I just came to say I love you and see if you would be needing anything.
To say thank you and how greatful I am for everything you taught me.
It's those long talks I won't forget.
Just to see you smile, it brings me right to them.
So I'll sit here now and hold your hand.
It's these few long hours that make me what I am.

We laugh about the times, we laughed so hard until we fell asleep this evening.
And then I watch you there alone, in fear, wishing I could speed your breathing.
And all the wind blows through the trees.
I swear there are angels talking back to me.
And I scream please don't leave me here tonight.
I need you now, I need you in my life.

But you're gone and you're never coming back again.
But you're gone and you're never coming back again.
But you're gone and you're never coming back again.
But you're gone and you're never coming, you're never coming back.
But you're gone and you're never coming back again.

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    General Commentthis is about when dean's grandparents die, its from the point of view of matt's wife since dean went and stayed with them. its gotta be pretty scary losing the people who brought you into the world, especially when now you have to take responsibility for the son you brought into the world. this song, i feel, is a realization period for the mother. great song.
    lifted to the skyon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree. I feel like this is Dean's mother talking about how Dean reminds her of her parents, and how she misses them: "Just to see you smile, it brings me right to them". "but you're gone and you're never coming back." I think that refers to her parents and her son. She's beginning to take responsibility for her son
    starcrossdon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis could also be about his grandma dying? But i think you two are probably right.

    This song for some reason hits my heart. Its such an amazing song. Mellow and calm and so nice. :)

    Semicolonon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was Dean singing to his grandma in her last hours of life. I can picture him sitting next to her at her valuing what he had and wanting to make her as comfortable as possible.
    Even though it was just written for the story cd, it's still my favorite song by the band.
    WaZZgLEon August 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with your interpretations, but this one has extreme personal meaning to me...

    Recently, I had a foreign exchange student from Hong Kong and she JUST left on Friday. Sadly, we both realized WHEN SHE GOT HOME that we have major feelings for each other, and like each other alot. We were both in tears explaining how badly we wish we could see each other and be with each other, even if it is just one more meeting to pretend we aren't halfway across the world and we can share each others presence one for more time, and be together like we know we're supposed to be.

    You couldn't give me any sum of money to get through this song with dry eyes. Ever.

    BulletsUnderOathon March 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentrepeating those last lines like that is pretty strong. it could make you think about any relationship that's coming to an end, which can be heartbreaking.

    i agree with waZZgLE, that this song was from Dean, to his grandmother. his parents left him with his grandparents, so this song tells of the death of his grandmother and it was like he lost his mom, the woman that raised him. this would the part of the story where Dean's grandparents can't take care of him, so he must live with his real parents now. one of my fav's too.

    it reminds of copeland's beneath medicine tree album, all the hospital bed songs. very strong imagery.
    writelikenesson July 12, 2010   Link

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