"Lament" as written by and Strohm Hatfield....
You told me all about you, without ever saying a word.
Every time you opened your mouth it was my voice that I heard.
At least that's what I thought, or maybe I'm just lonely.
Believing every minute of every day, that you're the very only.

You led me on 'cause all your songs, were stuck onto my heart.
Why don't you finish what you start?

People wishing I'd come back.
I don't wanna' change like that.
People crying for old days.
I don't wanna' change that way.

Before, you had to sing your songs, there was nothing else you could do.
Well, I know all about it, 'cause I do it too.
I waited and waited and waited and waited for you to return again.
And when you finally resurfaced, it was like I'd lost my best friend.

You led me on 'cause all your songs, were really dear to me. Ohhh!
I wish your words were still clear to me.

People wishing I'd come back.
I don't wanna' change like that.
People crying for old days.
I don't wanna' change that way. No.

It's a fact and I can't fight it, it will always be unrequited.
If I had a bullet, I would bite it.
If you didn't mean it, why'd you write it? It will always be unrequited.
If I had a bullet, I would bite it.

You can't come back that many times, there's no such thing as a dull roar.
I promise I'll never make you wish it was like it was before.
I'll stop it before it gets like that, it doesn't matter how.
You'll only have good memories, the only time is now.

People wishing I'd come back.
I don't wanna' change like that.
People crying for old days.
I don't wanna' change that way.

People wishing I'd come back.
I don't wanna' do that.
People crying for old days.
I don't wanna' change that way.


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"Lament" as written by Strohm Hatfield

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    General CommentTo me this song is all about going away from somewhere, or from a group, and then coming back to realizee how things have changed, especially in yourself, and how sometimes people want you to go back to the way things were
    BlakeQHatfieldon September 08, 2002   Link
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    My InterpretationIt seems that much of the song is directed towards one person. I thinkthat she had a romance (perhaps brief) with him. She thought of him as her soul mate. (Everytime you opened your mouth it was my voice that I heard). He dumped or otherwise lost interest in her... . (You led me on.. why don't you finish what you start?)

    I think she is waffling between whether she can win him back (I promise I'll never make you wish like it was before), or if it's really dead (It will always be unrequited). It's unclear if she really knows what he wants from her, or what she did wrong.

    It's not clear who the larger group is. Is it a group of friend they used to hang out with, but now that this relationship failed, It's awkward hanging out with them?


    One thing that's great about the song is she isn't just sitting around moping and feeling sorry for herself. She seems positive, and full of insight - leave the past behind - "the only time is now."
    He makes you think he's an idiot for not taking her back.
    MamboManon March 01, 2012   Link

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