just say the word if you wanna go
go and fall in love with someone else
go on and find someone better
who could keep you warm
who could give you more

we both know that it's not enough

if all that we are is two matching scars
lines in a movie
the same favorite song we both sing alone
then I don't wanna be in love
no I don't wanna be in love
yeah

fall asleep in the shadows of something beautiful
til it's not enough
I only see you in black and white
like a photograph of another life

if all that we are is two matching scars
lines in a movie
the same favorite song we both sing alone
then I don't wanna be in love
no I don't wanna be in love
yeah

I'd rather be alone than build a broken home
been holding onto you like I can never let you go
say what you wanna say
show what you never show
let's be honest here and say what we already know
your heart is somewhere else
it's not like I couldn't tell
can't give you all my love when I don't even love myself
trapped in each other's arms, we've got the best of us
we keep each other warm but we both know it's not enough

if all that we are is two matching scars
lines in a movie
the same favorite song we both sing alone
then I don't wanna be in love
no I don't wanna be in love
yeah


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    General CommentIn my opinion, this song is about when the spark in a relationship dies. It looks good on paper, but there's no substance anymore. The relationship just seems to drag on, to the point that neither half are satisfied anymore. Hence they 'both know it's not enough.'

    The writer uses phrases like 'trapped in each other's arms', where I believe the word 'trapped' plays a pretty big part. The narrator does not want to be in this relationship anymore, but he feels locked in, like he's stuck going through the motions with no idea how to get out.

    'If all that we are is two matching scars, lines in a movie' - Again, this shows that the relationship lacks real substance. There's something missing. It's seemingly perfect to the outside eye, but lacks any deep, meaningful connection.

    The relationship, though it used to, does not satisfy the narrator anymore. He used to think it was enough, but it's not. He wants, and needs more.
    xoxomissmurderon December 10, 2014   Link
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    General Commentthis song just really gets into the hurt and digs at it for a bit.
    if you've ever been hurt by a former flame, you get this! burns a little too.
    tigerleurlison February 22, 2017   Link

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