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Leaves are on the ground
Fall has come
Blue skies turning grey
Like my love

I tried to carry you
And make you whole
But it was never enough
I must go

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Who is gonna save you
When I'm gone?
And who'll watch over you
When I'm gone?

You say you care for me
But hide it well
How can you love someone
And not yourself?

[Chorus]

And when I'm gone
Who'll break your fall?
Who will you blame?

I can't go on
And let you lose it all
It's more than I can take
Who'll ease your pain?
Ease your pain

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Who is gonna save you
When I'm gone?
Who'll watch over you?
Who will give you strength
When you're not strong?
Who'll watch over you
When I've gone away?

Snow is on the ground
Winters come
You long to hear my voice
But I'm long gone



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    UnregisteredApr 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    From another point of view you can do your own interpretion. Who will look after your wife a nd kidsafter you are dead
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    UnregisteredDec 19, 2011 at 11:54 am
    A feeling of a dying man whose love is spurned but he still loves her and sings this before he is gone forever.
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    UnregisteredDec 18, 2011 at 12:34 am
    The song is about leaving a girl who is way to deep in drug addiction and he must move on to save himself.
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    scottrose3Oct 7, 2010 at 11:33 am
    Um, the official lyrics are actually in the CD jacket...from the band itself. Hendrixrox has them right, just sayin'. As far as the meaning, for me it means a lot of things personally which I won't post here. I think the initial 2 replies are pretty accurate generally speaking. Other than that...rock on AB!
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    aesAug 8, 2010 at 2:27 am
    he's talking about a girl with a drug problem. he loves her but he can't take to see her harm herself anymore. so he's gone.

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