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I've made up my mind,
Don't need to think it over,
If I'm wrong I am right,
Don't need to look no further,
This ain't lust,
I know this is love but,

If I tell the world,
I'll never say enough,
Cause it was not said to you,
And that's exactly what I need to do,
If I'm in love with you,

Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even If I knew my place should I leave it there?
Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere

I'd build myself up,
And fly around in circles,
Waiting as my heart drops,
And my back begins to tingle
Finally could this be it or

Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even If I knew my place should I leave it there?
Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere

Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even If I knew my place should I leave it there?
Should I give up,
Or should I just keep on chasing pavements?
Should I just keep on chasing pavements?

Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even If I knew my place should I leave it there?
Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere



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    aurumechoesApr 24, 2011 at 7:31 am
    So you have deep, complex and meaningful feelings for someone..?

    Do you build up the nerve to tell them given whatever the circumstance of the relationship ... long distance, unrequited, or involvement with someone else..?

    You may later regret the feelings of rejection or wasted time.

    But will you take a risk, a chance at love ,or keep waiting for the "right one".
    Will you risk possibly having your heart broken in a relationship where you feel " spine-tingling" love , all the while knowing it might go nowhere ?
    Or would you prefer to tread carefully, maybe into a mediocre relationship.
    Give up putting your whole self and committment into a relationship whatever difficult, stony or narrow path that might lead to, or travel the
    easy, mediocre pavement path in a relationship.
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    Joe55Oct 29, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    For me this song has so much attached to it... Im a guy who had the most wonderful thing in life and because I didnt listen to her I lost her andam living in hell everyday now... she would try to play this after 6 years telling me listen to this listen..and I never listened to the words until she was gone.She was trying so hard to tell me she was hurting because I was not telling her..I might have thought I was letting the world know but like the song said it doesnt matter cause it was not said to her and if I loved her thats who i should have been saying it to...now I lost her and hear those lyrics everyday...make sure you truely listen...
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    NVladyJun 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    This song is so incredible! The first time I really listened to the words-I cried because that's exactly what I have been tossing about in my mind--shall I tell him or stay quiet? In some ways the song is uplifting and hopeful but it really hits the angst of the dilemma too.

    And I still don't know what to do--I keep waiting for some kind of sign-maybe the song is the sign I need.
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    kwsFeb 9, 2009 at 3:49 am
    After seeing the video, I think it means that she can give up, or continue in a relationship that puts her in a constant state of being put in jeopardy of her heart being broken and being another 'casualty'. The victims of the accident were on the pavement, representing her in this relationship that leads to continually feeling as if it's killing her on the inside, over and over: chasing the pavement, or finding herself over and over the victim of the relationship 'accident'.
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    UnregisteredMay 19, 2012 at 4:25 am
    This lyric reminds me of a personal story i went through and for which i cried so many tears. I love it even though it brings me back those sad times back. Just another comment: i love adele's songs but i find her english difficult to understand. Please, tell her to speak more slowly and more clearly, please!!!

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