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I don't know if you noticed anything different
It's getting dark and it's getting cold and the nights are getting long
I don't know if you even noticed at all
That I'm long gone baby, I'm long gone

And the things that keep us apart keep me alive and
The things that keep me alive keep me alone

This is the thing

I don't know if you notice anything missing
Like the leaves on the trees or my clothes all over the floor
I don't know if you'll even notice at all
Coz I was real quiet when I closed the door

And the things that keep us apart keep me alive and
The things that keep me alive keep me alone

This is the thing

I don't know if you notice anything different
I don't know if you even notice at all
I don't know if you notice anything missing

This Is The Thing
This Is The Thing
This Is The Thing
This Is The Thing



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    UnregisteredDec 13, 2013 at 9:43 am
    This song was written for the film dear john so its about a man who goes to war and when he is there finds out she is engaged with a new man. When writing letters daily he does not expect for letters to stop for a month then suddenly recive a dear john letter.
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    UnregisteredJun 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    A guy in love... Wants to know if whom he loves miss him when he's not around... And its that love that keeps him goin... The thing is love
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    UnregisteredDec 13, 2013 at 4:09 am
    This is the thing: Sometimes we love someone. Sometimes they love us. But the love doesn't work. Because we all have things that keep us going, keep us alive-careers, passions, vocations- that don't always mix with those of the people we love. And in some ways, that can keep us alone. We live our passions, our careers, our vocations. We eat, sleep,breathe our work. and we can sometimes take for granted the things that brought love into our life can easily slip away. Without us ever even noticing until there's nothing to come home to anymore. until the piles of dirty laundry that once brought irritation has dwindled down to your one load a week. It doesn't mean no one cared enough to try, it means no one knew how to balance being alive and being in love; how to combine passion to work with passion to simply be; how to be oneself fully and how to be with another as well. tragic but true in so many instances.
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    UnregisteredJun 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm
    Love is strong and enduring and while one person can feel fully enveloped in the love of another, to the point of distraction, the other person uses that same love to push through hardship and can fell lost as a result. This is the thing.
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    UnregisteredMar 19, 2012 at 9:55 am
    This is a song about a relationship when the second person did not have feelings for the person who is singing about it. He left her, and she didn't even care.

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