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A lonely road, crossed another cold state line
Miles away from those I love
Purpose hard to find

While I recall all the words you spoke to me
Can't help but wish that I was there
Back where I'd love to be, oh yeah


Dear God the only thing I ask of you
Is to hold her when I'm not around
When I'm much too far away
We all need that person who can be true to you
But I left her when I found her
And now I wish I'd stayed
'Cause I'm lonely and I'm tired
I'm missing you again, oh no
Once again


There's nothing here for me on this barren road
There's no one here while the city sleeps
And all the shops are closed
Can't help but think of the times I've had with you
Pictures and some memories will have to help me through, oh yeah

Dear God the only thing I ask of you is
To hold her when I'm not around,
When I'm much too far away
We all need that person who can be true to you
I left her when I found her
And now I wish I'd stayed
'Cause I'm lonely and I'm tired
I'm missing you again oh no
Once again

Some search, never finding a way
Before long, they waste away
I found you, something told me to stay
I gave in, to selfish ways
And how I miss someone to hold
When hope begins to fade...

A lonely road, crossed another cold state line
Miles away from those I love
Hope is hard to find

Dear God the only thing I ask of you is
To hold her when I'm not around,
When I'm much too far away
We all need the person who can be true to you
I left her when I found her
And now I wish I'd stayed
'Cause I'm lonely and I'm tired
I'm missing you again oh no
Once again...



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    jamesxwidowJan 25, 2010 at 10:23 pm
    This song reminds me of my fiance. He would always sing it to me before he was deployed. I didn't think he would go again, but he loved his country very, VERY much. We woud have been married for four months Jan 29, but he was killed on his second term in Afghanistan last year. I miss you everyday, James!! But I know you're up there, watching me and baby Natalie. I can't wait til the day i get to see you again. I love you baby and I'm SO proud of you.
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    KandaApr 13, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    about three years ago i was walking down Camden High street with a cup of coffee in one hand and an ipod in the other, completely oblivious of the world around me. of course this had to be the exact time when another utter genius was doing so in the other direction XP needless to say i went flying. anyways, as i began the effort of scraping my coffee stained self off the pavement i looked up and say him for the first time. He was a japanese boy in his late teens i'd guessed, but much taller than most of the grown men who wandered past. He had shoulder length black hair and some of the thickest glasses i'd seen. His shirt was soaked through with coffee and his face had sunk into a blush the colour of a beetroot. Spluttering half formed apologies we attempted to hide our obvious embarrassment. Funny how these things start off really, we headed to starbucks for a refill and got chatting. we were practically inseperable for a long time. His name was Lee and he was here with his family who had been living in England for a couple of years becase of his dad's work. This of course was only intended to be a temporary thing, as he kept telling me, so I always knew the day would come when he'd return home and i might never see him again. Still, over last year we became closer than ever- we got engaged a few months back, only a little while before he told me he had to go home. It will probably be at least two years before we can see each other again.

    I think people who have been parted from the ones they love all share something within the meaning of this song, and that is hope for their return. When you hit rock bottom, when you feel like you don't want to carry on without them, keep thinking of them, imagine their face when you meet them at the airport or the first time your hands touch after all the time waiting. Believe me, that is enough to live for.
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    zephirothAug 19, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    i used to like a girl, which is my best friend. i never tell her my feeling about her because i don't want to ruin our friendship. Then, unfortunately i had to move to a new school at a new town. i was depressed and i almost cried as i really missed her. i used to contact my old friends by email, as one day a friend told me that she also like me. she don't want to tell me because of the same reason why i did not tell her. i asked my friends to play this song for her so that she knew that i still love her and hope she will wait for my return...
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    jakesgirlApr 16, 2009 at 1:34 am
    this was me and my "best friends" song...he really was my best friend and AFTER this was our song..he left...no literally...but betrayl is the only word i can think of...so i cant even listen to this song anymore. i cry when i do which sucks cuz i really love this song and this band. :( but something i can HONESTLY say *Never regret something that once made u smile* even if it makes u cry now.
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    skittlzOct 20, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    this song is like a story of my life =D its amazin, i culdnt get enough of it for a while

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