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If I stay with you
I would live a lie,
For you deserve a love
This heart cannot provide.
So I wish you well,
And be on my way
.

I'm not the one who could
Give you what you need,
So I bid you farewell,
But don't you dare watch me leave.

I didn't mean to
Hurt you this way,
But I'm not what you need,
So I guess I'll just be on my way.

One day you'll wake up,
And thank me for what I did
When you're living your happy life
Behind your white fence,
New husband, and kids.

Like a captured bird
Who yearns to sail the sky,
I will unlock your cage now,
So prepare to fly.
And I'll kiss the air,
And hope it finds you well.
Goodbye.

I'm not the one who could
Give you what you need,
So I bid you farewell,
But don't you dare watch me leave.

I didn't mean to
Hurt you this way,
But I'm not what you need,
So I guess I'll just be on my way.

One day you'll wake up,
And thank me for what I did
When you're living your happy life
Behind your white fence,
New husband, and kids.

I didn't mean to
Hurt you this way,
But I'm not what you need,
So I guess I'll just be on my way.

One day you'll wake up,
And thank me for what I did
When you're living your happy life
Behind your white fence,
New husband, and kids.

So I'll kiss the air,
And hope it finds you well.
Goodbye.



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    UnregisteredJun 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    My interpretation is that he loves this woman, but he has managed to hurt her - perhaps he can't give her everything she wants and realises this, and is letting her go to find her happiness without him. Saying "don't you dare watch me leave" implies he doesn't want her to be upset with his decision, and to not look back. But he will always kiss the air, because despite it all he still loves her.
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    UnregisteredJan 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    I think it's about looking at the bigger picture. Realising the person you love the most will do better without you. It's a very mature thing to be able to do, to stand and say, you need better than me. It's such a sad song though, brings me to tears. He doesn't want her to be upset about, he wants her to be happy and knows he can't give that to hr the way she deserves. It's beautiful.
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    UnregisteredDec 1, 2011 at 11:24 am
    My personal interpretation of this song is to let go of someone you love (even though the love is requited) because you want the best for them. Although you know that it will be heartbreaking for both of you once you're gone, you know that the one you love deserves better. They'll move on to a happier life and though it's without you, it's for the best. All you want is for them to be happy.

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