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I'll hold your hand when you are feeling mad at me
Yeah when the monsters they wont go
And your windows wont close,
I'll pretend to see what you see

How long, I say how long, will you re-live the things that are gone?
The devil's on your back but I know you can shake him off

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I'll help you see it through because I just really want to be with you

You know it's funny how freedom can make us feel contained
When the muscles in our legs aren't used to all the walking
I know if you could snap both your fingers than you'd escape with me
But in the meantime I'll just wait here and listen to you when you speak,
Or scream

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I'll help you see it through because I just really want to be with you

The truth cuts us
And pulls us back up
And separates the things that look the same
Then you can fight it off, you can fight it off, you can

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I'll help you see it through because I just really want to be with you



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    UnregisteredJan 6, 2012 at 8:40 am
    I love this song. On the surface, it is a "typical" and slightly cliched song of unconditional love. However, peel off the first layer, and you will find this is far deeper than the likes of bruno mars. It is obvious whoever the lyrics speak of has problems, and the lyricist sees that, and isn't seeing the subject as perfect. He sees her flaws, and loves her for it. He recognizes that their relationship won't be easy, but is willing to put his heart into it anyway. What this song speaks of could really be thought of as true love.

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