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Tiny Vessels Lyrics

This is the moment that you know
That you told her that you loved her but you don't.
You touch her skin and then you think
That she is beautiful but she don't mean a thing to me.
Yeah, she is beautiful but she don't mean a thing to me.


  1. anonymous
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    Sep 21st 2018 report

    I told my friend about this song because she liked me and so she playing the song and I like to express my feelings in the form of music and she didn't know I felt that way and everytime she looks at me she cry's. And it's sad because it's my favorite song

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 7th 2015 report

    I had a guy in college send me this song once. Long story short but he was a summer camp love.

    I believe he was my first experience of true love or puppy love. I was 16 or so, he was 17. All very innocent but we fell for each other.

    We lived about 2 hours apart but then he went to college. When I graduated, he had already transferred to the college I would be going to. We planned to be together.

    Only he met someone else and as soon as I got to college he acted like he wanted me until he could no longer fool himself.

    He sent me thing song over instant message. I can never listen to this song the same because of how harsh it was. I cannot even remember how I truly dealt with it but this song brings back a sting every time I hear it.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 17th 2014 report

    I've been on all sides of this song. I've loved and lost that feeling. Wanted to love but couldn't. Been so sure I was loved but wasn't. And simply passed time with someone I knew I could never love who could never love me and worrying about who would hurt who first. It sucks when you realise that you can't control how you feel no matter how beautiful a person is inside or out. You want to say those words "I love you" to wrap that person up and keep them happy and safe but you know you have nothing to give them.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2012 report

    It just strikes my heart, not because I didn't really like someone as the songs says. I'm on the other side of the spectrum. Im the girl in the song. I'm the kind of girl who no one will ever have any feelings for once the get over my beauty. Guys are attracted because of how I look, then they get to know me and they don't like me that way. I'm all wrong. The wrong person in the wrong body. It doesn't matter how attractive I am. I don't mean a thing.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 11th 2011 report

    I think that this song means that you were never in love with that person but instead in love with the moments you had with them. You made up your own fantasies about them and fell in love with that not them. In the end after you looked it all over it wasn't the person that meant something to you, it was the memories and the things ou did with them.

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