Verse 1

Doesn't it sting knowing you couldn't control this little waif?

Doesn't it sting knowing I no longer scream and I've turned deaf?

Doesn't it sting knowing you're all alone,

Wrapped up deep inside darkness of your own,

When light of my love could have lead you home?

Chorus

I do not understand how you chose to stay lost.

I do not understand how you can pay the cost.

I do not understand anything.

But tell me, baby, doesn't it sting?

Verse 2

Doesn't it sting knowing you couldn't leave me utterly broke?

Doesn't it sting knowing I killed the fire behind your smoke?

Doesn't it sting knowing you're incomplete,

So cold to the world, you can't feel the heat,

When my love could have restored your heart beat?

Chorus

I do not understand how you chose to stay lost.

I do not understand how you can pay the cost.

I do not understand anything.

But tell me, baby, doesn't it sting?

Bridge

Doesn't it sting knowing

That I could keep going

Forward with my life even without your make believe love?

Chorus

I do not understand how you chose to stay lost.

I do not understand how you can pay the cost.

I do not understand anything.

But tell me, baby, doesn't it sting?

Please tell me, baby, doesn't it sting?