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The Fray – Never Say Never lyrics
There's some things we don't talk about
Rather do without
And just hold the smile
Falling in and out of love
Same damn problem
Together all the while

You can never say never
Why we don't know when
Time and time again
Younger now than we were before

Don't let me go
Don't let me go
Don't let me go
[X2]

Picture you're the queen of everything
As far as the eye can see
Under your command
I will be your guardian
When all is crumbling
Steady your hands

You can never say never
Why we don't know when
Time, time and time again
Younger now then we were before

Don't let me go
Don't let me go
Don't let me go
[X2]

We're pulling apart and coming together again and again
We're growing apart but we pull it together, pull it together, together again

Don't let me go
Don't let me go
Don't let me go
[X4]
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    I broke up with my girl 1 month ago, its a 2 years relationship. Only god knows how much I love her, she asked for break up, because the way I treated her, its like I dun appreciate her as my girl. A week later, she actually have another guy, but I know, it juz a rebound for her to forget me cuz she's afraid of coming back to those bad time, for the past 1 month, I was sooo messed up, but I take it as a lesson for me to b a better person, n always take a look at the bright side of it. But then, few days ago, we met, everything change. We confess to each other how much we still love each other, everything so perfect. Eventhough she had a new bf, but I never give up, I always love her, n I know, she can't stop loving me cuz I never stop loving her, I can't and I don't want to stop loving her,. Be patient. N always know, the love is there if its pure =)
    I love you sa~ =)
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    Unregistered
    I think most people think about the person they are with when they hear this song, I think of my brother. My parents have always fought the entire time I was growing up, both drank, my dad did drugs. As a result of this my big brother ended up taking care of me most of the time, when I started my teens I began having issues with depression, but no one knew, I didn't want to talk about it just held the smile, but he was always by my side. Always protecting me. When it became obvious that something was wrong with me he was the one who was there to talk to. He never let me go.
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    sweatpea1983
    I love meaningful songs that mean something. Not something just thrown together that rhymes. I was married once before. We were together for 4 yrs. And we had the greatest relationship ever. We never fought, he was the most romantic guy, and we loved each other very much. He would surprise me with notes, flowers, poems, songs, take me out on surprise dates. He didn't just take me to a movie either. He was so thoughtful in everything he did. We got married and were married for 2 yrs. When I became a manager for the place I was working. I hired this guy and guess what? I divorced my husband and married that guy. I have never stopped thinking about my ex. I always wonder if it was a mistake because he never did anything wrong to me. We struggled financially and that's why I chose my new husband. Not the only reason I chose him, he is a great man to me. I lay in bed and wonder if I did the right thing. He still tells me he loves me and when we bump into each other, we both know the feelings are still there. I don't know how the future will be for either one of us. I just hope that I can either let go of him, or maybe some day be his everything that he can actually hold on to.
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    ialwaysgetwhatiwant
    Love this song! It has such meaning. Anyone who has ever lost someone they love can tottally relate to it. Not that long ago I reconnected with my ex, were not together but we're talking. I lost him for about 2 years and I really don't want that to happen again. I always feel like I could cry when I listen to it, which is why I usually only listen to it when I'm depressed.
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    2bcontinued
    This makes me cry so much. I've never cried so much over a song. Man I have done sum stupid s*t lately I don't know if he'll ever forgive me. I like him. I told him I don't I feel too pathetic already. He's so confusing. This song reminds him of us too atm but I thought he didn't like me. I didn't think he wanted to talk to me again. Sob. Great words. So true to life my gosh a real love story here not your happily ever after.
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    Unregistered
    I think it just means you can't give up on love. There's always that one person that you don't want to talk about what's wrong because you don't want the relationship to be different. You just don't want that person to ever leave you. You want only their happiness and will give them everything you can and when it comes down to it you will be there for one another always helping the other out even when everything seems to be falling apart if only you stay together. Don't let that one true love go.
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    Unregistered
    I found out my boyfriend of a year and a month was talking to other girls sending dirty pictures and receiving them right before we announced we were dating. He said he stopped when we announced we were dating, but I don't know how I can believe everything that's happened between us now. I don't know what was the truth. He told me he loved me before we were date, but how do you love someone and do that? How am I supposed to know now that he is "changed" that he means it now when he said" i love you". He sent me this song today, and to be honest my mind is attacking my heart. I love him.
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    Unregistered
    My husband and I were so in love. And slowly we grew apart. His heart became cold. And he turned hard and bitter. Until finally he just wanted to be alone. And he left. We are trying to mend a broken marriage. But more importantly save young love. I love him more than anything in the world and I'd do anything to have him back in my arms for good.
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    darek1234
    If you don't believe in your self and in others, you trully will not let go. Sometimes moving on is an o-kay reason for being happy, and sometimes it'll leave you with scars and tears. But for all those with hope you will move on no matter what the pain and suffering. Just believe in yourself and on that day you will conquer your denial and fears, then actually become happy. Keep your hope close!
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  • mysteryknight
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    mysteryknight
    In a weird way this song kind of reminds me of the movie Shrek. Idk?
    This song was kind of tricky and a bit confusing. To me it has to meanings:
    !) the guy will always protect you from everything but as long as you don't leave and sort of do the same thing for him, that if you fall or I fall we will also be in this together.
    2) that just don't give up just keeping on going and you will get there, you will be what you have dreamed of ever being.
    Like I said this song was sort of tricky and a bit confusing because the order of the lyrics, any how I love the Fray and love this song! =)
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    cahilzmusic
    As human beings, we all feel like we have somethings that we don't want to say. Some which may be embarrassing, hurtful, or even touching to the soul. To the point where people cry when listening. We are embarrassed to talk about these things because people will view us as strange or socially unacceptable. This song is basically saying never say never, to the things which continually go unaddressed. It makes other people feel young again when they ask questions about what is going on in their lives. This is what the line younger now than we were before is saying. Children love to ask questions, and teenagers, and adults should be the same way. Never say never.
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    Unregistered
    I think it has a much bigger meaning than just a relationship.
    To me, it's about holding on to your life, holding on to the hope of understanding your worth and reason for being on this earth. I think it's about holding yourself together when you've become broken and continuing on silently without a word to those around you; screaming in your silence, willing yourself to not let go of this life quite yet. Because when you're older, you will understand.
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    Unregistered
    Iv'e been best friends with a guy for 9 years, I fell in love with him, but he never loved me back, later we got into a huge fight that ruined everything, including my feelings for him, this song reminds me of it so much. I begged him not to leave, because you can never say never. In the song it says: there's some things we don't talk about, rather do without, and just hold the smile, falling in and out of love, ashamed and proud of, together all the while. This is the bit I relate to so much, I have been falling in and out of love with him, no one really liked him so I was ashamed and proud of it at the same time, and now, I've realised we are closer just being friends and I can talk about a hundred more things with him then I did before. :)
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    Unregistered
    I am in a very stress full part of a relation ship were I might be prgnate with the love of my lifes baby but thing I we are still in high school and we are still trying to figure out and this song just reminds me of how we are trying to stick together thru this forever and not let eachother go but its ver hard but over all I know we can do it as long as we stick by eachothers side!
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    Unregistered
    To me it seems kind of like, there is someone close to you, and you both go in and out of relationships (falling in and out of love) but you're still friends(together all the while) you "never" thought the two of you would be together but (you can never say never). You may go through rough patches but you pull it together because they were there for you as a friend and will be there for you just as they had always been.
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    IMYML
    I loved this boy & supposedly, he loved me back. But then, things weren't working out for some unknown reason, so last year, Feb. 14, 2009, he played me this song. At first, I didn't understand, & he never explained. I checked this lyric many times, but I still didn't understand. Today, I finally checked again, & I think I know now, why he played it for me. I think, he values me very much, but bc things weren't working out, we just gotta wait. He doesn't want me to move on, wants me to wait for a while longer. He'll always be there for me, & we can't predict what would happen next, only clinging to hopes. Living for the moment, loving for now. But, maybe he got tired of waiting too? . But it's just my thoughts, & I lost contact with him for 3-5 months now, I still miss him very much. He's secretive, but sweet. (; The last time we've talked, we got into an argument. I later apologized, but he seemed like he didn't care. For a few weeks, he treated me like a stranger & suddenly, he's gone. No notice, no nothing. Just the memory we created & the love I felt. Honestly, I decided to move on but deep inside, I know there's always going to be a part of me waiting for him. If I could meet him again, I would pour it all out, how long I waited, how much it hurted, how much I loved him. That day. Seems so far.
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    evelyngoh
    I love this song. I always listen to it when ugly arguments sort of happen between me and my bf. We argue on all sorts of things, and in the end I ended up crying and hurting. I even hate him but yet I love him I'm not even sure which one is more hate or love? My family probably find him useless and thinks that he's unable to support me when we ever get married, my mother says that she won't let me be married to him unless I leave this family. We've been together for almost a year now, every time my mother would insult him behind his back I would feel hurt but I listen to this song and think on the bright side that at least she didn't break us apart (: And we're still young we can always think of something together. But now what really matters is our fights together, we had our arguments almost everyday now. Time and time again he will blame himself for making me cry, yes he makes me cry he brings pain to me at times but I'm not gonna give up on our love and memories we share together it will kill me to be without you I hate to admit the fact though. Someday I hope that every thing will alright again we would be happy again.
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    AngelaIdiot
    Dear tolly12bells that was the most beautifully put and I don't know if even the fray could have put it that well. This song is like a story of love. Everyday everysecond. Each day we hope for something better but never want to let go of what we already have. I would just like to tell illuminatus something if he ever reads this. Dude I love you but I know that there are people out there which would be much better for you but now I don't think I ever want you to let go. I shall wait with love and patience for these two years to end for even though I'm sending you I shall miss my idiot. And for the rest of my life mein never bolongi! I love you dear and hope you shall come back soon for I found the second half of my soul.
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    idioticst
    This song is just so amazing, it's about our life's so alternating flows. Which are in a way beautiful. We sometimes think that our loved one hurts us. Or maybe we hurt them. But what we've got to realize is we get hurt or they get hurt, because we love em. We won't be hurt if any outsider were to say something to us nor will they be. Getting hurt fights. These are all just part of our love. And a true love will never be successful until it goes through a fight. And argument. It's like a single soul living in 2 different bodies. I wish I could tell my angela how beautiful it is what we have.!
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    idioticst
    @tolly12bells. That was an amazing meaning.
    To me. This what it has been. Me and beautiful angelic best friend. Angela.
    She was a beautiful ray of light who came into my life just some ays back. And has turned my world upside down. Dear angela.
    I just want you to know. Don't worry. Maybe I'm going. But it's just 2 years. I"ll be back. And you can again start calling me 'idiot' for as long as you like. I don't want to hae another time or next time. You're the queen of my life even now. And will always be. And i'll always be your guardian. :). You're my closest angel. And I love you. Idiot stupid. I love you!
    Pleaase take your care all the time when I"m not there!
    You're such an idiot. You make me go. And then you say u'll miss me.!
    I love you!
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    tolly12bells
    This song is really what love is all about. It's about holding on when things get tough, and never letting go. There's some things that you avoid acknowledging, and life would be easier without, but you pretend you don't notice, and "just hold the smile." There are days when you fight, and days when you don't. Some days you're pleased, and others. Not so much, but you can't help feeling that this was how it was supposed to be. You keep insisting to her that you can "never say never" when you don't know what might happen in the future, and that things seem confusing, and you feel less mature than you were before. And those quiet times when you spend alone, this is what you'll be singing to her. Don't let me go. And suddenly, she's gone. You're telling her now that she can be happy, and do what she wants. She can be the "Queen of everything", but you'll always be there for her, just like you're her best friend. And when she's having a rough go of it, you're by her side, no matter what, no matter how badly she hurts you. And you're begging her, don't let me go, don't let me go, don't let me go-o-o. You don't know what's happening. You're getting closer every day, and then, it seems to rip apart. You get close again, and you're pulled apart again. It seems that life just can't make up it's mind on what to do with you. For now, you've given up, and you're just begging, "Please, baby, don't let me go...".
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    Ausophapan
    I guess when relationship comes to an end whatever reason it is. It just means that this relationship has been through its own loop. When the love journey has no where to move forward, we just need to accept it, live with it and move on. Nothing is as precious as our "now" our "present". To live our lives with wisdom and maintain our good heart to love again. Life is just like that!
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    myeahne
    I wish that he didn't let me go. I hope I can turn back the time so that I could take back all the hurtful words I've said. I could have done something to save our relationship. We've been together for 6 years and today is our monthsary. Supposedly. I can't bear the pain knowing that he's happy with someone else. I wish he will spend his birthday and valentine's day with me. I wish he will come back to me and never let me go. I love him so much.
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    geetee_021083
    My gf and I broke up last week. When I heard this song it reminds me of her. I've been bad. I hate myself for saying those fuckin' bad words to her. Dku n mbbawi p lhat2. Doble skit skin. : 'c I ask her not to let me go, but it didn't matter at all. She's tired of me and she wants to move on. She loves me so much peo dna dw tama mga nangyyri smin. I can't blame her. I love her so much that's why I gave her what she wants. : 'c my bday is coming and I know ill be crying on that day. We have plans for my bday peo dna matutuloy pah. : 'c I want to change so that she'll come back to me someday when all the pains are gone. I'm still hoping. Coz I know how much she loves me. : 'c
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    mha6ic
    I really don't know this song until my so called husband dedicated it to me, 2 days before he went back abroad. At first I don't get meaning of it, he sang this song to me, he told me not to let him go cause we're always fighting, we have a lot of differences. I am not sure if I love him or I hate him, its really confusing, I want him to get out of my life, but when he left, now that his not with me, every time I hear this song, tears come falling on my eyes, I feel empty and all alone, now I miss him so much, I don't wanna lost him. I now understand why he dedicated this song to me. , and I promise to myself that I will never let him go. I love you 06(07. 06. 07).
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    biznizz8o8
    Its weird seeing all the meanings on here but I'm glad I'm not the only one that's inspired by this song. My girl is back home in Hawaii and when I had to go back to school, getting on that plane was probably one of the hardest things I ever had to do, I know young love. But on the plane I rented something called a Digy Player? That's where I found this song and when I listened to it I teared up out of happiness. I realized how much I lover her and how much she means to me. That feeling is what keeps me going when I'm up here in the mainland.
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    biznizz8o8
    Its weird seeing all the meanings on here but I'm glad I'm not the only one that's inspired by this song. My girl is back home in Hawaii and when I had to go back to school, getting on that plane was probably one of the hardest things I ever had to do, I know young love. But on the plane I rented something called a Digy Player? That's where I found this song and when I listened to it I teared up out of happiness. I realized how much I lover her and how much she means to me. That feeling is what keeps me going when I'm up here in the mainland, shes the best thing that ever happened to me =)
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    shawn_langdon7
    This song is great I think everything that the fray does is amazing. They inspire me cuz I'm a young artist trying to find what to do. When I first heard this song I thought of my girlfriend cause she is the best thing to ever happen to me shes the first girl I can ever say I trully love and its been 2 months but I can just feel that shes the one :). So this song means to me the love that me and my girlfriend share.
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    im2lilbit
    I'm not sure but when I 1st heard this song I thought of my mother and my son. But mind you I only heard the part of the song don't Let Me go. I cried. My mother has been gone for 3 yrs and my youngest son passed away the day he was born. He has been gone 10 yrs now. But now listening to the whole song I think of my other two children I have with me now. This song has so many diff meanings to it. This person that is singing it has a sweet voice. Wish I could add it to my phone. But going to add it to my ipod.
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    shivam_tak
    @bobbob.
    Mine ain't really a story but rather just a dance of joy filled with love and care that for over about 2 years showered upon us. But then I dunno somehow everything went so drastic. And I dnno if I can name her. But as I said there was only one name that I called her with most of the times. Angel. Becoz I truly bleved she was an angel. Most of the times I would make her laugh by making up theories on how she could be a real angel. We would spend all the time laughing talking. Having fun. Enjoying.
    And one thing I know now. I know I'm never going to see her again: '(. She was the light of my life. I don't no longer have light in my life. Everyday I miss my best friend. Isn't it so surprizing that one day you're telling your the person you love and cre the most that without her you can't spend a day. That without her. Your life is like a plant of rose without roses.
    But maybe an angel like her is not meant to be with a simple human like me. Mm. I just want her to be hapy every single moment of forever. And I would love her forever and ever and always. No matter what happens.
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    shivam_tak
    Hmm hey guys. I'm writing it here. Becoz so many stories of everyone ova here. And all feel like they're mine. This is probably the 1st lyrics website I've registered on. Just to ryt here. Read this song. So slowly. It reminds me of someone whom is an angel to my life. I called her ith various names. Fleur. Angel. So many. Never ever got the chance to tell her how much I loved her. Love her more than I love myself. But then finally we fell aprt. Even before I could tell her I loved her so much. We were the best friends there could ever be existed. But I will always believe in her. Becoz I absolutely love her. She's my soul and angel. My archangel probably. Months later after we broke apart. I got to knew from someone that she still cries for me. Everyday I cry a 100 tears for her. I love her so much. I miss her like anything. Tears never stop. Even the luxuries of life are now nothing to the greatest treasure that I've lost. Though I know that we may never come again. Together. But then I think love always comes together in the end. I wish angel you were here reading this. To tell you how much I love you.: '(. Come back please!
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    Darine
    This reminds me of me and my husband, how much we fought to be together even if our whole world was against it. My heart wanted him and only him and I didn't care about anything else. I felt that I was at the right place with him, I felt connected to him in such a powerful way. Even after everything that we went through, all the struggles, all the time that we were appart, our hearts never gave up and we always deeply believed that we were meant to be together. Now, we're been married since last august and we've never been happier.
    This experience thaught me to fight for what I believe in, even if everyone around don't approve.
    Even if relationships take a lot of work, it was worth every struggle. I don't regret one second the choices that I made.
    Don't live your life wondering how it could of been, fight for every moment that you value, because one moment can change your whole life.
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    lovelurvelove
    That's wonderful zaq, don't give up on her yet, I wish you all the best :)
    how I wish my ex same as you.
    I'm with my new bf now, but I have to admit, he's a rebound, but deeply, I always wanted my ex bf to come back to me and tell me he's change, but he never understand, now, I heard he got a new gf, I don't know who to blame, but am happy for him even though its really hard for me.
    To guys out there, breaking up does not mean everything over, if you really love someone, don't give up yet. =)
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    kk_pac
    Agree with cahilzmusic there. There are always some things in a relationship that are too painful to talk about. But its important to trust each other enough to dare to hurt each other with the truth. Cos when there are too many secrets n unaddressed issues, you lose touch with each other, n the bond that held you together weakens. But when you fight to hold on to what you have, n learn to face the truth together, then the relationship becomes new again. Regenerated, rejuvenated, young. My guy n I learnt this painfully, n we've really become 'younger now then we were before'.
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    missubabe888
    I been going thru hard times as of late ths song reminds me of this girl that's real special to me and I guess I messed up and tried to make more out of it and now we arent the same its a very sad situation. Sorry baby I wish you knew how much you mean to meee. I'm not the best guy probably not even a good guy for makin this situation so hard all I want is for you to be happy.
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