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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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    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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    UnregisteredFeb 28, 2012 at 3:41 am
    "you know my heart more than i do" my love knew me better than I will ever know myself and he knew and still knows my hearts true desires, whether see them at the time or not.
    "yea i swam dirty waters, but you pushed me in" I made mistakes. I caused him pain. I didn't do the right thing at every turn. But neither did he and his constant pushing me to be someone and to meet his needs was too much for me at the time and I felt I had no other choice. Our problems pushed me over the edge.
    "so i can tell you that i was wrong i was a child then now i'm willing to learn"
    Giving up and allowing the fear to engulf me and rule my choices was wrong. Thoougjly. I see this now and I am asking for the chance to fight again and put to work the things I have learned ad take the time and strength to learn that which I have not yet. I am willing to do thisthe right way no matter the obstacles or fears because I know I love him and that I can't live with myself unless I give this my all.
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    UnregisteredFeb 27, 2012 at 6:20 am
    She's confessing that she walked the path of darkness (foolish ways) with a lust for life. That in every border or line she crossed he was with her in her consciousness (spirit). She knew she was wrong but she drank the nectar anyway. He pushed her into the dirty waters because he was too good to be true. Now that she wants to restore her faith (be saved) only his love can save her. (could be god or a man) she asking for forgiveness and the ability to be worthy of his love again and she'll wait forever for that day.
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    UnregisteredFeb 22, 2012 at 6:29 pm
    I think this song is expressing deep feelings for somebody else. Somebody else who has either been hurt or hurt the other person. I think she knows what they have is special and that she would do anything to have him come back. I know exactly how it feels. Adele is my go to artist when I have love life issues. I love him, unconditionally. And I will be waiting for him.
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    UnregisteredJan 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    The girl here is so immature not realizing that her lover is giving her unconditional love (please forgive me for my sins, yes, I swam dirty waters) and her lover accepts her for what she is. They got separated in time. Time past by, the girl became mature and realized how she loved the boy and how she regretted the past and promised to love the boy again in her own new ways if the boy can love her again.

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