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And I'd give up forever to touch you,
Cause I know that you feel me somehow.
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be,
And I don't want to go home right now.

And all I can taste is this moment,
And all I can breathe is your life,
And sooner or later it's over,
I just don't want to miss you tonight
.

And I don't want the world to see me,
Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am
.

And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming,
Or the moment of the truth in your lies.
When everything feels like the movies,
Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive.

And I don't want the world to see me,
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am.

And I don't want the world to see me,
Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am.

And I don't want the world to see me,
Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am.
I just want you to know who I am.
I just want you to know who I am.
I just want you to know who I am.



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  • x
    +6
    x3cookiesJul 22, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    i think its about a person who hides themself away from everybody because he's scared [or she is scared] that no one will except them for who they are. All he/she wants to do is open to that one person so one person can know who they are.
  • U
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    UnregisteredOct 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    "And I'd give up forever to touch you, Cause I know that you feel me somehow. You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be, And I don't want to go home right now." He's married/committed but he doesn't care, he wants the girl so badly, he'd rather not go home to his wife. "And all I can taste is this moment,
    And all I can breathe is your life, And sooner or later it's over, I just don't want to miss you tonight." The affair is so intoxicating, all he could care about is this moment with her. Sooner or later, they'd have to end it, but tonight, he'd do anything and give up anything to be with her tonight. "And I don't want the world to see me, Cause I don't think that they'd understand. When everything's made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am." He doesn't want people to find out about the affair because he believes no one would understand. Promises, and even marriage vows, can be broken; but still, he wants the girl to know he truly cares for her, despite their predicament. It might be hard for everyone else to understand and believe that he indeed loves her, but he wants her to understand and believe in that.
  • music-lover-11
    +5
    music-lover-11Jun 23, 2008 at 3:05 am
    listening to it on my mp3 right now and its just really saying that he just wants people to accept who he is (i wish that would happen to me!)
  • country_girl
    +5
    country_girlApr 17, 2008 at 12:25 am
    This song tells me that he doesn't want you to be ashamed of who he is or who others think of him. He doesnt' want to be hurt so he doesn't let you see him for who he really his.
  • c
    +4
    carebare313May 8, 2008 at 11:47 pm
    To me it says, I want to show you who I am, but I don't know if I can. I want to be with you but it could kill me, I want to tell you everything but you'd never believe me if I did. I want to give everything up for you and love you...but it would mess things up so badly because of the way the world is. I wish I could feel you but the laws of reality won't let me unless I give up every single thing I have...

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