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In a sitch like this you've gotta think
And I don't think you think about the way he thinks
And I know you live life for yourself
But it all comes down to the way you help

And I know your life is such a hell
You wake up early and you work until
You have your drinks at 5 o'clock
The hours blend and your thoughts all haunt

Your hopes, your dreams, your everything
Well, momma I hope, I dream, that you won't leave

And I have a question!
What is love?
What is love?
Is it giving up?
'Cause that's not how you raised me, yeah.

In a sitch like this you gotta think
And I don't think you think about the way
She thinks
And I know you work hard everyday
But it all comes down to the way you're

And I know you're oh so sorry dad
I truly believe that you're a better man
To share one kiss then give away
All the love you come home everyday

To your hopes, your dreams, your everything
Well daddy, I hope, I dream that she won't leave

And I have a question!
What is love?
What is love?
Is it giving up?
Cause that's not how you raised me.
And what is love?
What is love?

See, I don't know anymore;
I used to look up to that love.

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    KylekoalaMay 10, 2010 at 5:36 am
    He's writing about how his parents' divorce shook his entire thought about what "love" really is. Many people, when their parents fall out of love, stop believing in it because they have no reason to believe that it actually lasts. The line "What is love? See, I don't know anymore. I used to look. up. to. that. love." sums up the whole song.
    I love Chris Drew because he says things that so many people feel in such an honest way. He knew that his parents might hear this song and feel guilty, but he needed to express the fact that he was lost at that point.
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    UnregisteredAug 3, 2012 at 8:58 am
    His parents taught him to never give up on love, yet they can't seem to follow their own advice, their love for each other fades and they don't seem to try to make things right, and it leaves him questioning love, since what he grew up looking up to as love, was just proven wrong. Basically, he used to look up to his parent's love, and always believed it'd last forever, but now it's gone, so he doesn't know how love works.
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    UnregisteredJun 22, 2012 at 4:52 am
    Love is caring,attracted,attached,and obsessed. Now i'm going to tell you what isn't love, love is not hating,not caring,not is all what people need in their life love is mostly caring because you do care about what happens to the admirer of the person that is called true love.
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    UnregisteredMay 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    A bond of which only the person has with only one person,or more, but when they feel love, it's like they get lost in another world, thye always think about the person, they always want to talk to the person and they always want to hang out with the person.
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    UnregisteredApr 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    To me, this is loving someone for so long that the spark leaves and you're left with a simple, daily routine. Obviously they'll get bored and the love is simply just there, not shown, and they don't tell each other that they love them anymore. There's nothing there, no evidence, it's just known. And then, this is the perspective of the child wishing for his mother not to leave because of the same old boring routine and the spark that seems to have disappeared. It's about a healthy relationship turning, perhaps, unhealthy via dead romance and unsaid things.

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