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I tried to paint you a picture, the colors were all wrong
Black and white didn't fit you and all along
You were shaded with patience, your strokes of everything
That I need just to make it and I can see that

And I believe that I could tear you apart
But it won't break anything that you are, you are

We won't say our goodbyes
You know it's better that way
We won't break, we won't die
It's just a moment of change
All we are, all we are
Is everything that's right
All we need, all we need
A lover's alibi

I walked a minute in your shoes, they never would've fit
I figured there's nothing to lose, I need to get
Some perspective on these words before I write them down
You're an island and my ship has run aground

I could tear you apart, but it wont break anything that
We are, we are

We won't say our goodbyes
You know it's better that way
We won't break, we won't die
It's just a moment of change
All we are, all we are
Is everything that's right
All we need, all we need
A lover's alibi

Every single day that I can breathe
You changed my philosophy
I'm never gonna let you pass me by

So don't say your goodbyes
You know it's better that way
We won't break, we won't die
It's just a moment of change

So don't say your goodbyes
You know it's better that way
We won't break, we won't die
It's just a moment of change
All we are, all we are
Is everything that's right
All we need, all we need
A lover's alibi

So don't say our goodbyes
You know it's better
We won't break, we won't die



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    UnregisteredJul 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Describes my feelings. I have a chrush on my friend who has a girlfriend and i thought we had something going on between me and him but realising i would never be one of the girls he would date. I don't know how this song has to do with it but everytime i listen to it i think of us or of me who didn't make it.
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    UnregisteredNov 10, 2011 at 3:28 am
    My boyfriend and i broke up a month ago after we went out, twice. He told me this song reminded him of me& us. It means, the girl and him were suppose to be together but he's failed her (time and again). So he's accepting that this time, they won't work out. So he's leaving her (won't say our goodbyes) but will always have feelings for her because if everything they had.
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    UnregisteredMay 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    All we are, for me, is about two lovers who are different from each other. However, only one of the two lovers has realized this difference,"i tried to paint you a picture, the colors were all wrong". The lover knows that they have nothing in common. He even tries to put himself in the place of his lover, but finds out that he can never figure himself in her place. Nevertheless, despite this difference, they are in need of each other. And the lover, finds that whatever the difference between them, things are good the way they are, and that there will be greater pain in breaking up than in accepting the difference. In some way, we are here confronted with the theory of "opposite attracts"!
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    UnregisteredFeb 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    Even though i've failed you several times we're alright. We aren't saying good-bye and we won't break we'll get on with our lives. We are just changing and we are everything right. We won't say goodbye and we will be fine.
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    UnregisteredFeb 26, 2012 at 10:27 am
    It's saying that their love is strong enough and worth it to overcome whatever diffferences and problems they are having. Love is worth it.

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