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Before you say you love me Joe
How am I supposed to know?
When you go under the waves
What am I supposed to say?

I see people on the floor
Aspiring to the sea
Can’t stay here anymore
We're turning into thieves

If I stay here trouble will find me
If I stay here I'll never leave
If I stay here trouble will find me
I believe

Joe I'll always think of you
As a kinder child who knew
This was never gonna last
Oh Joe you fell so fast

Hey Joe sorry I hurt you but
They say love is a virtue
Don't they?
Hey Joe sorry I hurt you but
They say love is virtue
Don’t they?
Hey Joe sorry I hurt you but
They say love is virtue
Don’t they?
Hey Joe sorry I hurt you but
They say love is virtue
Don’t they?
Hey Joe sorry I hurt you but
They say love is a virtue
Don't they?

I see people on the floor
Aspiring to the sea
Can't stay here anymore
We're turning into thieves

I see you rushing now
Tell me how to reach you
I see you rushing now
What’d Harvard teach you? (repeat x5)



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    Nines PolishJul 13, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    Yeah... I would agree with Carlos... it certainly sounds more like "slide into the sea" to me. Particularly the 2nd time it shows up (though I'm pretty sure he says "slide" both times.

    Also... the intro: I think he's saying "*When* you say you love me", not *Before*. Possible he's saying *Would*.. Though, "When" also fits with the third line. Just a thought.

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