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You say, sometimes, it's like I hardly know you
And maybe there's somethings I never showed you
Sometimes you're certain, but just can't get it working at all

You say to yourself somebody better
Will understand you more than I ever
I'll shake his hand, and smile, and say I understand, while I do
That don't mean I don't think about you

I know we
Said it's just as well that I won't keep, keep you for myself
But, I don't want to see you happier with somebody else

Oh, why can't you just be lo-lo, lo lo-lo, lo lonely?
Why can't you just be lo-lo, lo lo-lo, lo lonely?
Why can't you just be lo-lo, lo lo-lo, lo lonely?
I know you need someone too
This just feels so soon

I know some things should just stay broken
I'm well aware this should remain unspoken
But I've been working on the things that I was learing all wrong, oh

I know sometimes I only twist ya
And maybe I'm too proud to say I missed ya
But what if here and now, I tell you that I'm all figured out?
Or maybe I just like how that sounds

I know we
Said it's just as well that I won't keep, keep you for myself
But I don't want to see you happier with somebody else

Oh, why can't you just be lo-lo, lo lo-lo, lo lonely?
Why can't you just be lo-lo, lo lo-lo, lo lonely?
Why can't you just be lo-lo, lo lo-lo, lo lonely?
I know you need someone too
This just feels so

And I know it seems beneath me
But sometimes it's not so easy
To wish you well and let you go

And I say it's just as well
That I just can't keep you for myself
I don't want to see you happier with somebody else

Oh, lo-lo, lo lo-lo, lo lonely?
Why can't you just be lo-lo, lo lo-lo, lo lonely?
Why can't you just be lo-lo, lo lo-lo, lo lonely?
This just feels so
This just feels so,
Feels so soon

(Lo-lo, lo lo-lo, lo lonely?)
Why can't you be
(Lo-lo, lo lo-lo, lo lonely?)
Why can't you be
(Lo-lo, lo lo-lo, lo lonely?)

This just feels so,
This just feels so,
This just feels so soon



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    UnregisteredFeb 2, 2012 at 3:56 am
    They broke up. She went and found someone new. He knows she needs someone to be with, and they both agreed that they shouldn't go back together, but he doesn't want to see her happier with other guy because that hurts. This is a song about selfishness. Thus "why can't you just be lonely? ". The "so soon" line means they haven't broke up for that much time for him to get over it.
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    UnregisteredDec 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm
    I love this song. He's crazy about a girl that moved on before he was ready to completely let her go and imagine her with someone else. He admits that he's being selfish and rather her be alone and sad than happy with another man. Now maybe I'm reading into this too much, but it seems to me that the ending with the church style music kind of suggests to me that she married another man. This just further emphasizes how crazy he is over her because we can assume a wedding would come much later down the road after their break up. He was just so in love with her to the point of it being as if he would never get over her. It would always be "too soon" to see her with someone else. I'm probably reading into that last part way too much though haha
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    UnregisteredJul 28, 2012 at 6:04 am
    This is a song about a guy and a girl who were in love at one time but for the girl feelings faded and she just doesn't feel the same anymore. The guy is still in love with her but wanted her to be happy so he agreed to 'mutually' end things no matter what he felt deep inside. He then meets her new boyfriend probably by chance running into them and the new boyfriend does the whole "i hope there are no hard feelings" speech and the first guy says he understands and then right there he realizes how miserable he is without this girl and he would rather her be lonely than have moved on because he knows she needs someone but he just wishes she had waited until he was ready to move on too because its just too painful. He also thinks about telling her he misses her but he's to proud to do that and he wants to tell her that he figured himself out and is ready to be what she wants but he thinks maybe he just wants to say that to get her back. In the end he knows she's gone and he can't help but still wish she was as lonely as he was.
    This is a song that's really easy to relate to for me because basically my ex boyfriend did exactly that to me and i was so heart broken i just wish this song was around when it happened so i could listen to it and not feel quite so alone. This is an amazing and very powerful song packed with emotions and hurt..
  • u
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    UnregisteredJul 15, 2012 at 9:08 am
    This song is just so powerful and raw emotion. It's about this guy and a girl that mutually ended their relationship. The guy convinces himself that it's all good and he's going to move forward. But when the girl starts dating another guy, it just crushes him right there and then. Because for people who still hadn't moved on, it doesn't matter if you've broken up, seeing the one you love happy with someone else still hurts like hell. It is just an evidence and reminder of what you weren't capable of doing to make her happy with you.

    This guy begs the girl to hold on and wait. She maybe ready but he's not. He'd rather both of them were miserably lonely than happy with other people. He knows it's selfish but he can't help the feeling. It basically destroys him being torn like that.

    I just really love this song.
  • u
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    UnregisteredApr 27, 2012 at 1:43 am
    Two people broke up, the girl got a new boyfriend and he is not ready to give her up. He would rather see her lonely than with someone new. And even though everyone needs someone he feels for her it's just too soon.

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