Tell me how I finally figured it out
That now you're caught in the things you said you'd never do
And now, it's starting to show like her skin fell out of her clothes
She's got a list of moves to make

Stay for me
It was the first, it was the...
Stay on me

Well, take your time lighting the room
When all's said and done, I, I bet you're covering
I bet you're covering
Is it a wonder you're lonely?
Taking chances to feel again
I bet you never knew
I bet you never

Stay for me
It was the first, it was the...
Stay on me

Suddenly, a cloud must have cut
A hole in my head
When I was tangled all in your words
How quick to forget, we are
With eyes unimpressed, you're sealing the conversations
And are you wondering how things could be?
Just staring at the surface
When all the walls have tendencies
But it's not your fault
When no one taught you how

And now the one you once loved is leaving
And now the one you once loved is leaving
And now the one you once loved is leaving
And you're so sure that I'd be just fine here
And now the one you once loved is leaving
But you were surely just taking your own time, dear
And now the one you once loved is leaving
And you're so sure that I'd be just fine here
And now the one you once loved is leaving
But you were surely just taking your own time, dear
And now the one you once loved is leaving


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    General CommentWhat’s one set of lyrics that mean a lot to you on a personal level and why?

    The song “Now The One You Once Loved Is Leaving” from our last album Illuminate means the most to me because I wrote all of it entirely about my ex-boyfriend and what went on and how no matter how much it destroyed me, in the end he really hurt himself much more.

    read the interview: blaremagazine.com/2010/02/16/q-and-a-mindy-white/
    de1337edon February 17, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Suddenly, a cloud must have cleared
    A hole in my head
    When I was tangled all in your words"

    Mindy sounds amazing and this is my favorite song on the album.
    loveisfictionon July 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song really showcases Mindy's singing abilities. I think she has a beautiful voice and did a wonderful job on this album. I was worried about the singing not being as good as the former female, but she went above and beyond what I had expected.
    Castaliaon March 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is possibly my favorite track off Illuminate. Mindy's voice is golden.
    andreaaaaon March 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. I've listened to it so much since the album came out. It's probably one of my favorites from 'Illuminate'.
    taylerx0on July 21, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"But it's not your fault
    When no one's heart you have"

    Wierd..
    I've always heard:
    "But it's not your fault,
    when no one taught you how"
    xcandleon July 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone losing their virginity to a person, and they "fall in love" with them. Since people say this happens to people who first make love to someone. I think this song is in a female's POV, and she talks about how the man she slept with fooled her and made her think that she cared.

    "Suddenly, a cloud must have cleared
    A hole in my head
    When I was tangled all in your words
    How quick to forget, we are"
    indielove.on July 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell this is my first time doing this, and I'm just gonna take a stab at it.

    It seems like a girl is cheating on her boyfriend after she said she wouldn't, and now it's consumed her.

    "Is it a wonder you're lonely?"
    I'm guessing that's him saying do you really not know why you're lonely? assuming she doesn't get in relationships much, or atleast manage to stay in them without the other leaving her.

    just my 2 cents, and my interpretation. :)
    thatonekidcolinon September 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI was always under the impression that they both cheated on each other.
    rainbowblackon October 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its about a girl who couldn't show affection for the boy as she might of been hurt before, and he got bored with her and cheated on her with another girl

    "Tell me how I finally figured it out
    That now you're caught in the things you said you'd never do
    And now, it's starting to show like her skin fell out of her clothes
    She's got a list of moves to make"
    self explanatory I think, he said hed never cheat

    the bits the girl sings is from her perspective and vice versa

    "With eyes unimpressed, you're sealing the conversations
    And are you wondering how things could be?
    Just staring at the surface"

    I think this part is about the boy not showing any interest in her any more, and thinking about how it would be to be with the other girl.. but not knowing fully 'staring at the surface'


    "And now the one you once loved is leaving
    And you're so sure that I'd be just fine here
    And now the one you once loved is leaving
    But you were surely just taking your own time, dear"

    I think this bit.. 'the one you once loved' is the girl.. shes leaving him because she cheated on him and hes lost love for her.
    and the guy is saying - 'you were so sure id be just fine, you were taking your own time' I think this relates back to the fact that she couldnt love him soon enough for him

    Lastly I think the
    "Stay for me
    It was the first, it was the...
    Stay on me"

    is the lust and love of the scenario.
    theyre both singing "stay for me. it was the first" which id take as their 'love' for each other. perhaps the first
    and then "it was the... stay on me" is lust, maybe for the other girl

    thats what I got
    who knows, may not make any sense at all haha
    staaticon October 26, 2008   Link

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