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    UnregisteredJun 9, 2012 at 1:31 am
    The song is about him putting every effort into the relationship but it's like it was just a waste because she doesn't appreciate the things that he's done for her.. As time past they have changed and possibly grown apart but he seems to want to hold on... He is frustrated and bitter about how their love turned out yet he still tries to reach out by calling home
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    UnregisteredJul 7, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    To me it feels like its tlking about ne n my ex bf how he said he loved me n i was his everything but he jut up n left n hvent heard one word from him since its been almost a yr now n everytime i sing this sng i think of him
  • anime0698
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    anime0698Jul 5, 2012 at 10:10 am
    This song means that if you love someone very much, you sacrifice yourself just to make them safe :d but the person you love will end up forgetting you anyway. Which makes fairytales don't exist
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    loveubeshpren06Jun 26, 2012 at 11:09 am
    Maye this song means that there is no happy ending all the time and fairytales are not true after all.. The love songs always bring him pain because it reminds him of her..
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    JSanchezfan101Jun 6, 2012 at 10:38 am
    This song is trying to convey the message that no matter how hard he tried to make this relationship work, it failed because his girl didn't care about him. He's at a payphone trying to remember the good times he had in the relationship but as it has gotten worse and worse he gets increasingly frustrated. He can never reach her on the payphone because he can't remember the good times, only the bad.

    Despite being miserable, he can't seem to end the relationship because he still loves her in little ways and he's afraid of being alone.
    He wishes to be back in the past when the relationship was good and he was happy, but he knows this will never happen.

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