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I know what you're doing, I see it all too clear
I only taste the saline when I kiss away your tears
You really had me going, wishing on a star
But the black holes that surround you are heavier by far
I believed in your confusion, you were so completely torn
It must have been that yesterday was the day that I was born
There's not much to examine, there's nothing left to hide
You really can't be serious if you have to ask me why
I say goodbye...

'Cause I am barely breathing
And I can't find the air
Don't know who I'm kidding
Imagining you care
And I could stand here waiting
A fool for another day
I don't suppose it's worth the price, worth the price
The price that I would pay

Everyone keeps asking, what's it all about?
I used to be so certain and I can't figure out
What is this attraction? I only feel the pain
There's nothing left to reason and only you to blame
Will it ever change?

'Cause I am barely breathing
And I can't find the air
Don't know who I'm kidding
Imagining you care
And I could stand here waiting
A fool for another day
I don't suppose it's worth the price, it's worth the price
The price that I would pay

But I'm thinking it over anyway, I'm thinking it over anyway

I've come to find, I may never know
Your changing mind, is it friend or foe?

I rise above, or sink below
With every time, you come and go
Please don't come and go

'Cause I am barely breathing
And I can't find the air
Don't know who I'm kidding
Imagining you care
And I could stand here waiting
A fool for another day
But I don't suppose it's worth the price, it's worth the price
The price that I would pay

But I'm thinking it over anyway...I'm thinking it over anyway

Well, I know what you're doing...I see it all too clear.........



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    UnregisteredAug 25, 2012 at 11:38 pm
    This is about a man who realizes that the woman he loves is playing games with him, but he is considering sticking around anyway even though he knows it could only bring him pain.
  • u
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    UnregisteredMay 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    Me gusta mucho esta cancion. Me hace recordar cuando estaba joven y las canciones en la playa. Quizas use esta cancion para un video del verano pasado. :)
  • u
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    UnregisteredMar 29, 2012 at 12:43 am
    To me it means i am barely breathing because i've given you everything for nothing in return. And things will never change.
  • u
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    UnregisteredJun 1, 2012 at 11:31 pm
    My daughter in law lost her life to cf in sept 2011. I went into a coma into life support of nov 2011, we were both barely breathing. Despite all that, i am grateful for knowing her, and for the fact i was given another breath of life.
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    UnregisteredMay 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    I think it means that he just feels the need to give up on what he has been going threw but he's thinking it over which is good he needs time to think it over and not give up he feels like he can't breathe but he can if he gives himself another chance.

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