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Wish me luck I know you think I'll need it
For all the hardest roads we have to walk alone
And you don't have to tell me that you love me
For all the words I've never understood
I know, I know

The wind that blows from here to California
Never stops to turn and wonder why it goes
And you don't have to tell me when you're leaving
For all the plans I've never understood
I know, I know

Leave now while you can
I'm not your man
I know, I know

To have your things and wait there for a plane ride
No one there to sit and hold your hand in flight
But everyone I know out here is lonely
Even those that have someone to lie beside at night

Leave me with the dawn
It's almost gone
I know, I know
Leave now while you can
I'm not your man
I know, I know



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    UnregisteredDec 19, 2013 at 4:13 pm
    This song reminds of life and all the turns it takes. I believe its true, all the hardest roads you have to walk alone. It also reminds me of the losses we all experiences and we have to recover on our own. The following part: "And you don't have to tell me when you're leaving
    For all the plans I've never understood " reminds me of the plans that the universe/god has in store, you cannot question those plans, as we don't understand the grand plan for our lives.
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    UnregisteredJun 9, 2012 at 3:26 am
    I think he's letting her go even though he loves her and probably always will. He's letting her go, because she has some dreams of her own she needs to go and chase. He's letting her go because he loves her so much. He tries to tell her that she doesnt need to explain why she needs to leave, cause he understands. He loves her so much that hes willing to let her go, so she can go and be happy.
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    UnregisteredJun 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    Sometimes we have to make choices in life- in this case it seems to be an opportunity to live out dreams- even if it means leaving a loved one behind.
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    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 2:49 am
    I believe that this song is in perspective of someone who is going through a divorce and is no longer in touch with their ex-spouse.
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    UnregisteredFeb 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm
    The meaning is simple. We have dreams. We have fantasies of an anticipated reality that are usually intensified during a change; airport indicates change and the hope and dream is that the pretty girl's story is unknown and he wants to be a part of the story. Who really knows though maybe it is about microwave popcorn.

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