The clouds move over Pontiac skies
Their silent thunder matches mine
I know this feeling from long ago
I wonder if it's gone now I know

So when she calls don't send her my way
When it hurts you'll know it's the right thing

Michigan's in the rearview now
Keep your hands where I can see them
You took the words right out of my mouth
When you knew that I would need them
What am I supposed to do now
Without you
Without you

It's unannounced like you'd expected
Among broke down break lines and Motown records
And all that's left is a blind reflection
But you know what's coming and you regret it

So when she comes don't send her my way
When it hurts most it's the right thing

Michigan's in the rearview now
Keep your hands where I can see them
You took the words right out of my mouth
When you knew that I would need them
What am I supposed to do now
Without you
Without you

Michigan's in the rearview now
Keep your hands where I can see them
You took the words right out of my mouth
When you knew that I would need them
What am I supposed to do now
Without you
Without you



Lyrics submitted by ManBurning, edited by dansquires1696


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  • +2
    My Interpretation:The lyrics to this song really resonate with me. I very recently had to end a relationship with someone I really cared for and loved, and I feel like this song is speaking exactly what I feel right now.

    As much as I would love to go back to him and tell him that I do love him, I cannot. The only thing I can hope for is that he will move on and be happy without me, just like I'm hoping for myself.

    "So when she calls don't send her my way
    When it hurts you'll know it's the right thing"

    For me, this means that even though both of us want to speak to each other and try to hold on to something like we used to have, even if it's something as small as sending out a text to him asking him how he is, we can't. We can't because it means coming back to that "Michigan" I left behind, and not ever entirely moving on.

    I miss him more than anything, but I know I made the right choice. I only hope he can know that I love him so much and that I'm so terribly sorry I hurt him like I did.

    What a beautiful beautiful song. A song hasn't hit me this hard in a long, long time.
    melissakon December 08, 2013   Link
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    General Comment:Who is in the car with him?
    flyingnaton April 23, 2013   Link
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    General Comment:Love this song.
    To me it's more about leaving behind a part of your life. Not a person. Changing yourself for the better, despite how confusing and hard it can be.
    DHaudacityon February 19, 2014   Link

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