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It's never enough to say I'm sorry
It's never enough to say I care
But I'm caught between what you
Wanted from me, and knowing
If I give that to ya
I might just disappear.

Nobody wins when everyone's losing

Oh, it's like

One step forward and two steps back
No matter what I do you're always mad
And I can't change your mind,

Oh, it's like

Trying to turn around on a one way street
I can't give you what you want
And it's killing me and I, I'm starting to see
Maybe we're not meant to be

It's never enough to say I love you
No, it's never enough to say I try
It's hard to believe that's there's
No way out for you and me
And it seems to be,
The story of our life

Nobody wins when everyone's losing

It's like one step forward and two steps back
No matter what I do you're always mad
And I can't change your mind, oh

It's like trying to turn around on a
One way street. I can't give
You what you want and it's killing me
And I, I'm starting to see
That maybe we're not meant to be

There's still time to turn this around
Should we be building this up
Instead of tearing it down
But I keep thinking
Maybe it's too late.

It's like one step forward
And two steps back,
No matter what I do
You're always mad
And I, can't change your mind, oh

It's like tryin to turn around
On a one way street
I can't give you what you want
And it's killing me and I,
I finally see,
Baby that we're not meant to be

It's like one step forward,
And two steps back,
No matter what I do
You're always mad,
And I, Baby I'm sorry to see,
Maybe that we're not meant to be



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    chambers88Sep 28, 2009 at 3:22 am
    My girlfriend and I have been together for close to a year and a half and in the beginning things were kinda shaky but we fell in love. But she goes to school in a different city like 100 miles away. She comes back all the time and I see her all the time but every time she goes its like I lose her over and over. And she doesn't seem to love me anymore, well not when we're apart. I heard this song and connected with it immediately.
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    Lorenzamylove90Oct 20, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    Soo well you see I dated this guy name fernando so wuz in love with that guy but he treated me bad he hit me and made me feel bad about myself and I started to cut myself yes.! I was dumb for doing that but I met someone who changed my life her name is Lorenza yes I realize that what I was looking for was in a girl. I'm proud to say I'm bi yes now we going to get marry soon. And yes this is my love story.!
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    bicountrygirl93Sep 7, 2009 at 2:08 am
    Well I'm only 16 but I feel completely in love with my fiance. He was the most amazing person ever. We fought a lot but seemed to make up the past week I go back and think about this song and I think it was about mine and his relationship. I couldn't do anything right for him anymore and well that one night we fought the worst he got killed in a car wreck. =( I lost him but this song reminds me so much of me and him. I knew we werent meant to be when we started the fighting. Sadly I miss him very much but I know if he was still here this song would be the song I would have played for him when I broke up with him. Though he is gone he is still in my loving memory. ~W. Are. B.~
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    UnregisteredMar 21, 2012 at 4:18 am
    I think sometimes we want someone so bad and want it all to be perfect that we fail ourselves. You keep thinking that your partner wants more and you aren't good enough. Maybe the partner that appears to never be satisfied is just scared, so afraid of getting hurt cause once she loves with her whole heart there is no going back. Sometimes what we think the other is thinking and feeling is wrong, it's only in our own head and we are too fixated on "assuming" instead of what the other is really thinking and feeling. Self doubt is a real destroyer :( this guy might be full of guilt and disapointment from his own past and feels he is not good enough for her, that she deserves better cause he knows she is the one. It's his own insecurity and self doubts that hold him back! :(
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    UnregisteredApr 3, 2012 at 7:49 am
    He's frustrated because he can't meet her expectations. She's hurt because he's not who he said he was. Both people know the relationship can't go on. Both people don't want to end it even though they know it's best in the long run. They know if they really tried they could make it work. But they are both feel hopeless and know it's easier to just give up. It kills her to hear him say it's not meant to be, but she knows it's true. She wishes he was honest about who he was in the beginning because she never would have entered into a relationship with him knowing who he really was. She's mad because he took that choice away from her by being dishonest about himself. He's left feeling inadequate and not good enough. Maybe he is. Tyler I still love you, but you are this guy.

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