Walking off alone
with your back to the one you said you loved.
Stepping out of skin we grew together
in as never-ending
but you ended it

Unprepared for the hardened coldness
I could not detect it in your eyes
And every moment that I had to give
was dedicated by your side
Of all the nights we held each other, dear
never did I dream your grip would end
And your breath against my neck, I fear
was my only reason for breathing

I will always miss you.
I will always miss you
I will always
I will always miss you.
I will always miss you
I will always

According to the facts so casually you lay before me, off your interest died.
I'm nodding with your head just to agree
and going against what I know in mine.
I need a promise not a prediction
on when this well resolve, okay
If it is never then at least I know
I'll go without my dignity and say:

I will always miss you.
I will always
I will always miss you
I will always miss you
I will always
I will always miss you
I will always miss you
I will always
I will always miss you
I will always miss you
I will always
I will always miss you
I will always miss you
I will always
I will always miss you
I will always miss you
I will always
I will always miss you
I am a skeleton on display


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    General CommentDear song, i love you so much.
    Edit the sad partson June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is such an honest and heartbreaking view on a breakup. I saw Now it's Overhead opening for Bright Eyes and just started listening to them. I hope their other songs live up to this one.
    RememberToBreatheon March 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one that gets chills when he says "I am a skeleton on display"
    FrankieHollywoodon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentso painful this song... so realistic.. his voice sounds fragile... aw.
    shockdelicaon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit's a wonderful song merely for the "I'll go without my dignity and say I will always miss you." it shows someone that is thinking! who actually is going to heal!

    and this "I'm nodding with your head just to agree and going against what I know in mine because who hasn't?
    woodwellon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Of all the nights we held each other dear,
    Never did I dream your grip would end.
    And your breath against my neck I fear
    was my only reason for breathing."

    This is pure magic.
    InLoveWithRebeccaon May 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song remains my favourite year after year...
    it still chokes me up.
    shockdelicaon October 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song remains my favourite year after year...
    it still chokes me up.
    shockdelicaon October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so amazing.
    waitforacallon October 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI suffered a horrible break up years ago, and after listening to this song it brought everything back. I both love and hate this song for that. The song is an experience in itself.
    indi_wannabeon October 19, 2004   Link

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