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I opened my eyes, last night
And saw you in the low light
Walking down by the bay, on the shore
Staring up at the stars that aren't there anymore
I was feeling the night, grow old
And you were looking so cold
So like an introvert, I drew my overshirt
Around my arms and began to shiver violently before
You happened to look, and see
The tunnels all around me
Running into the dark, underground
All the subways around create a great sound
To my motion fatigue, farewell
With your ear to a seashell
You can hear the waves, in underwater caves
As if you actually were inside a saltwater room

(Time together is just never quite enough)
When you and I are alone, I've never felt so at home
(What will it take to make or break this hint of love?)
Only time
-Only time-

Can you believe that the crew, has gone
And wouldn't let me sign on?
All my islands have sunk, in the deep
And I can hardly relax or even oversleep
But I feel warm with your hand, in mine
When we walk along the shoreline
I guess we'll never know, why sparrows love the snow
We'll turn out all of the lights and set this ballroom aglow

(So tell me darling do you wish we'd fall in love?)
Yeah all the time
(All the time)

(Time together is never quite enough)
When you and I are alone, I've never felt so at home
(What will it take to make or break this hint of love?)
Only time
-Only time-
(When we're apart whatever are you thinking of?)
If this is what I call home, why does it feel so alone?
(So tell me darling, do you wish we'd fall in love?)
All the time
-All the time-

(Time together is just never quite enough)
(When we're apart whatever are you thinking of?)
(What will it take to make or break this hint of love)
(So tell me darling, do you wish we'd fall in love?)
(All the time)
Oh all the time



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    lifeisbeautifulMay 8, 2010 at 6:57 am
    Here's my take on the lyrics.
    " i opened my eyes last night n saw you in the low light" meaning he dreamed of her last night.
    And the lines that follows are metaphoric (or if not, trys 2 say what he was dreamin when he was with her) . It explains how these two people love each other but due 2 some reasons, can't be together.
    Or are takin time off frm their relation but still can't get enough of 1 another.(' What will it take to make or break this hint of love,
    we need time, only time).
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    PlutoSep 18, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    Great song! Its talking about two close friends that miss each other and wish to have more time together. "time together is just never quite enough" and I think she is wondering if he wants to have a relationship or stay friends "what will it take to make or break this hint of love?" and "do you wish we'd fall in love?" "If this is what i call home, why does it feel so alone" he realizes he needs her in his life. "when you and i are alone, i've never felt so at home" anyways, they both want a relationship and only need time to make it happen.

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