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(Part I)
I know you think that I shouldn't still love you
Or tell you that
But if I didn't say it
Well, I'd still have felt it
Where's the sense in that?

(Part 2)
I promise I'm not trying to make your life harder
Or return to where we were

(Chorus)
Well I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

(Part 3)
I know I left too much mess and destruction to come back again
And I caused nothing but trouble
I understand if you can't talk to me again
And if you live by the rules of it's over
Then I'm sure that that makes sense

(Chorus)
Well I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

(Part 4)
And when we meet
Which I'm sure we will
All that was then
Will be there still
I'll let it pass
And hold my tongue
And you will think
That I've moved on

(Chorus)
Well I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

(Chorus)
Well I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

(Chorus)
I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be



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  • l
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    LoveMe1stJun 9, 2008 at 10:54 am
    Actually, this song is a depressing one. Dido sung it with intense sadness in her tone. It meant she is still in love with her ex but she doesn't want to trouble him.

    Part 4 says that even if they met on the streets, she would still have feelings for him. She won't talk about it so he wouldn't be affected by the fact that she has not moved on.

    And she won't give up on love, despite the fact that she's been hurt.
  • Rock-Goddess
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    Rock-GoddessAug 23, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    Easy. "Love is like war, easy to begin, hard to end." She is saying that she is in love and will never surrender, to it. She will never give it up, and will always be in love. Unfortunately, I compare this to Bella in the book New Moon, it's perfect for it, and please forget what I just said.
  • v
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    ValKasalAug 5, 2008 at 12:39 am
    I'm going to stick it out - no matter what - I will not give up or fade into the wallpaper. And even though I may have been hurt by my significant other, I will never stop loving them.
  • U
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    UnregisteredDec 17, 2013 at 4:19 am
    Tears. You can take this song so many ways, i have sung this likable tune for years, but having just bn contacted by my ex who accidentally and unforgivingly broke my heart and hav not had contact for 4years, tells me this song is for me. I had to relisten quite a few times b4 i understood. I always thought i was wanted gone and everybody in th world had moved on but me. I was wrong. I am in disbelief to know i am still thought of wn this song plays. Especially considering th player is usually a heavy metal
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  • U
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    UnregisteredJun 29, 2012 at 5:58 am
    Irrespective of what happenned between us i still love you and i will always and forever you. Though our relationship did not work and the best thing to do is for us to stay apart. And if will ever come together the way am going to act you will think that i no longer love you but the truth is i always do.

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