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Put away the pictures, put away the memories
I put over and over through my tears
I've held them 'til I'm blind, they kept my hope alive
As if somehow that i'd keep you here
Once you believe in a love forevermore
How do you leave it in a drawer

Now here it comes, the hardest part of all
Unchain my heart that's holding on
How do I start to live my life alone
Guess I'm just learning, learning the art of letting go

Try to say it's over, say the word good bye
But each time it catches in my throat
You're still here in me and I can't set you free
So I hold on to what I wanted most
Maybe someday we'll be friends forevermore
Wish I could open up that door

Now here it comes the hardest part of all
Unchain my heart that's holding on
How do I start to live my life alone
Guess I'm just learning, learning the art of letting go

Watching us fade, what can I do
But try to make it through the pain
Of one more day without you

Where do I start to live my life alone
I guess I'm learning, only learning
Learning the art of letting go



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    cutie21Feb 14, 2011 at 1:12 am
    I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
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    princessmie23Jun 2, 2009 at 1:57 am
    this song reminds me of the time that i really begged him not to give up on our relationship for i thought i can never go on and move on if he leaves me...love, really, is a painful thing. it was the most beautiful thing that ever haapened in my life and i know even if i find another love in this lifetime, ill never find the same happiness i've had with my 1st boyfriend. that's why when i learned bout this song and listened to it, i cried coz i see myself as the persona of this song...
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    wildgurlzApr 23, 2009 at 8:56 am
    this song is one of my favorite..from the time my boyfriend left me..hehehe..mahirap talaga sa una mag let go..lalo na pag andon pa ung feelings..di naman ibig sabihin na pag naglet go kakalimutan mo na lahat kumbaga need mo nalang talaga mag move-on lalo nat alam mong wala na talagang magagawa para magwork ang isang relasyon..hehehe..it takes a long time bago mo magawa mong maglet go..it takes time..letting go..the hardest thing to do..but you need to..
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    Cesar Vincent Morales GregorioJun 21, 2013 at 6:08 am
    Relate. Nung tumugtog to sa playlist ko, sinearch ko yung lyrics. After searching and reading it parang huminto yung mundo ko tapos na sabi ko nalang "RELATE".
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    UnregisteredAug 31, 2012 at 9:01 am
    Letting go of the one you love is never that easy.. Holding on to memories that u once shared.. Hoping 4 the things that wont happen again..

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