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Rascal Flatts – What Hurts The Most lyrics
I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house
That don't bother me
I can take a few tears now and then
And just let 'em out
I'm not afraid to cry every once in a while
Even though going on with you gone still upsets me
There are days every now and again
I pretend I'm ok, but that's not what gets me

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And havin' so much to say
And watchin' you walk away
And never knowin'
What could've been
And not seein' that lovin' you
Is what I was trying to do

It's hard to deal with the pain of losin' you every where I go
But I'm doin' it
It's hard to force that smile when I see our old friends and I'm alone
Still harder
Gettin' up, gettin' dressed, livin' with this regret, but I know
If I could do it over
I would trade, give away, show the words that I saved in my heart that I left unspoken

What hurts the most
Is being so close
And havin' so much to say
And watchin' you walk away
And never knowin'
What could've been
And not seein' that lovin' you
Is what I was tryin' to do

Uhh hey yeaaaaaaaaah!

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And havin' so much to say
And watchin' you walk away
And never knowin'
What could've been
And not seein' that lovin' you
Is what I was tryin' to do

Not seeing that loving you
That's what I was trying to do

Ohh ohh!
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    Leasie
    I think the song is about letting go, losing some one hurts yes and your alowed to break, but what hurts the most isn't that they are gone but that they never got the chance to say and do what they really wanted to, never having the chance to say I love you or to have a future together hurts more then anything. Loving him was everything and she kept it a secret because she didn't want to hurt herself and him and yet words are normally broken by words left unspoken and she found out the hard way, the meaning is when you feel strongly about some thing then don't keep it in side, if it means some thing to you then its important, don't leave it till its too late, because you don't want to get hurt because it will hurt more haveing to say it to a grave stone.
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    sportie_chick28
    When I listened to the song, I thought it talked about regrets and having a relationship end when you still love the person and didn't get to do or say what you wanted. I love the video, it gave me chills when I watched it (so sad!), but I don't think it matches the song as well. I get what they're saying tho; theres lots of ways you can lose someone, lots of regrets you can have. Rascal flatts is the best band ever.
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    Jayyanez19
    I just recently lost my best friend in a car accident. I listen to this song to encourage me to deal with his loss. I still don’t believe that he is actually gone. I think maybe it’s because I never went to the funeral. I guess it’s wrong but I couldn’t handle seeing him in a casket. I haven’t visited his grave either. Maybe that why I don’t believe he is actually gone. This song just kind of makes it real for me. It makes me kind of realize he is gone and not coming back. It makes me realize there was more I would say to him and more I could’ve done for him. I didn’t realize that until after the fact that he died that I actually had feelings for him. Now that he’s gone I wish I wouldve told him. I wish I wasn’t living with this regret. This song also helps me feel like there are more people out there feeling the way I do. R.I.P. Danial 9. 19. 1997- 10. 5. 2017.
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    MusicAddicted45
    Hearing the song, and seeing what other posted about the music video I feel like they go hand and hand. To me the song is about the guy/girl loves this girl/guy but never really got the chance to say I love you. And when the chance came, it was too late. "what hurts the most is being so close and watching you walk away" saying that it hurts more watching the person you love with your whole heart walk away from you, without the chance of telling them how you feel. Or being so close to it, but you still can't say it, and the person that wants to hear the words get tired of waiting for you to say them. So they walk away.
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    Batman13
    This song has a lot of meaning to me. To be honest, I've heard it a thousand times but, I cried every time. It's just hard to actually pay attention to the lyrics and not cry. This song just means so much. It hurts me to listen to this song. Honestly, it's just a really sad song.
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    Unregistered
    I think this song means like they had a big fight and while he/she was leaving the house he/she died and never got to tell the other how they really felt about each other. But now they can't because he/she is dead such a depressing but wonderful song it makes me want to cry until I can't cry anymore. Anyway hes saying hell cry about sometimes and sometimes he pretends it never happened but he was so close to her and then she was gone and he never got to say I love you dx waaa hes says its hard to live with his regret and he would trade anything to turn the clock and really tell her how he felt. Um thank you for letting me post this comment lyrics mode! Rock on rascal flatts.
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    Unregistered
    This song. This song. This song. I heard it a thousand times and I swear god that I cry each time I hear it. Noticing that I don't have a boyfriend. But I'm in love with someone and I can't tell him. Simply cuz he loves my friend. I'm doing my best to get rid of this emotions. What hurts the most is that I can't ignore my feelings. Pfff. Just hard. Simply this song means to watch the one you love standing each day front of you and you are unable to tell him what does he mean to you. Watching him with another and that another is a close friend. God hard to deal with that.
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    xoxoxsweetluvrxoxo
    This song means that almost half your heart is let go. The other half walked away, and you have so much to say but they're just gone before you know it. It's when you love somebody that loved you back, but now it's time for goodbye and you're in denial and don't think its true. And having to regret the feeling everytime you wake up "Gettin up, gettin dressed, livin with this regret, but I know if I could do it over".
    And you find out that the feeling is so hurting that you feel like you want to go back in time and start over. But, it's already done. Then in the end, you find out there's more to hope for. You might be able to try to tell that person you love him/ her.
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    Xxblyke09xX
    Actually if you watch the music video you can tell the meaning from the start. Basically the girl had a boyfriend and they were so close to each other and the really love each other but the girl's dad made the boy to leave. Being close to someone hurts specially if you two will just break up even though you still love each other. It's hard to let go and everyone knows it. For the girl being close and having a relationship with the boy hurts. Not because they don't love each other, but because they loved each other so much but the dad won't allow their relationship. But she needs to understand that every parent wants nothing but for the good of their child, for the future, for their life. This song can really be used specially if someone is hurt or in any problematic situation like having your parents divorced, knowing that one of your parents have a different child from a different wife/husband, breaking up with someone you love. I really like this song cause it really puts out all the pain that you've receive. You will learn that if you feel like there's nothing you can do, let it go, it's the past.
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    Unregistered
    This song reminds me and two things. The first is the death of my father. When I was five I found my father dead. Dealing with that has been hard my entire life. My father and I were very close so this song has a very literal meaning to me. The second is a story with a guy. I liked this guy so much I honestly think I loved him. Well long story short we got super close and then he cheated on me. The song is one of the most meaningful songs I've ever heard.
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    KiKaa
    I haved that chance. : '$ & then he went away not because he didn't loved me he went to realize his dream and he begged me to go with him, but I couldn't. & now we don't know what could have been. ; __;.
    But this song talks about, when you're so afraid of rejection that you don't tell him you love him and then when he moves on you think if you done that what could have been and how much you lost. : '#
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    maebmeli
    I love this song it always brings me too tears. It reminds me of when I had this chance with the perfect guy, but it didn't work out cuz he thought I was playing him. We were so close and I had so much I wanted to say to him (on how I really did like him alot and I wasnt playing him) but I watched him reject me and walk away. And I, he nvr knew what couldve been :( I still like him till today but he's moved on.
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    BrUnO
    When I first heard this song I almost cried. It waz one of the hardest moments of my life. This girl that I waz inlove with waz goin back to her country nd after everything that happend between her and I it waz so hard to say goodbye to her. Knowing that I would never see her again. Then when we said goodbye nd gave her a last hug then walked alway it felt like I waz shot in the heart I never felt such a pain. I had to much to say to her but all I could do waz watch her walk away. This song is amazing.
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    pdd640
    There are so many ways to lose someone. Sometimes its something that cannot be helped and other times you know that you have yourself to blame. However what hurts the most is knowing that you could have been the happiest you can ever be with someone but also knowing you will never get the chance to be this happy again. And at times you can't help but stop and remind yourself and you wonder with that sinking feeling that almost paralyses you. What could have been. That hurts the most.
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    Unregistered
    The song is about loss, the deep pain, dealing & acknowledge of what you cannot change. That said accepting the loss; slowly dealing with it, you can find redemption, if only you let go of the, what ifs & accept & embrace the loved ones gone never forget you - they are locked in your heart, where all memories are kept. This song sums up how I feel because I am grieving the loss of several important people in my life & I know 1 day I will see them again, but at this time I must feel the loss, own it, work with it & most of all learn to live with it! A beautiful song ♡.
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    dairian
    I feel sadened when I hear this song 'cause it makes me think of my ex and what we could of been and I've ment to tell her sooo much more that she knows but that's not even the half of it(eventhough I'm 15 1/2). I miss her sooo much more and it hurts me to see her every single freakin' day like I'm melting with the fire inside of me. Wait I'm goin too long 'bout myself: D hahahaha. So yeah I love it but it hurts me to hear it. Oh and if you like me talkin like this in any way either b my friend on here or just write here on this song to me i'll check it out every day on weekdays but not on weekends! Peace. And I hate rap, it can go eat crap and die for all I care! ; D ddd:.
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