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You could be happy and i won't know
But you weren't happy the day i watched you go.

And all the things that i wish i had not said,
Are played in loops till it's madness in my head.


Is it too late to remind you how we were?
But not our last days of silent screaming blur.

Most of what i remember makes me sure
I should've stopped you from walking out the door.

You could be happy i hope you are
You made me happier than I'd been by far

Somehow everything i own, smells of you
And for the tiniest moment it's all not true.

Do the things that you always wanted to
Without me there to hold you back, don't think just do

More than anything i want to see you girl
Take a glorious bite out of the whole world



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    Esther92Aug 20, 2008 at 7:16 pm
    This is the saddest song I have ever heard, but I love it... He's still in love with this girl who broke it off, so even though he's heart broken w.out her, he wants her to be happy because she means so much to him. It's the sweetest thing ever. I think she's the one missing out if he's really that sweet.
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    frankie123Jan 3, 2009 at 12:06 am
    kinda the position im in now...love this song its totally amazing and it explains so much!! my bf recently dumped me and at first i wanted to get back with him but then i thought he probably wont wonna get back with me so now even though it might hurt me i just want him to be happy with whoever it is that makes him happy. thing is he also left his tie and deoderant round mine so "Somehow everything i own, smells of you" is kinda true...but also coz my friends were pissed and sprayed my room in his deoderant which is kinda not helping the situation haha =/
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    UnregisteredMay 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    Omgee, this song means alot to me too. Ive been through this & think a guy who has been with a girl for a long time and breaks up with them i think they wish them the best & is funny when they say that they dont have no feeling for that person bt deep down inside they do have something left there
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    UnregisteredNov 16, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    I believe it is about a guy breaking up with his girlfriend and although he knows deep down it was the right thing to do he still has that regret and wants her to be happy & wishes that it never ended in such a way that it did - ' but not our last days of silent screaming blur'

    My ex text me to tell me there was a lady in a que in front of him and she had on the perfume i wore and it reminded him of me - sad but true - i was dying to say f-off haha !!!
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    UnregisteredOct 3, 2011 at 5:06 am
    I love the song. Means a lot to me. One correction tho the last line is "More than anything i want to see you go take a glorious bite out of the whole world"

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