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When You Love Someone
James Tw Lyrics


Come home early after class
Don't be hanging 'round the back of the schoolyard
I've been called up by a teacher
She says she can't even reach you 'cause you're so far
You've been talking with your fist
We didn't raise you up like this, now did we
There have been changes in this house
Things that you don't know about in this family

It don't make sense, but nevertheless
You gotta believe us, it's all for the best
It don't make sense
The way things go
Son you should know

Sometimes moms and dads fall out of love
Sometimes two homes are better than one
Some things you can't tell your sister 'cause she's still too young
Yeah you'll understand
When you love someone

There ain't no one here to blame
Nothing's going to change with your old friends
Your room will stay the same
'Cause you'll only be away on the weekends

It don't make sense but nevertheless
You gotta believe us, it's all for the best
It don't make sense
It don't add up
We'll always love you no matter what

Sometimes moms and dads fall out of love
Sometimes two homes are better than one
Some things you can't tell your sister 'cause she's still too young
Yeah you'll understand
When you love someone
When you love someone

Come home early after class
Don't be hanging 'round the back of the schoolyard
And if we're crying on the couch
Don't let it freak you out
This has been so hard

Sometimes moms and dads fall out of love
Sometimes the best intentions just ain't enough
Some things you can't tell your sister 'cause she's still too young
Yeah you'll understand
When you love someone
When you love someone
When you love someone
When you love someone

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JAMES TAYLOR-WATTS, NOLAN SIPE, SAM HOLLANDER

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Justin Leong

Thanks for this song. I grew up in a broken home, my parents divorced right after my 1st birthday.

I know some people that grew up with whole families only to have their parents split up when they were older. That sounds really hard to go through and in a way, I'm glad that I never had to deal with that kind of loss.

Still, growing up without ever knowing what a whole family felt like was tough. I switched homes every single week for my entire life (to keep things fair for my parents, of course), so the "2 homes are better than one" line really hit home, because I never had one home.

Every week, I was driven across town for the handoff, more than often they'd fight. I grew up with a weekly reminder of how much my parents hated each other. And no matter how much I wanted to ignore it, it hurt.

When I was 15, my parents got into another intense custody battle and this time, I was brought into the conversation (great). I had to talk to lawyers on both sides, while being told by each of my parents to bad mouth the other. They hired psychologists to meet with me 2-3 times a week at the court's recommendation because they assumed that there could be something wrong with me while going through all of that.

There was a lot wrong with me. Maybe not in a dangerous way, but in a really sad and hurtful way. I was really socially awkward, never had the chance to develop normal social skills, no one ever wanted to hang out with me and I didn't blame them. I remember eating my lunches in a dark hallway alone for most of high school. Even if the other kids found me mildly interesting, I didn't have time to be around anyone else since I was completely occupied with meetings with lawyers and psychologists.

I never felt like I had a home. I'm still young (24 now) but I've healed a lot since then. Still, a part of me will always wish that I had some kind of normal childhood.

There's a light at the end of my story. I was able to take that sadness and committed myself to a dream of making sure that my future kids NEVER have to go through anything like that. They're going to grow up in a loving home without a care in the world. That's what I tell myself when I'm reminded of the past.

I've let that pain really fuel me to make the most of my life.

Fast forward to the present day, I started my own small business that was funded on Kickstarter (didn't make a lot of money, don't worry, I'm not rich, haha), landed my dream job working for Google, and now I'm pouring myself into a new web comic (I used to draw a lot of silly comics on pieces of paper to cheer myself up when I didn't have anyone else to talk to as a kid, so this is very much a childhood dream come true).

I just ended my 2nd long-term relationship, and it's hard to imagine building that family when I haven't met the right match yet, but I know things will fall into place when they're meant to, I just have to be ready.

I don't know if anyone will read this, but it feels good to get my story out there. This song really opened that up for me, so thank you.

Who knows, maybe someone's going through what I did, or maybe something even worse. I wished someone out there would have told me that things would turn around as long as I had a positive outlook on life, even when it seemed impossible to at the moment.

Maybe this will reach one person like me, maybe it'll help in some way. The pain doesn't go away, but "it gets better", is what I'd say to my old self hiding from my parents in the pantry closet.



K i l a

Me: "Hey, Mummy, where's Daddy going?"

Mum: "Oh he's going to stay somewhere else for a little while"

* visiting *

Me: "Hey Daddy!"

Dad: "Hello pumpkin!"

Me: "When are you coming back home?"

Dad: * Looking at Mum * "I don't know, really."

Mum: "Let's go home."

* 2 years later *

* visiting *

Me: "Hey, Dad?"

Dad: "Yep?"

Me: "...You're not coming home, are you?"



All comments from YouTube:

Caitlin Bick

James TW deserves so much love and support in the way he has written this

Abbas Hussien

I agree with you

lakin16_mx

@Tara Jane same haha

Carmela Kuciński

@Tara Jane always

Tara Jane

Now me reading James trigger warning- HAHAHA

Lydia Davies

Its not about him though, its about a kid he knew who's parents were getting a divorce and James TW wanted to help the kid.

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Emily Blankenship

This song hits different when your parents never actually loved each other

Christina Nguyen

Forget falling out of love. They were never in love.

Alivia

My parents were never actually together so I dont know if I have it better or worse

Jeff Heather's

And also when this song says sometime mom and dads fall out in live that's what happens to me they broke up for issues you don't wanna know about and any way my dad broke up with her but she's still my mom but what's weird is that my grandma mom and dad live all different places so my life is really sad but when I lisin to sad songs it makes me cry but make be feel better about my self so it makes me more sad but it makes me happy from tears of joy

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