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When I find myself watching the time
I never think about all the funny things you said
I feel like it's dead
Where is it leading me now

I turn around in the still of the room
Knowing this is when I'm gonna make my move
Can't wait any longer
And I'm feeling stronger but oh

Just as I walk through the door
I can feel your emotion
It's pullin' me back
Back to love you

I know I'm caught up in the middle
I cry just a little
When I think of letting go
Oh no, gave up on the riddle
I cry just a little
When he plays piano in the dark

He holds me close like a thief of the heart
He plays a melody
Born to tear me all apart
The silence is broken
And no words are spoken but oh

Just as I walk through the door
I can feel your emotion
It's pullin' me back
Back to love you

I know I'm caught up in the middle
I cry just a little
When I think of letting go
Oh no, gave up on the riddle
I cry just a little
When he plays piano in the dark

The silence is broken
And no words are spoken but oh

Just as I walk through the door
I can feel your emotion
It's pullin' me back
Back to love you

I know I'm caught up in the middle
I cry just a little
When I think of letting go
Oh no, gave up on the riddle
I cry just a little
When he plays piano in the dark

Oh..i cry,i cry..



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    UnregisteredJan 6, 2012 at 11:26 am
    This song is about the struggle to turn your back on love and the music of love that keeps pulling you back. Has nothing to do with musical skills as suggested above
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    UnregisteredJul 22, 2012 at 4:25 am
    This song for me is about letting go, but there is something stopping you. For me, its like, i know i can do this without him, but something pulls me back to want him and not let go all over again. This describes my situation perfectly.
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    UnregisteredApr 5, 2012 at 2:31 am
    Addressing comment made march 20, 2:37am. I totally agree with you. As i read through the lyrics and the other posts, i could see where each of you were coming from. But, there was just something missing. I couldn't get to the emotional connection of this song. As i read through your post, it hit me like a ton of bricks! She's still in love but trying to deny it. This so she can survive the pain of a broken releationship and try to move on. Though he has another woman on the side that he feels great passion for, he still has a strong emotional attachment which gives the first woman hope their relationship can be salvaged. Then he's gone again. The feelings of love die again, along with a little piece of her.

    I may be reading into this a bit. I'm still healing myself after breaking up with my wife of 23 years. In the end, it was her playing the piano in the dark and me trying to hold on to... Nothing.
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    UnregisteredMay 5, 2012 at 6:33 am
    Wella:

    When i finally let go of my emotion, i remembered this song. It is always so painful to accept the fact that relationships end. I hope my husband will come to realize that even when he plays the piano in the dark, there're no words or rhymes to be uttered anymore.
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    UnregisteredMar 30, 2012 at 6:29 am
    The strong tension between love and letting go. The rawness of emotions and while you meant to let go, you feel your lover's passion pulling you back and it gets harder and harder to decide. Mind and heart battle.

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