"Find My Love" as written by and Scott Yancey Avett Timothy Seth Avett....
What makes it easy to treat people bad?
Some things you say and you can't take 'em back
What makes it easy to run from the past,
like a child runs from the dark?
Which is the poison and which is the wine?
The scent and the colors are so much alike
And how much of each will it take to decide,
when you're at the table alone?
Where do you go when it's perfectly clear?
You might find your way, but you won't find it here
What makes it easy to sound so sincere,
when you know that you don't care?
Love gets lost
Love gets lost
Find my love
Find my love

How can you tell when goodbye means goodbye
Not just for now, for the rest of your life
How can you stand there with love in your eyes
And still be walking away
Love gets lost
Love gets lost
Find my love
Find my love
Find my love
Find my love


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    General CommentI wrote my comment over 4 years ago. This song still does an incredible job of embodying what it's like going through a break-up with someone you love. But life does go on, and you eventually find replacements. It's never quite the same, but that doesn't mean what comes next isn't better.

    God Bless the Avett Bros!
    Thomheadon March 28, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWow. No comments. This song is...it is the epitome of what I'm going through.

    From my prespective, Seth is singing about the desperate and desolate feeling of having left someone, but not really knowing if it was the right thing to do. You may still love the person, but something is drawing you away from that person. When will you ever really move on? You just want to love the person again, the way it used to be. Then you feel like running from this situation and the terrible feeling that encompasses you when you think about it. You just want to keep going, even though you feel like there is such a huge piece of you missing when you are away from that person.

    You just can't find the love that you had. So you know that if you stay, it would be wrong. Without the love, it's so easy to treat that person the way you never intended on treating them. This adds to the dissonance and pain.

    What do you think?
    Thomheadon October 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think I must agree with you Thomhead...I may not if only I didn't experienced breaking up with someone, whom I'm not sure up to now if what I did is right.
    Somehow I think that I still love the person, it has been a year and a half but it still haunts me.
    Sometimes I think I should go back to the relationship and mend what was broken between us, but I could feel something is missing, we lack of something I'm not sure what it is.
    I'm trying to find the love I've been looking for but the same thing happen again and again, keeping on hurting others and myself too.
    bear_hug20on November 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree. This is my favorite Avett Brothers song, because I know exactly what he is feeling.
    At the beginning, he is trying to figure out how he could let this love slip away, how he could treat the person he loved so much so badly, and how he ended up alone.
    In the middle, he is with someone else, but doesn't feel the same way about them as he did before. He just doesn't want to be alone, so he lies and makes it sound sincere just to have anyone.
    But, alas, at the end of the day, he still regrets not being with one he really loves, and wants to find a way to bring that love back.
    Every single day I live the line, "How can you stand there with love in your eyes, and still be walking away?"
    findmyloveon June 18, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI feel I've recently been on the dumped side of this situation. Ugh. I try to understand why but it's impossible. I wish I could shout these questions at him but that won't help whatever he's trying to get through. I need to move on or friendship will be impossible.

    Love gets lost...
    gimpPACon October 25, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"How can you tell when goodbye means goodbye
    Not just for now, for the rest of you life
    How can you stand there with love in you eyes
    And still be walking away"

    Wow. Nothing else to say.
    yardsaleon February 25, 2011   Link

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