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You still cross my mind from time to time. And I mostly smile.
Still so set on finding out where we went wrong and why
So I retrace our every step with an unsure pen,
Trying to figure out what my head thinks,
But, my head just ain't what it used to be.
And then again, what's the point anyway?

I remember you ascending all the stairs up to the balcony
To see if you could see me - hidden quietly away
And I remember the skin of your fingers,
The spot three quarters up I'd always touch when I was out of things to say.
You held my hand, but you were too afraid to speak, you were too afraid to speak and I could never understand.
I remember when you leaned in quick to kiss me, and I swear,
That not a single force on earth could stop the trembling of my hand,
And I remember how you smiled through the smoke
In a crowded little coffeehouse and laughed at all my jokes.
And I remember the way that you dressed and,
How we wasted all the best of us in alcohol and sweat
And I remember when I knew that you'd be leaving, how I barely kept up breathing
And I bet if I had to do it all again, I'd feel the same pain,
And I remember panicked circles in the terminal in tears.
How I wept to god in fits. I've hated airports ever since.

It must be true what people say, that only time can heal the pain.
And every single day I feel it fade away, but -
I still remember how the distance tricked us,
And lead us helpless by the wrist into a pit to be devoured.
I still remember how we held so strong to this,
Though we had never really settled on a way out.
I still remember the silence, and how we'd always find a way
To turn and run to our mistakes.
I still remember how it all came back together just to fall apart again.
My dear, I hear your voice in mine;

I've been alone here,
I've been alone here,
I've been afraid, my dear.
I've been afraid, my dear.
I've been at home here.
I've been at home here.
You've been away for years.
You've been away for years.
I've been alone.
I've been alone.
I've been alone.
I've been alone.

I breathed your name into the air; I etched your name into me.
I felt my anger swelling; I swam into it's sea.
I held your name inside my heart, but it got buried in my fear.
It tore the wiring of my brain; I did my best to keep it clear.
So, dear, no matter how we part, I hold you sweetly in my head.
And if I do not miss a part of you, a part of me is dead.
If I can't love you as a lover, I will love you as a friend.
And I will lay a bed before you; keep you safe until the end.



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    UnregisteredMar 12, 2012 at 2:00 am
    This entire album means a lot to me. My husband had had an affair for two years of our marriage then left me when our daughter was only two months old and went through seven months of drugs and this album made him realize that his daughter and i are the only ones that will ever make him happy. It brought him back and he quoted this song when he asked for a second chance. "if i can't love you as a lover, i will love you as a friend. " to forgive is to set a prisoner free and realize that prisoner was you.
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    UnregisteredMar 18, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    Being chained to the only similar soul through eternal existence.swallowing nailing pain in an endless sea,in unison perceiving the greatest fulfillmet of your empty hull. Knowing the hopeless and hopeful fade to never be capable of detaching oneself.
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    UnregisteredFeb 21, 2012 at 11:51 pm
    It's about a guy and girl who were in a long distance relationship but they broke up and he just wants to know what went wrong
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    UnregisteredNov 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    My ex sent me this song a few weeks after our second breakup. It still breaks my heart, from time to time, but i mostly smile.

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