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Your fingertips across my skin
The palm trees swaying in the wind
Images
You sang me Spanish lullabies
The sweetest sadness in your eyes
Clever trick

Well, I never want to see you unhappy
I thought you'd want the same for me

[Chorus]
Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

We walked along a crowded street
You took my hand and danced with me
Images
And when you left, you kissed my lips
You told me you would never, ever forget
These images

Well, I'd never want to see you unhappy
I thought you'd want the same for me

[Chorus]
Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

I cannot go to the ocean
I cannot drive the streets at night
I cannot wake up in the morning
Without you on my mind
So you're gone and I'm haunted
And I bet you are just fine

Did I make it that
Easy to walk right in and out
Of my life?

[Chorus]
Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do



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    azelleSep 28, 2008 at 5:12 am
    im so touched by this song.. not that im being martyr or anything.. i just know the feeling of being so attached with the person you cant be with... the feeling of having an affair with someone who cant be yours.. like what the song said almost lover.. you haven't got in any commitment.. and he is not leaving you for another.. its just that you and him cant be together because of some circumstances you cant and can never be resolved.. left with no choice.. because you dont want to hurt each other anymore.. because of the fact that both of you can only grow CLOSER together but caN NEVER be together.. you choose to let let go.. giving each other time and chance to find another who can be their own.. though the feeling is still there.. you choose to let go.. and then move on.. 'coz there is no point in hoping for something or even holding on to something if having it is uncertain.. you might as well miss the right person for you for holding on to the wrong one..
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    LauwOct 12, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    i think this song is sad but so beautiful ...
    it's meanful to all people who love somebody and who aren't lovedby this person . it's so hard to forget him 'cause you know he doesn't love you ...
    the music, the lyrics and the voice are just beautiful ...
    i love this song
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    UnregisteredJan 30, 2014 at 9:31 pm
    This sound is so deep like sometimes you love someone so much that you think you could do anything for them. But then you realize the person you'd take a bullet for is behind the trigger. At that moment you have nothing to do at all. You want everything like it used to be but this is impossible. Cause they're gone like. Like river flowed them. You cry but it doesn't take them back. This means you can't hold everything in your hands and although it hurts you should learn to let go.
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    GlasswatarJan 6, 2009 at 12:03 am
    This song really hits the "I love you but you don't love me" relationship. Its really strong when the song describes her fantasies or memories then says "images" meaning its not real, or its pointless to think about it when it won't happen. The song takes it to level deeper by showing that she liked him, he doesn't, she's okay with it, but the guy continues to hurt her. She wonders, "I never wanted you to be unhappy, thought you'd want the same for me" It takes a very deep level of the break-up and shows the pain. It makes me a cry alot too...
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    agirlcanloveNov 7, 2008 at 11:35 am
    it tells about loving someone who doesn't love you back. You want to move on but you don't want to go to waste your love for him. It does hurt. And anyone who had been in this situation can clearly relate, but you got to know that God has a plan for you. You may not know it yet. But it will come to place, like everything in your life did. And even how hard you fall for someone if he is not your DESTINY, it can never work..

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