You say sometimes it's like I hardly know you
And maybe there's some things I never showed you
Sometimes you're certain but you just can't get it working it all

You say to yourself somebody better
Will understand you more than I ever
I'll shake his hand and smile and say I understand, and while I do,
That don't mean I don't think about you

I know we said it's just as well
That I won't keep, keep you for myself
But I don't want to see you happier with somebody else

Why can't you just be lonely?
Why can't you just be lonely?
Why can't you just be lonely?
I know you need someone too
This just feels so soon

I know some things should just stay broken
I'm well aware this should remain unspoken
But I've been working on the things that
I was learning all wrong
I know sometimes I only twist ya
And maybe I'm too proud to say I missed ya
But what if here and now I tell you that I'm all figured out
Or maybe I just like how that sounds

I know we said it's just as well
That I won't keep, keep you for myself
But I don't want to see you happier with somebody else

Why can't you just be lonely?
Why can't you just be lonely?
Why can't you just be lonely?
I know you need someone too
This just feels so soon

I know it seems beneath me
But sometimes it's not so easy
To wish you well and let you go

And I said it's just as well
I just can't keep you for myself
I don't wanna see you happier with somebody else
Lonely, why can't you just be lonely?
Why can't you just be lonely?
Why can't you just be lo-
This just feels so, this just feels so, feels so soon


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  • +3
    My OpinionTo me - this song is about a guy who really is in love with a girl but he can't give her everything she needs. He understands that and wants her to be happy....but something inside him wants her to be with him because the thought of her being with someone else...crushes his soul.
    He is asking her if she would just be lonely instead of finding someone who can make her complete. He knows it is wrong too because he says "I know it seems beneath me/ But sometimes it's not so easy/ To wish you well and let you go."
    To me it is haunting and beautiful. A tragic side of love.
    LyricalSymphonyon February 12, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's such a sad song. It's really just a heart-aching song. Now it sounds so selfish, and in a way it really is very selfish, to say "Why can't you just be lonely?" Ah. <3 this band
    zongon November 26, 2011   Link

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