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Under the header, "Things to Fix"
It's wrong, I know
But I can't let go

You were always quick to judge
Baby, you were slow to love
It hurts, I know
But I can't let go

Timothy, say something sweet to me
Say it slowly until you believe
Tell me that you find increasingly
Elements of merit within me

Seems like nature cannot help
But incriminate itself
It's hard, I know
But I can't let go

Baby, you are either-or
And I'm the other at the door
It's wrong, I know
But I can't let go

Timothy, say something sweet to me
Say it slowly until you believe
Tell me that you increasingly
Elements of merit within me

A hard heart will make a man blind
And a hard heart gets harder with time
It's wrong, I know
I can't let go (2x)

Timothy, say something sweet to me
Say it slowly until you believe
Tell me that you find increasingly
Elements of merit within me

A hard heart will make a man blind
And a hard heart gets harder with time
It's wrong, I know
I can't let go (3x)


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    General CommentIt's about being in love with someone she knows deep inside is a player, but making herself deny it anyway. The moments where he says something sweet are precious to her, and she wants him to say them more, and for longer. She hopes one day he might say them enough and convince himself to fully commit his heart to her, and only her. The longer the relationship lasts, the harder and more bitter it would be to end, so it's easier to not let go, even though he's not a good man for her. The "things to fix" list part of it also seems to imply that she's just putting off confronting the problems of the relationship.
    DanShoryuon February 17, 2014   Link
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    General CommentTennis received a harsh review from Washington Posts's Timothy Bracy. This is her take on revenge Taylor Swift style.

    This is the review article the song is referring to: washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/tenniss-young-and-old-yet-more-superficial-music/2012/02/10/…
    marmellowon June 03, 2015   Link

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