'd cried my eyes out and begged you not to depart?
But now I'm not afraid
To say what's in my heart

Though a thousand words
Have never been spoken
They'll fly to you
crossing over the time and distance holding you
Suspended on silver wings

And a thousand words,
One thousand confessions
Will cradle you
Making all the pain you feel seem far away
They'll hold you forever

The dream isn't over yet
Though I often say I can't forget
I still relive that day
You've been there with me all the way
I still hear you say:

"Wait for me I'll write you letters"
I could see how you stammered
With your eyes to the floor
But still I swore
To hide the doubt
When I turn back the pages:
Anger might have been the answer...
What if I hung my head and said
That I couldn't wait?
But now I'm strong enough
To know it's not too late

'Cause a thousand words
Call out through the ages
They'll fly to you
Even though I can't see
I know they're reaching you
Suspended on silver wings

Oh, a thousand words,
One thousand embraces
Will cradle you
Making all of your weary days seem far away
They'll hold you forever

Oh, a thousand words
Have never been spoken
They'll fly to you,
They'll carry you home, and back into my arms
Suspended on silver wings, ooh

And a thousand words
Call out through the ages
They'll cradle you,
Turning all of the lonely years to only days
They'll hold you forever

A thousand words.



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    General CommentThis song is by far my Favorite Sweetbox one, I heard a shorter version of it in Final Fantasy X-2 and fell in love with it! This was infact the song that got me to first start loving Sweetbox!!! I
    FinalPrincesson July 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHow come there are so few comments on this song?You would've thought the exposure on X-2 would've made them more fans.
    riverofletheon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI prefer the Japanese version of this song though
    riverofletheon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAw, this song is sweet. The video behind it makes it even more sweeter.
    funklesson March 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's odd for me to prefer an english cover of something, but there are just much better effects and voice work in this version.
    NekaBeeon March 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell,I first heard it when I played ffx-2 near 4 years ago.I always got emotionally moved by it,because it reminded me of the sad story of Lenne and Shuyin,the protagonists of the game.
    Then,last year,it ended up to become the theme of my own tragic story.
    I was sitting alone in the beach,in the evening,playing it on the guitar.It was for this song that I learned guitar.A boy came and told me he knows the song.This is how i met the one who changed my whole meaning of life.He became my inspiration,and my greatest obsession.And now I will never see him again in my life,I will not have a chance to do so.
    I sang this song for him in a contest.He is the reason I keep on singing.And if I ever become famous,every song I sing will be for him,till my last breath.
    I love you,G.We are the two halves of a whole.
    CinnamonKittenon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Save your tears, cus I'll come back."
    I was kinna forced to break up with someone once. Everytime I heard that line, I cried.

    I wanted so badly to tell him one more time that I loved him.. "Though a thousand words have never been spoken, they'll fly to you
    crossing over the time and distance, holding you suspended on silver wings. And a thousand words,
    one thousand confessions will cradle you, MAKING ALL OF THE PAIN YOU FEEL SEEM FAR AWAY; they'll hold you forever."

    The thousand words I wanted to tell him was I love you, a thousand times.
    jsbaaby0306on October 28, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningThis was the second song of theirs I heard, the first being Real Emotion from the same game. Anyway, I think that the song is about all the things that aren't said when you're in a relationship. It's about the thousands of things that you wished you had said. But now it's too late, and you can't. It's actually a very sad moving song.
    padmeloveron January 15, 2010   Link

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