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Like ships in the night, you keep passing me by.
Just wasting time.
Trying to find who's right.
And if it all goes crashing into the sea, if it's just you and me.
Trying to find the light.

Like ships in the night.
Letting cannonballs fly.
Say what you mean and it turns to a fight.
Fists fly from my mouth as it turns south.
You're down the driveway and I'm on the couch.
Chasing your dreams since the violent fifth grade.
Trying to believe in your silent own way.
'Cause we'll be okay, I'm not going away.
Like you watched at 14 as it went down the drain.
And pops stayed the same and your mom's moved away.
How many of our parents seem to make it anyway?
Just fumbling through the gray, trying to find a heart that's not walking away.

Turn the lights down low, walk these halls alone.
We can feel so far, from so close.

Like ships in the night, you keep passing me by.
Just wasting time.
Trying to prove who's right.
And if it all goes crashing into the sea if it's just you and me.
Trying to find the light.
Like ships in the night, you're passing me by.
Passing me by, like ships in the night.

I'm at the airport waiting on a second plane.
Had to pack and you had cramps and I was late.
Headed to a read carpet, they wont know my name.
Riding in silence, all that we wanna say.
About to board when you call on the phone.
You say, "I'm sorry I'll be waiting at home."
Feels like were learning this out on our own.
Trying to find our way down a road we don't know.

Turn the lights down low, walk these halls alone.
We can feel so far, from so close.

Like ships in the night, you keep passing me by.
Just wasting time.
Trying to prove who's right.
And if it all goes crashing into the sea, if it's just you and me.
Trying to find the light.
Like ships in the night, you're passing me by.
Passing me by, like ships in the night.

And I'm gonna find my way.
Back to your side.
Whoa-oh-oh-oh.
Whoa-oh-oh-oh.
And I'm gonna find my way.
Back to your side.
Oh-oh-oh-oh.
Oh-oh-oh-oh.

Like ships in the night, you keep passing me by.
Just wasting time.
Trying to prove who's right.
And if it all goes crashing in to the sea, if it's just you and me.
Trying to find the light.
Like ships in the night.
You're passing me by, passing me by.
Like ships in the night.



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    UnregisteredDec 21, 2013 at 5:50 am
    It means that they'll always be there to figure out what love really is and how yo work out everything. They both have parent problems and they don't want to turn our lt like them, so they are fumbling around to make sure they don't turn out like their parents. I love this song more than anything and it describes my relationship perfectly. My boyfriend made me listen to it one night after an argument and its been our song since then. I can't wait til we get married because this will definitely be the song we dance to at our wedding. Cause well be ohkay no matter what.
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    UnregisteredJul 27, 2012 at 4:04 am
    Ships in the night is about a couple who are in a relationship and even if things get bad between them he'll always be there for her instead of just getting up and leaving her to figure out the right thing to do on her own. -
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 2:58 am
    They are in love, and try to prove that to each other. They keep getting farther and farther away from each other, and he tries to find her. They search the same places, but keep passing each other by "like ships in the night".
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    UnregisteredApr 21, 2012 at 3:42 am
    I love this song. When it all comes down the only thing that matters is the light, and the light is jesus.
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    UnregisteredApr 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    To me it is about a girl who has trouble in a relationship with this man because of her past. But he is willing to stick by her and make it work even though the relationship is rocky.

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