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Baby,
They asked me how I knew
My true love was true
I of course replied
"Something here inside
Cannot be denied"

They said someday you'll find
All who love are blind
When your heart's on fire
You must realise
Smoke gets in your eyes

So I chaffed and I gaily laughed
To think they would doubt my love
Yet today, my love has flown away
I am without my love

Now laughing friends deride
Tears I cannot hide
So I smile and say
"When a lovely flame dies,
Smoke gets in your eyes."



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    UnregisteredJun 9, 2012 at 1:29 am
    To me, it means that in the thrill of infatuation or what we feel is "love at first sight," we don't let ourselves believe that our new, "true love" may well be one sided and very short lived. When that proves to be the reality, our tears wash away the "smoke" that once blinded us and we regretfully accept it for the "lovely flame" it was while it lasted.
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    UnregisteredJul 19, 2012 at 1:17 am
    So many times i have fallen in love with a man, and people around me will say, "what do you see in him? He's damaged goods, be warned. " so i go blithely on my way, still into him, still trying to please him, and he blows me off for no good reason at all. The same people who warned me tell me off, too, and i'm left alone and in tears with a broken heart.
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    UnregisteredMar 31, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    Love is a fire that will eventually burn out if it isn't mean't to be - perhaps the smoke represents the fact that love is blind - we cannot see through the smoke no matter how hard we try even though we know it is over - we cannot see it!
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    UnregisteredOct 30, 2011 at 12:25 am
    Sometimes we meet someone who seems very special and we start to believe what we want to. "something here inside cannot be denied. " we want them to be interested in us and this can make us jump to thinking that they return our interest "smoke gets in your eyes. " then one day we get the rude shock that they are interested in someone else and not us "a lovely flame dies," "tears i cannot hide. "

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