From the littlest things
To the pain that it brings
Down to the things you miss the most
But you won't let yourself go
No you won't let yourself

'Cause time and time again
We feel the load a little more
But if you let yourself go
Then we won't hit that road

'Cause I can see the sky
But it's yours to be seen
If you can be with someone else
If you can let yourself go
If you can let yourself

But is this the time
Is this the place?
And "is this the end?"
Is all I can say

I promise I never meant to turn you away
Why did you trust me with your heart?

So consider the things
From the pain that it brings
Down to the things you miss the most
And if you let yourself go
Well then the next thing you know

Is I have seen this guy
And he's looking at me
Yeah and he thinks I'm something else
So you can walk yourself home
Yeah you can go

Even though you waited
I know that you can begin on your own
You can begin on your own

But is this the time
Is this the place?
And "is this the end?"
Is all I can say

I promise I never meant to turn you away
Why did you trust me with your heart?

I promise I never meant to turn you away
Why did you trust me with your heart?


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    General CommentI've loved everything TCTC have ever written but this is surely their best. This song means so much to me at the minute as me and my gf are going through a rocky patch and I don't know if we'll ever be happy together again.

    Especially love the chorus

    But is this the time
    Is this the place?
    And "is the the end?" is all I can say
    I promise I never meant to turn you away
    Why did you trust me with you heart?

    It just seems like the person knows everything has come to the point of no return and its the end of their relationship. Deep down he knows that he was never good enough for her and that he'd always let her down. I'm rambling now but thats how I see it.
    AmAnAlOnE1984on January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always find myself attracted to these two stanzas, who knows maybe its the way its sung:

    "Cuz I have seen this guy
    He's looking at me
    Yeah and he thinks I'm something else
    So you can walk yourself home
    Yeah you can go

    Even though,
    you waited,
    I know you can begin on your own,
    you can begin on your own..."

    The first kinda has contempt - this other guy now has what was his, or maybe he knows what happened and the woman obviously still has feelings for him - but he rises above that and it goes from hatred of this new guy to giving in to what he knows is best for her, a life without him. dhe can start again, begin on her own.
    skippageon December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not really sure what it is about this song that seems to hit home right now. The opening lines are what get to me the most. "So consider the things. From the pain that it brings. Down to the things you miss the most"
    The whole song seems to be really sad, yet quite uplifting at the same time.
    widexeyeson July 02, 2008   Link

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