"Can't Take That Away" as written by Jess Cates, Emanuel Kiriakou, Lindy Robbins and Lindy Goldstein....
Silence
Is easy
To say this
Is killing me
I'm sorry
You wasted
A thousand tears on me
But something
Was missing
And I'm regretting it tonight
Pushing you away
I know you don't believe me
And I just wanna say
I remember conversations
Before I gave up on me
And if it's any consolation
I remember everything
And you can't take that
No you can't take that away
You were the one who saved me
And you can't take that away
They turned off
The street lights
Before I could say goodbye
Guess I was
A lost cause
You still kept me alive
So if you are listening
I'm regretting it tonight
Maybe it's too late
But if you ever could believe me
I just wanna say
I remember conversation
Before I gave up on me
And if it's any consolation
I remember everything
And you can't take that
No you can't take away
You were the one who saved me
And you can't take that away
I remember conversations
And if it's any consolation
I remember conversations
Before I gave up on me
And if it's any consolation
I remember everything
And you can't take that
No you can't take that
You can't take that
No you can't take that away
You were the one who saved me
And you can't take that away


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    General CommentWOOO FIRST COMMENT! Love this song :D
    Anyways this is probably not right but..

    it sounds like they were in love and then he started to think something was missing so he broke it off with her. Now he realizes how much he cared about her and how she kept him happy and how she cared for him. Now he's given up on himself for his poor decision to leave her. However, he still has all the happy memories and no one can take that from him.
    heytheredollfaceon June 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a guy who obviously had a previous relationship with a girl.

    "Silence is easy; to say this is killing me. I'm sorry you wasted a thousand tears on me." This is his apology, which is really difficult for him, much more difficult than just pretending nothing ever happened and ignoring the past. He probably treated her really badly, hence the "thousand tears."

    "But something was missing, and I'm regretting it tonight- pushing you away, I know you don't believe me." He's reflecting on what happened and how he thought something wasn't there and how that ended the relationship, and he feels so much remorse, but he knows the girl probably won't give him another chance because she doesn't trust him anymore.

    "I just wanna say: I remember conversations before I gave up on me. And if it's any consolation, I remember everything. And you can't take that, no you can't take that away." This quote probably means that the reason why the relationship didn't work out was because the guy gave up hope on himself and the relationship...he didn't think that it would work out, and so he didn't let it work out. However, he still remembers how things were before that happened. He remembers everything that ever happened, good or bad, regardless of if this girl gives him a second chance. They're his memories, and they're not going anywhere.

    "You were the one who saved me, and you can't take that away." The guy was probably going through some personal issues during this relationship, and the girl helped him, she saved him. And he'll never forget that.

    "They turned off the streetlights before I could say goodbye." This is probably not supposed to be taken figuratively, instead it most likely means that the girl left before he could explain himself or say everything he wanted to, including a proper goodbye.

    "Guess I was a lost cause...you still kept me alive." You can tell that the boy in this relationship didn't believe in himself...at all, and his only reason for not giving up/dying (extreme, I know.) was this girl. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be taken figuratively.

    "So if you are listening, I'm regretting it tonight. Maybe it's too late...but if you ever could forgive me, I just wanna say-" He really wants this girl to know that she meant a lot to him, and still does, and he's willing to do anything to get her back.



    I love this song, a lot. I'm surprised it barely has any comments. In my opinion, this is the most meaningful song by the Friday Night Boys...and it hits close to home. I guess I had a guy like that...but I also felt how whoever wrote this song felt. I cried the first, second, third, and well, the 20th time I heard this song.
    It's great <3
    heydeborahon September 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy who use to be in a relationship with a girl he really liked, but he had 'given up on himself' and saw himself as a 'lost cause' or whatever, so he ended it, but he still really likes her, and he's saying in this song that he remembers everything and she saved him, and she can't take that away.
    fallingupwardson December 16, 2009   Link

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