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Pull it out, turn it up, what's your favorite song?
That's mine, I've been crying to it since I was young
I know there's someone out there feeling just like I feel
I know they're waiting up, I know they're waiting to heal
And I've been holding my breath
Are you holding your breath
For too many years to count?
Too many years to count

And we waited for the sirens that never come
And we only write by the moon
Every word handwritten
And to ease the loss of youth
And how many years I've missed you
Pages plead forgiveness
Every word handwritten

Let it out, let me in, take a hold of my hand
There's nothing like another soul that's been cut up the same
And did you want to drive without a word in between?
I can understand, you need a minute to breathe
And to sew up the seams after all this defeat
All this defeat

And we waited for the sirens that never come
And we only write by the moon
Every word handwritten
And to ease the loss of youth
And the many, many years I've missed you
Pages plead forgiveness
Every word handwritten

Here in the dark, I cherish the moonlight
I'm in love with the way you're in love with the night
And it travels from heart to limb to pen

And we waited for the sirens that never come
And we only write by the moon
Every word handwritten
Every word handwritten

And with this pen, I thee wed
From my heart to your distress

Every word handwritten



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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    This is a beautiful song about pain and ultimately healing through music. Its a song about keeping things natural and dealing with this crisis through the medium of music and its power.
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    UnregisteredJul 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm
    I think its a song about writting a love letter to your childhood love , who you let go years ago but realising she/he was the love of your life all along!
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    UnregisteredJul 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    Line 3 is missing / wrong - should be - "i know there's someone out there feeling just like i feel, i know their waiting up, i know"

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