Hours of hiding, spent apart
The wall was all we'd share
About the closest you could get
About all I would bear
Don't tell me all the things I wasn't
Could have made this big a difference
To all the things you are

Years of listening, taking in
To one day take away
From all the guilt and pity I could
Barely keep at bay
Don't tell me all the things I wasn't
Could have made this big a difference
To all the things you are

The time apart, I've realised
Remains the most we've shared
Unlike you there's no way
I could spend forever there
Don't tell me all the things I wasn't
Could have made this big a difference
To all the things you are


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    General CommentA child's distant relationship with a parent.
    lvron February 23, 2006   Link
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    Lyric Correction"The name's the most we shared." instead of "Remains the most we've shared"
    brokentelephone78on March 27, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationTouching, poignant and complex. Listening to the lyrics is like having a conversation with someone who speaks in double negatives.. you need a moment's reflection to process the message.

    The economy of the lyrics really captures in form that feeling, when you want to cast out all the mixed messages you feel have been sent to you through the actions and words of another, in order to gain clarity.

    Beautifully crafted song.
    Lazulineon November 02, 2013   Link

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