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Seven thirty five
She's someone's else wife
I can get on with my life
And that thrills me
She married him today
Her daddy gave the bride away
I heard a tear rolled down her face
And that kills me
Cause now I, can see why
She's finally cryin'

How was I supposed to know
She was slowly letting go
If I was putting her through Hell
Hell I couldn't tell
She could've given me a sign
And opened up my eyes
How was I supposed to see
She never cried in front of me

Yeah maybe I might've changed
It's hard for me to say
But the story's still the same
And it's a sad one
And I'll always believe
If she ever did cry for me
They were tears that you can't see
You know the bad ones
And now I, can see why
She's finally cryin'

Repeat chourus

Without a doubt
I know now
How it oughta be
Cause she's gone & it's wrong
And it bothers me
Tomorrow I'll still be
Asking myself

How was I supposed to know
She was slowly letting go
If I was putting her through hell
Hell I couldn't tell
She could've given me a sign
And opened up my eyes
How was I supposed to see
How was I supposed to see
She never cried in front of me

Hell I couldn't tell

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    LacijCaineNov 13, 2008 at 1:33 am
    I think this song is about a girl who loved a man very much. She was always there for him, but he took that love for granted, just assuming that she would always be there-That she would wait for him until he finally came around. Despite the pain it caused her to hide her feelings for so long, she stayed strong and never cried in front of him. Thus being why the man never knew how much he was hurting the girl-Because you have to spell it out for them. But when she finally got tired of waiting and met someone who loved her in return just as much she stopped being there. The man didn't know how much he really did love her and need her until she was gone. Now knowing what the girl really truly wanted, he thinks maybe he might have changed his ways if he'd known.
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    lwillardAug 29, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    a married man's lover who was in love with him for several years, finally found someone who she could marry and be with her. The man never knew how much she loved him and how much it hurt not being able to tell him because he was married. He loved her but wanted her to be happy because he would never leave his wife
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    MissAshleyOct 13, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    I believe this is a song about a man and a woman in different points in their lives. She wanted more from the relationship but he didn't and not wanting to put herself through the torture of being in a relationship like that she eventually moved on. It hurts him to finally understand what she really wanted from him and the pain it caused her.
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    justforthissongDec 9, 2008 at 12:20 am
    After talking to my (divorced) father about this song, I believe I know the meaning of this song, and I don't think any of the above meanings are correct, not to sound cocky. It is the story of most divorces; poor communication between the husband and wife causes a breakdown. The wife is having issues, but expects the man to understand this without them talking about it. This is not to put blame on either party in particular, but there has to be communication for any problem to be solved.
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    nebet20Sep 23, 2008 at 5:11 pm
    a divorced man's exwife is getting remarried. The entire time they were married, the wife was not happy and never cried tears of joy. Once they divorced, the woman finally found someone that would bring her tears of joy and the exhusband realized he made mistakes and is happy she found someone to love.

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