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And hey darling
I hope you're good tonight
And I know you don't feel right when I'm leaving
Yeah I want it but no I don't need it
Tell me something sweet to get me by
'Cause I can't come back home till they're singing

La, la la la la la la

'Til everyone is singing

If you can wait till I get home
Then I swear to you
That we can make this last
(La la la)
If you can wait till I get home
Then I swear come tomorrow
This will all be in our past
Well it might be for the best

And hey sweetie
Well I need you here tonight
And I know that you don't want to be leaving me
Yeah you want it but I can't help it
I just feel complete when you're by my side
But I know you can't come home 'til they're singing

La, la la la la la la

'Til everyone is singing

La, la la la la la la

If you can wait till I get home
Then I swear to you
That we can make this last
(La la la)
If you can wait till I get home
Then I swear come tomorrow
This will all be in our past
Well it might be for the best

You know you can't give me what I need
And even though you mean so much to me
I can't wait through everything

Is this really happening?
I swear I'll never be happy again
And don't you dare say we can just be friends
I'm not some boy that you can sway
We knew it'd happen eventually

La, la la la la la la

Now Everybody's singing

La, la la la la la la



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    nara48Apr 29, 2010 at 7:55 am
    This song almost saved my relationship with my gf. We have a long distance relationship. After 3 years, she decides that she can no longer wait to see me (even though she see me once every 6 months if either of us can afford it). She broke up with me, left me in the dark. I learned this song on the guitar, flew all the way to where she lives, took a cab to her house and stood outside. I played and sung this song to her to remind her of the hardships i have to go through as well, that in the end it is worth it all. I got a smile out of her from it, then never saw her again. She didn't come out to see me oranything. Broken financially and emotionally, i walked back to the airport. I gave up everything for her and she still wouldn't have me no more. Was it worth it? I think so. I at least tried. I showed her I was still there. This song is a constant reminder that I almost had her, the closest I've gotten. If she doesn't want me when i'm offering up the world, then she doesn't deserve me.
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    kh44May 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    this was me and my GF song cuz we live about 60 miles apart. doesn't seem much but the problem was our parents didn't approve of us. were a young couple but so in love.we didn;t care.on this one night we took off and just spent the night together and our way home i put this song on and told her this would be our song then i sang it to her.we ended our relationship cuz she found a bestfriend and made him seem important and i thought i couldn't compete with this guy she shes and hangs out everyday with. i still love her though all this.
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    sapphireangel154Jun 25, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    this reminds me of my boyfriend and i, we're taking a break because he's been starting to go on the wrong path by lying to me and his family and parting with the wrong people, now hes living with his dad for the summer to get him away from the bad influences. and it just means to me that im waiting for him to come back home to see if he still loves me and wants to be with me, because i love him through thick and thin, whatever happens, we can get through it together. i believe that we can do anything with faith and time.I know this isn't the real him, and i know its going to pass, and his family and my family is waiting for him to find himself again. i really hope the last verse doesn't come true, but even then. I would still be friends with him, because he's the best thing that's ever happened to me, and everyone says i'm the best thing that's ever happened to him. i just hope he see's who really loves him and whose really there for him.
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    NessaNerdMay 7, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    wooow @ nara48, your story is like amazing, lol.
    very inspiring and romantic :)
    btw the song is really good. (:
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    wakexupxx3Mar 10, 2009 at 3:29 am
    I probably feel this way simply because it applies to my life, but it reminds me of going off to college. You leave behind the one special person, swearing you will be back soon and often. However, as time goes on, coming home isn't as simple as you thought it would be. It sounds to me like she is saying I can't continue to watch you leave, and I can't continue to dream of you being here next to me.

    It feels like a few days after a huge fight and the night before he's coming home when she suddenly realized she can't do this any more. Life is taking them in two separate directions, no matter how badly they just want to be together. He swears he can't go on without her and realizes they could never just be friends, but she has herself to take care of and enough faith in him to know that he will be okay.

    The truth of it is, they both knew when he went off, it wouldn't work. It hardly ever does. I think the end is saying "We've done what's right, and in some crazy, messed up way, it's brought harmony back into our lives and the lives of everyone we know."

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