I don't know how long it's been going on
I don't know how long colors were changing to grey
It's kind of funny that I act this way

I don't know how long you've been holding on
I don't know how long everything's been my fault
It's getting easier to take the blame
It's getting easier to try and change

Too many times I have told you that I was okay
But I'm finally feeling like I can explain myself
I'm not claiming that I know everything
No I'm not, because you made me this way

I don't know how long I can justify
I'm tired of making up reasons you're not on my side
And I would never talk to her that way
No I would never talk to her that way

Too many times I have told you that I was okay
But I'm finally feeling like I can explain myself
I'm not claiming that I know everything
No I'm not, because you made me this way

Too many times I have told you that I was okay
But I'm finally feeling like I can explain myself
I'm not claiming that I know everything
No I'm not, oh

Too many times I have told you that I was okay
But I'm finally feeling like I can explain myself
I'm not claiming that I know everything
No I'm not, because you made me this way
You made me this way

I don't know how long it's been going on


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    General CommentNo comments yet? I love this song, the lyrics are amazing. It's a little more country that a lot of her old stuff, but I love it anyway.
    anniewashere123on February 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIm loving it too, I am so excited for the new album. I love her solo work and cant wait for her to get back to it. I prefer her sound when she first came out but I dont mind the country sound at all. I cant decide if this is about an affair of sorts or if its about a relationship where she has taken the blame for everything and is finally realizing that all the problems are really not her fault.
    youaintright20on February 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's a great song. I'm absolutely in love with it. The lyrics posted here aren't correct though - I'm trying to figure out how to edit them now. Here are the correct lyrics (as I am sure they are, anyway):

    I don't know how long it's been going on
    I don't know how long colors were changing to grey
    It's kind of funny that I act this way

    I don't know how long you've been holding on
    I don't know how long everything's been my fault
    It's getting easier to take the blame
    It's getting easier to try and change

    Too many times I have told you that I was okay
    But I'm finally feeling like I can explain myself
    I'm not claiming that I know everything
    No I'm not, because you made me this way

    I don't know how long I can justify
    I'm tired of making up reasons you're not on my side
    And I would never talk to her that way
    No I would never talk to her that way

    Too many times I have told you that I was okay
    But I'm finally feeling like I can explain myself
    I'm not claiming that I know everything
    No I'm not, because you made me this way

    Too many times I have told you that I was okay
    But I'm finally feeling like I can explain myself
    I'm not claiming that I know everything
    No I'm not, oh

    Too many times I have told you that I was okay
    But I'm finally feeling like I can explain myself
    I'm not claiming that I know everything
    No I'm not, because you made me this way
    You made me this way

    I don't know how long it's been going on
    MichelleBranch1109on February 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy take on it is that it could be about someone in her family, like her father, though I'm not sure what her relationship is like with her family. Also about her coming into her own as an adult and realizing there may be some things she can take the blame for, other things she can explain in a more mature perspective now, but other things she can't due to how she was conditioned / nurtured as a child ("I'm not claiming I know everything because you made me this way.") Also it sounds like she had some bitterness from the past because the person didn't seem like they were on her side, and also she didn't like how the person talked to 'her' (whom I am going to assume to be her mother in this case). I don't know... could be a stretch.

    Good song. :)
    Museicalinon August 06, 2009   Link

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