I think this song is about a F'd up relationship.

Someone is afraid of confront ing the other, because he/she knows that the other is not willing to listen. The person initia ting the confrontation knows how much the relationship means or could mean to both of them, but someho w the other person has lost sight of the fact or maybe has never acknowledged the fact to begin with. W hen they talk about one going left and one going right, I think it means one is thinking about what would be lost and the other is ignoring the very existance or never acknowledged it to begin with. He/ she fears the pain or makes it easier on theirselves by placing blame... Tough decision and they wonder why they bothered at all, because it seems to be a lose-lose situation. I think the 2nd verse talks a bout the someone getting defensive about the things the other one is concerned about. The concerned one g ets pissed, but knows (or thinks) staying calm is the best way to get the closed door to open. She/he has to choose to put up with the bull shit or break away from it even though it's hard. He/she lays d own the list of what they are feeling and if there is no response...They know they did what they coul d. The other person either comes out with it and admits their own faults or they remain silent, beca use they don't see what will be lost. When two people are extremely close they form a life together; he/she could hav e saved that life if they would have known how to reach the other...

Step one you say we need to talk He walks you say sit down it's just a talk He smiles politely back at you You stare politely right on through Some sort of window to your right As he goes left and you stay right Between the lines of fear and blame You begi n to wonder why you came Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend Somewhere along in the bitterness And I wo uld have stayed up with you all night Had I known how to save a life Let him know that you know best Cause after all you do know best Try to slip pas t his defense Without granting innocence Lay down a list of what is wrong The things you've told him all along And pray to God he hears you And pray to God he hears you As he begins to raise his voice You lower yours and grant him one last choice Dr ive until you lose the road Or break with the ones you've followed He will do one of two things He will adm it to everything Or he'll say he's just not the same And you'll begin to wonder why you came

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