Feeling low, like I’m ready to crack and slowly moving from bending to breaking.
I stay diluted to avoid the pain, but I give her more than she can take.
I’m only killing the only haven, the still asylum I haven’t destroyed yet.
And when it’s gone, I’m left with nothing.

This isn’t what we counted on. This isn’t what we said it’d be.
The fantasy is dead, and I cannot feel it.
This isn’t what we counted on. This isn’t what we said it’d be.
The fantasy is dead, and long forgotten.

I told her she was killing me and she said she was already dead.
Every ounce of emotion fades, and I promise you it’ll end someday. I hope.
I’m only hoping that this is common. She’s all I’m left with when all this fades away.
And when it’s gone I’m left with nothing.

This isn’t what we counted on. This isn’t what we said it’d be.
The fantasy is dead, and I cannot feel it.
This isn’t what we counted on. This isn’t what we said it’d be.
The fantasy is dead, and long forgotten.

She doesn’t need it. She doesn’t need it.
My optimism is masking my failure.

This isn’t what we counted on. This isn’t what we said it’d be.
The fantasy is dead, and I cannot feel it.
This isn’t what we counted on. This isn’t what we said it’d be.
The fantasy is dead, and long forgotten.


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    General CommentWhat?? Has no one commented on this masterpiece of music and poetry?
    Well, nevermind, this song means a lot to me.
    This person is giving all to a girl that doesn't give anything back to him.. Unrequited love? Very common x)
    Whatever
    Great song.
    *maudlinme*on October 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSeems to have 2 meanings to me...

    Face value, it seems to be about a relationship gone bad. Both the singer and his partner are having problems, neither is solving them.

    But then looking at the chorus, I realized "This isn't what we counted on" suggests he wants it to mean more - I think it's about divorces. So many people get married expecting something different, then find out they have to work at their problems to actually live together. "My optimism is masking my failure" - so many married couples go on living their lives, then come home and it's just problems.

    I'm not sure, but that's what I got out of it....
    animapersaon November 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about two people in a relationship. They're both dealing with problems at the same time and can't count on the other how they usually did.

    "I stay diluted to avoid the pain, but I give her more than she can take."
    "I’m only killing the only haven, the still asylum I haven’t destroyed yet.
    And when it’s gone, I’m left with nothing."

    She's everything to him, and he doesn't want to hurt her. The relationship is failing, and the good times that they'd imagined aren't playing out. He's still got a strong sense of devotion and love for this girl, but he feels as though maybe they stopped feeling for eachother.
    andthetruthcomesouton July 18, 2008   Link

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