Secondhand Serenade
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Secondhand Serenade – Why lyrics

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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    shiela17
    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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    ilikemike
    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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    Unregistered
    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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    Unregistered
    I think the guy is in love with the girl, but he knows he can't be with her for one reason or another. It may be age, school, family life or whatever, so he dumped her and she doesn't take it well. She becomes depressed and it makes him sad to think she doesn't realize he does love her and is doing this for her. He is saying why does she make him sad just by her being sad. And why even when she's depressed is she still so breathtaking to him? Also he thinks of how easy it was before he realized he couldn't be with her and how his life is harder without her in it.
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    stranger3
    I love this song second hand serenade rocks I wanted all of their songs I can't stop listening at them but this is the one to realte to me most I think that one friendship is destroyed because of "love" and I and one boy ask his friend "why do you do these to me" "why do you do these so easily" I think that those two are friends since they were child so it is said to be "these days are arent easy like there once before" the two guy promise that they will be friends forever but it was destroyed, vanished and throwed away like a trash because of "love"
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