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The buttons on my phone are worn thin
I don't think that I knew the chaos I was getting in.
But I've broken all my promises to you
I've broken all my promises to you.

Why do you do this to me?
Why do you do this so easily?
You make it hard to smile because
You make it hard to breathe
Why do you do this to me?

A frozen glance, a single tear,
It's harder than I ever feared
And you were left feeling so alone.
Because these days aren't easy
Like they have been once before
These days aren't easy anymore.

Why do you do this to me?
Why do you do this so easily?
You make it hard to smile because
You make it hard to breathe
Why do you do this to me?
To me, to me, to me.

I should have known this wasn't real
And fought it off and fought to feel
What matters most?
Everything that you feel while listening
To every word that I sing.
I promise you I will bring you home
I will bring you home.

Why do you do this to me?
Why do you do this so easily?
You make it hard to smile because
You make it hard to breathe
Why do you do this to me?

Why do you do this to me?
Why do you do this so easily?
You make it hard to smile because
You make it hard to breathe
Why do you do this to me?
To me, to me, to me.



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    shiela17Dec 30, 2008 at 7:21 am
    When I hear this song, I imagine two friends who went to war, and he promised to stick together no matter what, but he didn't keep his promise and the friend got injured or died. And he felt really guilty as the whole thing was his fault and keeps thinking that his friend blames him. And he promises to bring him home from the war, dead or alive? Lol. Sad song.
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    ilikemikeNov 9, 2008 at 7:32 am
    I think everyone interprets this song in a way according to what situation is currently tangled with their lives because it would apply to them. For me, I believe this is a girl waiting. Waiting for him to make up his mind, because they liked each other, but he just got up and ran away from it. He then comes back and she gives him a second chance, but he disappears again. She's begging him to stop giving her hope so easily, then snatching it away just as quickly. She realises it was probably all pointless but she still longs for the moments they shared together to come back. She clearly still has feelings for him and just wants to know 'Why' he's doing it all. Too many questions are still unaswered for her.
    It makes me want to cry. This song is amazing.
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    SexxiKyrstenAug 13, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    I understand this song with the realationship I am in now except for I wasnt the one to break all the promises he was and I am saying why do you do this to me why do you do this so easily you make it hard to smile because you make it hard to breath and the buttons on my phone are worn down thin that is true cause I call him all the time.
    This songs mean alot to me.
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    UnregisteredMar 12, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    This song breaks my heart everytime I hear it.
    It reminds me of the boy I love. We know each other for a long time, but we became really close friends this year. At the beginning we were like flirting a lot and everybody said that he really likes me. We were dancing together at school dances and I fell in love with him. We were just friends, but I always felt there was something more. I just saw it in his eyes. Than one day I found out he has a girlfriend. That was about a month ago. Suddenly my heart broke into million pieces. We are still friends, but I just love him. I still notice how he is staring at me sometimes, but at the same time he has a girlfriend in he really loves her. I just don't know what I should think about all of this. It hurts to be just friends. Why do you do this to me?
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    UnregisteredFeb 21, 2012 at 12:11 am
    I was love with a girl who liked me back but had a boyfriend. She had me on the hook and kept telling me well be together one day. As time went on, nothing happened except my love for her grew and grew each day. After about 2 years of waiting, she got engaged with the guy she was dating. That was almost a year ago and I still can't get over her even though I knew what we were doing was wrong. If I had her she would have been my everything.
    Everytime I hear this song I think of her when she told me that we would never happen.

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