I had months to write a song
That captured who you are
But I fear I have done you wrong
Because I've failed you so far
The chord that struck, an angel fell
The sky went dark and it all comes down
The choices made, the lies forgotten
Oh, well

This is the way that I know
This is the way that I know
I would give everything for some hope
Are you different, could I be different too?
Nobody knows you, nobody knows you like I do

There's a song outside my window
And it plays to your tune
And there's a life inside this pencil
And it lives for what is true
Cause I am lost for words, the cost for her
Was way to much to bear
You're not perfect, but I don't care

This is the way that I know
This is the way that I know
I would give everything for some hope
Are you different, could I be different too?
Nobody knows you, nobody knows you like I do

Are you different, could I be different too?
Nobody knows you, nobody knows you like I do

Say the word, say the word
Are you different, could I be different too?
Nobody knows you, nobody knows you like I do

Yeah, woah

Are you different, could I be different too?
Nobody knows you, nobody knows you like I do
Are you different, could I be different too?
Nobody knows you, nobody knows you like I do


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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. It is my favorite on this CD. But I'll let it sink in before i start disecting the meaning. :-D
    UberGeetaron June 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso sounds so much better on the CD. Just amazing

    "You're not perfect, but i don't care."
    HowIChoose2Liveon June 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttrue that....i adore this song.
    rscearceon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn the first verse i think the songwriter is saying that because of something going on in his life, he's not able to accurately portray God in a song, and it bugs him. in the second verse 'outside my window...' means this song is just beyond its reach, and its going to be something real and perfect. It'll be of Gods grace to people... 'your not perfect but i dont care'
    guitaraholic07on October 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree w/ guitaraholic07, especially on the "your not perfect but I don't care" part. This is my favorite song on the album. And if you haven't bought the CD, go ahead and get it. You'll be glad u did.
    tvurawkson January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbest song on the cd, so emotional and beautiful.
    oqhyreon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have to wonder about that interpretation... It sounds right up until the second verse.
    "Cause I am lost for words, the cost for her
    Was way to much to bear
    You're not perfect, but I don't care"

    Certainly he isn't talking about God right here. Because God is perfect, and how would he go about calling God "her"?
    DanJackieChanon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, my God. This song just moved me. But I don't think it's religious. I guess you could interpret it that way, but I doubt it.
    WhatNeverWason June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about him being in a relationship, and the girl changed into something and it ruined the relationship "are you different, could I be different too?" and he's saying that it was too hard to deal with it "the cost for her was way too much to bear"

    He knows the person she actually is "Nobody knows you like I do"
    thesickness6623on July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand he misses the girl she used to be, even though she wasnt prefect "you're not perfect, but I don't care"
    thesickness6623on July 03, 2007   Link

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