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I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house
That don't bother me
I can take a few tears now and then
And just let 'em out
I'm not afraid to cry every once in a while
Even though going on with you gone still upsets me
There are days every now and again
I pretend I'm ok, but that's not what gets me

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And havin' so much to say
And watchin' you walk away
And never knowin'
What could've been
And not seein' that lovin' you
Is what I was trying to do

It's hard to deal with the pain of losin' you every where I go
But I'm doin' it
It's hard to force that smile when I see our old friends and I'm alone
Still harder
Gettin' up, gettin' dressed, livin' with this regret, but I know
If I could do it over
I would trade, give away, show the words that I saved in my heart that I left unspoken

What hurts the most
Is being so close
And havin' so much to say
And watchin' you walk away
And never knowin'
What could've been
And not seein' that lovin' you
Is what I was tryin' to do

Uhh hey yeaaaaaaaaah!

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And havin' so much to say
And watchin' you walk away
And never knowin'
What could've been
And not seein' that lovin' you
Is what I was tryin' to do

Not seeing that loving you
That's what I was trying to do

Ohh ohh!



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    ladyirish15Aug 12, 2008 at 7:11 am
    Pretty much what i take of the song is ...
    In the begging she is yellin at her da because she is in denial and she blames him for making the boy leave.
    When it is showing the mtogether its her havin flash backs of the day he died in the car she had something on her mind and i think it was she wanted to tell him she was pregnant.
    So when she asked what do you see she wsa askin to see if he had intentions of alwasy bein there so when he asked she got outta the truck becasue she couldnt tell him. She could have been unsure or scared or if she was pregnant that also.
    So then when she is in school its obvious he used to sit next to her but when she is in the bath room they make sure to detail her stomach is hurtin and her mom is cryin it could be either the mom is upset because the daughter is so upset and throwin up from depression or she is throwin up cause shes pregnant and the mom doesnt know what to do to help her in either case
    Now when she runs out the door she is remeberin the day and she runs after where the truck drove off and im wondering if seh see nhim crash and just stood still so this time she took off to his grave sight remembering what he siad he sees her she never answered so she said i saw u and also i think that the part what hurts the most was being so close and having so much to say and watchin u wlak away she watched him leave and didnt stop him and she wanted to a tell him she was pregnant or wanted to let him know she saw him in the future...

    ohh and did anyone pick up on the hosue they were sittin at it looked old and dead and yeahh maybe they planned on movin in together she was packin her stuff up in the begging
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    LeasieJul 25, 2008 at 11:28 am
    I think the song is about letting go, losing some one hurts yes and your alowed to break, but what hurts the most isnt that they are gone but that they never got the chance to say and do what they really wanted to, never having the chance to say i love u or to have a future together hurts more then anything. Loving him was everything and she kept it a secret because she didnt want to hurt herself and him and yet words are normally broken by words left unspoken and she found out the hard way, the meaning is when you feel strongly about some thing then dont keep it in side, if it means some thing to you then its important, dont leave it till its too late, because you dont want to get hurt because it will hurt more haveing to say it to a grave stone.
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    x3cookiesJul 22, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    i think the video potrays it well. theres different situattion the song could relate to. basically losing the one you love and still loving them.
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    jm_02May 5, 2008 at 4:27 pm
    loving someone without telling her that you love her..
    saying to myself that it is better left unsaid..
    just give up because nothing is gonna happen..
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    abbekaile12Jan 8, 2011 at 12:05 am
    i love this song because im very sad i love to cry when im sad i lost a very important and special friend.she was my bff but i think she hates me

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