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I'd swim across lake Michigan
I'd sell my shoes
I'd give my body to be back again
In the rest of the room

To be alone with you
To be alone with you
To be alone with you
To be alone with you

You gave your body to the lonely
They took your clothes
You gave up a wife and a family
You gave your goals

To be alone with me
To be alone with me
To be alone with me
You went up on a tree

To be alone with me you went up on the tree

I'll never know the man who loved me



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    UnregisteredMay 23, 2012 at 3:00 am
    This song is directly addressing in jesus who "gave his body" for us, was stripped of his clothes, and was hung "up on the tree", or cross. This is also referred to when he says he never knew the man who loved him, as he died for us so before we were even born.

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