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Standing face to face
Wrapped in your embrace
Don't wanna let you go
But you're already gone

Now you kiss my cheek
Soft and bittersweet
I can read it in your eyes
This is our goodbye

Nothing more to say
Nothing left to break
I keep reaching out for you
Hoping you might stay

Nothing more to give
Nothing left to take
I keep reaching out for you
Reaching out for you
As you turn away

Let go of my hand
So I can feel again
Nothing's going to hurt as much
As that final touch

No we can't be friends
Cause I couldn't take seeing you
And knowing where we've been
I hope you understand

Nothing more to say
Nothing left to break
I keep reaching out for you
Hoping you might stay

Nothing more to give
Nothing left to take
I keep reaching out for you
Reaching out for you
As you turn away

One step my heart is breaking
One more my hands are shaking
The door is closing
And I just can't change it

Nothing more to say
Nothing left to break

Nothing more to give
Nothing left to take
I keep reaching out for you
Reaching out for you
I keep reaching out for you
Reaching out for you
As you turn away

As you turn away

As you turn away...



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    UnregisteredSep 5, 2012 at 2:30 am
    I think this song takes on a much more heartbreaking side of a break up, where at the final moment, when you say goodbye for good, you start to feel all these things: the ending of both a relationship and a friendship, the desperation to hold on one last time, the realization that you can't and you shouldn't. And when they both finally walk away, they know there's no going back, the door is closed forever.
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    UnregisteredAug 15, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    It is about true love, but heart-breakingly, it's the right person but wrong life time. Other commitments and vows create the obligation that means they have to say goodbye. Separation, however, doesn't stop true love burning, the fulfilment of knowing you have met your soulmate, your once in a lifetime 'grande amour'. It's the hardest thing to do to turn away from someone you love because that is the right thing to do.
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    UnregisteredNov 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    It reflects a relationship of love and loss. It makes me think of two people who's lives intersected at the wrong time due to previous committments or vows. What started as an innocent friendship of mutual respect transformed into desire or passion for each other. To act on those emotions would be too hurtful as feelings of guilt or betrayal would shortly follow. So, they go their separate ways with each other's best interest at heart.
    Wishing each other only the best throughout this journey called life.

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