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(Verse 1):
The lover held her love,
She begged him not to go,
The fighter wrapped his gloves,
The fighter said I know I know I know,
Just this one last time,
I swear you'll still be mine,
But he can't promise much,
He goes for one last touch, one last touch

(Chorus):
Maybe we were meant to be lonely, lonely
Maybe we were meant to be on our own,
Loneliness has always been with me, with me
Maybe we don't have to be all alone

(Verse 2):
The fighter goes inside,
The doubt is creepin' in,
He swings with all his might,
At all that mightv'e been,
And she's in love with him,
But lovers don't always win,
He never even saw the swing,
She calls out his name, calls his name

(Chorus)

(Bridge):
What breaks your bones,
Is not the load you're carryin',
What breaks you down,
Is all in how you carry...

(Verse 3):
The lover held her love,
She begs him not to go,
She unwraps his gloves,
The lover said I know I know I know,
Kissed his trembling lips,
She touched his fingertips,
Somehow they both know,
He's not comin' home, comin' home

(Chorus version 2):
Loneliness has always been with me, with me
Maybe we were meant to be on our own,
But I gotta try or it will destroy me,
'Cause baby we don't have to be all alone.



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    UnregisteredFeb 12, 2012 at 12:27 am
    People who say he is a soldier are not oblivious to the fact that he is 'wrapping his gloves'. The entire song is an analogy, that is the beauty. He is heading off to war, metaphorically 'wrapping up his gloves'. Do you think the fray would waste such a beautiful song on a boxing match?
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    UnregisteredJan 3, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    Its about our life ... He is fighting to have a decent life but he failed he gambeled with everything he have, and lost it all and between the lines they try to tell him once ur in love and have someone special u should forget all ur worries and let things take their own path dont worry more than u can handdle enjoy the good things and dont stop on the bad things
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    UnregisteredApr 15, 2012 at 3:25 am
    Our greed sometimes blind us from true love which surrounds us, and is greed that destroys what we should truly fight for.
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    UnregisteredFeb 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    One can take this song however one wants to. That is the beauty of meaning. To me, it's not literal. Often, those who have been hurt or have only known a life of "loneliness" from their upbringing, fight anything that may be "love" because of the attached feelings to this emotion. I am one. I can see how it can be attached to the physical being because i am an athlete who expresses and releases myself through the goals of physical endurance and strength. After all, that's why i love this song. I can relate and still hope for what the song concludes
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    UnregisteredFeb 4, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    To me this song is about a man loving a woman which, at first, is not a shared love so he thinks he will have to fly solo, but then he realizes that no one flies solo, you just have to find your perfect match.

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