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I thought I told you, he'd be home soon
Couldn't help myself, you're too good to be true.
I fall short each time,
Every time he ain't here,
You and your charm creep closer, closer in here,
Like a fool for fire I fall, with my pride and all.
Like a bomb before explosion,
Ticking by your call.
You're the wise one, disguised from greed,
But I'm just a child who belongs on her knees.

But I found a boy who I love more,
Than I ever did you before,
So stand beside the river I cried,
And let yourself down!
Look how you want me now that I don't need you.

So, you thought that I'd would crumble to my knees
At the first sight of you, crawling back to me
To whisper "will you leave your man?"
Cause you swear that this time you can stand by me.
I won't stand by you.

Cause I found a boy who I love more,
Than I ever did you before,
So stand beside the river I cried
And let yourself down!
Look how you want me now that I don't need you.

I ain't yours for no taking,
You must be mistaken
I could never look in your eyes, and settle for wrong
And ignore the right

Well I found a boy who loves me more,
Than you ever did before.
So stand beside the river you cry
And let yourself down!
Look how you want me now that I don't need you.



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    UnregisteredAug 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    Woman power!!! It`s a song for a woman who finally gave herself the respect she deserves. Finding a man who will give the love and respect that should had been with her previous relationship. And finally a hurtful lesson to the man who learns that she love the woman after losing her...
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    UnregisteredAug 10, 2012 at 5:40 am
    It means a boy did you wrong and you finally let him go and you managed to find someone who treats you better and respects you and loves you and the other boy tries to come back into your life and you are happy with who you have now
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    UnregisteredAug 31, 2012 at 7:54 pm
    Yoo recognize first how much you love something when you already lost it. The gux she loved must treated her really bad.
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    UnregisteredAug 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    I think it means that when u find someone that can love you for who you really are than hes the one and not someone who will forget you and wont be by your side
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    UnregisteredAug 6, 2012 at 3:12 am
    My baby boy is due in 2 months, his dad left and if he ever comes back i'll tell him exactly what is being said in this song - my little one is too important to jeopardise his well-being by involving myself with someone who doesn't respect us both

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