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By the time I was your age I'd give anything
To fall in love truly was all I could think,
That's when I met your mother,
The girl of my dreams,
The most beautiful woman that I'd ever seen.
She said "Boy, can I tell you a wonderful thing?
I can't help but notice you staring at me,
I know I shouldn't say this, but I really believe,
I can tell by your eyes that you're in love with me."

Now son, I'm only telling you this because
Life can do terrible things.

Now most of the time we'd have too much to drink
And we'd laugh at the stars and share everything.
Too young to notice and too dumb to care,
Love was a story that couldn't compare.
I said "Girl, can I tell you a wonderful thing?
I made you a present with paper and string,
Open with care now, I'm asking you please,
You know that I love you,
Will you marry me?"

Now son I'm only telling you this because
Life can do terrible things.
You'll learn one day, and I hope and I pray
That God shows you differently.

She said "Boy, can I tell you a terrible thing?
It seems that I'm sick and I've only got weeks.
Please don't be sad now, I really believe,
You were the greatest thing that ever happened to me."

Slow, so slow, I fell to the ground on my knees.

So don't fall in love there's just too much to lose.
If you're given the choice,
I'm begging you choose to walk away, walk away,
Don't let it get you.
I can't bare to see the same happen to you.

Now son, I'm only telling you this,
Because life can do terrible things.



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    Emely WiedmanJan 22, 2014 at 3:55 am
    It tells a story of love and lost how quickly a life can end how you shouldn't love unless your ready for life to ruin it cause these can't be good for ever you can't have a rainbow without a little bit of rain lot sucks and we can't so nothing about it but be ready for the hurt in life cause there's gonna be a Loy of lost in life it may never get better in life.
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    UnregisteredSep 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    C l a n n a d and
    C l a n n a d after story.
    That is what it means. Look it up. Do it.
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    UnregisteredJul 7, 2012 at 2:53 am
    Its was a boy who really love a girl... But the girl got only one week because of her sick... So they do a lot of things and when the day come... The girl say goodbye to her boy and she promise that he is the only boy that in her heart... How sad :((
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    UnregisteredJun 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm
    A man is telling his son not to fall in love becuase love can do terrible things. And in a way he's telling the story of how he met his mother and they fell in love butthe mother dies and so it's a terrible thing
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 11:38 am
    Its about a father telling his son of his past experiences. Warning his son to never fall in love like he did, because it only leads to heartbreak and he can't bare to see the same thing happen to him.

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