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Are you waiting for something
'cause there's a tension in the air
Of something unresolved
I can smell it in your hair
So step down (step down)
Look around (look around)
You could leave it all behind
Never hear another sound
Say you're holding onto someone
They will never show you the same

So don't say a word
That I wouldn't say
Just crumble it up
And throw it away
We're just wasting time
We're taking up space
So don't say a word
That I wouldn't say to you

Are you breathing for nothing
'cause there's a vision in my eye
Of something unresolved
I swear it feels like this could die
I can see (I can see)
To a degree (to a degree)
A broken back is always something
If you did it saving me
Say you're holding onto nothing
And it's showing all over your face

So don't say a word
That I wouldn't say
Just grumble it out
And throw it away
We're just wasting time
We're taking up space
So don't say a word
That I wouldn't say to you, to you

So don't say a word
That I wouldn't say
Just grumble it out
And throw it away
We're just wasting time
We're taking up space
So don't say a word
That I wouldn't say to you
That I wouldn't say to you
That I wouldn't say to you



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    Curious04Jun 11, 2008 at 1:42 pm
    "So don't say a word
    That I wouldn't say
    Just grumble it out
    And throw it away"

    To me that "word" is Love-the singer can't or won't say it but the girl does and wants to.

    "Are you breathing for nothing
    'cause there's a vision in my eye
    Of something unresolved
    I swear it feels like this could die"

    The singer has a dream that he may or may not obtain but he won't give up, he is asking the girl if she is holding onto him for the wrong reasons-trying to make him into something he isn't, if she is the relationship could die or perhaps his dream coulde die? (not sure)

    " A broken back is always something
    If you did it saving me
    Say you're holding onto nothing
    And it's showing all over your face"

    Classic girl trying to say the man she loves and finding that no matter what she does he won't change and then eventually showing the resentment and losing her love for him...

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    UnregisteredDec 22, 2011 at 3:27 am
    He loves, but he's not sure if she loves him back. They're close, but he's not sure if there's a chance or he's in the friendzone
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    cookinAug 5, 2008 at 6:00 am
    Is this the same girl that is the theme of the other songs? The one he realizes he loves but it's too late? He didn't return the love, non-commital.
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    cookinAug 5, 2008 at 5:42 am
    Wouldn't we all love to hear from David what the meaning to all his songs are? Some of them are so abstract and personal, I suppose. I'm sure he knows what he means...and maybe doesn't exactly want us to?
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    cRuciFied_anGeLJun 14, 2008 at 2:21 am
    does the song mean he doesn't love the girl and he doesn't want to hear her say "the word" 'cause he's afraid he can't say "that word" to her? i'm not quite sure. i just have DC's song in my computer and i listen to it more often than i listen to other songs. am i weird for doing so?

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