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I'm not a fortune teller
I won't be bringing news of what tomorrow brings
I'll leave that up to you
I'm not a fortune teller
Don't have crystal ball
I can't predict the future
Can't see nothing at all
It doesn't mean I'm afraid of all the things that you say
But I just think we should stay
Stuck in the moment today
And as the seasons roll back
No matter how hard I try
Summer will end and the leaves will turn again

I don't know why you're acting like this
I don't know why you have to do it again
Why you have to go, and ruin the night
Don't worry about tomorrow's mess

I never know how the future will go
I don't know what to tell you, I'm not a fortune teller
I never change, but I want you to stay
I don't know what to tell you, I'm not a fortune teller

I don't like watching TV
I don't know what that all means
And your american dream, baby it just stays in me
I know what I'm thinking, may not be in your mind
I know the song I'm singing, it's not your favorite kind
It doesn't mean I'm afraid of all the things that you say
But I just think we should stay
Stuck in the moment today
And as the seasons roll back
No matter how hard I try
Summer will end and the leaves will turn again

I don't know why you're acting like this
I don't know why you have to do it again
Why you have to go, and ruin the night
Don't worry about tomorrow's mess

I never know how the future will go
I don't know what to tell you, I'm not a fortune teller
I never change, but I want you to stay
I don't know what to tell you, I'm not a fortune teller

This feeling, keeps growing, these rivers keep flowing
How can I have answers when you drive me in questions

I never know how the future will go
I don't know what to tell you, I'm not a fortune teller
I never change, but I want you to stay
I don't know what to tell you, I'm not a fortune teller

I never know how the future will go
I don't know what to tell you, I'm not a fortune teller
I never change, but I want you to stay
I don't know what to tell you, I'm not a fortune teller



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    UnregisteredAug 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    This is about person-1 being madly in love with his now ex person-2 for a reason he/she can't comprehend so person-1 constantly asks questions about the future and getting back together. For some reason, the other side (person-2) just needs space but still has feelings for person-1 even though they broke up but they "aren't a fortune teller" and don't know what the future brings. Person-2 is living in the moment instead of worrying about the future with person-1. Person-1 just wants to be with person-2 with all their heart.

    The more person-1 acts "like this", the more the person-2 questions their love. If person-1 really loved person-2, they would understand that person-1 needs space and time to clear their mind but it's hard for person-1 because they are madly in love (like i mentioned before. ) they try their best to appease person-2 but struggle and all person-2 offers is "i don't know what to tell you, i'm not a fortune teller. "

    The hardest lyric to comprehend in this song is "and as the seasons roll back, no matter how hard i try, summer will end and the leaves will turn again. "

    This can have multiple interpretations but my interpretation is as follows.

    Considering most of this song is about love interpretation between a couple, i can safely assume that person-2 realizes the true love they have for person-1 and ends up getting back together with person-1.

    When "summer has ended," the break will be over and person-1 and person-2 will get back together and live happily ever after.

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