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You breathed infinity into my world
And time was lost up in a cloud and in a whirl.
We dug a hole in the cool grey earth and lay there for the night.
Then you said, "wait for me we'll fly the wind,
We'll grow old and you'll be stronger without him" but oh,
Now my world is at your feet. I was lost and I was found,
But I was alive and now I've drowned.
So now I will be waiting for the world to hear my song
So they can tell me I was wrong...

But they weren't there beneath your stare,
And they weren't stripped 'till they were bare of
Any bindings from the world outside that room.
And they weren't taken by the hand
And led through fields of naked land
Where any pre-conceived ideas were blown away...
So I couldn't say "no".

You sighed and I was lost in you, weeks could've past for all I knew.
You were the blanket of the over-world and so I couldn't say,
I wouldn't say "no". But they all said, "you're too young to even know,
Just don't let it grow and you'll be stronger without him"
But oh, now, my world is at your feet. I was lost and I was found,
But I was alive and now I've drowned.
So now I will be waiting for the world to hear my song
So they can tell me I was wrong...

But they weren't there beneath your stare,
And they weren't stripped 'till they were bare
Of any bindings from the world outside that room.
And they weren't taken by the hand and led through fields
Of naked land where any pre-conceived ideas were blown away...

But they weren't there beneath your stare,
And they weren't stripped 'till they were bare
Of any bindings from the world outside that room.
And they weren't taken by the hand and led through fields
Of naked land where any pre-conceived ideas were blown away...
So I couldn't say "no".



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    Ktrose002Dec 21, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    This song means to me what happened to me, I put my everything into someone and they walked all over me, people told me not to stand there, people told me not to love them people told me to move on people told me I deserved better but then I thought about the memories, and they didn't know what it what it was like to be there on those nights, we shared something and I still believe they are the one even though there is every reason not to, I feel like that is what she is trying to say, she now has lost hopes and dreams that have just blown away in the wings of time; she feels like when this song is released then people will tell her that she shouldnt have and they warned her, she will always love them. She feels alone and finds it hard to understand but you can't say no to love.
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    shortstar100Nov 19, 2008 at 4:55 am
    Well, missy higgins has a way with words most definitely. There is something about this song in particular though that just stood out to me. I feel as if she's lost in this thing called love. She fell in love, nothing signifigant from any other song, except for in her experience she knows what it is like to love someone unconditionally. She loved this certain someone with everything that she had, she was taken to places that she never imagined going, she was pushed to do things that she didn' plan on doing in this realtionship. Then, suddenly, he turned on her, he turned and walked out like nothing ever happened. She's just aking herself what went wrong, becasue it was there, and now it's nothing. Hense why it states "I was alive and now I've drowned." I just know what she feels like. The sympathy is here, and no matter how much she hates him, everytime he comes back and sweeps her off of her feet, and changes all of her merrily little ways just to be thrown down again, She falls for him everytime, and everytime she ends up hurting falling straight down a hole. Everyone speaks opinions about how she was stupid for not saying no, but "they weren't there" and they have no idea how he treated her whenever they were alone.

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