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You come for me in the worst of places
You come for me, you come and try to take me home
I'm always in need and it's hard to be reciprocating
The fabric of our life gets torn
And everything's changing so how I am to know
How I'm going to hold on to you when I'm spinning out of control
You and I together
But only one of us in love
And everybody knows

He says her name, it echoes in my head like it was a canyon
He says her name, he says it and I know what's up
You come to me sometimes when I'm thinking like a cannonball shooting out a cannon
And I forget whatever it was I was thinking about
With everything changing how am I to know
How I'm going to hold on to you when I'm spinning out of control
With out and I together
But only one of us in love
And everybody knows



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    UnregisteredJan 21, 2012 at 3:25 am
    I think he's not in love with her, but she is in love with him and she's playing games, trying to make him jealous and he's confused and messed up and dealing with his own problems
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    bsto78Oct 10, 2009 at 3:14 am
    I thought it was more simple than that. I see it as he is totally in love with her, but she's not totally in love with him like she previously thought and she's realizing it when this other guy is calling her name. He's jealous of this other guy, and his out of control lifestyle is tearing them apart even more. Thus he's the one of the two that feels like he's in love, everybody knows this yet they're together. It's no secret that she doesn't love him.
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    TofuMar 13, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    I think it's about confusing dependency for love. His gotten emotionally stuck and addicted to holding on to her with the only way he knows how to, through playing the old "I'm a disaster case come save me". I think subconsciously he does this because he needs to be rescued by her inorder to feel loved. That the only time, he really feels loved by her is when she is saving him. And because he is so disconnected from himself he doesn't connect that, his external circumstances are a reflection of his internal world. It is his fear of losing her, that is causing his world to spin out of control. Everyone else can see this but him.
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    TofuMar 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    I think it's about confusing dependency for love. His gotten emotionally stuck and addicted to holding on to her with the only way he knows how to, through playing the old "I'm a disaster case come save me". I think subconsciously he does this because he needs to be rescued by her inorder to feel loved. That the only time he really feels loved by her is when she is saving him. And because he is so disconnected from himself he doesn't connect his external circumstances is a reflection of his internal world. It is his fear of losing her, that is causing his world to spin out of control. Everyone else can see this but him.
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    flodo17Mar 10, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    Two people who came together when they were at their darkest, fell in love. But the other doesn't feel they are capable of love or deserving. But everybody knows, they are actually both perfect for each other and are truly in love with each other if they would just give into it. They spin out of control because they are so meant to be together but it is confusing because nothing else makes sense but when they are together. And everybody else sees this but them.

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