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I see your face in my mind as I drive away
'Cause none of us thought it was gonna end that way
People are people
And sometimes we change our minds

But it's killing me to see you go after all this time

Mmm mmm mmmmmm
Mmm mmm mmm mmm

Music starts playing like the end of a sad movie
It's the kind of ending you don't really want to see
'Cause it's tragedy and it'll only bring you down
Now I don't know what to be without you around

And we know it's never simple, never easy
Never a clean break, no one here to save me
You're the only thing I know like the back of my hand
And I can't breathe without you, but I have to
Breathe without you, but I have to

Never wanted this, never want to see you hurt
Every little bump in the road I tried to swerve
People are people and sometimes it doesn't work out
Nothing we say is gonna save us from the fall out

And we know it's never simple, never easy
Never a clean break, no one here to save me
You're the only thing I know like the back of my hand
And I can't breathe without you, but I have to
Breathe without you, but I have to

It's 2AM
Feel like I just lost a friend
Hope you know it's not easy, easy for me
It's 2AM
Feel like I just lost a friend
Hope you know this ain't easy, easy for me

And we know it's never simple, never easy
Never a clean break, no one here to save me
Oh
I can't breathe without you, but I have to
Breathe without you, but I have to
Breathe without you, but I have to

Ohh
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry...



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    jade111097Aug 17, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    that both of you are loving that you had to sacriface because of one thing that really seperates you that both of you dont really want this to happen.and honestly almost all the tracks of taylor makes me remember a thing make me sad that it is like the meaning of the song but i had no strenght
  • LyricsArePoetry
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    LyricsArePoetryNov 28, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    You know, most people see this as a love song but personally I never have. I understand and accept that it was probably was written as a love story, but personally for me it's more of a friendship story. I'll be honest, when I first heard it it was just another one of those songs and nothing more.

    Then a friendship that meant the world to me went bad. There was a number of small arguments within our group and I was sure it was all going to fall apart. I broke down listening to this song and since then it's been a really important song to me. Because in the end I had to end my friendship with one girl in the group and it broke my heart. Taylor captures that perfectly in this song.

    Looking at it as a relationship song though, I think the 'It's two am, feeling like I just lost a friend, hope you know this ain;t easy, easy for me' is really powerful. Because I believe that when you end a relationship/the other person ends it, it's harder to lose the friendship you had before and during the relationship than the boyfriend/girlfriend.

    The ending 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry' is so emotive, so simple and yet so effective. She knows she's done the right thing it couldn't go on the way it was but it still hurts more than anything.

    Beautiful, brilliant song. Love Taylor so much
  • c
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    clarbear945Dec 1, 2009 at 11:22 pm
    i LOVE this song. it is sooo amazing. i was into Colbie Callait first and then i listened to this song and i am sooo into Taylor Swift too!!!
  • m
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    malexOct 7, 2009 at 4:55 am
    the meaning of the song is really painful but it is the reality that you have to mone on because you cant force somebody to stay if s/he's not happy anymore..:) malex
  • m
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    malexOct 7, 2009 at 4:55 am
    the meaninf of the song is really painful but it is the reality that you have to mone on because you cant force somebody to stay if s/he's not happy anymore..:) malex

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