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I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along



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    UnregisteredJan 14, 2012 at 10:42 am
    This song is amazing.
    She might be feeling like she is over the clouds and falling down slowly and at the same time someone is singing a song for her, she can listen him, she can feel his song, but she can't see him anywhere.
    'cause they never met each other,.
    They don't know each other,.
    But they want each other.
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    UnregisteredMay 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    Falling in love isn't easy its an adventure. And it takes a lifetime to experince each and every turn this adventure can offer you. Truly it isn't done alone but with some by your side taking some of your pain that obviously isn't just for you anymore. Its about you and the person on the adventure of life with you. Through all love will stand and hold both our hands. :)
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    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    I'm in a very interesting place in my life and my perspective is quite different from what you might expect. I'm watching both of my parents die slowly. Both with dementia. I just today placed my father in hospice care when the song popped up on my ipod. "i dont know you, but i want you all the more for that" in this moment of my life I don't know this person in the hospital bed before me, but I want to know what brings you comfort. "take this sinking boat and point it home we've still got time" tthis body that's carried me through life is breaking, point me to the way home. I'll still have time to say goodbye.
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    UnregisteredFeb 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    Glen explains that this song is about unmarried girls who got pregnant out of wedlock. They were made to go to these catholic boarding houses to have their babies there and then give their children up for adoption. I don't know you, but I want you-the girl feels the bond with her unborn child. Falling slowly, eyes that know me-the bond a mother has when she meets her baby for the first time. So sad.
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    UnregisteredNov 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm
    In my opinion this song is about the girl he's seen around before but he doesn't really know her and she doesn't know him, and he's havong a hard time trying to talk to her without looking like a fool. And she has been with guys that have played games with her heart and he doesn't want to do that to her. And he can't hel[ but want to help herr when she gets hurt and now that he has met her, he can never forget her and he doesn't want to. He wants to stop her suffering and pain, and just sing along to her melody of life.

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