Packing up the pictures in an old shoe box
It's so silent I can almost hear you walk
Down the hall standing in front of that window
If heaven is so high, then why are you so low?
Does it feel, that you're taking back the love that made him real

In the darkness you will always see his face
And I could never take the place of him
Today I'm sleeping in

Woke up it's too late and I should be in school
There's always something wrong when you ignore the rules
Never want to see myself in front of that window
Sucking up your tears, didn't want to let me know too much
Reaching out your hand for one last touch

Take me with you, everybody here is fake
And I don't wanna feel the same when you give in
In a lifetime, time will always take our place
But I will lay here shielded from the pain

This is a long time from today
You gave me all that I could take
And gave me strength to carry on

In the darkness, you will always see his face
And I don't wanna be there when you do, give in
In a lifetime, time will always take our place
And I will lay here shielded from the pain

I do whatever I want, you never let me down
I always know when lost somehow you're found
Although life has all thse consequences now
And that's OK, and that's OK

Lyrics submitted by Roxychix507, edited by CloudEater

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    General CommentGreat break up song. I love the singers voice in this one and good guitars too.
    exerrexon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentis this not how a lot of people feel after someone has broken it off with them? i know its how i feel. yeah so i cry. so ivecried to this song many a time. who hasnt cried over a girl or something?
    NoUseForAName56on March 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti guess i never looked at it as a break up song. i always think of a death. the person is dealing with the loss of someone close to them. and i guess the whole "if heaven is so high, why are you so low" line pushed me a certain way.
    onemindtohearon April 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI always took this song as being about someone that very firmly believes in God and the other person feels like they could "never take the place of him" because they first person idolizes God and not the other person. It can be rough, I've been in those situations (being both the believer and non-believer).
    sacrifice_for_life1on January 13, 2005   Link

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