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And when it rains,
On this side of town it touches, everything.
Just say it again and mean it.
We don't miss a thing.
You made yourself a bed
At the bottom of the blackest hole (blackest hole)
And convinced yourself that
It's not the reason you don't see the sun anymore

And oh, oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming.
Oh, oh, I need the ending.
So why can't you stay
Just long enough to explain?

And when it rains,
Will you always find an escape?
Just running away,
From all of the ones who love you,
From everything.
You made yourself a bed
At the bottom of the blackest hole (blackest hole)
And you'll sleep 'til May
And you'll say that you don't want to see the sun anymore

And oh, oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming.
And oh, oh, I need the ending.
So why can't you stay just long enough to explain?

Take your time.
Take my time.

Take these chances to turn it around. (take your time)
Take these chances, we'll make it somehow
And take these chances to turn it around. (take my...)
Just turn it around.

Oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming.
Oh, oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming.
Oh, oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming.
Oh, oh I need an ending.
So why can't you stay
Just long enough to explain?

You can take your time, take my time.



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    the_best_mixtapeAug 16, 2008 at 7:04 pm
    This is just my opinion on the song.

    I believe that this song, to me at least, is about a bad break up.
    I think that she was so blinded by love that she didn't see any signs that things were going wrong.
    Hence the " how could you do it? I never saw it coming."
    And that the person who broke her heart never gave a reason and decided that instead of confronting the situation they ran away from their problems and continued to hide until they felt that everything was forgotten or at least it was safe to come out of hiding.
    " and you'll sleep til may and you'll say that you don't want to see the sun anymore."
    The girl however is still waiting for some kind of answer or explanation and won't be able to move on until she get it.
    " so why can't you stay just long enough to explain?"
    The girl being unable to move on until she get an explaining will only have to wait until she does get the answers to the questions she has.
    The guy being too scared to give the answers will continue taking his time to give an explanation, if he intends on giving one.
    "take your time, take my time"

    That's just my take on the song.
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    I_Loved_You_OnceFeb 11, 2009 at 5:59 pm
    This is one of my favorite songs, my best friend commited suicide and I sang this at his funeral.

    R.I.P. Lucas, I love you.
  • ToxicParadise03
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    ToxicParadise03Sep 14, 2008 at 2:07 pm
    And when it rains,
    On this side of town it touches, everything.
    Just say it again and mean it.

    That is my favorite part of the song. Sometimes i tear up when i listen to it.
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    Nami-Chan01May 30, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    This song is about her crying and she wants to know why he made her cry, this only means that she has been hurt and wants to know he could hurt her. He can take his time telling her why but he would also be taking HER time.
  • s
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    sazidollApr 8, 2008 at 9:07 pm
    I think the ''rain'' means tears. So 'when it rains, on this side of town it touches everything' it means that everyone finds out. I think this song is about self-harming and the person just found out and wants to help, as Paramore are close to TWLOHA. 'take these chances to turn it around' could be to make use of the help thats available to them to stop.. i love this song!

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