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When writing your history,
I will always be a footnote
A distant memory
A warning sign of mistakes made
The kind that you learn from
This song is the best of me
Taking pills for solemn motive
A better side of me, an open mind
For mistakes made
The kind that you burn from

So take this small confession as my price to pay
I've never been the kind to let go
But before you up and walk away
I'm miserable without you, you know
This silver leaves me longing for gold
Second place has never carried me home
Second place has never carried me home

This song is so out of key
I'm trying harder just to even
These memories of you
A warning sign of regression
The kind you never learn from
This song is the melody
Meant to show you a little more than
A better history, an open sky
Of redemption
The kind you always burn from

So take this small confession as my price to pay
I've never been the kind to let go
But before you up and walk away
I'm miserable without you, you know
This silver leaves me burning for gold
Second place has never carried me home
Second place has never carried me (home, home, home, home)
It never carried me (home, home, home, home)



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    letitbe_93iloveJun 3, 2008 at 4:15 am
    these lyrics are amazing.--
    sure, i did start paying attention to David when american idol started
    but i heard about his CD 'Analog Heart' and downloaded it.
    its amazing.!

    these lyrics mean(to me anyway):

    the song itself gives me a sense of melancholy sadness. i think it depicts a person trying to hard to be perfect, seeing theirselves as the one as, not nessecarly the one who made the mistake, but as the mistake, leaving this person with no sense of where to go. the song also leaves me with a sense of, in the end, this person realizes perfection is unacheivable and they can't be somebody they're not; somebody they consider must be more perfect than they, thus the a anology 'this silver leaves me longing for gold.'
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    mrsdavidrolandcookAug 22, 2008 at 9:25 pm
    I'm in love with this song but it's so sad :(

    I it's about him trying to say sorry for all he's done. he can't stop thinking about that person so he wants her back.
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    cRuciFied_anGeLJun 14, 2008 at 3:56 am
    now, that is a sad song...

    i think the song is about loving someone who wants gold and all you can ever be is silver. no use trying so damn hard to be somebody else that the other person wants you to be 'cause in the end they still love someone else and not you. so let that person go, because being silver will never make them forget that what they really want is gold.
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    bluastroblueMay 25, 2009 at 10:37 am
    Yeah, probably this is a sad song, but I don't wanna see it like that.

    This is a story about two people. He has hurt her by being "the worse side" of her and being the villain in their relationship (for example he didin't give enough time for her and her needs and he didn't seem to care enough; it doesn't necessarily mean he did something, I think it's about he DIDN'T do something). So, the girl got fed up, decided that he wasn't what she needed, but now when she has made him just another friend of hers he realizes he wants her back. "This silver leaves me longing for gold"; he doesn't want just stay watching her and spendin' good time with her, he wants their former relationship back and he hopes she can give him another shot. He sings "I'm miserable without you you know" and "I'm never been the kind to let go", so he can't move on without her by his side. He knows that he's not perfect, he knows he's the worse of them two, but still he is trying to fix things by this song.
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    cookinAug 5, 2008 at 6:24 am
    I'd like to believe that she is the one who made the mistakes to learn from and burn from, that she broke his heart and left him in second place. Maybe so, you either do the hurting or are the one that gets hurt. That's life. It really doesn't matter who did what. You win some, you lose some.

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