Thought about everything you said
And now I know why, well
I was wrong, see I never meant to be
I said, I never meant to be
Your favorite breakup song
Well love turns into hate
And your persistent, well it's persistently
Killing me, cause I remember when
I could run to you and your arms would be wide open and you would Carry me

(chorus)
This can't be happening
It's just not fair
Will someone someone wake me up
This is a nightmare
The girl of all my dreams
Is now my worst fear
Would you please help me out
Cause she's just not there

In and out
Our love was like the current
But I don't think it's coming back now
Cause I remember when
I was down and broken
And you would come to me and you'd see me through

This can't be happening
It's just not fair
Will someone someone wake me up
This is a nightmare
The girl of all my dreams
Is now my worst fear
Will you please help me out
Cause I'm just not there (oh)

You said you'd be there through it all
The first mistake and we'd start to fall
You said you'd be there
You said you'd be there
You said you'd be there through it all
The first mistake and we'd start to fall
You said you'd be there
You said you'd be there

This can't be happening
It's just not fair
Will someone someone wake me up
This is a nightmare
The girl of all my dreams
Is now my worst fear
Will you please help me out
Cause she's just not there

This can't be happening
It's just not fair
Will someone someone wake me up
This is a nightmare
The girl of all my dreams
Is now my worst fear
Will you please help me out
Cause she's just not there


Lyrics submitted by XxSammayxX

This Can't Be Happening song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentHe doesn't want to come to terms with the fact this relationship is over & the girl he thought he knew is gone.
    blankmind3on December 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationHe broke up with her a few times (favorite breakup song indicates more than once) because something she repeatedly does kills him inside...it's something significant that she doesn't understand is damaging them persistently. He was and still is in love with her, but this problem area is huge to him, and he's starting to believe that it may not survive (but I don't think it's coming back). Since he initiated the breakup, he may be stating that he's scared to try again. He feels like their love should be steady and comforting (the tide analogy). Funny though, because in this song he focuses alot on the support they give eachother, which really points to their relationship being positive. He points out over and over how they are there for each other. She his dreamgirl (indicating total love) and nightmare (hate can only stem from love). This guy is NOT indifferent. He's passionately in love and having a hard time figuring out how to make it successful for them both.
    rhcpdmbloveron November 19, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain