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I was young
And I was a victim of her killer smile
Her love was cheap
And it was great for a little while
I had to leave
But she wanted me to stay
And she ripped up my shirt
And left the marks of her disdain

I couldn't take it no more
I can't spend another night alone
I can't take it no more

If this is where we ended up
Then I refuse to be so hard on myself this time
If everything I have is gone
Then what is wrong in spending time with you
I'll keep you warm, you'll hold me tight
This might be our only night
Be our only night
Oh, I can't give up
No no no no oh

I tried to reconcile
But it never made a difference
You could cut the atmosphere with a knife
It was so tense and cold
And everytime I tried to get a little closer to you
You got further and further away from me
Until you faded into the distance
Yes you did
There was nothin' I could do

If this is where we ended up
Then I refuse to be so hard on myself this time
If everything I have is gone
Then what is wrong in spending time with you
I'll keep you warm, you'll hold me tight
'Cause this might be our only night
This might be our only night
I can't spend another night alone

If this is where we ended up
Then I refuse to be so hard on myself this time
If everything I have is gone
Then what is wrong in spending time with you

If this is where we ended up
Then I refuse to be so hard on myself this time
If everything I have is gone
Then what is wrong in spending time with you

Keep me warm and I hold you tight
'Cause this might be our only night
Be our only night
Let me hold you, let me hold you
We might never get a chance again
Oh, can't give up



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