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{Verse 1}
When I was younger
I saw my daddy cry
And curse at the wind
He broke his own heart
And I watched
As he tried to reassemble it
And my momma swore that
She would never let herself forget
And that was the day that I promised
I'd never sing of love
If it does not exist


But darlin'

{Chorus}
You are the only exception!
You are the only exception!
You are the only exception!
You are the only exception
!

{Verse 2}
Maybe I know, somewhere
Deep in my soul
That love never lasts
And we've got to find other ways
To make it alone
Or keep a straight face
And I've always lived like this
Keeping a comfortable, distance
And up until now
I had sworn to myself that I'm content
With loneliness

Because none of it was ever worth the risk, well

{Chorus}
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

{Instrumental and Drums}

{Bridge}
I've got a tight grip on reality, but I can't
Let go of what's in front of me here
I know you're leaving in the morning, when you wake up
Leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream
Ooh Ooh
...

{Chorus}
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
[X2]

And I'm on my way to believing
Oh, and I'm on my way to believing



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  • t
    +17
    TayTayBellaJul 19, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    I think it's about a girl who always thought when she would fall in love, it would end like her parents. So she thinks she just won't love anyone then. So, she finally thinks it over, and finds out "Ya know. I really love him. And if he feels the same, why would there be any problem?" So she decides she will do what she wants to do. And that is love the one person she wants to love, and she will not follow her parents.
  • b
    +15
    bethxsnsOct 14, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    simply..she saw her parents lose love..and she'd never sing about it if it didn't exist. She's tired of being lonely but only one person is worth taking the risk. but deep down she thinks that love doesn't exist. And she knows that once they're done hanging out..when she wakes up he'll be gone. because that's simply how guys are. but now she's on her way to believing that love exists b/c maybe he didn't leave in the morning.
  • i
    +9
    IKnowWhatItMeansDec 16, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    this song is about believing in love. It's about coming from a broken family, and it effecting your belief that love can't be true. It's about being locked away. Never believing you need love. And one day you find it...and it changes you and you're on your way to believing. You're no longer broken.
  • b
    +4
    brooklyntigerDec 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    in the verse 1, her dad was unfaithful to her mom. that's how she came to view love, unfaithful and not real.
  • iambourne1986
    +3
    iambourne1986Sep 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    I really love this song! Halley wants us to still believe in love, though. I think she wants us to tell about a great fear of loving because of what happened to her own family and she never wants to have the same love story not until he met the only exception that destroys her strong fear of loving... Am so happy to find my only exception... =)

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