Always on your best behavior,
Why'd we break up?
can't remember why.
And I was so polite,
Couldn't look you in the eye.

I go back to that afternoon -
The way we kissed,
it ended too soon.
What did I say?
I didn't mean to push you away -
With anybody else it never feels true
How can I explain what I am going through
No matter what I do it's only you.

Every hand hold interlocking,
Late night stayed up,
softly talking words.
And I remember
the sweetness of your voice.

And I go back to that afternoon
The way we kissed,
it ended too soon.
What did I say,
I didn't mean to push you away -
With anybody else it never feels true
How can I explain what I am going through
No matter what I do it's only you

I go out and drink to your health,
And I,
go home -
I only hurt myself.

So I'll sing this song,
in faith it finds you,
have a hope
the kind you can't forget
Well I'm still holding on
Will you reconsider that

I'll go back to that afternoon,
The way we kissed -
It ended too soon.
What did I say,
I'll never push you away.

With anybody else it never feels true
How can I explain what I am going through
No matter what I do it's only you.

Meet me there in that afternoon,
the longest day, the twenty-first of June
And what did I say, I'd never push you away.
With anybody else it never feels true
How can I explain what I am going through
No matter what I do it's only you.

No matter what I do
it's only you.


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    General CommentWell I think this song is just about having your eyes on one person, and they were going out but they broke up, and now she regrets it because this guy is the only one for her.
    matteo314on October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSeemingly generic. But the best part of this song is in the details, I think. The 2nd verse stands out to me because it conveys the closeness of the intimacy and much of the rest of the lyrics seem to focus on distance. And that insane binary - between closeness/intimacy and distance/growing apart - is t the heart of the song. It's terrible to be close then not close, and to not know why yet all the while be plagued by memories that are haunting because are the only residue of such comforting and pleasurable experiences.
    invertedlitoston December 09, 2007   Link
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    Song Meaningi think this is about a girl who is in love with a guy who doesnt love her back
    dacubaricangirlon September 04, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThe lyrics are just slightly off:

    Always on your best behavior,
    Why'd we break up?
    Can't remember why.
    And now we're so polite,
    Couldn't look you in the eye.

    And I go back to that afternoon -
    The way we kissed,
    and it ended too soon.
    What did I say?
    I didn't mean to push you away.

    With anybody else it never feels true
    I cannot explain what I've been going through
    No matter what I do it's only you.

    Every handhold interlocking,
    Late night stay up,
    softly talking words.
    And I remember
    the sweetness of your voice.

    And I go back to that afternoon
    The way we kissed,
    and it ended too soon.
    What did I say,
    I didn't mean to push you away.

    With anybody else it never feels true
    I cannot explain what I've been going through
    No matter what I do it's only you

    I go out and drink to your health,
    And I,
    go home,
    I only hurt myself.

    So I'll sing this song,
    in faith it finds you,
    have a hope
    the kind you can't forget
    Well I'm still holding on
    Maybe we can still be friends

    I go back to that afternoon,
    The way we kissed
    and it ended too soon.
    What did I say,
    I'll never push you away.

    With anybody else it never feels true
    I cannot explain what I've been going through
    No matter what I do it's only you.

    Meet me there in that afternoon,
    the longest day, the twenty-first of June
    And what did I say, I'd never push you away.

    With anybody else it never feels true
    I cannot explain what I've been going through
    No matter what I do it's only you.

    No matter what I do
    it's only you.
    Cookie13on February 19, 2011   Link

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