I was listening to the new Clay Aiken version and was starting to think about the lyrics and was wondering what the story really means. This is my take on it. It's about these two people that fall in love but he doesn't express it enough to her so she leaves him. He's heartbroken and unmotivated to do anything and full of regret so he spends his days alone. Is that pretty much it or does anyone else have a different interpretation?