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One short night with a stranger
One full moon over my head
One false move and it's over
So I always think of what we said, my baby

Strange how heavy my heart is
Strange how dark it is tonight
Strange the way this all started
I guess I'm losing track of wrong and right

And as the lights go dim
I lie down with him
And as I'm lying there
I can only smell your hair

It's like your across the hall
With your ear glued to the wall
And as I move to let him in I can
Feel you crawl under my skin

And I can feel you from the inside
Prowling like a devil that I try to hide
I can feel your heart beating
Closer than the poison of my pride

Caught up in a moment
I thought I'd feel no shame because I
Didn't have tell you lies
When the daylight came but now
Down goes that silver tear
Down goes my golden year
Down we go in a water slide
That's made up of the tears I've cried

And I can feel you from the inside
Prowling like a devil that I try to hide
I can feel your heart beating
Closer than the poison of my pride

I can feel you, you're touching me
I look at him but it's you I see, baby
I can feel your heart beating
Closer than the poison of my pride

One short night
One short night



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    UnregisteredSep 1, 2012 at 9:06 am
    I think it means she cheated on him to get back at him, so she figured that she could be open about her sleeping with someone else, but suddenly she figured out he loved him too much, did it anyway, and she's regretting it the morning after
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 26, 2012 at 4:49 am
    That could be it. I feel that it means she met someone, fell in love, but settled with her boyfriend. The stranger is the one she wants.
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 24, 2012 at 5:41 am
    Wow for real, that other meaning is a disgrace to this beautiful song. This song means that she loves someone and is spending time with somebody else ("a stranger") trying to get over them. While she is with this stranger, the only person she can think of is the one that she is still in love with.

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