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Just about the time the shadows call
I undress my mind and dare you to follow
Paint a portrait of my mystery
Only close my eyes and you are here with me
A nameless face to think I see
To sit and watch the waves with me till they're gone
A heart I'd swear I'd recognize is made out of
My own devices....
Could I be wrong?

[CHORUS]
The time that I've taken
I pray is not wasted
Have I already tasted my piece of one sweet love?

Sleepless nights you creep inside of me
Paint your shadows on the breath that we share
You take more than just my sanity
You take my reason not to care.
No ordinary wings I'll need
The sky itself will carry me back to you
The things I dream that I can do I'll open up
The moon for you
Just come down soon

[CHORUS]
The time that I've taken
I pray is not wasted
Have I already tasted my piece of one sweet love?
Ready and waiting for a heart worth the breaking
But I'd settle for an honest mistake in the name of
One sweet love.

Savor the sorrow to soften the pain sip on
The southern rain
As I do, I don't look don't touch don't do anything
But hope that there is a you.

The earth that is the space between,
I'd banish it from under me...to get to you.
Your unexpected love provides my solitary's
Suicide...oh I wish I knew

[CHORUS]
The time that I've taken
I pray is not wasted
Have I already tasted my piece of one sweet love?
Ready and waiting for a heart worth the breaking
But I'd settle for an honest mistake in the name of
One sweet love.



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  • u
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    UnregisteredDec 9, 2011 at 11:35 pm
    To me it's about hoping the journey of finding love hasn't been wasted, that you haven't lost love and just hoping that you'll find the love you feel you're ready for.
  • u
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    UnregisteredMay 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    I think it is her wishing to find someone. She has the perfect guy in her mind and just wishes she could fond him in real life.
  • u
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    UnregisteredMay 5, 2012 at 11:41 pm
    I think this song is about being ready to love that one person with all of what you've got. Also about daydreaming what could be between her and the person she would love. It seems that even though she hasn't discovered who this person could be, she imagines that to give her all to that person and that of love. :) i love how she is able to portray this in her song. I don't understand why isn't as famous as all those mainstream artists out there.
  • u
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    UnregisteredFeb 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    A soul searching for it`s true love, not knowing if that true love has already been present or not, and couninuing anyways to look, preying that one day it will be aparent and that anything she will do for that one sweet love
  • twighlighttime
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    twighlighttimeFeb 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    It reminds me of a bk i just read: timeless. The one about a 20th century girl that is inlove with a 19th century boy. Very intriguing, &, of all the great bks i've ever read, this is absolutely number 1!!!

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