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I did a lot, I know you say
I've got to get away.
"The world is not yours for the taking"
Is all you ever say.
I know I'm not the best for you,
But promise that you'll stay.
'Cause if I watch you go,
You'll see me wasting, you'll see me wasted away

'Cause today, you walked out of my life
'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
I'm not living this life.

Goodbyes are meant for lonely people standing in the rain
And no matter where I go it's always pouring all the same.
These streets are filled with memories
Both perfect and in pain
And all I wanna do is love you
But I'm the only one to blame.

'Cause today, you walked out of my life
'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
I'm not living this life.

But what do I know, if you're leaving
All you did was stop the bleeding.
But these scars will stay forever,
These scars will stay forever
And these words have no meaning
If we cannot find the feeling
That we held on to together
Try your hardest to remember

Stay with me,
Or watch me bleed,
I need you just to breathe.

'Cause today, you walked out of my life
(Stay with me, or watch me bleed)
'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
(I need you just to breathe.)
I'm not living this life.



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    Tripple_BDec 9, 2008 at 3:03 am
    To me this song reminds me of when I was falling for this guy over the summer and he was only here on vaca and when he left I felt like I was dying. So to me this song means like one person fell for another and when that person left and didn't feel the same way and didn't even know how you felt about them, and when they left the person died on the inside. I am A complete secondhand serenade fan! If they didn't exist I would probably be dead right now. That's how much their songs helped me in my times of depression. (well not dead of course but very depressed, and sad, souless if you will).
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    UnregisteredDec 23, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    This girl came into his life and healed his brokenness. But now she wants to move on with her life because she's no longer in love with him, and she knows he's no good for her. Even if she says cruel things he still loves her. She keeps him whole, she is like a bandaid that has melded to the wound and if she leaves the wound gets torn open anew.
    He needs her to stay, he loves her. He doesn't think he can go through life if she leaves. So he's begging her not to leave.
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    CrestFallenSoulApr 17, 2009 at 1:44 am
    Well it reminds me of one of the person I really love before. You see his ex got pregnant but he told me that he love me?! I thought i'll be ok without him and so I told him that he must take full responsibility. He asked me if I love him and I said. No, I was just joking when I told you that I love you; but you took it seriously. And when he's out of my life. I just came to realized how much I love him. And he's gone! And it's painful. It hurts! I am happy that there's a song that reflects the pain that I have felt the moment he walked away. Or should I say that I pushed him away for the sake of that girl and her unborn child. Geez.
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    musixISlifeJan 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    I did this, walked out of a guys life that meant alot to me. Don't ask y, I was sacred of losing him and getting hurt at the same time so I ran. It's my instinct to run when I get scared and it normally works out for me, but not this time. I miss him so much and it's so hard to go on without him, I can't belive I was so stupid to do something like this.
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    mygirl22Dec 26, 2008 at 8:35 am
    Ahm? One of the guy I've loved before dedicate diz song to me. He felt he's life was no longer complete wen I leave him and say goodbye. He loves me so much datz why for him he lost everything d' day I left him. But he tries he's best to move on. And he did'nt succed. He still loves me with all his brokenheart.
    But I thank's god he's not yet over me d' day I realized he's d' guy I want to love and d' guy I need. Tnx To this song coz it made me realize dat d' guy I left is d' guy dat will complete my life.

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