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I see you there, don't know where you come from
Unaware but you're still from someone
Don't appear to care that I saw you, and I want you
What's your name? Cause I have to know it
You let me in and begin to show it
I'm terrified cause we're heading straight for it, might Get it

Hear the song playin on background
All alone but you're turnin up now
And everyone is risin to meet ya, to greet you
Turn around and you're walkin toward me
I'm breakin down and you're breathin slowly
Say the word and I will be your man, your man, say when

(*Chorus*)
And my own two hands will comfort you tonight, tonight
Say when
And my own two arms will carry you tonight, tonight

Come close and then even closer
We bring it in but we go no further
We're seperate two ghosts in one mirror, no nearer
Later on if it turns to chaos, hurricane comin all around us
See the crack, pull it back from the window, you stay low, say when

(*Chorus*)
And my own two hands will comfort you tonight, tonight
Say when
And my own two arms will carry you tonight, tonight

Come across you're lost and broken
You're coming to, but you're slow and waking
You start to shake, you still haven't spoken, what happened
They're comin back and you just don't know it
And you wanna cry but there's nothin comin
They're gonna push until you give in, say when
Now we're here and it turns to chaos, hurricane comin all around us
They're gonna crack, don't you back from the window, you stay low
It all began with the man and country
Every plan turns another century around again
And another nation fallen

Maybe God can be on both sides of the gun
Never understood why some of us never get it so good, so good
Some of this was here before us,
All of this will go after us
Never stops until we give in, give in, say when

(*Chorus*)
And my own two hands will comfort you tonight, tonight
Say when
And my own two arms will carry you tonight, tonight
Say when

And my own two hands will comfort you tonight, tonight...



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    iLoVeJeLlOOct 13, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    this is the best song in the world! how come no one listens to it! Come on people, this is an awesome song everyone should have it on their ipod!
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    NeverSayNeverJun 19, 2009 at 5:49 pm
    I YUVE this song! I just got it on my iPod and I can't stop listening to it. I especially like the first part of the last verse because it near perfectly describes me.
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    UnregisteredFeb 15, 2012 at 5:49 am
    It touches on elements of lust and love, desire and betrayal to deep unrequited emotions that stir in the heart of the being venurable enough to let someone in. There is a turning point, when the love betrayed shows itself, not as a abandoned lover, but as a symbolic representation of consequences of falling. Amazingly, brillant song, that builds and crescendos to increase the sliver of hope that exists when one stays for the albiet final act.
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    honeeyMay 25, 2010 at 11:55 pm
    Hey guys :-)
    I spent a lot of time thinkin about what this song might be about. I guess it's about love, this kind of love u're ready to bring any sacrifice.
    Suddenly you see this person, u may knew him before and u wonder that he still belongs to someone, like e.g. his ex-girlfriend. He got over her, but she still thinks about him and so he is ' unaware that he's still from someone'-
    it seems like he doesn't care that suddenly he's everything you want. But then he lets u in and begins to show how u two could be together. U're terrified because everything seems like u're goin to get what u'Re beggin for.
    Actually I guess the lyrics are 'you're in the song' because that makes more sense. He holds hisself back but time by time he foregrounds hisself so he gets attention by everyone eg at a party. suddenly he turns around and takes your breath away, but u mention that for him it's easy going . He takes advantage of your weakness because he's still breathin slowly and all u want is him to please your needs. So u ask him to say the word so you can be his girl.
    All the refrains say 'say when' at the end. I guess it means, that you imagine everything and it seems like reality and you're so close to getit but u beg for his okay.
    At the last refrain u get what you want.

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