20,000 seconds since you've left and I'm still counting
And 20,000 reasons to get up, get something done
But I'm still waiting
Is someone kind enough to
Pick me up and give me food, assure me that the world is good
But you should be here
You should be here

How colors can change and even the texture of the rain
And what's that ugly little stain on the bathroom floor?
I'd rather not deal with that right now
I'd rather be floating in space somewhere or
Worry about the ozone layer

And it's almost like a corny movie scene
But I'm out of frame and the lighting's bad
And the music has no theme
And we're all so strong when nothing's wrong
And the world is at our feet
But how small we are when our love is far away
And all you need is you

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    General Commentone of my fave's, i think its about the pain of when your 'love' is away or a long distance relationship, and how you'd rather sit and dream about them that get on with other stuff
    ladybugon January 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it's a song written after a break up, and that feeling that nothing matters anymore but wanting to reunite with that person you just broke up with... Some kind of regret about the break-up.
    winterfairyon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is truly beautiful, even though it's kinda soppy. I love with passion!
    Rasputinaon April 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti agree that its definitely about a break up. definitely beautiful too. i love that line ' how colours can change and even the texture of the rain.'
    rikkuon December 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's about separation. And how everything seems "broken" when your loved one is not there anymore. Quite depressing...
    whever111on January 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite part is when she says 'is someone kind enough to pick me up and give me food, assure me that the world is good...?' oh god, yes it's depressing, but SO GOOD... it's like you can see her, lying in bed, or on the floor because she is SO DOWN, and then reaching out for help... it's so amazing...
    peskigirlon December 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's written after a break up. I think Ladybug nailed it.

    I think it's about Sara being on tour with K's Choice, or just loving someone who lives far away from her.

    About the feeling you get when you know everything would be better if the other person was right beside you, and you know that's not possible, but you can't even move because you just want them near.
    And that is the essence of your entire being at that point:
    just wanting that person beside you
    MallorySon April 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about longing for (your) love, whether it's a long distance relationship, a break up or an unanswered love.

    Great song, so simple and it's just a bunch of text with real feelings instead of following the rules of every song with chorus and such...
    michaelblondeon April 30, 2008   Link

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