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I used to be so quick, so clever
I used to know myself much better
Anyone can see that this is only permanent
Temporary, it never hurts to try

And it's all a game
I know we'll stay the same
But repetition ends in failure
And every time I see it in your eyes
When repetition ends, we'll start over

Now I'm a walking contradiction
So tell me what's wrong with this picture
Cause anyone can see that this is only permanent
Temporary, so don't hurt me this time

And it's all a game
I know we'll stay the same
But repetition ends in failure
And every time I see it in your eyes
When repetition ends, we'll start over

So give it up, just give up
Give it up, give up
So give it up, just give up
Give it up, give up

And it's all a game
I know we'll stay the same
But repetition ends in failure
And every time I see it in your eyes
When repetition ends, well start over

We'll start over



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    bravadiousOct 14, 2008 at 3:36 am
    not too sure what the verses r bout, but the chorus seems like being stuck in a situation thats halfway from somewhere but on the way to nowhere.. "its all a game i know we'll stay the same"

    like u could keep trying for something, or someone, but no matter how hard u try no progess seems to be made... yet u know if if it keeps going on like this it wont work out... "repetiton ends in failure"

    what keeps u going is telling urse;f is that u believe when things stop being the same a new fresh start will happen, leaving the past behind focusing on the future... "when repetiton ends, we'll start over"

    holding onto to something n not letting go, is like being caught in repetition... and sometimes u need an ending at any cost cos it'll be for the best no mater wat
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    alywritesOct 21, 2010 at 12:15 am
    I may not be right but I think the song is basically about yo-yo dating, or so it seems. It's saying that every time, the relationship fails, but they try it again and again and that they should give up but somehow, it's hard to stop. It's like a game and nothing changes but they just keep repeating it.
    If it's not that, it's what bravadious said...or something else. I don't know.
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    wagsDec 18, 2009 at 12:02 am
    ...that no matter how many obstacles you have to dodge in life it's only temporary because there is a higher power and place we will call home...so no matter how alone, ill or dying, hopeless or complicated life can get (we are only passing through)...it's temporary (will not last forever)---that's the beauty of FAITH:) God Bless you Carrie Underwood---you are AMAZING!!

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