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You're beautiful, that's for sure
You'll never ever fade
You're lovely, but it's not for sure
That I won't ever change
And though my love is rare
Though my love is true

I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is
I don't know where my home is
(And baby all I need for you to know is)
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is
I don't know where my home is
(And baby all I need for you to know is)

Your faith in me brings me to tears
Even after all these years
And it pains me so much to tell
That you don't know me that well
And though my love is rare
Though my love is true

I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is
I don't know where my home is
(And baby all I need for you to know is)
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is
I don't know where my home is
(And baby all I need for you to know is)

It's not that I wanna say goodbye
It's just that every time you try to tell me me that you love me
Each and every single day I know
I'm going to have to eventually give you away
And though my love is rare
And though my love is true
Hey I'm just scared
That we may fall through

I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is
I don't know where my home is
(And baby all I need for you to know is)
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is
I don't know where my home is
(And baby all I need for you to know is)
(repeat x 3)



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    mckulit_raichuSep 9, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    for me the song menas the girl appreciates the guy, but she doesn't want to commit because she's not sure if she really loves the guy... she knows that no matter how she appreciates him, she can't accept the love that the guys is offering her and she knows that there's this possibility that she's going to let him go later on...
    she's afraid to commit if later on they are going to lose something special...

    "It's not that I wanna say goodbye
    It's just that every time you try to tell me me that you love me
    Each and every single day I know
    I'm going to have to eventually give you away
    And though my love is rare
    And though my love is true
    Hey I'm just scared
    That we may fall through"

    sad isn't it?
    well i think this happened to me last year hehe...
    we love each other but he never became my boyfriend because we were so afraid to commit to each other because we felt like we're not going to last anyway... so we didn't excert any effort to be together... we do appreciate each other and i know he loves me... but me, i'm not sure if i did love him... i wasn't so sure if i belong to him...
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    LasswithclassAug 17, 2008 at 5:09 am
    I think this song means that she loves the person shes singing to dearly, but she's too afraid of getting hurt to stay and accept his own love. Therefore she gives the warning: "Im like a bird, I'll only fly away" meaning she won't be able to stay since she doesn't know her place in life or in her heart. Fear causes her to fly from love..
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    Rarelove0608Jul 8, 2010 at 6:11 am
    i think is about a girl who loves a guy but is still unsure what he feels for her even if he tells her he loves her...or shes afraid that something special will fall apart an eventually he wont love her the same like the love will fade away...:( sad isn't it...i love this song i can relate to it :) maybe one day i will find a place to settle and live and build a permanent nest haha...
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    UnregisteredApr 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    I love you, you are great, but i cannot commit forever. I have a restless spirit and all i know is that, even though you are wonderful, i must be true to myself and my soul and, some day, move on.
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    UnregisteredJan 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    That no-one will ever stay with your forever x so never get close wit anyone unless they promise they will stay forever xx

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