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Left your t-shirt in my room
Still smells of you
And the picture you hung on the door
Lay smashed and picture perfect
Explains now
Clearly, nothing left but a memory
We only made out
You never kissed me
That's how I learned to hold back all feeling

Wait, please don't go
I won't stay
All these words on replay
I'm okay
It's alright
Good to know that you're fine

Pretending everything is right to make it better
I'll hide my make-up smeared eyes
To show that I'm fine

Somehow you have managed to get under my skin
More than anyone ever did
And if every hole makes a scar
And every scar marks it's place
Then I will never live freely without your trace
And it'll never be fair
I wrote my songs for you and you never even cared
So I'll forget you
I'll wash your t-shirt
And kill the pillow and
Cut you out of pictures

Wait, please don't go
I won't stay
All these words on replay
I'm okay
It's all right
Good to know that you're fine

Pretending everything is right to make it better
I'll hide my make-up smeared eyes

This drama sat shotgun
My eyes rain like autumn
Only the glove box knows
How the story goes

Now that this bandage is broken
And the cut's left and open
Tell ya just one thing, this wasn't worth the sting

This drama sat shotgun
My eyes rain like autumn
Only the glove box knows
How the story goes

Now that this bandage is broken
And the cut's left and open
Tell ya just one thing, this wasn't worth the sting

Oh, this drama sat shotgun
My eyes rain like autumn
Only the glove box knows
How the story goes
Now that this bandage is broken
And the cut's left and open
Tell ya just one thing, this wasn't worth the sting



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    DenyingBeautyDec 28, 2009 at 11:26 pm
    He and her boy friend had a fight he left her, she misses him and feels really down, she felt more for him then he did for her. The only way shes staying "calm" is cos they never had anything deeper than making out , nothing that meant anything.
    She says she can't stay because of all the memories, every hateful word that was said in that argument.
    She tries to get rid of her memories of him, buy washing his tshirt, removing him for pictures. But she wont let him see that shes cried. she doesnt want to seem weak. But she is weak she was driven to self harm, she talks about it at the end and near the middle when she says And if every hole makes a scar "And every scar marks it's place,Then I will never live freely without your trace" and the whole bandage is broken bit, she then relises he wasnt worth it, when she says he "wasnt worth the sting"

    I love Automatic LoveLetter, and i feel very strongly about the lyrics so im sorry about the depth
  • r013
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    r013Jan 15, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    Ahh, i love Automatic Loveletter.
    Alright so basically,

    This song is about a girl who REALLY fell for a guy,
    and even though she knew her feelings were much deeper for him than as for what he shared for her, or perhaps he just with her 'cause he had nothing better to do (We only made out, you never kissed me)
    So she had a feeling the entire time that he felt this way...maybe she was a rebound?
    Anyways, so she's trying to get over him, yet she still loves him and she's totally mixed up. She wants him back,
    (Please don't go
    i won't stay
    all these words are in replay)
    Shes a wreck, but tries to look strong by hiding her feelings, or "Make-up Smeared Eyes"
  • u
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    UnregisteredMay 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    He turned out to be someone she never thought he'd be. They broke up, and has everday reminders of who she thought he was. Mourning the memories. Where the genuine? Where they fake?
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    UnregisteredMay 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    He turned out to be someone she never thought he'd be. They broke up, and has everday reminders of who she thought he was. Mourning the memories. Where the genuine? Where they fakel?
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    UnregisteredMay 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    He turned out to be someone she never thought he'd be. They broke up, and has everday reminders of who she thought he was. Mourning the memories. Where the genuine? Where they real?

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