Lately, I don't think of you at all
Or wonder what you're up to, or how you're getting on
I never think of calling you, or how things could have been
Or wonder where you sleep at night, or whose arms you wake in

I'm living alone, living alone
I don't need you anymore
Living alone, living alone
I don't need you anymore

Lately
I don't get lost in daydreams
I never lay awake at night staring in my bed
And I don't think about your face or anything you've said
And I don't think twice when someone says your name
Or twist my mind in circles wondering which of us to blame

I'm living alone, living alone
I don't need you, anymore
Living alone, living alone
I don't need you anymore

I never walk alone and think of all the empty words
Or wonder when the day will break, or when the tides will turn
And I don't break down when someone says your name
Or twist my mind in circles wondering which of us to blame

I'm living alone, living alone
I don't need you anymore
Living alone living alone
I don't need you anymore

Lately I don't think of you at all
Lately
Oh, lately


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  • +5
    General CommentGood God did I write this song

    It's totally a lie. I love it so much.
    fishquawkon November 23, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song could be very straightforward, but it seems to be about somebody trying to convince themself that they are over somebody when they clearly aren't.
    AmazingBobon February 09, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn my opinion, this song hit the emotion it's trying to convey perfectly. Nothing hurts worse than convincing yourself that you are over that special person in your life, knowing fully that you aren't. Amazing song.
    bradley163on March 28, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI can guarantee you Brandon Summers wrote this song knowing full well the irony of composing an entire piece of music claiming being over a love lost, and "articulating every gesture and motion" that he denies doing anymore.

    These guys are brilliant, great universal truths.
    lostmybaron May 02, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentRomantic Sarcasm.
    amorybon July 07, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSuch a sad song
    andreea26on June 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove this song, to me this song is about a certain point when your ready to let go of someone.. and you have gone through everything..
    this is why he "articulating every gesture"
    as sarabarra says

    but i think that he has had an epiphany that he really doesnt need someone anymore
    donnieisyourmannon March 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI never really thought about him as really not being over her before...but that makes a lot of sense. But that's not really how I see it. I see it as him and this girl broke up and it was absolutely devastating to him. So he did all those things--he thought about her all the time, wondered where she was, etc. But eventually as life continued for him, he moved on. I think he writes about these things that he used to do because he knows from the past what it was like not being over her, not because he's in denial and really still dependent on her.

    I don't know...I guess I would just like to believe that he's over her because this song is the anthem to my life. Maybe I'm in denial as well! Anyways, either way, it's brilliant!
    KONK22on January 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe first time i heard this i just wow. I know exactly what it is like to lie to yourself that you're over someone. I feel like underneath all the lyrics he is definately not over this person. I mean he's writing a song about it...to convince himself. You can convince yourself pretty well sometimes but underneath it all, underneath all your fronts and words and lies to yourself, you KNOW in your heart you're definately not over them.
    skijornon March 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA friend of mine played this song for me thinking that it would make me feel better about a breakup that happened a year ago and I'm still not over.

    The thing about this song is that it's so specific in its examples. If you aren't thinking about someone, then you simply aren't thinking of them.

    I'm sure that this song is nothing but lies. Hopeful lies that the singer desperately wants to believe in.
    ThisIsClaireon March 14, 2010   Link

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