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She looks so good in that white dress
At the far end of the aisle
Standing where I should be standing
Some other man on his face there's a smile

I just walked in sat down silent
I stood outside for awhile
Wondering why did I come here
Face it you messed up and now she's with somebody else

And now all I can do is smile
And fade into the background
I'll say congratulations and I'll fade into the background

Such a lovely reception
I sit here sipping Rosй
Then we catch eyes for a second
Both of us smile then quickly look away

It's funny you don't know what you got
Till you ain't got it no more
Put down my glass grab the bottle
I throw it back and I shout she with somebody else

And now all I can do is smile
And fade into the background
I'll say congratulations and I'll fade into the background

Fade right into the background

She's with somebody else
And now all I can do is smile
And fade into the background
I'll say congratulations and I'll fade into the background



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    Hannah1789Jan 23, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    This song is just so true..it is her wedding day and all he can do is be happy for her because he's got no other choice, it proves that men don't easily move on!!
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    sexybabi500Jan 19, 2009 at 11:04 pm
    This song means a lot but all I can say Ne-yo is a great singer and he really touches me with his songs
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    cjay911Oct 10, 2008 at 12:28 am
    I think he is saying that he is obligated to smile and let the love he has for her be forgotten. Even though it obviously hurts him to see some other man with the girl who is supposed to be his, all he can do is let her go and pretend to be okay.
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    UnregisteredFeb 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    Fade into the background in the literal lyrics is a sad song with a man attending his former girl friend's wedding and having a tough time. In my interpretation, i feel as if you see some one you once loved happy and you want to be apart of her happiness, but you know you just have step back and let her smile with someone else
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    toohottoohandleNov 26, 2009 at 5:12 am
    i really understand this song. it is wonderful.I know how he feels you go to your ex boyfriends wedding and you end up getting your heart broken.

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