'cause my friend's crazy sister took my bed away
Sleeping, she looked like an actress
a theory I didn't practice
I said "There's got to be a better way"
She said: "You light a thousand matches
when you finally set fire when you run away
So why'd you go and do it when you knew
that you would go and I would stay"
I hit the wall in frustration
the conversation had been circling for days
She said: "Don't take it out on him
for the wall has always been supportive in the best of ways"
We're laughing and crying like mad men dying in the snow
For just one second it was funny
that she would have to stay and I would go
She said "I love you know I love you so
when you love someone well you've got to let them know. "
And I said: "Nothing's changed
I love you the same, but when you love someone
sometimes you gotta let them go. "
She handed me a stone in the perfect shape of a heart
She said: "I'm gonna take this home
for I know you'll only lose it somewhere after dark
'Cause some faces so terribly
seem to lose everything you own. "
She didn't mean it how it sounded
what she meant was she would stay and I would go
And I said: "I love you know I love you so
when you love someone well you've got to let them know"
She said: "Nothing's changed
I love you the same
but when you love someone sometimes
you gotta let them go"
Sometimes you tear it all apart
to see the wood from the trees
Sometimes you break your own heart to set yourself free
I walked her to the station, hesitation
in our movements and our tongue
Words finally left after realizing
how uncomfortable they've grown
What you want and what you need
well they seldomly succeed to grow
We reluctantly agreed that when you love someone
you've got to let them go