Life was simple way back then
When candy hearts made promises
They used to make you blush
Which always made me smile

But darling how the times have changed
Those sugared words have lost their ways
If only it was simple
As it was back then

I don't want you
Just to love me
For what I do
For what I do

I can't love you
Like I've told you
If only we knew
That love was never meant for me and you

I remember you back then
Your crooked teeth and stupid grin
You always called me lovely
You always seemed to care

But candy hearts, they disappeared
As time went on, your words weren't clear
You said you'd always love me
You said you'd always be there

I don't want you
Just to love me
For what I do
For what I do

I can't love you
Like I've told you
If only we knew
That love was never meant for me and you

I'm sorry dear, I've gone astray
The candy hearts are on their way
They used to make you smile
But now they've made you say

It never was about the words
I listened for the things unheard
But hearts cannot be changed
If words are in the way

I don't want you
Just to love me
For what I do
For what I do

I can't love you
Like I've told you
If only we knew
That love was never meant for me and you

If only we knew
That candy hearts could not make love come true


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    General Comment"Life was simple way back then
    When candy hearts made promises."

    best songline ever tbh.

    who's the girl in the song?
    her voice is 100% gorgeous.
    -tear it up.on November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about the two different views on love. She doesn't need the candy to know he loves her, they are just a symbol. He thinks that without them there is nothing. at first everyting is fine but then he starts giving her things everytime he messes up and she becomes unhappy they realize that they think too differently about love and it wont work.

    the girl is his friend from nashville allie peden is her name i think. she has some solo stuff its good.
    AI2I3Lon March 03, 2008   Link

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