"Unfair" as written by and Kate Elizabeth Voegele....
The city sleeps
So silently
Wish I could say the same for me
But I've got this dead ended street
To keep searching

For a tunnel underneath the bitter truth
Or a bridge invisible I won't fall through

And I don't know how much I can keep
Letting you unravel me
'Cause the more you learn the more we share
We were worlds apart and you see
It was so much easier to be
'Cause now I know what we can't have and it's so unfair

I never meant
Most of those pretty words I said
But I wanted you to think I did
'Cause telling you all this makes no difference
It's useless

'Cause those who get to know our hearts the most
They always seem to be the ones we'll never hold

And I don't know how much I can keep
Letting you unravel me
'Cause the more you learn the more we share
We were worlds apart and you see
It was so much easier to be
'Cause now I know what we can't have and it's so unfair

Can't you see it's destroying me?
I can't stand the closeness
But don't you dare go avoiding me
It kills me and yet it keeps me going

And I don't know how much I can keep
Letting you unravel me
'Cause the more you learn the more we share
We were worlds apart and you see
It was so much easier to be
'Cause now I know what we can't have and it's so unfair


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"Unfair" as written by Kate Elizabeth Voegele

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    General CommentI think it's about two people who had lived in two different worlds, now that they get to know each other they share a lot, but the problem is that for some reason they can't start a serious relationship, and their only chance is to be friends. I love this song, I can relate to it. and I love these lines:
    those who get to know our hearts the most
    They always seem to be the ones we'll never hold
    niloofarmon June 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing acoustic! it feels like a live version and i'm so glad they decided to keep it like this! to me this song is about a girl who wants to be with someone so bad but the other is either with someone else or just doesnt want to take the risk of being with the girl. it kinda seems to me that it could be about a girl falling for an older guy or falling for a guy she's known her who life but the guy just doesnt know what to do. this album is going to be amazing
    ada111on May 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgod i love her songs. they r so beautiful. i relate to a lot of them too.
    breakmyhearton June 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about a girl, who decided to let a guy get closer to her. The more he knows about her though, the worse she feels because she's come to the realization that they can't really be together. She talking about how unfair it is that she finally let someone in and its not going to work out. I think its a great song and I love Kate's voice in this slow ballad.

    I love the lines "But don't you dare go avoiding me. It kills me and yet it keeps me going." It remeinds me of a relationship I had.
    latemornings36on July 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a girl who is in love with a guy who is in a relationship, and they become to get really close, almost like best friends, and she falls harder for him the more she gets to know him and the more she shares with him, but it is killing her, because she knows they can never be together.
    the most meaningful lines in this song are;

    'those who get to know our hearts the most, they always seem to be the ones we'll never hold.'
    twinklejesson August 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI take the lyrics of the song as her and this guy gave the relationship a try and for some reason it didn't work out. They're trying to be friends, but it's not working because she's thinking of how the relationship could have been. She thinks that it's all or nothing with the lyrics "We were worlds apart and you see, it was so much easier to be". She can't stand being around him without thinking about what they can't have. But she still can't give him up in the lines "But don't you dare go avoiding me. It kills me and yet it keeps me going."
    I dunno. Just my opinion. I think this song can be taken a few different ways.
    carriedaway93on October 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful! I love her voice. I think it's about a girl who loves this guy who may be a best friend, but he either doesn't love her back or it just can't happen. It could also be that she is in love with an older guy (the being worlds apart)and it could just never happen between the two of them. I can totally relate to this song. My favorite lines are:
    No, it's useless, 'cause those who get to know our hearts the most
    They always seem to be the ones we'll never hold

    Dark Angel 35on November 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGorgeous. I love all of her songs; the lyrics, her voice, the way you can feel her emotion in every word... ahh. This one is my favorite, because I relate to it so much.

    It's definitely about a girl who is in love with someone she can't have, as everyone else has said. I don't see it as being about an ex, but rather a person who she's always wanted but knows that she'll never be with. The being in love with a friend thing makes sense; I personally relate to it as falling for a guy who is with someone else. Becoming friends with him, really close friends, and knowing that you're as close as you'll ever be. The first verse with the metaphor about a city - "but i've got this dead-ended street to keep searching for a tunnel underneath a bitter truth" - she knows that he's with someone else, and that it can't happen, but because they're close to each other, she keeps falling into the same trap of false hope, and imagines herself with him. She ends up at the same conclusion every time, but still hopes. In the second verse, I think she's saying that he suspected that she had feelings for him but she lied about it, because telling him how she feels only complicates things. So she tells him "pretty" lies about just caring for him as a friend. The lines "Can't you see it's destroying me? I can't stand the closeness. But don't you dare go avoiding me. It kills me and yet it keeps me going" say it all for me. It hurts her so badly to be close to him and know she'll never have him, but she can't stay away, because having a little bit of him is better than nothing at all. It hurts that he cares about her but will never love her; it hurts to talk to him and know that they have a connection, to get that teaser of what it would be like to have him but never really find out.
    brightlywound23on December 01, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningwas at her concert last week.
    she said this song is about falling inlove with someone whos with someone else.
    this is a video of her explaining the song:

    youtube.com/…

    chameleon314on December 09, 2009   Link

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