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This is morning
That's when I spend the most time
Thinking 'bout what I've given up
This is a warning
When you start the day just to close curtains
You're thinking 'bout what I've given up

Where are you now?
As I'm swimming through the stereo
I'm writing you a symphony of sound
Where are you now?
As I rearrange the songs again
This mix could burn a hole in anyone
But it was you I was thinking of

I read your letter
The one you left when you broke into my house
Retracing every step you made
And you said you meant it
And there's a piece of me in every single
Second of every single day
But if it's true then tell me how it got this way

Where are you now?
As I'm swimming through the stereo
I'm writing you a symphony of sound
Where are you now?
As I rearrange the songs again
This mix could burn a hole in anyone
But it was you I was thinking of

And I can't get to you
I can't get to you
I can't get to you

Where are you now?
As I'm swimming through the stereo
I conduct a symphony of sound
Where are you now?
As I'm cutting through you track by track
I swear to God this mix could sink the sun
But it was you I was thinking of

And this is my mixed tape for her
It's like I wrote every note
With my own fingers



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    TilerdurdanJan 31, 2010 at 2:11 am
    to me its about waking up and realizing you miss someone and you hear all the songs that remind you of them. and it all comes together as if all those moments were songs in a mix tape of that relationship.
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    SocialSatireFeb 10, 2009 at 12:47 am
    This is a beautiful and well-written song. Andrew McMahon is going to be in rock and roll hall of fame eventually.
    (:
  • fudgeknuckles
    fudgeknucklesJul 14, 2008 at 2:06 am
    It's about a guy who is making a mix tape for his ex. The mix is really harsh and is meant to hurt the ex and get his feelings out. All the songs are meant to show is feelings about his ex and their breakup.

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