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Well, this hurts me more than I can stand to say
In just one sitting
You left the room so I could pray
So I'll pace the halls to see if I could find a hole in something
Or maybe places to escape

Oh, and everybody knows this is the part
Of breaking down in anybody's arms
I'm reaching down and hoping this one's ours

God, please let this stay
And then I fell into pieces
And she fell into me
Saying, play me a song
It's been too long since I've heard
You sing

And you got here just in time
To let me know I was worth saving
If nothing more than for the heart
Too proud to breathe
But all too scared to say
The things worth saying
Who knew this trip would be this hard

As I'm looking to the sky to count the stars
I wonder if you see them where you are
I'm down on both my knees
To pray tomorrow brings no pain

And then I fell into pieces
And she fell into me
Saying play me a song it's been too long
Since I've heard you sing

And yeah we all fall to pieces
But at least you fell to me
But this is the wrong night
Tell me goodnight and let it go

I stayed here
And you just prayed
My head would clear
And I'd stay safe

And the pieces left that love has changed just saved everything

Oh, and everybody knows this is the part
Of breaking down in anybody's arms
I'm reaching down and hoping this one's ours

God, please let this stay
And then I fell into pieces
And she fell into me
Saying, play me a song
It's been too long since I've heard
You sing

And then I fell into pieces
And she fell into me
Saying play me a song it's been too long
Since I've heard you sing

And yeah we all fall to pieces
But at least you fell to me
But this is the wrong night
Tell me goodnight and let it go, oh



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  • rawr
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    rawrMay 19, 2010 at 3:33 am
    I think that this song is based on this guy, who's really in love with this girl and she continues to mess around with him, and comes back to him when she needs moral support. Being so in love with her, he's always there to help her, and keeps giving her some closure whenever things get bad. Eventually he gets pushed too far away by her fooling around, and turns her away.
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    bassboyshawnJul 25, 2010 at 4:46 am
    I actually agree with rawr, I think it could be about a long distance relationship too, but I think the whole it being about a girl who keeps coming to the guy when she needs him then pushes him away thing makes sense. The song is like a lot of things, you get out what you put in. If you come in thinking about a long distance relationship, then that's what the song will mean to you, same as if your thinking about being screwed over my someone. I've actually had the exact thing rawr said happen to me. I was head over heals for a girl and she dumped me then only came back when she was upset about her boyfriend and I was always there with open arms. So when I hear this song that's what I think of. Like most songs.books and other things, you find the meaning your looking for. Either way, this song is genius and Mayday Parade is fucking epic!!!
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    UnregisteredAug 1, 2012 at 2:22 am
    I think this song is about two pwoplw who are in love. But the girl isn't totally accepting of the fact that she really does love him. She comes around when she needs him or h needs her but for the most part keeps herself distant. While everything is running smoothly, she dooesn't care much. However, as soon as things get rough she remembers everything that they've hed ("play me a song its been too long since ive heard you sing")
    he starts breaking down and hoping that she will come to save him. He's also hoping that once she comes back, she'll realize what she's known deep inside all along and she'll stay.
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    UnregisteredFeb 24, 2012 at 3:38 am
    Well i think the guy who wrote this was writing it about a girl that he left at home when he went on tour. Also, the way i see it, he wanted to kill himself and she saved him from that. There are several things that support this. "you got here just in time to let me know i was worth saving. " "you just prayed my head would clear and i'd stay safe. " "the pieces left that love has changed just saved everything". This all could be just how i see it because of my personal experiences, though.
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    regginNov 26, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    i think it's probably moreso an example of two people who were eachother's everything, but they parted their ways and they keep bumping into eachother and that makes them realize they do love eachother. they try to be together, but they know it won't work. that's why it's the wrong night. they can't be together.

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