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Did you ever see me - could you even see at all
I looked at your cold white face, so still, so empty
Yet I knew you were at rest
Yet I knew you were at rest
Much more comforted - than I
What else could I find to replace who you were
It was the carefree unrestricted love that you never meant to give
You never had the choice
You never had the guilt
You never had the choice

It was your innocence
It was part of who you were
It was the comfort of a friend
It was the comfort of a friend
It was the comfort of a friend
You never meant to care
You never had the choice
You never mean to care
You never had the choice

It was your innocence
It was part of who you were
It was your innocence
It was the comfort of a friend
It was your innocence
It was part of who you were
It was your innocence
It was the comfort of a friend



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  • faces
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    facesAug 21, 2008 at 8:16 am
    A song of mourning for the loss of a dear friend, almost a eulogy of sorts, stating the qualities that made the relationship so special
  • faces
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    facesAug 21, 2008 at 8:16 am
    A song of mourning for the loss of a dear friend, almost a eulogy of sorts, stating the qualities that made the relationship so special
  • u
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    UnregisteredAug 1, 2012 at 9:49 am
    This is a song written about a person that the author loves but never discloses. She is the author's friend but he loves her. This song seems to be motivated at her funeral. He sees her dead and at peace but the love suppressed in him bursts out in the form of this song. A fantastic job by as i lay dying yet again m/
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    UnregisteredNov 23, 2011 at 12:18 am
    I've seen a few sites say different things, but i think he's saying you never meant to kill, you never had the choice... It makes sense to me

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