I watched you float away on a wave of want and misery
Now, I gotta find you
I watched you float away on whatever caught your eye
Now I gotta find you
'Cause I've got to keep your head above the water
While the current pulls me under

And I will hang my life in the space between the noose and your neck
And I won't let you die just yet

I will love you even when you won't let me
And you will kill me by doing nothing
(Nothing, Nothing)
But I know it's not you, my dear,
I know it's not you
I know it's not you, my dear,
It's the nothing that kills

I can't save you
Control is something out of mine
No, I can't save you
Control is something out of my control

I will love you even when you won't let me
And you will kill me by doing nothing
But I know it's not you, my dear,
I know it's not you
I know it's not you, my dear,
It's the nothing that kills
Nothing

I can't save you, but I will love you
No, I can't save you
I'd like to think that this is love
Lost in second chances without end
And this is romance,
And this is romance


Lyrics submitted by DarkerShadeofWinter, edited by iluvsagwa

Of Want And Misery: The Nothing That Kills song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is more about anyone that you care for. It's about having a loved one, whether it's a friend or a family member or a significant other, that is stuck in sin. This person is stuck in trouble and you've tried your hardest to save them from their trouble; you've gone through so much to pull them out of the hole that they've dug for themself.

    I think that the song is really about coming to that realization that you can't save anyone else, you can only love them. That no matter how much effort you put into someone you can't keep them from making their own choices; they have to change themselves in the end.

    So, while I agree that God does give us a million chances, I don't think that those last lines are refering to God. I think that the writer is coming to the conclusion that giving someone a million chances isn't always loving them the right way. That sometimes you have to let someone pick themselves back up for them to come out right.

    And anyways, i think there is a huge difference between love and romance; that's why the writer would LIKE to think that that's love, but it's only romance.
    Viva Emilyon November 12, 2007   Link

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