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When I look into your eyes
I can see a love restrained
But darlin' when I hold you
Don't you know I feel the same
'Cause nothin' lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it's hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain
We've been through this
Such a long long time
Just tryin' to kill the pain
Yeahh..
But lovers always come
And lovers always go
And no one's really sure
Who's lettin' go today
Walking away
If we could take the time
To lay it on the line
I could rest my head
Just knowin' that you were mine
All mine
So if you want to love me
Then darlin' don't refrain
Or I'll just end up walkin'
In the cold November rain

Do you need some time
On your own
Do you need some time
All alone
Everybody needs some time
On their own
Don't you know you need some time
All alone

I know it's hard to keep an open heart
When even friends seem out to harm you
But if you could heal a broken heart
Wouldn't time be out to charm you

Sometimes I need some time
On my own
Sometimes I need some time
All alone
Everybody needs some time
On their own
Don't you know you need some time
All alone

And when your fears subside
And shadows still remain
I know that you can love me
When there's no one left to blame
So never mind the darkness
We still can find a way
'Cause nothin' lasts forever
Even cold November rain

Don't ya think that you
Need somebody
Don't ya think that you
Need someone
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one
You're not the only one

Don't ya think that you
Need somebody
Don't ya think that you
Need someone
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one
You're not the only one

Don't ya think that you
Need somebody
Don't ya think that you
Need someone
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one
You're not the only one

Don't ya think that you
Need somebody
Don't ya think that you
Need someone
Everybody needs somebody



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    Theresa LeurquinJul 9, 2013 at 6:53 am
    idc what ne1 says...this song is the honest 2 God truth...ppl don't sing and record this stuff for nothing. It means everything it says...rock on with your bad selves.
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    UnregisteredJun 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    A relationship has run its course, but parting on good terms is much better than spending the rest of your lives in ''november rain'! And if the parting turns out to be too painfull, then getting back together would be so much easier.
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    YolisSep 30, 2008 at 7:19 am
    Past experiences may lead people to believe that love doesn't exist...when one encounters that person they love, many times, that other person may not feel the same love towards you, therefore, it becomes complicated. The guy is saying that he loves this woman but is not sure that she loves him back perhaps because he can tell the differences in her behavior. He is being more or less pessimistic in a way, thinking that usually in a relationship, one person loves and other one doesn't and moves on...but he's giving the girl the chance to think about it and perhaps she would come back to him, realizing that she loves him back but in the end, she dies, symbolizing that the girl doesn't feel the same way towards him.
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    UnregisteredJul 8, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    To me, this song is about being in a relationship, but still feeling alone. Being in love with someone that you know is not good for you. But not being able to quit them, so instead you stay in the relationship, hoping one of the two offers the other an umbrella, so to speak.
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    UnregisteredApr 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    "it's all about how how the cold november rain makes your nipples so hard they shred through your shirt and you go home crying because it was your favorite shirt and you'll never get it back. " that, sir, is the best comment i have seen on the internet in probably an entire month. Oh my gosh.

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