Last time, I thought we had this talk
Boy, you were getting ready to leave
I thought that baby you were done
'Cause for a while, you could barely look at me

This time, I thought that we'd be fine
That I'd forget the thing that you said
I tried crossing out your words
But baby, you can not forget the past
Can not forget the past
Still, baby

I'm so unpredictable, you don't know what to think
So unemotional, wonder if I'm still in love
You see, I don't know what to tell you now
It's always harder the second time around
I'm so unbreakable, just like you used to be
So unemotional, boy I can't forget the way you were with me
I don't know what to tell you know
It's always harder the second time around

The second time around

We tried going back to Joe's
That was always our favorite place
Long rides, baby by the coast
Do you remember where we stayed?

Last time, we were hanging out
You were acting kind of strange
Now it's the second time around
I'm starting to see, it's me that feels this way
(My heart just speaks to me)
It's me that feels this way
I know that you are the one that is brave

I'm so unpredictable, you don't know what to think
So unemotional, wonder if I'm still in love
You see, I don't know what to tell you now
It's always harder the second time around
I'm so unbreakable, just like you used to be
So unemotional, boy I can't forget the way you were with me
I don't know what to tell you know
It's always harder the second time around

I'm not sure the best way to say this
But I can't pretend to love you no more, babe
This Ferris wheels got me crazy
Maybe the second time around is not meant for us, baby
Not meant for us, baby

I'm so unpredictable, you don't know what to think
So unemotional, wonder if I'm still in love
You see, I don't know what to tell you now
It's always harder the second time around
I'm so unbreakable, just like you used to be
So unemotional, boy I can't forget the way you were with me
I don't know what to tell you know
It's always harder the second time around


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    General Commentloooove this song :)
    aimeeleighon October 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning is pretty clear: the guy she was with broke up with her for a while and she felt bad about it, but when he came back and they got togheter again she just couldn't feel as good as she did before. She can't forget the bad things that happened in the past and she doesn't love him anymore.

    Damn, this song is addictive.
    JuicyBlondieon October 26, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThis is so brilliant. I love the piano, I love her voice... gah I just love her.

    But as for the meaning, I agree with JuicyBondie. I'm even facing this situation now - my boyfriend (or whatever he is...) hasn't spoken to me in 2 weeks and I feel as if we've broken up, since that's basically the message he gave me (long story). And even if he needs "space/time", and comes crawling back to me, I don't think it's going to be easy the "second time around".

    "wonder if I'm still in love" - that is so true. Sometimes your emotions take over and you can't even figure out if the most powerful one - love - is there or not.

    "This time, I thought that we'd be fine
    That I'd forget the thing that you said
    I tried crossing out your words
    But baby, you can not forget the past
    Can not forget the past"

    That is so true, for so many situations - but especially ones dealing with relationships/heartbreaks/second chances. I'm all about second, third, tenth chances - but when it comes to being hurt so hard, so much, you just can't forget about it and let it slide. It's not easy.

    You just don't know what to tell him. Except that it's harder. So on point.
    abcDonnaon November 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song. It gets me very emotional every time I hear it. It reminds me of what I'm going through with my boyfriend. I've been with him for a year. He always treated me like I was second best to everything else. And he was always very cold and unemotional towards me. Even through all of this, I loved him more than anything... But then I needed to take a break from him about a month ago. It just got too much for me, because I was giving him 110% and I was only getting 20% back! It was breaking my heart. But we started talking again. And he's the one all in love now, and being more involved in the relationship. But I can't let go of how things were before. The scars are too deep. So now I'm the unemotional one, putting up walls. I just don't feel like I love him anymore.. So I can relate to this song so much. It's saying that once you have that break you can step back and see things for what they really are. And the second time around is so hard because you fall out of love once you can see the reality. And it's very heartbreaking, but by this point, you're so detatched that you don't really care anymore.
    LilShyBoy661on November 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is brilliant!!! l0l i dont know if i spelled it right but you know wht i mean.i agree its about a realtionshipp that she gave the guy another chancee and it just didnt work out and shes comin to a conclusion that gettin back together just wasnt for themm.people break up for a reason,although some people get back together some dontt so0o this song is pretty much for people that gave realtionships a second try. props to anyone that gave people another chance cause i sure never went back with a person and sure as hell probably wouldnt go back with anyone eitherr.
    RomanceGrl802on May 15, 2010   Link

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