So they say lord for everything a reason
For every ending a new beginning
And so they say baby for everything a reason
And so they say baby for everything a reason

And those who loved before will be bought back together
Those who loved before will be bought back together
And so they say baby for everything a reason
And so they say baby you will be bought
Back to me

I saw you leaving
I saw the light go out

And so they say lord for everything a reason
My house is haunted by rotten desire
And on my skin left the scent of indignation
And so they say baby for everything a reason

Don't call me that I had everything I needed
For every lie honey the truth lies underneath it
And so they say baby for everything a reason
And so they say baby you will be born
Back to me

I saw you leaving
I saw the light go out

Come back to me



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    General Comment:I think it's brought, not bought...even though she may not pronounce it very clearly.

    And this is what I hear:

    I saw you leaving
    I saw you lying cold
    I saw you leaving
    I saw you leaving


    maybe i'm just not hearing it right though.
    ar2cestrings16on October 10, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:I feel that she's trying to have hope but evidently, it's slipping her. She's telling herself that everything happens for a reason, so maybe it's meant to be the way it is, but she yearns for this person's return.

    Beautiful song. I'm truly lucky to have bumped into this.
    intrinsicallyon November 07, 2011   Link
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    General Comment:I think this song is very clearly about death, evidenced by the following lines: "For every ending a new beginning", "And those who loved before will be brought back together", "I saw the light go out", "And so they say baby you will be born back to me".

    I really believe this song is about the death of a child. She's obviously searching for a reason, and people often search for reasons when a person dies too young. I don't think it was her own child, but I think a child very close to her (neice, nephew) died far too young.
    jaminvon December 05, 2011   Link
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    General Comment:I think this song is pretty obviously about a dead loved one.

    However, I think it's worth adding that these lyrics work pretty well with my ex, too. But that's not what this beautiful tune is about.

    American Horror Story, ftw.
    rosesnpearls0531on December 06, 2011   Link
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    General Comment:before this song was in american horror story, (great show btw)- it was in joss whedon's dollhouse... its a beautiful song.. i also thought of the death of a very small child. she talks about feeling indignant- maybe she had a miscarriage or a stillbirth...?
    also when she says, "dont tell me that i had everything i needed, for every lie honey the truth lies underneath it" --to me it sounds like a husband is trying to comfort her but they both know there is no justification for losing her child.
    "my house is haunted by rotten desires"- maybe she already has children and she knows she should be grateful, but still desires the one she lost.

    the whole thing to me sounds like she keeps hearing everyone's voices in her head telling her "for everything a reason" but she just cant see it that way. "i saw you leaving, i saw you lying cold." --how could there be a good reason for her baby to die?

    maybe, maybe not... either way, the lyrics paint a beautiful picture.. tells quite a story, i think.
    whedonist21on January 15, 2012   Link
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    General Comment:does anyone else hear some sort of talking or rubbish at the end of the song?? i often hear it but i cannot make out what is being said. it makes me feel like i am listening to an evp and drives me mad! ugh. please help! ;op
    JiminyJeeberzon January 27, 2012   Link

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