There's nothing I could say to make you try and feel OK
And nothing you could do to stop me feeling the way I do
And if the chance should happen that I never see you again
Just remember that I'll always love you

I'd be a better person on the other side I'm sure
You'd find a way to help yourself
Then find another door
To shrug off minor incidents
Make us both feel proud
I just wish I could be there to see you through

You always were the one to make us stand out in a crowd
Though every once upon a while your head was in a cloud
There's nothing you could never do to ever let me down
And remember that I'll always love you

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A Minor Incident Lyrics as written by Damon Michael Gough

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    General CommentThis song just expresses the bittersweet feelings and love that is shared by me and a special someone
    fanclubberon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSeems to be about the unspoken love that lingers in a relationship that has faded into obscurity. It reminds me of the feelings I hold for an ex - at the time when our relationship was ending I told her that I'd always love her even if we never talked again and that I hoped she found someone she could love. It was equally a heart-felt message wishing her happiness where ever life took her and a lame last ditch effort to see if there was anything to grasp onto. This is the same feeling I get from this song - an aplogetic response to the end of a relationship and a reluctant acceptance of what the future might bring.
    tubesockson May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is written for the film "About a Boy" and it is the letter written to Marcus by his mum before she tries to commit suicide. It says in the film that the letter read "I'll always love you" and it does say in the song "I'll be a better person on the other side I'm sure." So that's my opinion.
    AgentGabbiton May 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou always were the one to make us stand out in a crowd
    Though every once upon a while, you're head was in the clouds
    Theres nothing you could never do to ever let me down
    And remember that I'll always love you

    wow. that reminds me of my ex more than you can even comprehend. i must d/l this song.
    napalmon June 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. when marcus is standing in his living room waiting for fiona.
    Statbucksbabe28on March 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think its basically a suicide note put into song. its a beautiful song and it reminds me of me and my my best friend. the part where fiona walks into the living room after attempting suicide always makes me cry. hehe.
    StrongstManInThWrldon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI wish people that say "I gotta download this" would rather say "I gotta buy this CD"... =)

    I do love this song though, most of BDB's songs are great when you get a feel for them. None is like any other...
    Sastraxion March 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwell, I downloaded it first. then I bought it. It's a great soundtrack. I really wished that BDB would be nominated for the Best Song Oscar this year. I don't know what criteria the song must follow but the movie About a Boy and its soundtrack definitely go hand in hand.
    BERC-3000on March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhen i saw Badly Drawn Boy play live, he said that this song is about a suicide note from a mother to her son before he played it. Such a sad song :'(
    sic-n-twistedon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentif you guys like this song, you should read "31 songs" by nick horby, who wrote "about a boy". he talks about this song in it
    canterburyon September 28, 2004   Link

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