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I'm tired, twisted, barely breathing, buried in the dark
Don't be concerned, it's just the power of a breaking heart.
How good am I hiding it?
Look, I've got some bad intentions.
Guilty as fucking charged.
Still standing stable, more than able 'cause I know who you are.
I know the birthdays, anniversaries, all the first days I missed.
I regret them all.
But now I know this:

I know that God exists.
I held her in my arms.
I never knew I was able to ever feel this strong.
Take me off your worry list.
It'll be better that way.
I'm really fine and there's nothing we haven't talked about.
So, take me off your worry list I said, "Throw it away."
This is what my life is about.
I might have been gone but I never walked out.

I've taken a thousand red eyes to change your point of view.
What kind of man would take the trust you break and still follow through?
'Cause I'm standin' right here.
And you may not show up.
This same gate 14 where, honestly, I'm just sick of calling your bluff.
And it's just embarrassing, that I nearly threw up
And I'm trying hard to change the things I always screw up.
And at the top of my list, this visitation's no relationship.
But I gotta make the best of it.
'Cause I know -

I know that God exists.
I held her in my arms.
I never knew I was able to ever feel this strong.
Take me off your worry list.
It'll be better that way.
And I'm doin' fine and I've got plenty of friends around.
Take me off your worry list.
Just throw it away.
Well, it's time to stand up on my own for her.
'Cause I'm packing it up, and I'm comin' today.

I couldn't wait to finally pick my family up.
Everything is quiet and covered in snow.
There's something wrong here...
Nobody's at home.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no.
Now, I'm back in the driver's seat.
Heading back home.
Yeah, back to Texas on my own.

Take me off your worry list.
It'll be better that way.
And I'm doin' fine and I've got plenty of friends around.
Take me off your worry list.
Just throw it away.
Yeah, it's time to stand up on my own for her.
I'm packing it up, and I'm comin' today.
This is what my story's about.
I might have been gone but I never walked out.
I'm packin' it up, and I'm comin' today.

This is what your story's about.
My pretty little girl, can you figure it out?
If it helps to know so there is no doubt,
Just listen to the stories.
Not everything is glorious.
Some hurt, some love, some shout.
I fought the world and I lost that bout.
And you are what my album's about.
I might have been gone, but I never walked out.



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    UnregisteredAug 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    Its about his daughter. His wife was cheating on him while he was on tour, and when he came back she filed for a divorce and took blue, his daughter away from him without anyrights to see her.
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    UnregisteredJul 26, 2012 at 9:46 am
    Hold on to every person in your life who truely loves you and who will never turn their back on you. Cherish every moment with them
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    UnregisteredMay 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    I may not have been strong enough before, but now i have a reason to be the best i can be. You don't have to worry about me coping anymore.
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    UnregisteredDec 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm
    Its so beatifull song i can lissen it 24/7. It just got so much meanings and justin is just so good singer for songs like this
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    BlueOctoberBabyAug 21, 2011 at 7:18 am
    Justin's lyrics are always so powerful! This song shows his love for his daughter! How he tries to be there to see her and how her mother doesn't show up with her when he comes for his visitation. Blue's mother is punishing her, by keeping her away from her father. Little girls need their daddy's- they are the first man a little girl loves. And if you look at the pictures of the two of them together (Justin and Blue) you can see in their eyes how much they love each other.

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