Hello old friend, do you still think of me
And how I used to be?
We never went too far
I can't stand the thought of being with anyone but you
But I can still remember all the pain that you put me through

And I've got so much left to say
Don't want this all to fade away
And I've got so much left to say
Don't want this all to fade away

It's been so long yet you won't talk to me
You act so differently
Wonder if you care
Looking back, retracing every single step we made
Was there anything I could have said or done to make you stay?

And I've got so much left to say
Don't want this all to fade away
And I've got so much left to say
Don't want this all to fade away

Guess it's too late to fix my mistakes
And now you're nowhere in sight
Moved on with your life, left me in the past
Forgot about my existence

Guess it's too late to fix my mistakes
And now you're nowhere in sight
And it's hard to admit but I have to let go
It's time to say goodbye my friend


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    My InterpretationThis song is about two friends who are going separate ways after an argument yet the pain of the breakup remains.

    "Hello old friend, do you still think of me
    And how I used to be?
    We never went too far
    I can't stand the thought of being with anyone but you
    But I can still remember all the pain that you put me through"

    In perspective of the person who got hurt, the person expresses on the one hand a mood of melancholy, how much the person misses him / her; wondering he or she would recognize the person again, and on the other hand the inner pain which the person got left behind with.
    "Old friend" could be metaphorically mean in a negative way; an old enemy?


    "And I've got so much left to say
    Don't want this all to fade away
    And I've got so much left to say
    Don't want this all to fade away"

    In the refrain, it is clear to say, the person misses the good memories of the friendship.


    "It's been so long yet you won't talk to me
    You act so differently
    Wonder if you care
    Looking back, retracing every single step we made
    Was there anything I could have said or done to make you stay?"

    It could mean a long time passed by since the argument, and the person is trying to reach him / her yet he or she refuse the call; leaving the person in the dark, wondering where she / he is going.


    "Guess it's too late to fix my mistakes
    And now you're nowhere in sight
    Moved on with your life, left me in the past
    Forgot about my existence"

    The person has to accept the bitter truth that the friendship is beyond repair; expressing his / her grief.


    "Guess it's too late to fix my mistakes
    And now you're nowhere in sight
    And it's hard to admit but I have to let go
    It's time to say goodbye my friend"

    In the final verse the person fully accept the fact that the friendship gone despite the effort and yet still struggling to move on.
    akira20114on May 16, 2017   Link

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