"Not Meant to be" as written by and Tyler Patrick/brenner Connolly....
It's never enough to say I'm sorry
It's never enough to say I care
But I'm caught between what you wanted from me
And knowing that if I give that to you
I might just disappear

Nobody wins when everyone's losing

It's like one step forward and two steps back
No matter what I do you're always mad
And I, I can't change your mind
I know it's like trying to turn around on a one way street
I can't give you what you want
And it's killing me
And I, I'm starting to see
Maybe we're not meant to be

It's never enough to say I love you
No, it's never enough to say I try
It's hard to believe
That there's no way out for you and me
And it seems to be the story of our lives

Nobody wins when everyone's losing

It's like one step forward and two steps back
No matter what I do you're always mad
And I, I can't change your mind
I know it's like trying to turn around on a one way street
I can't give you what you want
And it's killing me
And I, I'm starting to see
Maybe we're not meant to be

There's still time to turn this around
You could build this up instead of tearing it down
But I keep thinking
Maybe it's too late

It's like one step forward and two steps back
No matter what I do you're always mad
And I, I can't change your mind
I know it's like trying to turn around on a one way street
I can't give you what you want
And it's killing me
And I, I'm starting to see
Maybe we're not meant to be

It's like one step forward and two steps back
No matter what I do you're always mad
And I, baby I'm sorry to see
Maybe we're not meant to be


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"Not Meant to Be" as written by David J. Brenner David Brenner

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  • +2
    General Commenta relationship gone sour...the guy feels bad and wants to make the girl happy but theres no way for him to...
    dpk123on April 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthe has gave his all in this relationship and no matter how much he does to prove to her he loves her its never good enough. theres no pleasing her.
    and since hes tried eveything and givin his all, he cant ive anymore. and he finally relizes
    maybe there not ment to be :]
    Cooperloveon April 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDon't get me wrong, I think All or Nothing is a good song but I can't believe that song was put out on the radio before this song. This song has #1 single power written all over it. They are idiots if they don't eventually put this song out as a single. Actually Theory will never be idiots. Fucking amazing band.
    TLeo96on November 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my song. Hmph.
    BrokenHeartedVampon May 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyep, been there
    danielsharpeon April 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it means that either a relationship that has happened or one that the guy thought was going to happen. I am leading towards one that happened and he finally realizes that they were just not meant to be even if he wanted them to be. One of the best songs on the album.
    bigguy_132on April 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow's this take, it's not a relationship gone sour, but a guy who's crazy about a girl, like to the point he's cryying every night because of her, and she can never love him because of something a previous guy has done, and the singer is thryying to be so much like the guy she wants, but cant do it, and then realizes that his plight is futile and gives up.


    Just a thought
    spiker463on July 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey're in a relationship. Duh. But for some reason (the whole "it" that he can't give her) they won't work and he knows it. He's sad about knowing all the good times will be gone. He's trying his hardest to keep her happy but even in his efforts they both end up unhappy.

    Probably.
    anneliseHASabrainon July 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits like trying to turn around on a one way street... we all know is almost impossible. so hes in this relationship that he knows is almost impossible.. and its going nowhere but he really loves the girl, but everything he does isn't good enough. so instead of hanging on to something that will never work hes decided to give up and he lets fear win over his feelings.
    justletgoon April 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. kinda going through the same.

    KSx3swimmeron May 04, 2009   Link

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