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[Verse 1:]
I never meant to get us in this deep
I never meant for this to mean a thing
Oh, I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away
I got caught up by the chase
And you got high on every little bit
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away

[Chorus:]
Oh, if I could go back in time
When you only held me in my mind
Just a longing gone without a trace
Oh, I wish I never ever seen your face
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away

[Verse 2:]
I miss the way you wanted me
When I was staying just out of your reach
Begging for the slightest touch
Ooh, you couldn’t get enough, mmm

[Chorus:]
Oh, if I could go back in time
When you only held me in my mind
Just a longing gone without a trace
Oh, I wish I never ever seen your face
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away

[Middle 8:]
Got away from me (x2)
For anybody has to breathe

[Chorus:]
Oh, if I could go back in time
When you only held me in my mind
Just a longing gone without a trace
Oh, I wish I never ever seen your face
I wish you were the one (x2)
Oh, I wish you were the one
I wish you were the one that got away



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    Gary DanielJul 1, 2013 at 1:40 am
    I think she is saying that she fell too deep in love and it didn't work out so she wishes he was the one who got away. As in they never should have developed a relationship so she would feel this pain. She wishes she could say he was the one she saw but he got away. Instead she fell deep in love. Now he's gone and she misses the way he use to look at her.
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    Lisa M RichouxJun 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm
    A title like “The One That Got Away” evokes a certain wistful nostalgia â€" sending one through alternate-reality scenarios to hash out what could have been, if only things worked out just a little differently. Almost everyone at some point or another comes across that frustratingly elusive certain someone whose very elusiveness provides the greatest source of longing. We always want what we can’t have. The grass is always greener on the other side. You know the drill.

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