If in the middle of a vital conversation
I chose not to listen
Would that be okay?

And if in the middle of a heated confrontation
I chose not to
Would that be okay?

And if I love you without reference to occasion
Would you run away?
Or would that be okay?

And if in the middle of this final declaration
I walked away
What would you say?
Would that be okay?


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    General CommentThis song is very fun and such. It has a little up-beat feeling to it, though we all know its about a girl who is sick of her controlling partner :P Its basically saying "Hey, I'm sick of this, I'm getting out, whether or not you care" ^_^ This song gives me a very "Girl powah!" feeling, lol.
    Nikki-Nikksteron June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYep, this song is pretty clear in meaning: "I want out, and I'll do it--you know I will!" :) I think the "Would that be okay?" riff is absolute irony, like she's taunting the guy to try and get him to object, but she'd leave in any case.
    azyneon April 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI never got that vibe, with the "If I love you without reference to occasion..." but I'm not too good at song meanings anyway.
    quixoticdisasteron March 02, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningI think she is questioning someone to see if they accept her for who she is and if they will or will not judge her for her decicions.
    dacubaricangirlon September 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI really wish she had put this on the album also--she has so much emotion in it. I feel like this sometimes with people who get on my nerves. They make a big deal of something, and I just want to leave.
    Rosaline23on May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI really wish she had put this on the album also--she has so much emotion in it. I feel like this sometimes with people who get on my nerves. They make a big deal of something, and I just want to leave.
    Rosaline23on May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentArgh! Stupid page resent it. Sorry, everybody.
    Rosaline23on May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea, great song, but what Vanessa Carlton song isnt?
    sierra80on July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song.. I wish I could sing this to one of my friends... :(
    ForeverLoston March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGreat song.. I wish I could sing this to one of my friends... :(
    ForeverLoston March 05, 2003   Link

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