How did I love you?
There was no measuring
Far above this dirty world
Far above everything
In your tower over it
You were clean

So warm and insightful
Were you in my eyes
I was sure the rightful
Guardian of my life
Damn you betrayer
How you lied

But for seven years
You were loved
I laid golden orchid crowns
Around your feet

And for seven years
I bowed down
To touch the ground
So wholly your devotee

You were you were
All I could see

I've got my sight now
I see everything you hid
So don't you try to right now
All the wrong you did
I might forget you
But never forgive

But for seven years
You were loved
I laid golden orchid crowns
Around your feet

And for seven years
I bowed down
To touch the ground
So wholly your devotee

And for seven years
You were so revered
I made offerings of
Anything and everything I had

You were, you were
All I could see

You were, you were
All I could see

You were, you were
All I could see

You were, you were
All I could see

You were, you were
All I could see


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    I went through a really rough breakup. One Saturday I had this song on repeat all day long. Suprisingly it empowered me rather than depressed me. It haunts you, yet is insightful. I have never again had my heart slayed so painfully because of this song and Natalies words and voice.

    mrsdarthvaderon July 12, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Personally I don't interpret this song as being about unrequited love. Just a seven year relationship where one partner adored the other, fully believing in the ideals their partner represented. Then something happened and she saw her partners true colors, realised he was full of it and then she felt betrayed for having been led to believe something false for 7 years.

    KatGracieon July 04, 2007   Link
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    This songs is about regreting having loved someone (or something) so intensely and completely to the point of not seeing the lies and deception. She sings this song after realizing the painful truth. As she sorrowfuly remebers how deep in love she was, she regrets those long seven years now lost. I love this song because it reveals how deep and profound True love can be to that point of blindness>>> Like a double edge bliss that can make us fly up high and/or destroy us in an instant. Through this song, Natalie so beautifully warns us about the risks and dangers of loving blindly.

    RogerRogeron April 08, 2008   Link
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    I think RogerRoger is pretty right on. True love is not only blind, it is all about losing a piece of yourself. Anyone who can't relate to that is a sorry soul. (Even if it wasn't all of seven years.)

    And at the end a little bitterness is a healthy thing. She is moving on from this experience. She sounds strong to me. :-)

    QBlancoon August 23, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    This is a haunting, epic, aching song with expressive instrumentals. The meaning of the lyrics is obvious but the true highlight of this song is the powerful emotion poured into the music.

    calystoon October 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    this song..... s e v e n Y e a r s a very long time for unrequited love.

    ShannyHon October 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is supposedly about her parent’s divorce. It’s a beautiful view of how, when you are young, your parents are everything to you.

    ophelia52on January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I've loved this deep, and I've never loved like this ever again.

    sem3000on April 29, 2012   Link

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