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Is this the moment where I look you in the eye?
Forgive my broken promise
That you'll never see me cry
And everything, it will surely change
Even if I tell you I won't go away today
Will you think that you're all alone
When no one's there to hold your hand?
And all you know seems so far away
And everything is temporary
Rest your head
I'm permanent

I know he's living in hell every single day
And so I ask oh god is there some way
For me to take his place
And when they say it's all touch and go
I wish I could make it go away
But still you say
Will you think that you're all alone
When no one's there to hold your hand?
When all you know seems so far away
And everything is temporary
Rest your head
I'm permanent
I'm permanent

Is the moment where I look you in the eye?
Forgive my promise
That you'll never see me cry



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  • kitty324
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    kitty324Apr 12, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    I LOVE/HATE THIS SONG! I Love it 'cuz his voice is so...enchanting and I'm more wrapped up in the song each time I listen to it. It gives me goosebumps. It's a beautiful song. I hate it 'cuz it's sad. Have you ever listened to a really sad song and just pick out the meanings to words? It makes me sad. :( Very Beautiful song!
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    waynerMay 19, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    the song is about his brother in a sense, but not entirely.his brother took him on there when he tried out to support him, but david got to go.it's also about losing a loved one and being there for the people who are grieving. it's also about trying to keep his faith. it sort of depends on when you're listening to it how it's interpreted
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    analogheartSep 29, 2009 at 3:50 am
    ..emote..emote..emote...my heart is absorbing deeply each lyrics that David sang...suddenly..i touch a wet liquid in my face...i didnt noticed that i was crying and i cant stop my tears...so sad...i love this song..and Cook's family...his bro...rest in God's hand...
  • vanessa416
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    vanessa416Jun 28, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    I love david cook. This song is so touching it makes me cry all the time.. He really deserved to win American Idol.

    Go David!!!
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    cleJun 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    This song is about the ultimate Love he feels for his brother. About his not being able to take his brother's place and make all the pain and suffering go away. Just like the David's lyrics say "I'm Permanent" to his brother, David's brother will always be with him in heart, in his music and his being. Thank you for giving us this incredible gift of music.

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