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Take a lonely heart before it breaks
And put it in your little box of unwashed hands and mistakes
Words, so necessary, but absurd
To tell you that I want to be with you tonight
So bad it hurts

Whoa! Whoa!
It would be perfect but you won�t let it play out
Whoa! Whoa!
And you just sit there with your folded arms in
Whoa! Whoa!
Forget about the past, it�s gone

Wait, wake up while it�s still yours to take
Before I get a better offer from someone who will stay
I, I don�t believe in wasting time
Just before you know its gone its gone for good, so don�t cry

And it feels that today is like every other day
But I would forget about myself
Put this pick back on the shelf, tonight

Whoa! Whoa!
It would be perfect but you won�t let it play out
Whoa! Whoa!
And you just sit there with your folded arms in
Whoa! Whoa!
Forget about the past, it�s gone

Whoa! Whoa!
It would be perfect but you won�t let it play out
Whoa! Whoa!
And you just sit there with your folded arms in
Whoa! Whoa!
Forget about the past, it�s gone

And you say that you�ve changed
But you�re basically the same
But I, I can say that I�ve tried
And go on with my life

So you can calm your worried mind
�Cause when I leave I wont be coming back this time
No not this time.



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    General Commentthis song was on the itunes version of "I'm Only a Man"
    i wasnt sure about "And you just sit there with your folded arms in"
    but everything else is accurate.

    great song
    alkapwned4on June 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentno other comments on this song?! it's absolutely stunning, just like every other song off this album. The way i see it, this guy is really into this girl, but she won't commit for one reason or another. I personally see it as she's probably been hurt in the past and is reluctant to get into another relationship.

    "It would be perfect but you won�t let it play out
    And you just sit there with your folded arms in
    Forget about the past, it�s gone"

    He really wants to get with her, but she won't let him, and he's telling her to forget about the past, because he could be her future

    "And you say that you've changed
    But you're basically the same
    But I, I can say that I've tried
    And go on with my life"

    He has tried to show that he won't hurt her and she still refuses him so now he will leave her for good and move on

    "So you can calm your worried mind
    Cause when I leave I wont be coming back this time
    No not this time."

    He refuses to keep living in an up in the air relationship, so he will leave and forget about her

    And it seems as if they've had this fight before and he keeps coming back, but now, he wants her so bad that it's all or nothing. It hurts to want her, but it will also hurt to let her go.

    lyricalrockstaron June 01, 2009   Link

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