"Plenty" as written by and Sarah Mclachlan....
I looked into your eyes
They told me plenty
I already knew
You never felt a thing
So soon forgotten all that you do
In more than words I
Tried to tell you
The more I tried I failed
I would not let myself believe
That you might stray
And I would stand by you
No matter what they'd say
I would have thought I'd be with you
Until my dying day
Until my dying day
I used to think my life
Was often empty
A lonely space to fill
You hurt me more than
I ever would have imagined
You made my world stand still
And in that stillness
There was a freedom
I never felt before
I would not let myself believe
That you might stray
And I would stand by you
No matter what they'd say,
I would have thought I'd be with you
Until my dying day
Until my dying day


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"Plenty" as written by Sarah Mclachlan

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song is so sad. She is so hurt by this relationship...or whats left of something that was.
    dmbfan14on May 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I would have thought I'd be with you,
    Until my dying day."
    cay15on April 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also just wanted to add that I heard a live version of this song, and it is even more 'haunting' live. It just stay's with you.
    dmbfan14on June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti seem to remember reading something about this song. I'm not completely sure though, but anyways. This is a song she wrote about someone who she dated, this person was somewhat urhm, shakey. Not really the best person, let's not say a loser, but definitely no catch. she made herself believe that she could help them, turn him round and really make this into something. She convinced herself that she loved him out of an urge to help him.
    It does kinda make sense "i would stand by you no matter what they'd say"
    blondton June 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorites. <3
    exacerbatingon October 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionShe's sin
    michaelehson January 29, 2014   Link
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    My Interpretation"I would not let myself believe That you might stray," to me, says that she was cheated on. She wouldn't have believed if someone told her that he was unfaithful ("And I would stand by you No matter what they'd say"). But she knew when she looked into his eyes ("I looked into your eyes/They told me plenty/I already knew"). It was devastating because she had plans to be together forever (... until my dying day).
    j_dubon September 30, 2015   Link

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