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Hold me closer one more time,
Say that you love me in your last goodbye,
Please forgive me for my sins,
Yes, I swam dirty waters,
But you pushed me in,
I've seen your face under every sky,
Over every border and on every line,
You know my heart more than I do,
We were the greatest, me and you,

But we had time against us,
And miles between us,
The heavens cried,
I know I left you speechless,
But now the sky has cleared and it's blue,
And I see my future in you,

I'll be waiting for you when you're ready to love me again,
I put my hands up,
I'll do everything different,
I'll be better to you,
I'll be waiting for you when you're ready to love me again,
I put my hands up,
I'll be somebody different,
I'll be better to you,

Let me stay here for just one more night,
Build your world around me,
And pull me to the light,
So I can tell you that I was wrong,
I was a child then, but now I'm willing to learn,

But we had time against us,
And miles between us,
The heavens cried, I know I left you speechless,
But now the sky has cleared and it's blue,
And I see my future in you,

I'll be waiting for you when you're ready to love me again,
I put my hands up,
I'll do everything different,
I'll be better to you,
I'll be waiting for you when you're ready to love me again,
I put my hands up,
I'll be somebody different,
I'll be better to you,

Time against us,
Miles between us,
Heavens cried,
I know I left you speechless,
Time against us,
Miles between us,
Heavens cried,
I know I left you speechless,
I know I left you speechless,
I'll be waiting,

I'll be waiting for you when you're ready to love me again,
I put my hands up,
I'll do everything different,
I'll be better to you,
I'll be waiting for you when you're ready to love me again,
I put my hands up,
I'll be somebody different,
I'll be better to you.



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    UnregisteredSep 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    I'll be waiting for you when you're ready to love me again,
    i put my hands up,
    i'll do everything different,
    i'll be better to you,
    i'll be waiting for you when you're ready to love me again,
    i put my hands up,
    i'll be somebody different,
    i'll be better to you.
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    UnregisteredJun 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    My husband, my love, had an affair. At the time i could not bear it. I left him and our home. That was three years ago. We are still separated, not divorced, but certainly not together. He will not forgive me for what i did by "abandoning him and turning my back on our home" - as he puts it. I have forgiven him and i am waiting for him to love me again.
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    UnregisteredJun 23, 2012 at 9:23 am
    In the past she had a love but she was immature and they were far from each other and she just couldn't do it, she regrets making that mistake and if she ever gets a chance she is waiting for him to love her like they did back then. It took some time but now she is ready
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    UnregisteredApr 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    The writer in this song may have been unfaithful at one point to her partner, case in point "i swam in dirty waters, but you pushed me in... We had time against us and miles between us"... And now she wants a second chance to make things right.. "i was a child then, but now i'm willing to learn" i like this song
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    UnregisteredApr 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    But we had times against us, and miles between us. The heavens cried, i know i left you speechless. But now the sky has cleared and it"s blue and i see my future in you. I'll be waiting for you when you're ready to love me again. I put my hands up, i'll do everything different, i'll be better to you :-)

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