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So the floodgates open but nothing comes out
I'm feeling no relief in my head, just doubt
But my heart keeps telling me 'hold your ground
You'll never learn a thing if you bail out now'

And I'm lonely again tonight
I can feel it like a knot in my side
They keep saying this is part of the ride
But I'm not getting stronger

Yet hold me against the light
And do you see any bullet inside?
Wouldn't find one if you magnified
Because you've got the wrong girl

Had my fingers around the back of your chair
You'd never miss a thing but you missed me there
And I just kept thinking 'Am I prepared
To pull it out from under your trusting stare?'

Now the house is quiet as a hollow head
And I'm walking round bumping into things you said
This has not been as easy as I thought it would
Id'be cooling down the fire if I thought I could

But I'm lonely again tonight
I can feel it like a knot in my side
They keep saying this is part of the ride
But I'm not getting stronger

Yet hold me against the light
And do you see any bullet inside?
Wouldn't find one if you magnified
Because you've got the wrong girl



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    ooshAug 20, 2011 at 10:07 am
    This song means so many things to me. I heard it before, when I started listening to Missy after falling in love with "Where I stood" but now I get so much more from listening to it and truly love whit it means to me. I broke up with my boyfriend, but I'm regretting it badly. My pain is from feeling like it's too late to fix anything.

    "The floodgates open but nothing come out" that’s how I feel that I've shared so much with him and cried so much over it, but there has been no progress, and while I still feel like crying, it's like I'm out of tears.

    He tells me to be strong. To be mature, and respectable, like he’s used to seeing me. That’s where I relate to holding my ground and telling myself to learn from this.

    "And I'm lonely again tonight
    I can feel it like a knot in my side
    They keep saying this is part of the ride
    But I'm not getting stronger"

    -I've never had to endure a heartbreak before, so I feel like the 'ride' is what I've witnessed my friends go through and of course read in books and seen in movies.

    "Yet hold me against the light
    And do you see any bullet inside?
    Wouldn't find one if you magnified
    Because you've got the wrong girl"

    ... my second FAVORITE part of the song. This is where I really gain strength through it. I am putting this in my own situation as though even though I feel so hurt, held against the light, and magnified, you wouldn't see a bullet inside me. 'You've got the wrong girl' means that's not me. I'm not truly injured. Although I feel it, the truth is I'm stronger than allowing this to paralyze me.

    'Had my fingers around the back of your chair
    You'd never miss a thing but you missed me there
    And I just kept thinking 'Am I prepared
    To pull it out from under your trusting stare?' === FAVORITE PART!

    .. I contemplated the thought of sharing my regrets with him back and forth. The image of him comfortably sitting in a chair, at balance with the decision i made for us, with me waiting to pull it from under him. It just makes my heart race how much I take from this verse.
    He's doing well, trying to move on. It's startling for me to make him fall down again.

    He's said so many things about our relationship and I continue to repeat them in my mind constantly. I try to analyze and find the meaning in them all.

    ... whether or not this is what Missy had in her heart when writing and singing these lyrics, it means this to me and I'm so in love with how much this song is helping me.

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