Freedom is an illusion, generated by your brain
Too delicate for words to ever explain
And love is the taste you get on the tip of your tongue
Better to have loved and lost
Than to have lived and never loved anyone

I'd stand in the line of fire for you
I'd bend over backwards for you
I'd do anything that you want me to do
'Cause I don't have nothing if I don't have you, my love
And it hurts 'cause it's true

Pain is what keeps your eyes from closing as the night falls,
And hits you in your sleep and wakes you when it gets light,
And sadness is like a wave that sweeps you off your feet,
With tears that cut like knives,
They're running like rivers down your cheeks

I'd stand in the line of fire for you,
I'd bend over backwards for you,
I'd do anything that you want me to do,
'Cause I don't have nothing if I don't have you, my love
And you have to believe me 'cause it's true

I'd bend over backwards for you,
I'd do anything that you want me to do,
'Cause I don't have nothing if I don't have you, my love
And it only hurts 'cause it's true

Yeah it only hurts because it's true
Yeah it only hurts because it's true

Freedom is an illusion, generated by your brain
Too delicate for words to ever explain
And love is the taste you get on the tip of your tongue
Better to have loved and lost,
Than to have lived and never loved anyone

And it only hurts, it only hurts 'cause it's true


Lyrics submitted by seventeenhands, edited by AnytimeAnyhow

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    General CommentCouple of small issues with the lyrics, i think its "love is a taste you (get) on the tip of your tongue" and "it (hits) you in your sleep and wakes you when it gets light"...
    Other than that its perfect thanks, I love this song so much!!
    Think its self-explanatory really, its about being in love with someone so much you would do anything for them....I love how he says better to have loved an lost than lived and never loved anyone, thats pure poetry! I think this album is far far FAR superior to their first album, its another league altogether!!
    beezybeaston August 02, 2010   Link

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