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How can I just let you walk away - just let you leave without a trace?
When I stand here taking every breath with you, oooo
You're the only one who really knew me at all

How can you just walk away from me when all I can do is watch you leave?
'cause we've shared the laughter and the pain, and even shared the tears
You're the only one who really knew me at all

So, take a look at me now - well, there's just an empty space
And there's nothing left here to remind me - just the memory of your face
Take a look at me now, well, there's just an empty space
And you coming back to me is against the odds and that's what I've got to face

I wish I could just make you turn around - turn around and see me cry
There's so much I need to say to you - so many reasons why
You're the only one who really knew me at all

So take a look at me now, well, there's just an empty space
And there's nothing left here to remind me - just the memory of your face
Now, take a look at me now 'cause there's just an empty space
But to wait for you is all I can do and that's what I've got to face
Take a good look at me now 'cause I'll still be standing here
And you coming back to me is against all odds - it's the chance I've got to take

Take a look at me, now



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    the1n-onlySep 15, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    Oh, well, Daniel, this one is 4 u. I hope nothing but happiness 4 u. Blessings, and if u let me and don´t hate me tooo much, I send u a big kiss. I´ll always have u in my thoughts and heart, and yes, "u were the only one who really knew me", u see, I still interest u, even if it wasn´t really me. U know I loved u. Sorry, for everything wrong and also 4 this, but I just needed u to know how I still feel, to read this words that I am making mine, and I wanted to find out if u were alright...u r, forgive me, now I can go on with my life. I guess I needed closure because "u coming back to me is against the odds". Ah, let´s keep this just between the "two of us", nobody needs to know. Bye, yours, me (u know who, the one and only).
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    UnregisteredOct 27, 2013 at 9:17 pm
    If youve watched the film you will understand that this song is about the eternal love triangle. Loving maybe 2 people at the same time and having to let one of them slip away and later wishing you hadnt. Ive been in this situation for over a year now and am the one pulling away, and boy am i hurting x
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    UnregisteredMay 25, 2012 at 9:21 am
    This song just means so much to me as i lost the love of my life to someone eles i still love and miss him
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    UnregisteredJan 6, 2012 at 3:06 am
    I left my ex 15 years ago and i have loved and missed him ever since. We finally made contact and it's still the same for both of us, we are in love still but have different people in our lives. We are hoping one day we will be together again.
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    UnregisteredDec 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    This song will be played at my husbands funeral at the begining of next year. He died suddenly,beside me. We both fought the odds in health and with us being together. I feel this song says everyhting.

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