Hold me tight
but just for tonight
And not as tight as before
we're not that close anymore

As least not in that way
we've drifted further apart with each day
We have waited it out just to see
if we could love one another casually

But I've been a good friend to you
I've always been there for you

You say you don't know
where did the people we used to be go
You say you don't understand
what ever made made me let go of your hand

But you never asked me to stay
And if you wanted me to, you did not say
Now for old times sake-
Go ahead and repeat that mistake

Cause the moment is past now
I've stopped counting the days somehow...

Let it be what it is
Though we never intended for it to turn into this
We had something good, it did not last
Let's not be constantly re-living the past

I have nothing but love for you,
Though you've often questioned how that could be true
Well you better start believing me
If you ever wish to see yourself free-
From this long and drawn-out process of letting go
All this grief and regret has kept your spirit low


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    Song MeaningPretty sure this is about her relationship with Glen Hansard. Of course people could try and apply that meaning to all of their post-2009 music but I think this one is pretty clear if you know their story.

    She's saying they had a wonderful relationship but just drifted apart naturally. He wishes things could be the same as they used to be but she says to just let it go and be happy for what they had and their remaining friendship.
    themoley91on August 26, 2015   Link

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