Even if you feel it, even if it’s heartfelt,
Even if it’s true,
I don't want to hear those words from you.
I don't want to hear you say we're through.
The aperture was set all wrong,
On the only photo I have , with your hair long.
And now I feel I just can't go on.
I don't want to hear those words from you.
I don't want to hear you say we're through.
We didn't ache enough, spent our days not getting up and now I sing a hymn for all the things we didn't do,
We didn't work enough, avoided all the tricky stuff and kept our problems underneath the duvet with our hearts.
Sharing baths in wintertime, taking drugs during the daytime,
Visiting the coastline,
I will sing a hymn for the things we didn't do.
I will sing a hymn for the things we didn't do.


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    General CommentThe difference between "things we haven't done yet" and "things we didn't do" is painful and melancholy.

    This song so perfectly captures that feeling that comes when a relationship is ending and you realize that all those things you figured you'd do sometime later will never happen. In that moment, though you know nothing can ever be the same again, you don't want it to be over.
    Iggion January 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI sort of remember hearing this around the time (or just after) that I was breaking up with my first 'love' and it became a soundtrack for that moment.

    Just the futility of it all, the plans, hopes and dreams that you'd planned to share with someone and then bam, not going to happen.
    mascamon November 20, 2010   Link

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