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You only stay with me in the morning
You only hold me when I sleep
I was meant to tread the water
But now I've gotten in too deep

For every piece of me that wants you
Another piece backs away

You give me something
That makes me scared alright
This could be nothing
But I'm willing to give it a try
Please give me something
Because someday I might know my heart

You only waited up for hours
Just to spend a little time alone with me
And I can say I've never bought you flowers
I can't work out what they mean

I never thought that I'd love someone
That was someone else's dream

You give me something
That makes me scared alright
This could be nothing
But I'm willing to give it a try
Please give me something
Because someday I might call you from my heart

But it might be a second too late
And the words that I could never say
Are gonna come out anyway

You give me something
That makes me scared alright
This could be nothing
But I'm willing to give it a try
Please give me something

You give me something
That makes me scared alright
This could be nothing
But I'm willing to give it a try
Please give me something
Because someday I might know my heart

Know my heart, know my heart, know my heart



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    hegivesmesomethingJul 7, 2008 at 5:46 am
    i think the girl gives more and receives less than what she has given. it's not that the guy does not love her, it's just that the love she's given is not reciprocated with the same level. i think the guy is not yet ready, or maybe he's still not that certain regarding matters concerning the heart. but he's acknowledge the fact though, that love is indeed existing. all he's asking for is time. did i get it right? ^^
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    sjck408Oct 23, 2008 at 8:17 pm
    The meaning is,he's never felt like this.He's never had feelings for a woman like this.Its scares him because its his first time feeling love,its scary because she can be the one,the one that he wants to be with the rest of his life.
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    BBGOct 1, 2008 at 3:30 am
    In my opinion, based on experience, the guy is scared because he has already fallen in love so much there are no words to say. He is simply trying to protect himself by holding back but he already knows he's in too deep. He wants something to prove that their love is at par or else he might just walk away to spare him pain in the future.
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    coffee_crush08Jul 17, 2008 at 12:03 am
    i think that there is still something that holding the guy back fom loving this girl but he is open to possibilities with her.
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    UnregisteredMar 12, 2012 at 9:27 am
    From experience, i think this song means... He is a womanizer who hasn't been looking to find the girl of his dreams because he doesn't dream about falling in love. She is a friend who has really gotten to know him and has fallen in love with him, but hasn't admitted it, keeps it hidden because she doesn't want to be another one of his girls. He is falling for her but isn't sure since he has never loved a girl before, only messed around. He is afraid to say something to become a couple because he isn't sure how she feels or how to be the person she needs. He likes the way he feels and wants to try it out, to see if he loves her, but he wants her to let him know if thats what she wants.

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