An ending abrupt, I was quick to change
You did this to me.
On the way to a life that made sense to what this is.
I can't, straight-faced
I'd be lying if I told you that this is how
I always dreamed it would be.
But anyway, I'm so happy.

Accustomed ringing in my ears
It's not so bad, not bad at all
On top of the world, out of the country,
Home, don't forget
I'm here, I can't
I'd be lying if I told you that this is how
I always dreamed it would be.
But anyway, I'm so happy.

Ooh...
Ooh...


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    General CommentMy two cents: this song is about a break up. Not just any break up, but a massive one. She was with a man, who she thought was "the one," perhaps they were married, perhaps they were engaged, perhaps they were highschool sweethearts. It doesn't matter.

    He was the one who, abruptly, ended the relationship- or at it was least abrupt to her. So, she had to change; they had been together for such a long time that she didn't know who she was without him. They were two people who made up one entity and that entity was all she knew- it was the only way she knew how to function, how to live: as one piece to a two-part unit. That is the only life that made sense to her.

    And she can't, straight faced, tell him that this is how she always dreamed it would be- that they would be apart- but she's so happy- because she has finally found herself. Without him she is, now, able to see that she is not only just a piece that makes up a single entity- no, she's much more than that. She's a person, with her own dreams, goals, and aspirations. She is finally free to see herself as who she is by herself- beautiful, intelligent, kind, adventurous, giving- she is all of these things, with no outside help. Everything she is, she is, because she chooses to be.

    In the second verse of the song, she is alluding to finding all of this out- and now she's starting to become accustomed to her new life- it's terrifying, being alone, but she's taking the chances, she's taking risks- she travels, she's on top of the world... but she remembers him, she remembers her family- she remembers home and loves them all- but she's so happy- off on her own, becoming the woman she wants to become.
    Lucyinthesky9on January 15, 2015   Link
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    General CommentWow. Pretty much no one's commented on this yet! It's one of my favorites even though it's short. XP

    But yes, I think... it's about how she feels about her marriage, and it took her off guard. She was used to what she had, and then she had to get used to everything again. But it's okay, because she loves him. When she says "I'd be lying if I told you that this is how I always dreamed it would be," I'm thinking she means she hoped things wouldn't have changed as much as it did.

    Yeah... I just took a stab at it. But I love the song!!!
    IceFlower162on August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI
    musicforever_27on August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics to me mean a suicide,
    "you did this to me, on a way to a life that makes sense..."

    'Id be lying if I told you that this is how
    I always dreamed it would be.
    But anyway, I'm so happy." ......... meaning she never thought this would be the way she would die, but its okay, let her go

    "Accustomed ringing in my ears
    It's not so bad, not bad at all
    On top of the world, out of the country," .....this is the dieing process

    "Home, don't forget
    I'm here, I can't" ,,,,,Shes now passed into the after life, but her spirit/ghost will always be with her home, "i cant" ,,,shows how she is trying to let 'home know she is here' but she "cant"

    I'd be lying if I told you that this is how
    I always dreamed it would be.
    But anyway, I'm so happy.............. it is what it is! she found her true happiness in her after life
    abnobaon February 01, 2014   Link

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