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Nothing is so good it lasts eternally,
Perfect situations must go wrong,
But this has never yet prevented me,
Wanting far too much,
For far too long,
Looking back,
I could have played it differently,
Won a few more moments,
Who can tell,
But it took time to understand the man,
Now at least I know
I know him well
Wasn't it good?
(Oh so good)
Wasn't he fine?
(Oh so fine)
Isn't it madness,
He can't be mine?
But in the end
He needs a little bit
More than me,
More security,
He needs his fantasy and freedom,
I know him so well
No-one in your life is with you constantly,
No-one is completely on your side,
And though I'd move my world to be with him,
Still the gap between us is too wide,
Looking back,
(Looking back)
I could have played it differently,
(I could have played it some other way),
Learned about the man,
Before I fell
(I was just a little girl)
But I was ever so much younger then,
(Maybe, so much younger then)
Now at least I know
I know him well
Wasn't it good?
(Oh so good)
Wasn't he fine?
(Oh so fine)
Isn't it madness,
He won't be mine?
Didn't I know?
How it would go,
If I knew from the start,
Why am I falling apart?
Wasn't it good
Wasn't he fine?
Isn't it madness,
He won't be mine?
But in the end,
He needs a little bit
More than me,
More security,
He needs his fantasy and freedom,
I know him so well,
It took time to understand him,
I know him so well



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    UnregisteredNov 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    I believe this song can refer to the authors teenage son, whilst she loves him fiercely, he just wants to pull away as all teenagers do, and in the end she gives him space,to try and reconcile their relationship but he can never be hers because he will eventually marry another. Its a possibility that by pushing too hard, she has done nothing but widen the gap between them and even though he is now an adult, he can barely tolerate his mother. She says she knew from the start? The start of what, Adolescence, his life from the moment he was born? The song also refers to fantasy and freedom, something teenagers spend of of time indulging in.
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    UnregisteredSep 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm
    I think, the singer wants to say, that she destroyed her big love by wanting too much (for too long). It was perfect, it was fine, but she pushed it too hard, she always wanted more prooves of love. She pushed him emotionally to a wall, didn t let him any room ... And he fled. And after some time, with some distance, she realizes all that, that if she had taken it a little bit easier, he would still be there... And they would be happy. But she isn t angry on herself, cause she knows, that at that time, she couldn t have acted different, that things happens the way they do... But she s sad to have lost the person she loves... And even more sad, that it could have worked but she had needed the seperation for understanding him... That she hasn t been ready then for this love.. And that now, it s too late... Damn, is it?
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    UnregisteredAug 29, 2012 at 11:58 am
    This song can apply to women as well as men. How many times have you met someone who you thought was the one and no matter how much you give or change for them it just is not enough until you realize it will never be enough. I think that song tells of those stories. But we still try and hope someday we will achieve what we want from that special someone
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    UnregisteredJul 17, 2012 at 12:45 am
    No-one in your life is with you constantly,
    no-one is completely on your side,
    and though i'd move my world to be with him,
    still the gap between us is too wide,
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    UnregisteredMay 5, 2012 at 11:58 pm
    I was at an age that could not handle a man like him. But as years went by, with much changes and experiences in life and love, i have come to understand him a lot more than before. I can say i know him so well this time round, and as he has also mellowed down, timing is just perfect to be in love with him again.

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