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I'm staring at the glass in front of me,
Is it half empty or I've ruined all you've given me?
I know I've been selfish,
I know I've been foolish,
But look through that
And you will see,

I'll do better, I know,
Baby, I can do better.

If you leave me tonight, I'll wake up alone,
Don't tell me I will make it on my own,
Don't leave me tonight,
This heart of stone will sing till it dies
If you leave me tonight.

Sometimes I stare at you while you are sleeping,
I listen to your breathing,
Amazed how I somehow managed to
Sweep you off to your feet girl,
Your perfect little feet girl
I took for granted what you do.

But I'll do better, I know
Baby, I can do better.

If you leave me tonight, I'll wake up alone,
Don't tell me I will make it on my own,
Don't leave me tonight,
This heart of stone will sing till it dies
If you leave me tonight.

And don't you know my heart is pumpin', oh,
It's putting up the fight,
And I've got this feeling,
That everything's alright,
And don't you see,
I'm not the only one for you
But you're the only one for me.

If you leave me tonight,
I'll wake up alone,

(Stay) If you leave me tonight,
(Close) I'll wake up alone,
(Don't) don't tell me I will
(Go) make it on my own,
(Stay) don't leave me tonight,
(Close) this heart of stone
(Don't) will sing till it dies
(Go) if you leave me tonight.
Don't leave me tonight



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    brigmahfJun 15, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    I think this song is about someone who has made some mistakes, maybe got in an argument, but wants to show his girl that she means the world to him, and that he won't make it without her
    'If you leave me tonight, I'll wake up alone,
    Don't tell me I will make it on my own'
    and he wants to try and make changes and be a better person.
    The song is self explainatory but I just felt lik putting it down cuz I love this song :)
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    UnregisteredMar 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm
    The girl always gave him what she thought he deserved.. He never thought of her as much as the one before until she threatened to leave and he cried.. Pleaded for her not to leave. She stayed, gave him one last chance and it's over now with no regret. True story. Once taken for granted always taken for granted.
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    UnregisteredMar 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    Don't go anywhere, stay right beside me. Don't let your beloved people leave you, keep them close with you, if you really really love them. Show them your love :)
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    UnregisteredFeb 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    This song means more than love.. A man could ever give to the woman he loves.. Gosh... Sometimes second chance is not mending what is broken but giving your self an opportunity to give away what is better... This song rock my world!!! I remember him na naman*facepalm*
    ^_^
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    UnregisteredJan 4, 2012 at 1:30 am
    It explains my life completely... Its the best song ever... What it means it to me... Is that if u love someone dont let them go...

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