All the times you came to me and told me that you cared
I was dreaming of happy days that we both could share
Maybe I got too excited, and maybe you freaked out
Maybe I just have to call you up and scream and shout

All of my friends tell me that I ought to play it cool
No one likes too much attention from a desperate fool
Still I don't believe that I can keep it all inside
When I see your pretty face, I almost want to cry

I know it isn't right
But still I have to fight
I have to let you know
I don't wanna let you go

The pain is killing me
But I can't let it be
I have to let you know
I don't wanna let you go

I remember the days when I was stronger than a wall
Try as anybody might, they couldn't move me at all
Now I fall to pieces when you softly call my name
Going up in smoke rings like a moth within your flame

I have lost all hope of being normal once again
I will be a slave to you until the bitter end
Even if it's a hundred years before you change your mind
I will be here waiting girl until the end of time

I know it isn't right
But still I have to fight
I have to let you know
I don't wanna let you go

The pain is killing me
But I can't let it be
I have to let you know
I don't wanna let you go

I know it isn't right
But still I have to fight
I have to let you know
I don't wanna let you go

The pain is killing me
But I can't let it be
I have to let you know
I don't wanna let you go


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    General CommentStory is pretty straightforward, the guy is hooked on a girl who is either playing hard to get or just plain doesn't want anything to do with him. But she is so different to him than any girl in his past that he keeps holding on with no intentions of lettin go.

    Struggling with this right now. Great song.
    crashmmviion November 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, but it kills me every time I listen to it because its exactly what I've been going through for over a year now. Katie, if you ever read this I want you to know that I'll always love you, even though it wasn't meant to be.
    matthewnq2010on July 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningtryiNg :(
    becauseofYOU09on October 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song perfectly describes the situation I'm currently in.
    Perfec7on November 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite off of the new album. Though I still like the demo version better.
    DaveyMHon November 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a couple who has had their share of ups and downs and the girl isn't too sure if she wants to stay but he doesn't want to let her go. They had plans together to get married and have a house, it sounds like future plans we're made but someone ruined them.
    "All the times you came to me and told me that you cared
    I was dreaming of happy days that we both could share
    Maybe I got too excited, and maybe you freaked out
    Maybe I just have to call you up and scream and shout"

    This set of lyrics is about the guy falling for her, he tries to keep up his wall but he loves her so much that the walls don't exist. I think also maybe they hurt each other somehow someway and I absolutely love the "Now I fall to pieces when you softly call my name" It's like he feels like he is losing her and her calling out his name feels so good it feels like home to him and the fact that he might lose that kills him.
    "I remember the days when I was stronger than a wall
    Try as anybody might, they couldn't move me at all
    Now I fall to pieces when you softly call my name
    Going up in smoke rings like a moth within your flame"

    He loves her so much and he is infatuated and doesn't want to lose her. When I see your pretty face I almost want to cry. It's about him wanting to spend the rest of his life with that pretty face and he is about to lose her.
    "All of my friends tell me that I ought to play it cool
    No one likes too much attention from a desperate fool
    Still I don't believe that I can keep it all inside
    When I see your pretty face, I almost want to cry"



    Thats what I get out of it. I love this song so much. it speaks to my current situation.
    Roccolovesedon December 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti didn't want to let him go...it's so hard. >_<
    annchanon March 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song perfectly describes my feelings for Weezer.
    DevMinoron July 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just felt to share these lyrics, maybe someone out there's sending this to you.
    impakable403on October 28, 2011   Link
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    MemoryThis is the song.our song.
    He was walking me home ,the last day we could spend our last moments together till he comes back which will be in 4 years. He told me this is our song no matter what because he didn't want to let go and i didn't either , he means so much to me and now all i have to remember him till those 4 years are up.Hes going to be a hero once he gets back from the marines
    fabsson December 01, 2011   Link

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