I can see the lifeless, I can feel the darkness under you
I can see behind me
I can try to hide it but without a will to see the truth
I can feel a heartbeat slowing to nothing
Why don’t I go when I know there’s nothing I should want here?
Why do I stay when I know there’s nothing I should say?
As I stand behind you, lost in all the things that I would do
Never really with you, quietly halfway in the room
Do you see behind you, do you see behind you?

Why don’t I go tell me why do I stay when I know there’s nothing I should want here?
Why don’t I go tell me why do I stay when there’s nothing you can see?
Why don’t I go tell me why do I stay when I know there’s nothing I should say?
Why don’t I go tell me why do I stay when I know there’s nothing for me here?

How I see you now is all wrong
With my hands full and it’s all wrong
And I shouldn’t have looked ‘cause now I can’t look away

Why don’t I go tell me why do I stay when I know there’s nothing I should want here?
Why don’t I go tell me why do I stay when there’s nothing you can see?
Why don’t I go tell me why do I stay when I know there’s nothing I should say?
Why don’t I go tell me why do I stay when I know there’s nothing for me here?


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    General Commentthis song is so...... ......... ......... true. it's about wanting someone so bad but not being able to tell them, but knowing that they aren't for you and that nothing good will come of this

    i can try to hide it, but without a will to see the truth
    try to hide your emotions when your just clouding them right

    why don't i go when i know theres nothing i should want here
    whomever it is that she wants she knows is no good for her.

    as i stand behind you lost in all the things that i would do
    standing behind him day dreaming about all the things that she wants to do.... you know

    never really with you, qietly half way in the room
    shes never really there because she is lost in what she would do versus what she has the balls to do

    how i see you no is all wrong, with my hands full and it's all wrong, and i shouldn't have looked cause now i can't look away.
    her vision has been clouded because of all of the things that she wants him to be, but he's none of them.

    or am i all wrong here?
    northern_lightson October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think your idea is going in the right direction...
    but imo it's about being in a bad relationship that has drained you in some way and slowly questioning is this really the right thing for you.
    Weaknesson December 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think weakness is right. It's definitely about a relationship. It's about knowing something that your partner has done secretly and going through the denial of it all. She can see how lifeless the relationship has become and it's because of something her lover has done. Possibly she literally was "quietly half way in the room" when she caught him and he couldn't "see behind him" to find her watching. When she says she can see behind herself, she means that she can see through her feeble attempts of denying what happened or her postulated and persistent belief that he still loves her and realizes that it is all just an attempt to preserve her relationship and that it's easier to keep it inside than speak it and face the pain of the truth. Now all she can do is question herself about what to do (stay or go) and daydream about all the things she could do (confront him, stay, go, remain silent, seek revenge, etc).
    Androgyneon October 01, 2013   Link

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