I swore it'd never happen again
but it did and I think
that doing something different
you'da done the same
it's so very sad that things haven't changed
And I counted all the times I been crushed
Could I hate you more?
But, I hate myself so much
The tile floor won't hide these cuts
God, I miss you so much

And I...
I think it's wrong
the way you left
now I'm alone

Oh, and I...
I think it's wrong
the way you left
I'm alone

-Ooo ooo ooo-
I swore it'd never happen this way
-Ooo ooo ooo-
but it did, and I think that if you'd done something different
-Ooo ooo ooo-
I'd have done the same
-Ooo ooo ooo-
It's so very sad that things haven't changed
-Ooo ooo ooo-
and I counted all the times I've been touched
-Ahh ahh ahh-
could I hate you more?
-ahh ahh ahh-
I hate myself so much...
-ahh ahh ahh-
If the chemicals won't hide these cuts
-Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo-
And I miss you so much

And, I...
I think it's wrong
the way you left
And I'm alone

Oh, and I...
I think it's wrong
the way you left
and I'm alone

Oh, I...
I could be done
if I have you, I'd do it for you

And, still I...
I think it's wrong
the way you left
me alone

Oh, I...
I think it's wonderful
the way you left
me alone


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    General CommentI first heard this song, after listening to Hurt since the Vol. I days, right after my fiance of almost 4 years left me. The song fits the situation and the reasons behind the split so well, we'd broken up before and gotten back together shortly after, swore I would never let it happen again, and while a lot of things changed not enough had for her to stay with me. It's nice to have a song about a relationship ending that doesn't revolve around cheating or abuse or the anger associated with the maelstrom of feeling because we both loved each other when it ended...and I know if she's reading this right now that I still love her with all my heart, and I'll never give up and shut the door on her <3
    blarghityblarghon November 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis (like every song written by J. Loren about failed/failing relationships) is speaking to me these days. My girlfriend of 5 years has just become completely emotionally detached from me, and I feel like it is my fault entirely. God, between this, Omission, and The Consumation, I may well be a long lost blood relative to J. Loren. lol


    Great fucking song. The emotion in Hurt's music is unmatched in this day and age. This type of music would make guys like John Lennon step back and go "wow."
    RoleMartyrXon November 17, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationTo understand this song we have to look at its context in the album. This song if found right between 'Abuse of SID' and 'Yearn'. In 'Abuse of SID' we listen to the narrator spectate a woman he once loved be beaten and abused by another man, with the bittersweet realization that even if she left her abuser she would still never be with the narrator again. He has front-row seats to her slow agonizing destruction but is powerless to do anything about it. On the other end of Just a Thought we have 'Yearn', a more classically inspired piece on the strings that lives up to its name by being longing, tranquil, obscured, and unresolved.

    Now the lyrics in 'Just a thought' take us to a time when things are falling apart between two lovers, the narrator spirals downwards in a cycle of self-destruction, punishing himself for his own wrongs and the wrongs of his lover. In (his) eyes the only way he can justify inflicting the pain on himself he needs to get over (her) is by villainizing himself and picturing his lover as perfect.

    When people ask me to describe the band Hurt to them, I tell them that if a man came home to find his wife had murdered their newborn baby, and them commit suicide, and he sat down with a bottle of whiskey and a guitar - this is the music he would write. It's dark, tortured, twisted, and evokes emotion. All things that most of us can relate to at our darkest moments.

    'Just a Tought' to me is about a man carrying all the blame for everything wrong in a relationship that's quickly deteriorating on himself and using that to fuel his own self-destructive desires.
    innovation May 19, 2011   Link

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