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I woke up eager to greet the day
And ask the questions that troubled me
Thinking you and I could work it out peacefully
And believe that it was just that easy
Here we stand now on separate sides
It seems one thing we don't realize
Is that neither of us have made room for compromise
So we remain in contrary corners again

This is how we stay
Over & Over games we play
We could rise or give in
But is Over & Over happening again?

Am I to wonder what comes of this?
Or try to make sense of it?
Do these walls we build have any significance?
And will summer's birth bring difference?
So here we are now waiting for June
I hear that we're humming different tunes
And we're still at odds in the middle of the afternoon
It seems this time will finally be the last time

This is how we've stayed
Over & Over games we've played
Compromise?
Not today
So Over & Over is what happens again.

You complicate and you break down
I chew your words while you spit them out
We see the same thing but differently
Stuck in our separate realities

This is now we stay
Over & Over game we play
But Over & Over can not happen again

This is how we stay
Over & Over games we play
We will not ever win
So Over & Over & Over & Over & Over & Over is Over


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    General CommentI LOVE this one, and I'm so excited to hear it in concert (Thank goodness it's on (a)fternoon!)!

    For the meaning, I say it's basically about him hoping they have more in their relationship, but he is always proven wrong. Something like that.

    Does anyone know what he's always talking about? He's always singing about what seems like someone special (or someone he hopes could be his special someone), but it always leaves me wondering who. They're so quiet about their private lives.
    aMAEzingNOYseson September 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is my favorite off (A)fternoon! And the shirt is equally awesome!
    aMAEzingNOYseson November 30, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correction"Or try to make sense of it?"
    I'm pretty sure it's "Or try to make any sense of it?"
    Laanion June 02, 2010   Link

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