We were once so good together
So close we couldn't see what's up ahead
Another one will give you pleasure
Then you'll turn your back on me
Don't tell me lies, I've heard them all before
You're never gonna change
Don't tell me why, I'm not interested in
What you have to say
Now trouble seems to seek you out
Attracted by the void that's left in you
So when you've had enough of living without
I hope you'll look within
But you won't so
You take one step forward and two steps back
But this time you're all on your own
Prove to me that I'm not wasting time on you
And all your paper promises
When you say that you've had enough
With all the trouble that you've been facing
Why can't you show that to me
Why can't you show that to me?


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    Magilacution April 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think what he's saying in this song is that he loves her, but she isn't ready and she keeps pushing him away and she's always looking for something new, something better. he knows that she loves him, but he can't wait forever while she goes around looking elsewhere. he wants her to be with him and he wants it to be real. He wants her to share what she's feeling b/c he wants to help her.
    Doodleon May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely fantastic song! I love old Hoobastank! Bring back the saxomophone!
    Harry Manbackon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAwsome song. So many of their unrealesed songs are just amazing... I think of it as a good relationship where the other person is always looking for someone better. And when there is noone left for that person they go back to the first guy. (Or something like that)
    MintTeaBabyon March 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think its someone, a girlfriend or even just a friend that has messed them about too much, eventually hes got sick of it, but he knows that when they get lonely they'll come crawling back, altho he wants to wait and help, he cant if shes gonna keep on lying and making "paper promises"
    widerwakeron May 31, 2005   Link

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