Walking up the hill tonight and you have closed your eyes.
I wish I didn't have to make all those mistakes and be wise.
Please try to be patient and know that I'm still learning.
I'm sorry that you have to see the strength inside me burning.

Where are you, my angel, now? Don't you see me crying?
And I know that you can't do it all, but you can't say I'm not trying.
I'm on my knees in front of him, but he doesn't seem to see me.
With all his troubles on his mind he's looking right through me.
And I'm letting myself down by satisfying you,
And I wish that you could see I have my troubles, too.

Looking at you sleeping, I'm with the man I know.
And I'm sitting here weeping while the hours pass so slow.
And I know that in the morning I have to let you go.
And you'll be just a man once I used to know,
before these past few days; someone I don't recognize.
This isn't all my fault. When will you realize?

Looking at you leaving, I'm looking for a sign.

Lyrics submitted by laurentertaining, edited by genevegil

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    General CommentThis is my favorite song from "Once". It's absolutly beautiful and in a way haunting.
    It's about looking at her relationship and realising her mistakes.
    It's the last hours of there relationship. She knows that when he wakes, it's over. If anybody has ever experienced this, this song will break your heart.
    It's like he's a ghost now and she's singing to him.
    Very emotional and powerful song in all it's fragility,
    Tyler2004durdenon September 16, 2008   Link

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