You used to tell me that you love me everyday
(I didn't know what to say)
But there was never any doubt I always knew
That to me you said true

But my heart never could be so committed
So are my strange passions you permitted

Why did you stay?
Why did you stay?
Why did you stay when I treated you that way?

I was so cruel
(He was so kind)
Why did I feel I had to leave you behind?
(But he was so sweet)
Oh yeah
Well I've had just about enough of sweet

Why did you stay?
Why did you stay?
Why did you stay when I treated you that way?

Why did you stay?
Why did you stay?
Why did you stay?
Why did you stay?
What did you say?
Why did you stay with me?


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  • +1
    General Commenti messed it up slightly, i have to do it again.

    girl=treat boyfriend badly aka cheating
    cheating=boyfriend staying with her anyways
    staying with her=WTF?
    jitteryjellyon December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI must say I'm not sure about the "So are my strange passions you permitted", so if you can understand what she sings there, I'd be glad to have your version.
    Very nice song, I think, I really like this one, and it's a bit too short!!!
    Garinon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that line is "So all my transgressions you permitted," as in he let her get away with cheating on him because he liked her so much.
    harukion October 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgirl=treat boyfriend badly aka cheating
    cheating=boyfriend staying with her anyways
    girl=WTF?
    jitteryjellyon December 10, 2007   Link

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