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Your defenses were on high
Your walls were built deep inside
Yeah I'm a selfish bastard
But at least I'm not alone

My intentions never change
What I wanted stays the same
And I know what I should do
It's time to set myself on fire

Was it a dream?
Was it a dream?
Is this the only evidence that proves it
A photograph of you and I

Your reflection I erased
Like a thousand burned out yesterdays
Believe me when I say goodbye forever
Is for good

Was it a dream?
Was it a dream?
Is this the only evidence that proves it
A photograph of you and I

Was it a dream?
Was it a dream?
Is this the only evidence that proves it
A photograph of you and I
(A photograph of you and I)

Was it a dream?
Was it a dream?
Is this the only evidence that proves
A photograph of you and I
A photograph of you and I
A photograph of you and I



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  • GoOd_GuRl_BaD
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    GoOd_GuRl_BaDSep 8, 2008 at 5:04 am
    I think that the song is basically about someone who is completely estranged from their former love, and it just seems so hard to believe that they were together. Now that he thinks back, and the only thing he can have to prove that it happened was "A photograph of you and I...In love...".
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    SebrinaJul 31, 2008 at 6:56 pm
    To me this song means: Is everything we had a dream. I have photographs to prove we were together but the memories are fading. Yea i admit to be selfish, but i am not the only one. So you I have to forget and say goodbye to forever, this is the way it must be.
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    UnregisteredDec 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    All I know is that this song makes me sad cause my ex was a selfish bastard, and all I do have left was photographs of him and I cause he just one day, after a year of dating, completely just left without a word said... I cared about him tremendously too and this song reminds me of him too much.
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    ashbas3Sep 10, 2010 at 3:13 am
    This song is so good that I think this song should be an Anthem to the world.
    I feel like its kinda talking about me... I keep thinking my life is a dream because it is that bad?
    This song is the best XD
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    muse-lover01Aug 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    I think it is about someone that loves someone, and because they are a "selfish bastard" they lost this person, and now they wonder, "was it a dream", breath-taking song!

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