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When you say thank you to me,
For some reason it hurts,
Like a magic spell
That doesn't get undone even after the good bye.
A hint of bitterness.
The flavor of life

Stuck in the midpoint between friends and lovers,
Like an un-riped fruit dreaming about the day of harvest
Because of being unable to move one more step forward
What's causing this frustration baby?

When you say thank you to me,
For some reason it hurts,
Like a magic spell
That doesn't get undone even after the good bye.
A hint of bitterness
The flavor of life

Sweet talk and tasteless conversations.
It sparks no interest in me
Even when things do not go the way you want
It doesn't mean you've thrown your life away

When asked 'What's wrong?'
I answer 'It's nothing'
The smile then disappears after goodbye
It's unlike me

The more I wish to believe in you,
For some reason it hurts even more
'I like you a lot' instead of 'I love you' sounds more like you
The flavor of life

The moment when you suddenly remember the scent of someone you had almost forgotten
I want to be able to openly and honestly cherish the white purity of the falling snow more

A future tender and warmer than a diamond
I want to grasp it, in this limited time we have, I want to spend it with you

When you say thank you to me,
For some reason it hurts,
Like a magic spell
That doesn't get undone even after the good bye.
A hint of bitterness
The flavor of life



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    UnregisteredNov 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm
    Its about falling in love with your best friend and never being able to have the nerve to tell him till he is already gone with another woman. Being able to remember all the moments you had the chance to tell him what could of happend. It hurts to think you cant tell the moments he was with another girl that pains you. The moments you almost had. Eventually he will realize she is upset and when she never tells him he eventaully leaves.
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    UnregisteredMay 19, 2012 at 2:40 am
    I believe that this song does represent a couple that have recently broken up but they still miss/love each other. They arent really friends or lovers but something in between because there are still feelings for each other when they are now apart. They probably broke up due to the relationship is not working for them and causes frustration for each other. In the end, when they say thank you to each other, they want to thank each other for being part of their life.
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    UnregisteredMay 11, 2012 at 10:55 am
    For me this song is about couple that just broke up but still in love with each other. Maybe they broke up because of the situation that makes them have to be separated. They say "thanks" to each other even though they want to say a lot much but they can only say "thanks" to cover up the situation. Thats why they become undone. Because "thanks" can reprensent their truly feeling about each other
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    UnregisteredJan 2, 2014 at 9:12 am
    I think this song has something to do with two people who are unsure about what they are, one of them wants something and is willing to wait, by doing so he suffers the hardship of waiting and slowly gets hurt. He really loves this person but prefers to say 'like a lot ' because it suites the other person better.In the end they end up separating because their love brakes to pieces and the only way they can truly express themselves is by saying 'thank you'

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