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You left me hanging from a thread we once swung from together
I've lick my wounds but I can't ever see them getting better
Something's gotta change
Things cannot stay the same

Her hair was pressed against her face, her eyes were red with anger
Enraged by things unsaid and empty beds and bad behavior
Something's gotta change
It must be rearranged, oh

I'm sorry, I did not mean to hurt my little girl
It's beyond me, I cannot carry the weight of the heavy world
So goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Goodnight, hope that things work out all right, yeah
Whoa

The room was silent as we all tried so hard to remember
The way it feels to be alive
The day that he first met her
Something's gotta change
Things cannot stay the same

You make me think of someone wonderful, but I can't place her
I wake up every morning wishing one more time to face her
Something's gotta change
It must be rearranged, oh

I'm sorry, I did not mean to hurt my little girl
It's beyond me, I cannot carry the weight of a heavy world
So goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Goodnight, hope that things work out all right

So much to love
So much to learn
But I won't be there to teach you, oh
I know I can be close
But I try my best to reach you

I'm so sorry, I did not mean to hurt my little girl
It's beyond me, I cannot carry the weight of a heavy world
So goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Goodnight, hope that things work out all right, yeah
Whoa, oh...
Yeah



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    AllYouNeedIsLoveMay 20, 2008 at 9:16 pm
    hmmm.. i think its talking bout his wife/gf or daughter and how he cheated and she died or he died idk ...help!
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    hi-everybodySep 13, 2008 at 4:32 am
    I love Maroon 5, and i definitely love this song!!
    I think this is about saying sorry of all the things he did.
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    UnregisteredApr 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    In my case, it reminds me of my ex who had psychological problems (anxiety, focus, depression) that affected his ability to feel he could seek help, grow and change. He wound up hurting me because of the aformentioned stressors, plus general immaturity and lack of self control. He feels horrible for hurting and disrespecting and breaking our love and ruining the ability for us to ever be able to reconcile. He doesn't know how he'll recover. He has hit rock bottom and now really needs to change. However, he accepts that we are over because he became toxic. It was all his fault. However, he's still hoping i am okay and is forever sorry but knows he has to make his exit in my life. The thing is, i know people have psychological problems, but it is up to you to take control and people choose to give up or not try so take the song with a grain of salt because not everything is out of your control. You can fight and win with a woman against your own demons.
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    UnregisteredApr 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    It means, in my case, that my ex was dealing with much more psychological issues (focus ,depression, anxiety) as well as general immaturity, selfishness and lack of self control so he wound up hurting me irreporably. He's sorry, hit rock bottom and never meanto to include me in his downward spiral. However, a man does have choices he can make so this song should be taken with a grain of salt.
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    UnregisteredDec 22, 2011 at 11:08 am
    Its about a lesbian relationship between two hertrosexual women. One is big and fat and the other is little and thin. They live in two different continents and when one tells the other goodnight its actually morning and the other person is angry that they so far apart but because of a great career opportunity where she can teach sewing classes in this other country, they are now apart but her partner helped her through her studies at sewing academy and now that she in not there to teach her and she is angry, you know how women are. One tries very hard, the thin one but she is also very sacastic and likes to call the fat one little girl. The fat one is trying to reach the thin one but she always struggles to get airline tickets because she needs two seats next to each other and she can't get leave from work, she also has a medical conditon where she must sit in the same spot for more than 72.21 mins, the flight is almost 10 hours. The thin one then tries to get to her but she had a stitching emergency and was required to stay until the matter is resolved. The fat on gets angry, the thin one tells the fat one that she can't carry the weight of her heavy world, the fat one gets offended thinking that she is just calling a oversize waste of space and ends the relationship.

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