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I got the call today
That I didn't wanna hear
But I knew that it would come
An old, true friend of ours was talkin' on the phone
She said you'd found someone
And I thought of all the bad luck,
And all the struggles we went through
How I lost me and you lost you
What are all these voices outside love's open door
Make us throw off our contentment
And beg for something more?

Chorus: I've been learning to live without you now
But I miss you sometimes
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning them again
I've been tryin' to get down
To the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it's about...forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

These times are so uncertain
There's a yearning undefined
And people filled with rage
We all need a little tenderness
How can love survive in such a graceless age?
And the trust and self-assurance that lead to happiness
Are the very things - we kill I guess...
Pride and competition
Cannot fill these empty arms
And the work they put between us
You know it doesn't keep us warm

Chorus: I've been tryin to live without you now
But I miss you, baby
And the more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I'd figured out
I had to learn again
I've been trying to get down
To the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak
And my heart is so shattered
But I think it's about...forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if, you don't love me anymore
There are people in your life who've come and gone
They let you down, you know they hurt your pride
You got to put it all behind you; cause' life goes on
You keep carryin' anger, it'll eat you up inside.....
Live happily ever after

And my heart is so shattered
But I know it's about forgiveness...
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me
I've been tryin' to get down
To the heart of the matter
Because the flesh gets weak
And the ashes will scatter
So I'm thinkin' about forgiveness
Forgiveness.......
Even if you don't love me anymore........
Even if you don't love me anymore........



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