I was a backing track
Saving my green voices back
Disguising the obvious
That I had no one to sing for
I lived in a paper bin
Which I lived curled up and forgotten in
With an unfinished lovers hymn
Tattooed on my forehead

Oh, where were you?
Had I known you then
The outcome would have been better

I got used to the treadmill love
Where no matter how fast you run
You're stuck at the starting point
Only exhausted
I was the anonymous author
Of songs I'd not dared to share
Lacking the audience
Of a lover's ear

Oh, where were you?
Had I know you then
The outcome would have been better

You could have prevented this...

Oh, where were you?
Had you known me then
The outcome would have been better

Lyrics submitted by Siri_, edited by amy589

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    General CommentI see it as being abandoned by someone, who should of been there to help and protect you. She's telling them about her life whilst they were gone and thinking how much better the outcome could of been if they'd been there. Definitely relateable to parents being divorced, and the child not seeing one of them very often etc.
    prettyinpunk8177on April 06, 2010   Link

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