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Standing outside your door
I look crazy to the world
I have been to this place before
The right guy for the wrong girl

I wish I could wake up from a dream that
I just don't want to believe
Now I'm sitting here waiting for you
And I know you're walking away from me

I don't want to say the words
That everyone seems to know
I put you in every room with me
You are everywhere I go

I wish I could wake up from a dream that
I just don't want to believe
That I gave a beautiful freak like you
Power and control all over me

Please don't leave me
Please don't go
I don't want to be alone

Wishing don't count for much
When that thing you won is gone
I refuse to believe in luck
Not when it comes to my love

I wish I could wake up from a dream that
I just don't want to believe
That all the bad things I've done in my life
Are coming back to torture me

Please don't leave me
Baby please don't go
I don't want to be alone

Please don't leave me
Baby please don't go
I don't know how to be alone

One Two Three

You walked into my life
Like you walked into a crowd
I obsessed on how you obsessed on me
I wish that I could see what you saw in me

All the things you said you liked so much
And other things you say you hate
Yeah now all I want to do is start over again
And all I want to do is try to make you want to stay

I'm sorry this sounds so lame
But you... way too late
Just tell me what I need to say
That'll make you want to stay

Please don't leave me
Please don't go
Please don't go
Please don't tell me that it's time for you to go

Please don't leave me
Please don't go
Please don't go
Please don't tell me that it's time for you to go

I don't know how to be alone
I don't know how to be alone
I don't know how to be alone

Please don't be cruel
Please don't do to me
The horrible things that I did to you



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    pyoumansJul 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    This song is a first person account of a man with deep rooted abandonment issues falling apart at the seams when his relationship is ending. The relationship isn’t built on anything substantive or healthy, but still the singer is devastated because of his fear of being alone

    In the opening verse of the song, the singer acknowledges that the relationship in question isn’t a good fit:

    I have been to this place before, the right guy for the wrong girl
    And early on in the song he acknowledges that his reconciliation efforts are probably going to fall short:
    Wishing don’t count for much when that thing you wwon is gone
    And that he pretty much deserves his pain and suffering;
    All the bad things that i’ve done in my life are coming back to torture me
    He even acknowledges that his initial attraction was completely narcissistic in nature:
    I obsessed on how you obsessed on me, i wish that i could see what you saw in me
    He even acknowledges that his groveling is pathetic:
    I’m sorry this sounds so lame
    But guess what, he is going to do it anyway:
    Just tell me what i need to say that’ll make you wanna stay
    Despite that he knows the relationship is wrong, that he deserves to be abandoned, that his efforts are futile, that the relationship had a phony foundation, and that he is being totally desperate, the singer is still begging this woman to stay with him, because he is absolutely terrified of being alone. And he acknowledges his reasoning bluntly in the chorus.

    Please don’t leave me
    Please don’t go
    I don’t know how to be alone

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