Should I decide it’s true? That you might leave if given half the chance to go and I be left here on my own, to find myself in bed, wishing everything that changed would be the same.

Room still looks like you, it’s so nice and all the pictures on the shelf, dusted off by someone else, to keep me company, having told her that your thoughts still linger on.

Everyday is another chance to bury my regret. Everyday is another chance to make it, but I can’t, but I can’t, but I can’t.

I saw you on my phone, on a contact list that isn’t up to date, would’ve changed it with more time, I required to. In my mind with all the freckles on your face. I reconciled with you’re ring I bought you is buried deep within the ground, behind the swing where we first met, a memory on this earth to remind of all the bruises that you forgave.

Everyday is another chance to bury my regret. Everyday is another chance to make it, but I can’t, but I can’t, but I can’t.

Should I decide it’s true, to return if given half the chance to go? And it’s not true, but it’s not true.



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    General Commentok so i kinda disagree with the whole ex-gf theory...i mean yes, the relationship is over...that's a given...but i'm leaning more toward the cause being death.
    this is due to the fact that he is living with a memory. the first line of the song drove this point home for me. "Should I decide it’s true? That you might leave if given half the chance to go and I be left here on my own, to find myself in bed, wishing everything that changed would be the same." clearly, his memory is keeping her alive and he is in charge of the "decision" to keep her around. Also in the lines, "Room still looks like you, it’s a mess and all the pictures on the shelf, dusted off by someone else, to keep me company, having told her that your thoughts still linger on." only in a situation similar to a death would another woman respect and accept that their partner still has feelings for their previous lover.

    just a hunch...who knows...just listen to the song with that concept in mind. there are several subtle hints that suggests that she has passed.
    jrlaffreyon July 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbeyond amazing. perfect. i can't stop listening. obviously a relationship is over and he's regretting it...he wants her back, even though he already has someone else.
    hypermagicalon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song sooo much.
    ummmmm47on November 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsome of the lyrics to this song are wrong

    it should be "it's a mess" instead of "its so nice"

    this song is obviously about a past relationship with a girl he's still inlove with and wants back, but has someone already. hes not being completely honest with the girl by keeping her in the dark about his past relationship
    aesophopon January 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this song kind of hits you in a way you might not expect at first until you really give it a good listen.

    I agree with jrlaffrey that this song is most likely about a relationship that's ended but reason is probably death.

    Either way it's a beautiful song. Fitzsimmons is an amazing writer.
    lullabysoundson August 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this song kind of hits you in a way you might not expect at first until you really give it a good listen.

    I agree with jrlaffrey that this song is most likely about a relationship that's ended but reason is probably death.

    Either way it's a beautiful song. Fitzsimmons is an amazing writer.
    lullabysoundson August 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere should be a million more comments! This song is absolutely beautiful. William Fitzsimmons is amazing.
    worryrokspaz325on December 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm gonna take it a step further

    'THE BRUISES YOU FORGAVE...' There was physical abuse in the relationship-- probably the cause of her leaving and/or death?
    ''Everyday's another chance to bury my regret...'' He is clearly sorry. And the repeated use of the word 'BURY' and 'A memory on this EARTH' [Which she is no longer on] gives a hint that she is infact dead.

    He is in a relationship ''Dusted off by someone else...'' He isn't disclosing who the someone else is, hesitant because he is clearly still inlove with his ex and thinks she can hear him when he speaks. He goes further 'to keep my company' almost like he shruggng off his current girlfriend as a friend.

    I LOVE WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS!!! I NEED TO SEE HIM LIVE. LET ME KNOW WHEN HE IS IN CALIFORNIA!!! :)
    Passionplayeron March 05, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI agree with those who say this song is about a relationship that ended because the other person died.

    I think the part about the bruises, though, isn't literal. The bruises are probably all the stuff he did that hurt her.

    It's really sad. The regret and the denial. Makes the song so much more beautiful :)
    person88on June 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song would've been perfect for the movie 500 days of summer!
    it is an amazing song!
    oiadoreuon September 14, 2009   Link

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