This song came out around the first time I started to deal with my ex "fading." I know now it's more complicated than I thought at the time and he is in a ton of pain and he is afraid of himself, but this song still haunts me. It came on the radio tonight and is the first time I've heard it in ages. I wish survivors realized that we do not view them as messing up everything they come in contact with. It's just not true. I am also including a link to the song on youtube at the bottom. Sorry if there are typos:

"I move on like a sinner's prayer
I let 'em go like a levee breaks
Walk away as if I don't care
Learn to shoulder my mistakes
I'm built to fade like your favorite song
Gettin' reckless when there's no need
Laugh as your stories ramble on
Break my heart, but it won't bleed
My only friends are pirates
That's just who I am
But I'm better as a memory than as your man

I'm never sure when the truth won't do
I'm pretty good on a lonely night
I move on the way a storm blows through
I never stay, but then again, I might.
I struggle sometimes to find the words
Always sure until I doubt
Walk a line until it blurs
Buildin' walls too high to climb out
But I'm honest to a fault
That's just who I am
I'm better as a memory than as your man

I see you leaning, you're bound to fall
I don't want to be that mistake
I'm just a dreamer and nothing more
You should know it before it gets too late

Cause goodbyes are like a roulette wheel
You never know where they're gonna land
First you're spinning, then you're standing still
Left holding a losing hand
But one day you're gonna find someone
And right away you'll know it's true
That all of your seekin's done
It's just a part of the passing through
Right there in that moment
You'll finally understand
That I was better as a memory than as your man
Better as a memory than as your man"
-Kenny Chesney

Edited by hope4him (04/17/11 09:43 PM)