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Precious and fragile things
Need special handling
My God what have we done to You?

We always try to share
The tenderest of care
Now look what we have put You through...

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

Angels with silver wings
Shouldn't know suffering
I wish I could take the pain for you

If God has a master plan
That only He understands
I hope it's your eyes He's seeing through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

I pray you learn to trust
Have faith in both of us
And keep room in your hearts for two

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give



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    CondemnedMay 13, 2009 at 4:48 am
    Yes, Martin has always admitted this is about his children and the struggles they surely went through during his divorce in 2004/2005.
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    UnregisteredApr 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    Excelent song, music and above the all is the official video. It incorporated all the aspects in it. I am astonished since my first experience... I love it !!!
  • u
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    UnregisteredJun 25, 2012 at 7:34 am
    About parents separating & putting they kids through a tough time!! The lyrics are powerful & can also have other meaning...
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    UnregisteredJun 13, 2012 at 1:39 am
    I agree with the above.. Its about a couple going through a divorce and wishing it wasnt so difficult on the child

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