I don’t know why
Why you had to leave me
And I don’t know why
You said goodbye

Only if I try
Can I feel the earth beneath me
And as days go by
I come alive

The fall of your hair the feel of your skin and
The smile on your face as you took me in
Now I lie and stare at the sky, still I wonder why
I don’t know why
You said that you’d release me
No matter how I try
I still feel you

I watched a falling leaf
Drifting down towards me
Carried by the wind
It disappeared

I sat in disbelief
At what had become of me
And as the day grew dark
I rose to go

As I walked along
I thought I heard you call me
Alas I was alone
So I went home

The fall of your hair the feel of your skin
The smile on your face as you took me in
Now I lie, no longer cry but still I wonder why
I don’t know why
You were taken from me
I cannot forget or say goodbye


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    General Commentthis song is actually very very beautiful.
    abarton214on April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, I've only heard the live, acapella version, but its fantastic. Anyway on to the meaning: Its about a guy who's girlfriend/wife left him (died?). At first he can barely keep himself together
    "Only if I try
    Can I feel the earth beneath me
    And as days go by
    I come alive"
    He trying to "come alive" again, but he is having trouble.

    "The fall of your hair the feel of your skin and
    The smile on your face as you took me in
    Now I lie and stare at the sky, still I wonder why
    I don't know why
    You said that you'd release me
    No matter how I try
    I still feel you"
    He wants to get over her, but he can't stop thinking about her.

    "I sat in disbelief..."
    That stanza is about how he realizes how "obsessed" with her he really was, and is determined to pull himself together. The rest of the song is pretty much him coming to terms that he will never get over her, but he won't cry anymore. He will never forget, and never say goodbye

    This is my first analysis of a song, so I'm not sure how right I am.
    jtk1993on March 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAlot jtk... a fucking lot.
    I think i got to this moment in my life where i can really say i feel exactly like this song.
    OSLon February 21, 2010   Link

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