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It is so easy to see
Dysfunction between you and me
We must free up these tired souls
Before the sadness kills us both

I tried and tried to let you know
I love you but I'm letting go
It may not last but I don't know
Just don't know

[Bridge]
If you don't know
Then you can't care
And you show up
But you're not there
But I'm waiting
And you want to
Still afraid that I will desert you

[Chorus]
Everyday
With every word whispered
We get more far away
The distance between us makes it so hard to stay
And nothing lasts forever,
But be honest babe
It hurts but it may be the only way

A bed that's warm with memories
Can heal us temporarily
The misbehaving only makes
The ditch between us so damn deep

Built a wall around my heart
I'll never let it fall apart
But strangely I wish secretly
It would fall down while I'm asleep

[Bridge]
If you don't know
Then you can't care
And you show up
But you're not there
But I'm waiting
And you want to
Still afraid that I will desert you, babe

[Chorus]
Everyday
With every word whispered
We get more far away
The distance between us makes it so hard to stay
And nothing lasts forever,
But be honest babe
It hurts but it may be the only way

Though we have not hit the ground
It doesn't mean we're not still falling,
Oh I want so bad to pick you up
But you're still too
Reluctant to accept my help
What a shame, I hope you
Find somewhere to place
The blame,
But until then the fact remains...

[Chorus]
Everyday
With every word whispered
We get more far away
The distance between us makes it so hard to stay
Nothing lasts forever, but be honest babe
It hurts but it may be the only way

Everyday
With every worthless word
We get more far away
The distance between us makes it so hard to stay
And nothing lasts forever,
But be honest babe
It hurts but it may be the only way



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    Grillmaster21Aug 15, 2008 at 6:13 am
    Obviously a couple is on the brink of a break-up or divorce, he's still interested in doing damage control and salvaging what ever foundation may remain of this tattered relationship. It'll take work and most important HONESTY. THe clever part of this song (among several others) is that the individual who's put these feelings ans interpretations on paper has so cleverly done so that they've correctly identified each and every detriment in their relationship, namley: HerHis insecurities that effect their trust in each other, she's present but despondent when they're out together (You show up but you're not there.) And perhaps the biggest malcontent is she is so emotionally devoid of feeling even to the point of not accepting a willing and wanting hand for ANY help he's offering, and she's to prideful to take personal accountability any and all faults that she inflicts upon the relationship example: "But you're still too reluctant to accept my help What a shame, I hope you find somewhere to place the blame But until then the fact remains..." She has to keep blaming either circumstance, HIM, her surrounding elements, her own insecurities that are a direct result of poor emotional management. On a ligher note the song does end with some promise, he wants to help, and isn't totally prepared to give up on her or the relationship, but in the same instance, he's preparing for the separation that may inevitably follow.
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    nAkEdInDiAnSuPeRhErOOct 25, 2008 at 6:42 am
    This song is amazing , and it has so much raw emotion.
    I think it's about how honesty can salvage almost every relationship. If you lie it most likely hurts the person more afterwards , and i think that Grillmaster21 writes a lot but all of it was absolutley true

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