"Slow Goodbye" as written by and Katy/gottwald Perry....
I can read the lines
On your face and they're telling me
Everything I already know
Yeah
I hold you in my arms
But your light is away from me
Slowly sinking under, alone
Yeah

So I act cool
On the outside
But it's eating me alive

'Cause when it comes to you
There's nothing I can do
I can't make you love me when you don't
I see it in your eyes
All the compromise
No, I can't take another slow goodbye

Sitting in the park, after dark, smoking cigarettes
Biting all the black off of my nails
'Cause all I ever was what you took away from me
Try to make it right, but it's too late

I'm a hopeless case on the inside
And it's eating me alive

'Cause when it comes to you
There's nothing I can do
I can't make you love me when you don't
I see it in your eyes
All the compromise
No, I can't take another slow goodbye

No
I die
A million times every time when you look me in the eye
I die
'Cause I've heard it all before
The same pain
You throw around and around
But I still end up with nothing
But heartache

'Cause when it comes to you
There's nothing I can do
I can't make you love me when you don't
I see it in your eyes
All the compromise
No, I can't take another slow goodbye
No
There's nothing I can do
I can't make you love me when you don't
I see it in your eyes
All the compromise
No, I can't take another slow goodbye


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"Slow Goodbye" as written by Lesley Roy Katy Perry

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    General CommentI think this song can almost have two meanings:
    1) Her boyfriend is acting distant and she can sense it ('I can read the lines on you face...'). She can feel that he is no feeling the same he used to and she knows it's only a matter of time before they break-up. She, however, doesn't want to do the breaking up, so in the meantime, the knowledge that he will inevitably dump her eats her up inside. She hates the way things turned out, but she realizes she can't force him to love her. The part where she's in the park is sort of sad. She feels all alone and confused and hurt. He took away her innocence, her chance at love, and although he tried to make it work, the effort wasn't enough cus she's going to end up alone. He made her complete (metaphorically cus of love)but now she's left with the after-sting. He left her (maybe he cheated on her, hence the original distance) and although he tried to make it right by leaving her instead of lying, he took away his love, the thing she wanted most. That would explain the hopeless part cus she feels hopeless for loving such a jerk. She just wanted a quick goodbye but instead she watched it be dragged out as she waited for his confession and breakup. Slow goodbyes are the worse cus you know it's gonna happen but you don't want it to so the pain is worse. She sorta wants to keep hanging on, but she doesn't want this to be dragged out. She knows that time will not make him love her cus nothing can if he truly doens't...
    2)She liked this guy who was just a friend but he only thought of her as a friend. So when she's sitting with him, hanging out, and maybe flirting a little, she can feel the distance he puts between them cus he doesn't feel the same way. Maybe he even flirts back a little, but it's empty to her cus she knows he will never be more than a friend. She tries to keep her cool, but inside, it's killing her. She knows she can't make him fall for her. She knows that he's just flirting with her cus he's being a guy and having fun, but she wishes it was more. Maybe he tried to fix things by breaking away from her or telling her that she was just a friend. But in the process, that kills her cus all she ever wanted was to be his. So she feels a bit hopeless cus she's wasted all this energy and love and time on this guy who was being a tool. She doesn't want to drag out the pain of getting over him, but she knows it won't be fast (since they're friends they probably see eachother at school everyday or at work or whereever). She just wants it to be quick but on the other hand, he's a part of her, and she wants to savour ever moment while it's there and doesn't want it all brutally cut out in an instant. She hates that he keeps playing her and screwing with her mind. Maybe he's flirting, but then refusing to go out with her.It's just a bunch of circles to her and all that she ends up with is pain and she doesn't get the guy. I guess she just wishes that he'll just disappear off the face of the earth so that everything will end, just like that. Then maybe she could get over him, rather than have to face the reality everyday that he's just using her but she still loves him.
    XphysicsXangelXon August 01, 2009   Link

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