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If you're not the one then why does my soul feel glad today?
If you're not the one then why does my hand fit yours this way?
If you are not mine then why does your heart return my call
If you are not mine would I have the strength to stand at all

I never know what the future brings
But I know you are here with me now
We'll make it through
And I hope you are the one I share my life with

I don't want to run away but I can't take it, I don't understand
If I'm not made for you then why does my heart tell me that I am?
Is there any way that I can stay in your arms?

If I don't need you then why am I crying on my bed?
If I don't need you then why does your name resound in my head?
If you're not for me then why does this distance maim my life?
If you're not for me then why do I dream of you as my wife?

I don't know why you're so far away
But I know that this much is true
We'll make it through
And I hope you are the one I share my life with
And I wish that you could be the one I die with
And I'm prayin' you're the one I build my home with
I hope I love you all my life

I don't want to run away but I can't take it, I don't understand
If I'm not made for you then why does my heart tell me that I am
Is there any way that I can stay in your arms?

'cause I miss you, body and soul so strong that it takes my breath away
And I breathe you into my heart and pray for the strength to stand today
'cause I love you, whether it's wrong or right
And though I can't be with you tonight
And know my heart is by your side

I don't want to run away but I can't take it, I don't understand
If I'm not made for you then why does my heart tell me that I am
Is there any way that I can stay in your arms?



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    UnregisteredJan 3, 2012 at 8:08 am
    A person so inlove, taking one step at a time, praying for the love to stay and will last forever... , nice... :)
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    kylyssa11Nov 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    my gosh...that's one of my fave songs!! i hope he continues to sing these kinds of songs...:)it's a cool cool song...
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    UnregisteredFeb 7, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    It kinda reminds me of Romeo and Juliet, they are deeply truly in love but It's not meant to be even though they truly feel they are meant to be. It's really deep and makes you think. I love this song, it's amazing and reminds me of how me and my boyfriend got together, we were unsure of what others would think at first. I think this song is a happy song because you know that in the end everything will work out and you will find your true love. I love Daniel as he is an amazing singer as well, his music is beautiful and full of meanings! I also think It's about finding the right one for you then just waiting until the time is right to be with them, even if you have to wait years, It's worth it in the end.
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    UnregisteredNov 18, 2013 at 10:35 am
    Oh my g!! It was amazing... Keep singing pls. I wish you a good luck you are the one!! Beilive me you are the one... I love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love you so... Tis song was cool and my idol in the story my prince sang it and he was handsome ok for me the meaning: it was like you are my destiny and i am for you and i wish you love me too, but why i need to leave because you love other and now i know it was painful but i will be happy for the two of you and i dont want to go but i need, i still love you but why, why? , you are my life and you are my life, letting your love go is the most painful thing in this world... But i need to go away... Thank you for reading this meaning... Love you daniel bedingfield your voce sound likes an teen - age guy and so cool please continue doing this kind of songs!!! Love you... It was amazing. Itwas cool its such a painful song but i think this song is my favorite song now!! As in now... Love you!!
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    UnregisteredJun 1, 2012 at 10:57 pm
    You are the person i love, i adore, i ultimately want to be with, but i cant be, because i have to run away from my current love to be with you. So i miss you and wish to be with you, but can't be.

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