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Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
by Stars

"When there's nothing left to burn
You have to set yourself on fire"

God that was strange to see you again
Introduced by a friend of a friend
Smiled and said, "Yes, I think we've met before"
In that instant it started to pour
Captured a taxi despite all the rain
We drove in silence across Pont Champlain
And all of the time you thought I was sad
I was trying to remember your name

This scar is a fleck on my porcelain skin
Tried to reach deep but you couldn't get in
Now you're outside me
You see all the beauty
Repent all your sin

It's nothing but time and a face that you lose
I chose to feel it and you couldn't choose
I'll write you a postcard
I'll send you the news
From a house down the road from real love

Live through this, and you won't look back
Live through this, and you won't look back
Live through this, and you won't look back

There's one thing I want to say, so I'll be brave
You were what I wanted
I gave what I gave
I'm not sorry I met you
I'm not sorry it's over
I'm not sorry there's nothing to say

I'm not sorry there's nothing to save

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Amy E Millan, Christopher Allen Seligman, Evan Whitney Cranley, Patrick McGee, Torquil John Campbell

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kooplin GS

This was my boyfriend's favourite song. He fell and hit his head which lead to his death. I can hear his voice singing each lyric. When we all said our final goodbye, we played this song and I held onto his feet hoping he'd wake up when he heard 'live through this, and you won't look back...' we watched his final breath to this.  

We were neighbours. We'd hope a fence to get to each other. The last time I saw him alive, we spent the night together, haha 'lazy lovins'. We sang 'Tribute' by Tenacious D while I got ready in the mirror together. I made breakfast and danced, he pulled me into his arms and told me to eat- knowing I was behind. I (ofc) was running late for my bus that morning. He unlocked his bike, tried to 'scare' me and proceeded to flag down that bus. I thanked and kissed him. He kissed me back and said 'I love you, and I'll catch you later kid' then gave me a love tap. I smiled and turned to him to savour that moment.

The bus driver called him a nice boy, and I smiled and thought back to my parents. That's how they met.

My mom was running late for school, my dad saw her then biked up to the bus and my mom got on... she fell for him in that moment and eventually crossed paths again.

I spent NYE in Montreal, I couldn't get this song out of my head. I wished he was with me whenever I looked up to Pont Champlain. 

Our streets of parkdale, toronto are covered with ghosts. I never get to bike with him into heavy traffic or sit on his porch drinking a warm Turborg with a cigarette in hand. No one will ever get to hear his funny fuckin jokes.

So this song reminds me of a lot. I miss him every day. I look at his collection of books. They haunt me like the notes of this song.

Joshua Pamplin, I didn't get to love you long enough. I will always miss you and your profoundly poetic ways. Come visit me sometime? Please.

Zzzz Zzzz

i mean the lady added his name ffs, and he has an obituary, ffs stop trolling and saying dumb shit on this comment thread.

Konrad Käsekopf

So you're sayin' you're single now.

marib alam

I am sorry for you.

Chewy Thomson

Hold on to his voice, as long as you can. Lock it deep away in your heart.


Currently sad drunk and this comment broke me.
I'm so sorry. You'll find love again and everything you saw in him will be born a new.

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Jazmin Smiley

Heard this at the end of a Degrassi episode years ago, I’m 26 now. Timeless

Shay Sha

Daniel Fabian The last episode of season five

Daniel Fabian

what episode??!!

Cassi Devs

I’m turning 20 this year, and I just now heard it on the degrassi episode you’re talking about. Truly is timeless

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