Maybe I'm a joker
Maybe I'm a fool in your eyes
Maybe I'm the weak one
Maybe I'm a lie in disguise
Maybe I'm angry 'cause I'm the one who's always wrong
Maybe I'm not the one who's so strong

Did you think about it?
Did you pour it in and pull it out?
Could you live without me?
Did you ever really have a doubt?
Do you understand it, baby,
When you say "It's over, it's done"?
Maybe I'm not the one

So if you're gonna leave
Yeah, you better get goin'
Cause I ain't wastin' no more time
What you did and what you didn't
So if you're gonna leave
Yeah, you better start runnin'
Cause I ain't wastin' no more time
On what mighta been

We can stand on reason
We can fight about all the things
This isn't forever
This is more than a wedding ring
But do you understand it, baby,
When you say "It's over, it's done"?

Woah, did it happen again?
With the things that you wanted for being a friend
How did it happen again?
Just look onward, baby
Someday you might need a friend

So if you're gonna leave
You better get goin'
Cause I ain't wastin' no more time
With what we did and what we didn't
So if you're gonna leave
Yeah, you better start runnin'
Cause I ain't wastin' no more time
No, I ain't wastin no more time
On what mighta been


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    General Commenttonic is a great band and the lead singer is a great song writer. excellent song.
    guitarplaya3ebon September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like the way he stands up for himself and decides that he isn't going to waste anymore of his time with someone who doesn't even care to fix what's wrong. He accepts the fact that things need to move on and so does he. It is very sad tho because it sounds like a marriage breakin up and that is the worst.
    mOOLLyon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti cried so hard when i first heard this cause it reminds me of what i'm going through.
    i think this song is about a relationship where the girl keeps bending him to the point where he almost breaks and then he realizes he cant take it anymore even though he loves her. hes just starting to realize shes not for him and it cant work out if they just fight liek this all the time.
    mm123456on April 20, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningEmerson has said in concert that this song was written when he and his wife were going through some very hard times.
    Fasemanon June 14, 2009   Link

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