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Song Released: 2013


Almost Is Never Enough Lyrics

I'd like to say we gave it a try
I'd like to blame it all on life
Maybe we just weren't right, but that's a lie, that's a lie

And we can deny it as much as we want
But in time our feelings will show

'Cause sooner or later
We'll wonder...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 11th, 7:36pm report


    Denying feelings for each other, give it a try, if you both work on it and fit a real relationship, you'll both be happy. If it didn't work, at least you did it a try.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 3rd, 3:25am report


    They have the chance but they taken each other for granted They love each other but they are to afraid to admit it. and even now they regret it.Remember if you love someone don't let it slip away, take the risk there is nothing wrong with it



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    anonymous
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    Nov 9th, 2016 11:46pm report


    the song is about a boy and girl who both like eachother but are too afraid to admit it. And later on she regrets is wishing she tokk the chance and started a rrelationship with him



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    anonymous
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    Sep 6th, 2016 9:47am report


    I think it's about two people who never being in love each other but then they like each other



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    n24aruto
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    Jul 16th, 2016 7:35am report


    For me this song is about an almost relationship.

    I'd like to say we gave it a try
    I'd like to blame it all on life
    Maybe we just weren't right, but that's a lie, that's a lie
    (you tried to be with that person but you never became an official couple)

    And we can deny it as much as we want
    But in time our feelings will show
    (and since a real relationship did not happen you try to deny that you had feelings for that person before because of your ego but if you see him/her again the same actions will show that you both had feelings for each other)

    'Cause sooner or later
    We'll wonder why we gave up
    The truth is everyone knows
    (You always end up wondering why you gave up on each other when you were almost there to having a real relationship.)

    Almost, almost is never enough
    (Almost relationships will never be enough because there will never be closure. It will never be enough because you can never get enough answers. There will always be what ifs and will always make you wonder why.)

    So close to being in love
    (so close to having a real relationship)

    If I would have known that you wanted me
    The way I wanted you
    (You both have great feelings for each other but there was never a real relationship)

    Then maybe we wouldn't be two worlds apart
    But right here in each other's arms
    (years later and you will see each other as strangers, you will still wonder the same question, but since you are already happy with someone else you'll wonder how would it have been if you became a real couple spending time with each other)

    And we almost, we almost knew what love was
    But almost is never enough
    (Almost knew what it was like to be each other's gf/bf but it did not happen so you are only left with all of your imagination of being with him/her)

    If I could change the world overnight
    There'd be no such thing as goodbye
    (Since it was an almost relationship there will be many regrets on how could you have done things differently to make it a real relationship)

    You'd be standing right where you were
    And we'd get the chance we deserve
    (If you could have done things differently in the past, you know you will make it right and have that chance to be with that person)



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    anonymous
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    May 26th, 2016 5:07am report


    this song is about the relationship of two people. It emphasises how their relation ship came to an end. They they almost knew what love was, but almost loving is never enough.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 18th, 2016 2:45pm report


    It's a love that two people are afraid to admit. A war that you are constantly fighting. Debating whether you should tell the other or not. Afraid of what the outcome might be. But sooner or later you will never get your chance for expressing your feelings and regretting that you never did.



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    Jasfabulous
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    Nov 7th, 2015 11:18pm report


    My interpretation of this song is that two people loved each other deeply but they were afraid of telling each other so a relationship that could have been didn't exist because no one said anything.'Almost' is like saying 'if one of us would have said something we could've been in a happy relationship right now'.In some parts of the songs she second guesses that it's their fault like when she says 'maybe we just weren't right,we're lots alike' or 'I'd like to blame it all on life'.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 31st, 2015 10:35pm report


    I think it's about two people who who liked each other but not at the same time.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 25th, 2015 1:09pm report


    This song makes me think of Brooke and Lucas from one tree hill.
    I'd like to say we gave it a try
    I'd like to blame it all on life
    Maybe we just weren't right, but that's a lie, that's a lie
    And we can deny it as much as we want
    But in time our feelings will show
    (Brooke would like to say that she and Lucas tried to make it work and failed. She'd like to blame it on the fact that him and Peyton were meant be and that they eventually would have found there way to each other. That her and Lucas weren't right for each other but that's a lie. And even though she pretended that there feelings just faded away you could tell in season 5 that she still had feelings for him but she still believed that he was meant for Peyton.)

    'Cause sooner or later
    We'll wonder why we gave up
    The truth is everyone knows
    (And when ever she wonders why she gave up someone would bring up how he and Peyton were meant to be. An epic love. And she'll remember that she was just a 'denial of the following truth.' Lucas was now, and would always be, in love with Peyton Sawyer.)

    Almost, almost is never enough
    So close to being in love
    If I would have known that you wanted me
    The way I wanted you
    Then maybe we wouldn't be two worlds apart
    But right here in each other's arms

    And we almost, we almost knew what love was
    But almost is never enough
    (She and Lucas were close to having something real. But Lucas wouldn't let her all the way in and she was scared to trust him with all of her. And if she had known that Lucas honestly loved her the way she still loved him then maybe they would have ended up together but Lucas gave up on her and she wasn't going to fight for him. )

    If I could change the world overnight
    There'd be no such thing as goodbye
    You'd be standing right where you were
    And we'd get the chance we deserve
    (If Lucas could have found the words to say to Brooke to stop her from leaving then they could have worked it out. If Peyton hadn't told Brooke she had feelings for Lucas then they would have gotten the chance they deserved)
    Try to deny it as much as you want
    But in time our feelings will show
    (Lucas's feelings for Brooke started to show towards the end of season 5. They both admitted they loved each other but they both wrote the others feelings off as friendship. )
    'Cause sooner or later
    We'll wonder why we gave up
    The truth is everyone knows
    (And he wondered why he gave up on Brooke but in his dream life with Brooke at the beginning of season 5, he admitted that he did love her but it was to hard to make it work. )
    Almost, almost is never enough
    We were so close to being in love
    If I would have known that you wanted me, the way I wanted you
    Then maybe we wouldn't be two worlds apart
    But right here in each other's arms
    And we almost, we almost knew what love was
    But almost is never enough
    (If Lucas had known that Brooke still had feelings for him then he wouldn't have given up. He would have continued to fight for her and convinced her that what they had was real but he didn't know so he moved on.)



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    anonymous
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    Nov 9th, 2014 11:23am report


    I feel as if it's about two people who were in a relationship but they didn't put in their entire effort to make it work. It's feels as if they were both protecting themselves from having their feelings hurt. which is why they now are making excuses for why they didn't work out. The line "if I would have known that you wanted me the way I wanted you" is confirmation that they were both holding back. I guess overall the message is that one must full heartedly and sincerely enter a relationship so that you don't have to be haunted by the thoughts concerning what almost could have happened.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 15th, 2014 10:51am report


    For my opinion this song is really intriguing because of its great meaning. It is about hidden feelings to each other that will never be admitted from them.Until their lives separated and it is too late to confess everything.Those people experiencing this situation, be strong to handle it and don't be afraid to confess your feelings so you won't regret something that might have been happened to your life.If you can't do anything, just wait for the right time when both of you are ready to be destined



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    anonymous
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    Jul 19th, 2014 7:07pm report


    i agree that this song is applicable for past lovers that did not end well as they wanted to be. could also be both partier who tried to deny their real feelings for each other because they could not end with each other for the reason that they were not really meant to each other because they are in a complicated situation and might as well keep their feelings untold.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 8th, 2014 7:11am report


    for me, its about two people who fell in love with each other while the other is in a relationsdhip..they tried to deny their true feelings to each other to make things right but the feelings just get stronger every time..and both of them are hoping that someday they will have the chance to be together as a couple..something that they are forbidden to do at this stage..



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    anonymous
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    Jun 7th, 2014 6:44am report


    I think this is about a relationship that never really worked out even though they thought they were meant to be. And they gave each other all of their love and effort but as happy as they made each other, they just weren't right for each other. And in the end they're going to wonder why they gave up on something that could of been great.



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