November, missed the train and the chance to say what i had to say. I guess it's too perfect how every piece falls into place. And that night your eyes never met mine, you were confused, so was i. And i heard every word you said, I just don't believe them. What are you afraid to break, is it my heart or yours? What can we say, we've said it all and been there and back, I just want to go back. It's all so perfect. Was I more afraid of the truth or a lie, it's better to say it's all wrong than it's all right. Skinner knees and city smiles running through the streets, it's all the same to you. "Unrequieted love's a bore, and I've got it pretty bad, but for someone you adore, it's a pleasure to be sad"(-Billie Holiday, Rogers-Hart). Three little words, "you're killing me"... I'll never know what love is. Lotta walks late at night til I could see your side. As long as you're there I'll be here.
When will I see you again? What can I say? What can I do? Empty promises fulfilled. Pocketful of nothings received. You can cover up your words. They just magically disappear and I'm left with no choice; I move on. What did you expect from me? As i force fed myself. Lying in these fields of grass we planned to sow. Throwing baseballs threw the trees and mending holes. I wanted to love you more than you'll ever know. I never wanted it to end this way. I got in my car knowing you'd never call. It was your prophecy. Didn't I mean anything? Didn't you know I cared? What has friendship become?
This is heaven to me. Nothing's ever felt so right before, did i tell you? Nothing, before now. (Why can't you see?) No, not this again. What will become of us now? I always seem to want what I can't have and now I'm back to where i began. Why? Not this again. Why do I try? I tried. I wish you knew (how I'm really feeling now). Why?
I'm tired, too tired to try. So please, let's just say we don't have to try anymore. They said they would wait for me, but what was left for me? I think I'll take early retirement from the guessing game. When we were young, the games we played.


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    What a beautiful song. It really captures this feeling all too well. This is the song that got me hooked on The Assistant.

    PorcelainHopeon March 03, 2003   Link
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    I cried listening to/reading the words to this song.

    en_vogue_againon March 22, 2006   Link
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    I cried listening to/reading the words to this song.

    en_vogue_againon March 22, 2006   Link
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    So much emotion captured in this song. So easy relatable and heart shattering. Unrequited love can be so hard to hold onto, but it's so hard to let go of. You're stuck and you can't do anything about the past because it's over and done with. It's so hard to undo love as it is to create it.

    rewriting_epilogueson April 12, 2007   Link
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    I couldn't have said it better, rewriting_epilogues. :/

    Lanimilbuson September 22, 2007   Link
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    From top to bottom, this song summarizes many young relationships. The naivety, the confusion, the strong feelings of things that were once 'perfect', hopelessness, frusterations, endless quarrels and questionings, and those games that we all play with each other whether we realize them or not. Especially among the young and immature, the damage is rarely taken into consideration.

    paper_heartson November 09, 2007   Link

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