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Once upon a time somebody ran
Somebody ran away saying fast as I can
I got to go
I got to go
Once upon a time we fell apart
You holding in your hands
The two halves of my heart
Oh oh
Oh oh

Once upon a time we're burning bright
Now all we ever seem to do is fight
On and on
And on and on and on
Once upon a time on the same side
Once upon a time on the same side in the same game
And why'd you have to go
Have to go and throw it all in my face

I could've been a princess, you'd be a king
Could've had a castle and worn a ring
But no, you let me go
I could've been a princess, you'd be a king
Could've had a castle and wore a ring
But no, you let me go

You stole my star, lalala la lala, lalala la lala, lala la lala
You stole my star, lalala la lala

Cause you really hurt me
Oh you really hurt me
Cause you really hurt me
Oh you really hurt me
Cause you really hurt me
Oh you really hurt me oh
Cause you really hurt me
Oh you really hurt me



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    UnregisteredOct 19, 2011 at 6:42 am
    If you've read the articles recently in which the band states this is a love story between mylo and xyloto, this song makes a lot of sense; it is the pinnacle of the strife in their journey of love, and I could think of no better way to exemplify that than with a male and female duet. The lyrics then take on an enhanced meaning in the bigger context, and you can just sense the power and emotion of the song in the larger concept album. I think it's a beautiful collaboration with great instrumentals, and to me it all structurally makes sense. Chris starts it off (mylo), rihanna answers (xyloto), and to conclude they both lament the tragic turn their relationship has taken. It's emblematic of a chapter in the album as well as a chapter in the band's musical careers and sound.
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    UnregisteredMar 10, 2012 at 6:37 am
    This describes the breakup of me and my ex boyfriend. I was dating him and he liked another girl after two weeks and I was tired of being treated like crap so I dumped him and unsurprisingly he didn't care. This hurt me so much. The girl he left me for was my best friend at the time and has also caused all my other breakups I'm reallly peod at her. She doesn't know how much she hurt me. I will always love him but I know he'll never come back.
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    UnregisteredDec 15, 2011 at 12:13 am
    I think it means to be who you really wanna be. Like be a princess or a king and don't let anybody stop you from doing who or what you want to be. If you really listen closely you'll understand because somebody is running awway also I think its about a couple who can't decide who they want to be and they can't make up for their past mistakes and or regrets.
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