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I tried my best to keep you here
But it's hard to hold a shadow
You said goodbye but I couldn't hear
Too busy praying for a miracle

And you left me on my knees
You just walked out the door
You didn't even have the decency to intervene while I was begging God for
You to love me

I prayed about us every night
Boy I know you had to hear me
You could've stopped me then and told the truth
But instead you pulled the pillow over your head

And you left me on my knees
You just walked out the door
You didn't even have the decency to intervene while I was begging God for
You to love me

You should've told me it was useless, that I was praying empty prayers
But you hopped in your car, pulled out your keys
While you were leaving, I was begging God for you to love me

And I know that He had something better to do
Than to sit and listen to a broken-hearted fool
Could've been saving the world from a tragedy, but instead He was listening
To me
I was asking, begging for a sign to bring comfort to this lonely heart of
Mine
But apparently you're not what I need
I guess you walking out was Him answering

You left me on my knees
You just walked out the door
You didn't even have the decency to intervene while I was begging God for
You to love me

I tried my best to keep you here
But it's hard to hold a shadow



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  • U
    UnregisteredJan 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    Being in a relationship where you have given so much of ourself and heart and as you continue to asked for the person to just care as much about you as you do about them your prayers were finally answered by god oving him out your life.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 15, 2012 at 7:55 am
    To pray an empty prayer for someone to love you and you know it would never work anyway because they were already gone. You prayed all this time for someone to love you. Your heart breaking but all those prayers that needed answering got answered when they leave you there. And sure it hurts but you'll always have god to comfort you. That's my meaning of this beautiful song
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 13, 2011 at 10:39 am
    This song has such true meaning how many of us have prayed to have that person stay only to find that it was not god will for them to be there ..

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