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Pure hearts stumble,
In my hands, they crumble,
Fragile and stripped to the core,
I can't hurt you anymore,
Loved by numbers
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You're losing life's wonder,
Touch like strangers; detached,
I can't feel you anymore,
The sunshine trapped in our hearts,
It could rise again,
But I'm lost, crushed, cold and confused with no guiding light left inside

You were my guiding light

When comfort and warmth can't be found I still reach for you,
But I'm lost, crushed, cold and confused with no guiding light left inside

You're my guiding light,
You're my guiding light,
When there's no guiding light left inside,
There's no guiding light in our lives



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    clair0904Feb 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    I feel it's a reflection of a deep love shared by two people that started out passionately, pure...A connection that no words can perhaps describe at the time. The two became "one"... The warmth, comfort...Pure..

    Then things, for what ever reason fell apart and that connection was lost.

    But for one person that love is not something to be easily forgotten! That's why they are strangers and you can't feel them anymore!

    The "light that was guiding" is the love has been taken away. The person is confused and crushed (does not understand why it's been taken away from them and why the other person has "changed" probably suddenly)

    Love by numbers, I feel he is saying the love shown, in reflection, seems as though the other person was "painting by" numbers...you are guided and instructed on how to paint!! Therefore, the love was "guided" and not pure.

    But this person can't forget...the beginning...what they thought was so true.

    But yet they are so hurt by the fact the other was far from everything they believed in.

    Yet they still crave the beginning...
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    UnregisteredAug 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    I think you will take from the lyrics and song what relates to you. I feel that this song is about a relationship that is still together but not really. They still lay there in bed night after night but the relationship has died. He is lost and does not know what to do. He knows the love is still there but it's trapped and buried deep inside and he is relying on her to bring him back. But she is not trying at all. Instead day after day and night after night they get farther apart even though they lay together. Eventually the relationship will die but neither so far is willing to kill it.
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    UnregisteredJul 5, 2012 at 10:24 am
    In my opinion this could be either about a relationship that was strong meant a lot for both but ended like most of other human relationships or about an other beloved person ,for instance a family member that's no longer alive.
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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 11:48 pm
    For me, this is about a good relationship, that is fractured by betrayal. Based on the second line, it's the singer who, despite having a pure heart, has made the mistake (stumble). And now that trust and connection is broken which is why they 'cant hurt you anymore)

    I think the second verse is 'love by numbers' i. E making a go of the relationship, but just going through the motions, there's a distance that cannot be bridged, a trust that cannot be regained, a betrayal that cannot be forgotten.

    The sunshine trapped is the hope (and possibilty) that things could still work out, but the reality is that the relationship is over. That the light (or love) is now for someone else to experience and ultimately, the singer if full of regret over what they have lost. They feel lost and rudderless... Over a mistake, a pure heart that stumbled.

    At least that's how i relate to it
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    UnregisteredDec 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    If anyone has read 1984 will know that guiding light is probably the part where winston talks about his ex-wife and that he couldn't be at her side and guiding light is the love that we all hold in our hearts. Remember that the resistance is dedicated / based on 1984

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