It really wasn't you or I who made the final move,
We both could feel it coming and knew it would be soon
Now that it's over I finally realize
That some of my fears were not fully justified
And I find I'm still living much to my surprise,
Y'know, it looks like I just might survive.

I feel the pressure building to block you from my mind
To try and make my thoughts of you pass away with time
But to try and fake a broken heart isn't even worth a try
For we know each other well enough that there's little we can hide
And I find I'm still living much to my surprise
It'll be lonesome without you but I'll survive.

I look back on our romance and there's something in it all
That makes my life without you seem to be so very small.
I know we never played the game with true love as a prize
But we found ourselves a kind of love we had never really tried.
That I let you get so close to me comes as no surprise,
It'll be lonesome without you, lonesome without you,
Lonesome without you but I'll survive, oh yeah.

Lyrics submitted by Nelly

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