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Rascal Flatts: What Hurts the Most Meaning

Song Released: 2006


What Hurts the Most Lyrics

I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house
That don't bother me
I can take a few tears now and then and just let them out
I'm not afraid to cry every once in a while
Even though going on with you gone still upsets me
There are days...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 7th 2011 report

    To me...this song has to deal with some family members that wanted nothing to do with me and I tried getting close to them and I tried to write to them or call them but it never worked. They really just pushed me away entirely. Now I don't know where they are at.
    I live with my aunt and uncle. The family members that don't want me are my parents. I'm 16 years old and the last time I saw my parents was when I was 12.

    I sung this song one year at my high school talent show and ended up in tears halfway through the whole song. Everyone I knew stood up and cheered me on including teachers and eventually complete strangers. This song speaks volumes to me. It explains most of my life.

    But that's just me.

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 17th 2011 report

    ok i think everything you guys are saying is right, someone told me that the video was a part of a movie, if so, what movie? I don't think it IS from a movie but im saying, if it is, i would totally watch it!!

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 2nd 2011 report

    I think everyone's right in some ways on the interpretation of this song. I feel there's more than meets the eye in this song also. I feel that she was going to tell him she was pregnant in the truck but for some reason could not. I do feel she loved him but maybe not enough she thought until he of course dies in the end. When she goes to his cross she can finally let go and admit it. 'I saw you' It was in deed to late.
    What Hurts the Most Lyrics
    I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house
    That don't bother me
    I can take a few tears now and then and just let them out
    I'm not afraid to cry every once in a while
    Even though going on with you gone still upsets me
    There are days every now and again I pretend I'm ok
    But that's not what gets me ( MAYBE SHE FEELS ALONE IN HER NER LIFE THAT HE SAID HE SAW HER IN)

    What hurts the most
    Was being so close
    And having so much to say
    And watching you walk away
    And never knowing
    What could have been
    And not seeing that loving you
    Is what I was tryin' to do (SHE WAS SOO CLOSE TO TELLING HIM SHE WAS PG AND IT WAS HIM SHE SAW, BUT SHE DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS HIM SHE WAS TRYIN TO LOVE.)

    It's hard to deal with the pain of losing you everywhere I go
    But I'm doin' It
    It's hard to force that smile when I see our old friends and I'm alone
    Still Harder
    Getting up, getting dressed, livin' with this regret
    But I know if I could do it over
    I would trade give away all the words that I saved in my heart
    That I left unspoken( MAYBE SHE FEELS IF SHE COULD TURN TIME BACK SHE WOULD OF HANDLED IT DIFFERENT AND HE WOULD BE ALIVE AND THEM BE HAPPY.)

    What hurts the most
    Is being so close
    And having so much to say
    And watching you walk away
    And never knowing
    What could have been
    And not seeing that loving you
    Is what I was trying to do

    What hurts the most
    Is being so close
    And having so much to say
    And watching you walk away
    And never knowing
    What could have been
    And not seeing that loving you
    Is what I was trying to do

    Not seeing that loving you
    That's what I was trying to do
    Ooohhh.... ( I STILL THINK SHE HAD SECOND THOUGHTS KIND OF ON THEIR LOVE UNTIL HE DIES AND IT'S TOO LATE MAYBE BC SHE WAS PG SHE FELT IT WAS BC SHE WAS PG SHE STAYED WITH HIM NOT FOR LOVE.)

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 18th 2011 report

    i listened to this song so much tht i know it by heart and to me thisa songs meaning is about a coupls...the woman loves him but yet the man does not and he basically dumps her...and she goes through every day thinking about him and loving him...and thts what hurts the most...is thinking and hurting. or at leats that is wat happened to me...

  5. Chathura Asanga Kulasinghe
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    Aug 17th 2011 report

    What I really see is that this video & the lyrics are just like an island & the earth! Most of the songs of Rascal Flatts and Poets of the fall are having a big literature encapsulated within those. Each listener can apply the same song to his/her own situation and mentality, most of the times. The video of this song belongs to the song, but song doesn't belong to the video! Why I did say so is that the screen writer has done a tremendous job by choosing a possible situation which may be fallen in to the same set. Because a video can not include everything that all the listeners may feel when they hear the same. So he has selected one, and they have done a perfect video for the song. But the lyrics of the song has a wide range than what includes in the video. This is not something which is applicable to those who lost their lovers because of the parents. It can be applied to many more situations that someone worries about someone else that he/she just lost, somehow.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 27th 2011 report

    I take this song so close to me and whats happening with me. I see my guy around me all the time, I remember him pleading and asking for love or just a loving gesture or just a smile and now when he is gone I miss him so much I see him around me all the day all the night I could feel his hand at times but he is gone. When we were together we were so alike that every1 else was jealous of us having so much fun, cares and sense of possession. I really don't know when I fell in love with him, at the time when he left his last message when he was saying that he would die, I stopped him and asked him t at-least take care of him but he was so heart broken that he didn't reply and now I am dying to talk to him, I want to see him, feel him, love him, wants to be with him but he is gone...but deep down I know he is mine and I belong to him whether I meet him again or not. I miss losing those words that I wanted to say but what stopped me is unknown. I so want to tell him that how I'm spending my days like a dead person and the I have foe him in me is so much that I don't know that he would ever be able to feel it or not. I want to tell him that I love my sugar.

  7. bblm
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    Jul 23rd 2011 report

    This song is about a man/boy who endured all the pain caused by his girlfriend when she left him. But of all the pain he has endured, the one that hurts him the most is that he still has so many things to tell her. The reason for this is that he believed that if he had told her everything, the outcome would be different. She might leave him even after he has told her everything, but maybe his heart will be lighter. She might also choose not to leave him after hearing what he has to say.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 20th 2011 report

    It's about a teenage girl and her boyfriend, the girls dad doesn't like the boyfriend, one day he makes the boy leave and on the way home the boy has a car wreck (if u watch the video you'll learn this in the end and dies) Well the girl blames her dad, and she also blames herself for not telling him how she really felt. then it goes through her life without him there, then you realize the girl is pregnant. and then it shows her running to where the crash took place and there is a little cross and she tells him that in the future she see's him. Watch the official music video, and it will make everything clear! :)

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2010 report

    the boy and the girl are obviously dating, and when she has the morning sickness, i thought she may be pregnant and that's what made the parents drive her boyfriend off. and then he gets in the wreck which brings back in the beginning of the video, how she was pushing her dad saying 'you made him leave!' and all that.

  10. anonymous
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    May 27th 2010 report

    In the beginning of the movie the parents tell their daughter that he died in a car accident. Her immediate thought is that it’s not true, she’s in denial that her boyfriend died at the beginning of the video. She obviously has to be mad at someone so she yells at her dad, because he didn’t like the boy and didn’t want them to be together. It then starts the song saying that she can take a lot of things, but can’t take him being gone and not being able to say everything that she wanted to say or do. In the car scene she asks him what does he see in the future…. She wishes that she could go back to that day and tell him. Everywhere that she goes it’s hurtful and painful because everything reminds her of him and she can’t even fake a smile because she’s hurting so much. When she’s throwing up in the toilet. It’s not because she’s pregnant, it’s because she’s hurting so bad and misses him soooo much. She regrets letting him leave that day and thinks she could’ve stopped it somehow, she also thinks about the what if’s, and wishes she could go back in time to reverse everything. At the very end of the video she’s not really chasing the vehicle, the car accident had already happened, she’s running to tell him (his grave) how she feels/felt about him… I know all of this because of my car accident. I went through a lot of the same exact things.

  11. anonymous
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    Feb 9th 2010 report

    i think the dad didnt like the botfreind and she ended up pregnant and he found ou so he ran the boyffreind off...and the boyfreind sped out of the driveway and got into a wreck on the way home...and she saw him and her future and was madly in love with him and just wanted too be with him...but she could either be throwing up from being pregnant or even from mournin and bn so hurt...i dont know really tho..and i could be wrong -breianna sapp¢¾

  12. anonymous
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    Aug 19th 2009 report

    this song pretty much encapsulates one of my relationships. Watching her walk away still haunts me to this very day, shes the one i always think about and always regret not seeing that loving her is all i had to do. Ive dealt with a lot of tragedy in my life, and though all of that the regret i feel with losing her tops it all. its about trying in the wrong way to find love, and not knowing what to do, then when its too late realizing that all I had to do was stop doing anything and just be me. then on one hand the part of me that had so much to say was eating me alive, and the part of me that knew I was not being myself just got buried. I'll miss you forever SJK love DHB

  13. anonymous
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    Aug 18th 2009 report

    Well the song does go with the music viedo.
    I think the music viedo starts off in her bedroom after her parents told her that her boyfriend was dead.Im thinking that her dad kickedd him out because she was pregnate and whenn he drove off he got into a crassh and died. When they were together and the girl askes him what he saw in the futuree he told her that he saw her and when he asked her she never answered. so when she went to visit his grave she says i see you, i see you.

    i guess i could be wrong
    and i guess the only people that know for sure is rascal flatss themself

  14. amorrell14
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    May 13th 2009 report

    Heres the right interpretation. During the song you see the girl ask the boy about his future, he was charming and romantic and said "I see you" then he asked her "What do you see?" and she runs away, destroying his heart. Later on he wreckes his truck because he couldnt get away from the fact that the girl has been playing with his emotions and had broken his heart. The girl feels so happy that he died that she gets sick and has tears of joy throughout the entire video.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  15. anonymous
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    Feb 9th 2009 report

    so i just watched the music video with a bunch of friends.. and i think i finally understand it. The couple is obviously in love, but the father forces them apart. When they are in the truck and she asks him what he sees in his future, she is asking because she knows she is pregnant. when the corus says having so much to say, and watching you walk away, they mean that she needed to and wanted to tell him she was pregnant, but he left, and now its to late, after he dies, she realizes that she really did love him, so she went to the place that he died and said i saw you, because she could finally admit it.




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