Album: How To Save A Life (2005)
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  • This song is about the end of a relationship after the couple has tried everything they could to make it work, but in the end, couldn't make it work out. Yet, the singer remains open: "Is there really no way to reach me, am I already gone?" It's easy to see on which side of the relationship the problems may have lain on. >>
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    Sam - Powell, OH

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  • Tom from IllinoisThe song has a second meaning: someone considering suicide, or perhaps already having committed suicide and looking at life from the afterlife and imagining the people they left behind.
  • Timmy from Mukilteo, Waamazing song.
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