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There are certain people you just keep coming back to
She is right in front of you
You begin to wonder could you find a better one
Compared to her now she's in question

And all at once the crowd begins to sing
Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same

Maybe you want her, maybe you need her
Maybe you've started to compare to someone not there

Looking for the right one you line up the world to find
Where no questions cross your mind
But she won't keep on waiting for you without a doubt
Much longer for you to sort it out

And all at once the crowd begins to sing
Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same

Maybe you want her, maybe you need her
Maybe you've started to compare to someone not there
Maybe you want it, maybe you need it
Maybe it's all you're running from
Perfection will not come

And all at once the crowd begins to sing
Sometimes...
We'd never know what's wrong without the pain
Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same

Maybe you want her, maybe you need her
Maybe you've started to compare to someone not there
Maybe you want it, maybe you need it
Maybe it's all you're running from
Perfection will not come

Oh, will not come

Maybe you want her, maybe you need her
Maybe you had her, maybe you lost her to another
To another



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    UnregisteredSep 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    I think that the song means that he had a girl, one that he thinks could be the one, but isn't one hundred percent sure. In order to make sure, he wants to look around and see if he can find anyone better. But she gets sick of him walking around and doubting her and doubting their relationship, so she leaves. And now he's regretting everything he did and wishing she would take him back, but she's with someone else. I did the same thing to the guy I was with, and noow that's he's gone and dating my best friend I wish I had just realized that he was the one. Now I'm listening to this sone nonstop!
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    UnregisteredDec 27, 2011 at 11:13 pm
    I think the song is about an on again off again type couple. So when they get back together he isn't sure whether she's the perfect one because he can never really let her go but he has so many problems with her. And he is constantly comparing the current version of her to all the memories of how she used to be. He isn't sure whether he could find better so he searches but keeps the girl close in case he can't find anyone better.
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    iflylo01Jan 13, 2011 at 4:31 am
    Well. In my opinion the song is about a guy who made a huge mistake. He took the girl he really loved for granted, and now she doesn't love him anymore, but he's still in love with her. He was trying to search for perfection when it was in front of the face the whole time. She has moved on, but, on the other hand, he didn't. He lost her for good.
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    cellardoor22Nov 11, 2010 at 3:21 am
    In my opinion, this song is about a guy who is with a girl, maybe for a while or maybe not, and begins to doubt the relationship they are in. Overall, he questions if she is the one. So, he end things with this girl, in search of finding someone better; however, he realizes that what he wanted was right in front of him the whole time! This song is sooo amazing!
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    CMG92Jun 19, 2009 at 9:20 pm
    This song is about a guy who was with a girl that he loved. Then something obviously happened and now they broke up and she is over him, probably with another boy. But the narrator is not over her yet, but he knows that the "hardest thing and the right thing" are to get over her and find a new girl. He also compares all these new people he likes to the old girl and he always finds flaws in them that the old girl didn't have. She was perfection and "perfection will not come" until he gets over the old girl.

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