Wake up lonely with you by my side
One more night it doesn't feel
There are movies playing in your eyes
You dream of our fortunes

But you're wrong
I don't belong to you

The moon is the only friend I have outside
One more drink and I'll be healed
I told you the words and then knew it was a lie
I wish I could offer an appeal

You're wrong
I don't belong
You're wrong
I don't belong to you

What I'd give for that first night when you were mine
Tried with all that I have to keep you alive

I wasn't taught this way
With a thousand things to say
I was born with a broken heart
What I'd give for that first night when you were mine
Thought you were mine

So I'll put this cigarette to bed
Pull some sheets from off your side
I put my arm around you safe in the night
Still dreaming of fortune
But you're wrong
I don't belong
You're wrong
I don't belong
I don't belong


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  • +3
    General CommentHe's with someone who he's not into anymore ("Wake up lonely with you by my side"). He's lost the feeling ("One more night it doesn't feel"), but he cannot tell her. She's oblivious to the fact that he's not into her anymore ("There are movies playing in your eyes") and, worse, he tells her things he knows are not true ("I told you the words and then knew it was a lie"). He tries, however, to get back to where they started ("Tried with all that I have to keep you alive"), even fantasizes about it ("What I'd give for that first night when you were mine").

    The line that confuses me a little is: "I wasn't taught this way. With a thousand things to say."

    I think he's saying that his upbringing was to be less emotional, which explains why he seems resigned to his lonely fate with his mate. And the cigarette he's putting to bed is the "bad habit" of daydreaming about a different life ("So I'll put this cigarette to bed"). He's going back to simply pretending ("I put my arm around you safe in the night. Still dreaming of fortune. But you're wrong").

    Sad and yet, we've all been there.
    jgatsbyon October 13, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song took me right back to a ridiculous situation I was put in; long story very short... met someone I thought was special, who said all the right things and had me thinking it was something it wasn't... mainly because there was a girlfriend I wasn't aware of. I imagine these words were what he wanted to say to me as he was lying next to me all those nights, knowing he wasn't taught this way, telling me all the words he knew were a lie. I was wrong, he didn't belong to me.


    The moon is the only friend I have outside (such a liar couldnt' have real friends)
    One more drink and I'll be healed (tried to drink the guilt away)
    I told you the words and then knew it was a lie (every single word)
    I wish I could offer an appeal (but he knew there wasn't any)

    You're wrong (even though I made you believe)
    I don't belong
    You're wrong
    I don't belong to you

    What I'd give for that first night when you were mine
    Tried with all that I have to keep you alive (tried to keep the fantasy alive but the end was inevitable)

    I wasn't taught this way (what would your mother say)
    With a thousand things to say (and yet never the truth)
    I was born with a broken heart (broken in a different way than we usually think; defective is more like it)


    This song breaks my heart.
    Cmanze01on November 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningAfter listening to this song for a couple of times, I understood what the song meant now....

    Wake up lonely with you by my side. One more night it doesn’t feel:-
    - Even though she is still by his side, being with him, he still feels empty cause there is no love in his heart towards the girl.

    There are movies playing in your eyes, you dream of our fortunes:-
    - Probably this girl knows or not that the guy doesn’t feel the same, yet she still speaks what is there she can see through her heart of all the fantasy and fortunes for their future.

    The moon is the only friend I have outside. One more drink and I’ll be healed:-
    - This guy doesn’t have anyone to help him, so the only thing that can heal his pain from breaking the girl’s heart is by drinking.

    I told you words and then knew it was a lie. I wish I could offer an appeal:-
    - The guy has been telling her beautiful words for their future. But in the end, he knew that there is no love in his heart, which is why he can’t make it come true.

    What I’d give for that first night when you were mine, you were mine:-
    - He’d do anything to get back to the past where he’s felt love towards her, when he didn’t need to lie of his feelings.

    Tried with all that I have to keep you alive, alive:-
    - He even tried his hardest to give the girl his love, but he just couldn’t feel it in his heart anymore.

    I wasn’t taught this way, with a thousand things to say:-
    - He doesn’t come from a family who should tell lies of how they feel inside their hearts.

    I was born with a broken heart:-
    - *NO COMMENT*

    So I’ll put this cigarette to be. Pull some sheets from off your side. I put my arm around you safe in the night still dreaming of fortune:-
    - *NO COMMENT*
    janlimeon August 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionWhat a hauntingly beautiful song.
    MissVeeon February 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWake up lonely with you by my side
    One more night it doesn't feel
    There are movies playing in your eyes
    You dream of our fortunes
    But you're wrong
    I don't belong to you"

    I feel like this first verse is pretty self explanatory. 'Wake up lonely with you by my side' signifies he feels empty within the relationship, perhaps revealing that he's lost and/or is losing his feelings towards her. 'You deam of our fortunes' - meanwhile, she's still completely in love with him, expecting that they'll be together forever. She sees the life they could have, all the 'fortunes' they could gain in the future; what their life will be like. Then he turns around and says she's wrong to think these things, because he knows they won't have that future. He 'doesn't belong' to her because he simply doesn't feel the same way about her anymore.

    "The moon is the only friend I have outside
    One more drink and I'll be healed
    I told you the words and then knew it was a lie
    I wish I could offer an appeal"

    'The moon is the only friend I have outside' is possibly another reference to loneliness. He's trying to drink away his sorrows. The words he's saying (supposedly lies) could be anything really, though you'd assume an 'I love you.' However, it could be anything he says to her that gives her hope for their future or cements his 'feelings' for her.

    "What I'd give for that first night when you were mine
    Tried with all that I have to keep you alive
    I wasn't taught this way
    With a thousand things to say
    I was born with a broken heart
    What I'd give for that first night when you were mine
    Thought you were mine"

    This is the game changer. This verse suggests that he's still trying to hold onto their relationship. Maybe, just as much as he isn't ready to admit that they're drifting apart to her, he isn't ready to admit it to himself either. He wants that spark back from when they first met. When he says he 'tried so hard to keep her alive' I believe he's referring moreso to the relationship and his feelings for her. Though he knows it's ending, it's clear he isn't quite ready to give up on the relationship yet either.

    "So I'll put this cigarette to bed
    Pull some sheets from off your side
    I put my arm around you safe in the night
    Still dreaming of fortune
    But you're wrong
    I don't belong"

    Self explanatory again. This is him playing pretend, falling back into the patterns of their relationship despite all he's just expressed, and yet again acknowledging that they aren't meant to be together and will not last.
    xoxomissmurderon May 11, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWeak ass nigga he coulda just broke that girl heart by telling her right into her face its over...rather than singing trash
    ukiniita11on March 30, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General Commentnew. favourite. song.
    georgi10on October 08, 2010   Link

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