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You only know what I want you to
I know everything you don't want me to
Your mouth is poison, your mouth is wine
You think your dreams are the same as mine

Oh, I don't love you, but I always will
Oh, I don't love you, but I always will
I don't love you but I always will
I always will

I wish you'd hold me when I turn my back
The less I give, the more I get back
Oh, your hands can heal, your hands can bruise
I don't have a choice but I still choose you

Oh, I don't love you, but I always will
Oh, I don't love you, but I always will
I don't love you, but I always will
Oh, I don't love you, but I always will
I don't love you, but I always will
I don't love you, but I always will
I don't love you, but I always will
I always will

I always will
I always will
I always will
I always will



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    UnregisteredAug 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    This has become my theme song. Been married 33 years, found out 5 years ago that my wife cheated on me 27 years ago. Almost left her, and should have, but we're still together. I don't love her anymore, but i always will.
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    UnregisteredMay 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    I think your right in saying its about a marriage, or two people together who misunderstand each other, they are both fighting for each but both too scared to give in. They both understand each other but are torn. Or on the other hand it could be two people going their separate way with deep lose & love for each other.
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    UnregisteredJun 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm
    Maybe this song is written by a person who feels like they are betraying someone, simply by not giving enough. They're too scared or insecure to really let themselves love, let another person in, so they are always taking a step back. They turn themselves into somebody they think the other person will accept more. And they just want to stop pretending, but they don't know how.
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    UnregisteredJun 11, 2012 at 7:23 am
    I think this song is about that point in a relationship when you relize that no matter how much hurt it has or is gonna cost ,the person you once couldn't be without is no longer there same person you feel in love with , and even though you may have a place in you heart for them , you have to walk away ...
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    UnregisteredApr 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    To me, this sounds like marriage. We sometimes come to a point in which we feel trapped. We weant to escape, but deep down we know we either can't or don't really want to. When we fight and we turn our backs on each other, what we really want is that person to hold us until we can't be upset anymore, but sometimes we get more out of being stubborn, and not giving in to emotion. Fighting is exhausting, and sometimes it is easier to hide our feelings away, which also means we sometimes fall out of love.

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