"What Did I Ever Come Here For" as written by Brandi M. Carlile, Phillip John Hanseroth and Timothy Jay Hanseroth....
I've been gone for so long
And how I missed you
My heart was aching for home
And then one night as I lay down
Somewhere far from you
I dreamt that I heard you call my name
But my mind was playing games

I knew right then that I'd return
To where I was before
And I was so tired of being away
That I just couldn't stay anymore
What did I ever come here for?
Oh no no no no no
What did I ever come here for?

I thought if I showed up in the night
In my best disguise
There at your doorway in your porch light
That you would look into my eyes
And you would realize who I am
Put your arms around me
You're gonna love me so much more
Than you ever did before
What did I ever come here for?
Oh no no no no no
What did I ever come here for?

It wasn't too long before
I showed up at your door
I'd been gone a thousand miles
I didn't know how much more I could stand
If I could stand at all
You said I looked like I'd been through World War Two
And my soul was worn right through
I thought you would read my mind
I thought you'd ask me to stay
You'd never turn me away like before
But you closed your door anyway

What did I ever come here for?
Oh no no no no no
What did I ever come here for?
Oh no no no no no
What did I ever come here for?
Oh no no no no no
What did I ever come here for?


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"What Did I Ever Come Here For" as written by Phillip John Hanseroth Brandi M. Carlile

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    General CommentThis is such a personal tune. If i were to take a stab at what this is about, i would say it is about missing someone so much its deafening. Daydreaming that you were meant to be and thinking if you could muster the courage to go back and make it work, and that it would be so much better than before - emotionally worn and broken you show up only to realize that you're no longer wanted and you wonder what did i ever come here for?
    mmacchiaon June 07, 2012   Link

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