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Alter Bridge – Watch Over You lyrics

Leaves are on the ground
Fall has come
Blue skies turning grey
Like my love

I tried to carry you
And make you whole
But it was never enough
I must go

Who is gonna save you
When I'm gone?
And who'll watch over you
When I'm gone?

You say you care for me
But hide it well
How can you love someone
And not yourself?


And when I'm gone
Who'll break your fall?
Who will you blame?

I can't go on
And let you lose it all
It's more than I can take
Who'll ease your pain?
Ease your pain

Who is gonna save you
When I'm gone?
Who'll watch over you?
Who will give you strength
When you're not strong?
Who'll watch over you
When I've gone away?

Snow is on the ground
Winters come
You long to hear my voice
But I'm long gone

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    The man say he must go cause the girl could not give him enough love, but when he walk away, there's so much about her he's still concerned. Or these words are just something he try to put out to touch her heart?
    But the ending is hurtful still: You long to hear my voice, but I'm long gone. Why it always takes too long to realize one's heart, and it's always late. Someone has sent me this song and he told me that he loved the song, but he never knew that the song's killed me twice, third and even more.
    Cause I'm the one who is watching over him, but never know if he would ever look back and "long to hear my voice". And would it be too late?
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  • chocolex14
    It's such a sweet slow song. Reminds me so much (as most songs I love do) of my two best friends. While I use this song as a cutesy song with my very best friend (we only really have each other to fall back on when things go wrong, so it suits), I see this kind of pain, like he could be telling some girl who is breaking up with him all of that. But see, that's the beauty of music. It can be interpreted and used in many different ways.
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