"The Refusal" as written by Andrew Francis Goddard, Mark Daniel Hosking, Ian Lewis Kenny, Stephen Charles Judd and Jonathan Peter Stockman....
We are a broken wreck
We've both got piles of regrets

There ain't nothin' you can say or prove
I held the rope that let you down
As we crash into the waves and drown
This is impossible
So if there's any doubt
I will throw you a line
Excuses, excuses
Don't ever remind me
How it isn't all it will be

There ain't nothin' you can say or prove
That I held the rope that let you down
As we crash into the waves and drown
This is impossible

You've been this way before
Shadows here all know you
I don't know what you've heard
Or what it is inside you
We are all around you
We are all around you
We are all around you

If love comes first
Maybe our lives will dissolve
Young fruit, still not bruised
Hey, maybe, just maybe,
We all made our moves
And mine could've helped you
I could've helped you

We are a broken wreck
We've both got piles of regrets

We are a broken wreck
We've both got piles of regrets

There ain't nothing you can say to prove
That I held the rope that let you down
As we crash into the waves and drown
This is impossible
This is impossible


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"The Refusal" as written by Ian Kenny Andrew Goddard

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    My InterpretationA relationship that perhaps they feel responsible for allowing to dissolve. They held the rope to rescue the situation, but instead let them down (the song sort of suggests that they didn't really want to rescue the situation anyway).

    The song title to me sort of suggests the internal struggle going on within that person, trying to come to grips that perhaps they intended the relationship to fail (but they are trying to simultaneously refuse that truth).
    sokornyon September 12, 2016   Link

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