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I'm not a perfect person
There's many things I wish I didn't do


But I continue learning
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I've found out a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is you


I'm sorry that I hurt you
It's something I must live with everyday
And all the pain I put you through
I wish that I could take it all away
And be the one who catches all your tears
That's why I need you to hear

I've found out a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is You [x4]

I'm not a perfect person
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I've found out a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is you

I've found out a reason to show
A side of me you didn't know
A reason for all that I do
And the reason is you



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    mourningNov 12, 2008 at 5:34 am
    My husband passed away 4 yrs. Ago, in a car accident and the day he died, this song was playing on the radio. I was so angry after the accident. I played back that entire day over and over, what could I have done to prevent it from happening. Like most couples, we fought about the little things, so I know it wasn't my fault. When I hear this song, it reminds me of him. I just imagine him saying these words to me, letting me know that everything will be all right.
  • nocemisions
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    nocemisionsAug 25, 2008 at 11:31 pm
    This song really means alot to me. My ex-girlfriend showed me the way after she broke-up with me because I was the way I had always been.

    Song has a great meaning. Its about losing that special someone just for being the way you are. Yet, when you lose that someone, you realize that this is not the person you want to be. You decide that you are going to change and be a better person. However, no matter what you do, you can't change the past. But!, you can prevent a repeat in the future. It just took that painful experience to realize what you were. And now, that experience with that special someone is the reason you have changed.
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    SendarraOct 3, 2008 at 8:06 pm
    This pretty much describes the state of my marriage. The past almost 6 years (our anniversary is Oct 12) my husband has repeatedly not been there for me, not worked or wanted to help out or anything. He just let all the burdens fall on me and even when it was obvious I was starting to crack from the stress, he still wouldn't do anything even when I pleaded. Now that I told him that things are pretty much over he says he is going to change. This song is pretty much a song version of stuff he said to me. Too bad sometimes people wait until things are so damaged there's no going back to decide to change. I like the song though.
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    UnregisteredDec 7, 2013 at 5:51 am
    This song is something that i can relate to because it makes me think that my own mother will change. When this song says that i am not a perfect person i think that it is trying to tell us that nobody is perfect. Also that we all make mistakes might take some time to be forgiven but eventually in life they will. Nobody can be perfect except by being who they are unless they have someone who they want to change for.This song is my strength for when ever i need a pick me up moment in life. This song can have so many meanings for different and unique people out here in this world.
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    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 11:53 am
    My ex cheated on me I think of this song as it was playing d nite I found out. He jst text me sayn it brings a tear to his eye now when he listens to it as he is now unhappily married! This song means so much to me makes me sad & regrets d times we fought :(

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