Bittersweet seasons.
Mistake a warm winter for spring.
Seems like I’m best at leaving when leaving is not the best thing.

You couldn’t help it if you needed more than I could give.
That’s just the way it goes.

I call you misplaced but never a waste of my time.
Everybody’s gonna make mistakes,
But you’ll never be one of mine.

You couldn’t help it if you needed more than I could give.
That’s just the way it goes.
I knew you felt me leaving long before I ever did.
That’s just the way it goes now.
Loved me fearless when you needed to.
You would not rest till you came through.
So god bless and thank you.

There is no anger, it's just you and I and the truth.
You can try to make her but love will not be forced to bloom.

You couldn’t help it if you needed more than I could give.
That’s just the way it goes.
The only love worth fighting for is one that you can win and,
That’s just the way it goes now.
You would not break but you could bend.
And for love’s sake you let love end,
But I still swear that you were god sent.

And you stood before me knowing that the wings I have you gave.
And that’s just the way it goes now.
And I barely have the breath to breathe much less to fly away.
And that’s just the way it goes now.
And a silence entered the room for a one last,
"I’m gonna love you."
So god bless and thank you.
So god bless and thank you.
Thank you.


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    General CommentIsn't amazing when you hear a song that puts into words the feelings you could never articulate, but so badly wanted to?

    I picture this song to be like a letter this girl is writing to an ex-boyfriend that she will probably never send. But in it she's spilling out alll her feelings towards him and is thanking him for everything he's given her. She knows that she's really hurt him and that he still really cares about her, but for one reason or another, she needs to move on.

    "And you stood before me knowing that the wings I have you gave."
    There it is. That line... Those are the words I've been searching for for so long now.
    She loves loveon February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSplendid. This song speaks to my heart.
    SageSoulon February 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can´t decide which Sara Bareilles song I like the most, but this one is definitely among my favorites.
    I think it´s about a break up. An ending relationship without the "I hate you. I don´t wanna see you anymore. You hurt me so badly. bla bla bla part ". Knowing that even when love is gone for any reason, It doesn´t mean that relationship didn´t make you a better person, made you grow as a human being and just for that reason you should be thankful even though that´s not easy.
    nesty28on January 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDo you think this song is good
    Blackops126on February 06, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song to me is about something not working out in love. This line in particular: "You can try to make her but love will not be forced to bloom" is the most meaningful to me because sometimes someone isn't getting what they need or there is something that isn't right even with feelings there.

    It's about love always being a good thing to experience and we're grateful to have it when we do but its also bittersweet cause sometimes the feelings aren't enough.
    thyi319on November 10, 2012   Link

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