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Why do we sit around and
Break each other's hearts tonight?
Why do we dance around
The issues 'till the morning light?
When we sit and talk
And tear each other's lives apart.
You were the one to tell me go...

But you were the one for me,
And now you're going through the door,
When you take that step
I love you baby more and more,
We need to laugh and sing and cry
And warm each other's hearts tonight,
Having fun of everything
And loving all of mother god

Tearing us,
You're tearing us,
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
You're carrying us,
Carrying us,
You're saving us,
You're saving us...

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
You're breaking us,
Breaking us,
You're killing us,
Killing us,
You're saving us...

Why do we sit around and
Break each other's hearts tonight?
Why do we dance around
The issues 'till the morning light?
When we sit and talk
And tear each other's lives apart.
You were the one to tell me go...

But you were the one for me,
And now you're going through the door,
When you take that step
I love you baby more and more,
We need to laugh and sing and cry
And warm each other's hearts tonight,
Having fun of everything
And loving all of mother god

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
You're killing us,
Killing us,
You're saving us,
You're saving us...

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
You're killing us,
Killing us,
You're saving us...

Ohhhhh...

Ohhhhh...

Forever I lie,
Forever I lie,
Forever,
Forever...

Forever I lie,
Forever I lie,
Forever,
And never and never again...

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
You're killing us,
Killing us,
You're saving us,
You're saving us...

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
You're killing us,
Killing us,
You're saving us,
You're saving us...

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
(Forever I lie)
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
(Forever I lie)
You're killing us,
Killing us,
(Forever)
You're saving us,
You're saving us...
(And never...)

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
(Forever I lie)
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
(Forever I lie)
You're killing us,
Killing us,
(Forever)
You're saving us,
(And never...)



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    UnregisteredApr 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    You're all correct in his meaning. He even says himself, he writes his lyrics to be open to interpretation. Otherwise, a lot of what he wrote would seem preachy to most. He is a true artist and a true genius... But he's just words and thought. It's up to you to carry on the message
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    bikerchickMar 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    To me it is the emotional turmoil any relationship goes thru. The high points and the low points. It goes back to the basics.. communication will make or break a relationship. Not just a romantic relationship but relationship between parents and children, lovers, friends. It is an incredible powerful song.
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    sadheart10Sep 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    this song means alot to me right now. My mother is being unfaithful to my father, and its killing us...my dad an sister and I... and then she promises and she won't leave, "saving us"...and jus when we think the fights over she goes back out an gets the fix of her drug...aka, cheating... i hate it, i'm going to make her listen to this song...get shit thru her head
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    JaroumeNov 17, 2008 at 2:57 pm
    I see this as we have all our problems, whoever we are. We might all see a homeless man and tend to avoid him because he's smelly or something, but the fact that he doesn't have a home doesn't make him unhappier. The problems one has, the other doesn't. Some problems show more than others and if we all had our problems written on our ofreheads, there would be no juging of others, for they could do so themselves. Second, one pointed out saying bottled water isn't a problem!! Think that some people have no water to drink on this planet, and that it is vital for all of us. By making it a source if profit, you accept the fact that some will die from not having it, and others will be wasting it. In my opinion, the worst crime humanity can commit, is the market! To prevent the poor from not having water, you must prevent the rich from wasting it. As long as people stay greedy and careless, nothing will change, it will only get worse...
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    Zetsubou_IchiMay 6, 2008 at 4:14 am
    um, you all got bits of it. The signs symbolize problems faced by people all over the world. Facism, racism, religion, a lack of family, a deprivation of love. Two children held up signs at the end. Faith and hope I believe. Children and teens like say... most of us here? Are the future. We are the hope and faith of a new world.

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