This isn’t life or death
it isn’t black and white
and we’ve never been wrong or right
we were just acting the way that we
learned to play
when we were young.

So we harm by words
when the lines are drawn
and we burn like stars
and move along
'cause we get bored so fast
when the fire is gone
and we don’t care who won

I've been tryin' so hard
I've been thinkin' this through
I've been playin' my cards
just waitin' for a graceful way to lose
when the games wind down
you’re gonna make me choose
and I choose
and I choose me.

There's a raging war
playing in my head
between the words I meant
and words I said
and they will run me dry
they will fight to the death
they could take me down
with them and I

I've been tryin' so hard
I've been thinkin' this through
I've been playin' my cards
just waitin' for a graceful way to lose
when the games wind down
you’re gonna make me choose
and I choose
and I choose me.

There's a great divide
across your little bed
and you will hold tight to the right
and I'll hold tight to the left
long long night that we face habit
and it's too late now
and it was too late then

I've been tryin' so hard
I've been thinkin' this through
I've been playin' my cards
just waitin' for a graceful way to lose
when the games wind down
you’re gonna make me choose
and I choose
and I choose me
and I choose me
I choose me



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    General CommentPretty clear what this one means. She's in a complicated relationship where she doesn't feel independent, she's just acting a part she thinks she should be playing - "just acting the way we learned to play when we were young". Eventually it gets to the point where they're playing games and thinking way too much, and it's clear what decision has to be made. So she chooses herself over a questionable and hurtful relationship, seems to be always a good move.
    triswebon July 11, 2008   Link

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