Alec Benjamin - The Book Of You & I [Official Lyric Video]

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Well it all began in the back of her car
I was just sixteen, but I fell so hard
Well the years went by and she held my heart
But her love ran dry and we fell apart
I felt her growing distant
I knew her love was shifting
And all that I could say was
Don’t tell me that it’s over
The book of you and I
Now you’ve scribbled out my name
And you’ve erased my favorite lines
There were so many chapters that we never got to write
Like cereal for dinner and staying up all night
I remember where we started
I remember how you looked
But now I’m missing bits and pieces from the pages that you took
You didn’t give a reason and I’ll forever wonder why
We never got to finish the book of you and I
Well I bought a pen and I turned the page
Then I wrote about how I wish you’d stayed
I said all the things that I never got to say
Maybe when it’s done I will feel okay
But she had grown so distant
And that her love had shifted
I wish she felt the same
Don’t tell me that it’s over
The book of you and I
Now you’ve scribbled out my name
And you’ve erased my favorite lines
There were so many chapters that we never got to write
Like cereal for dinner and staying up all night
I remember where we started
I remember how you looked
But now I’m missing bits and pieces from the pages that you took
You never gave a reason and I’ll forever wonder why
We never got to finish the book of you and I
Don’t tell me, tell me that you’re leaving
My belly hurts and my heart is hardly beating right
I hate to beg, but I’ll try one last time
Don’t tell me that it’s over
The book of you and I
Now you’ve scribbled out my name
And you’ve erased my favorite lines
There were so many chapters that we never got to write
Like cereal for dinner and staying up all night
I remember where we started
I remember how you looked
But now I’m missing bits and pieces from the pages that you took
You never gave a reason and I’ll forever wonder why
We never got to finish the book of you and I

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  • These Two Windows .. out now :))))

    Alec BenjaminAlec Benjamin5 ай мурун
    • Hey! I literally am in love with all your songs!!! But also, what kind of genre/style you usually work in?? Its like a soft melodic freestyle but also songs like annabelle's homework and if we have each other....???

      Prerna GuptaPrerna Gupta29 күн мурун
    • oh my gosh youre music is so beutiful you are a great artist

    • I LOVE YOU!

      Rani HiraniRani HiraniАй мурун
    • Love u 😘😘

      Inktober !Inktober !Ай мурун
    • That's so cute 😘🥰😍🥰🤝🤝👏👏👏👏👏😊☹️

      Inktober !Inktober !Ай мурун
  • I've Been Listening To Alec Only for Like A Few Weeks Now

    Aiza HabibAiza HabibКүн мурун
  • I'm sorry for hurting you, and I'm sorry that I pretended everything was fine for so long when really, it wasn't. It's not your fault that I fell out of love, and I'm not so sure if it was mine either. We were so young when our chapter started, and now that we're growing up and coming into our own, well ... our interests have shifted and we no longer have common ground. I know you can do better. I know now that I was bad for you, but I feel guilty every time we're intimate. I'm reminded of all the wrong I've done and all the mistakes I've made. I was very toxic. Please find someone better.

    Alexandra MargeuriteAlexandra Margeurite2 күн мурун
  • he literally makes everyone that listens to the song go through a second-hand heartbreak also, I'm a small KGcoder and I make covers, in fact, I covered this. I'd really appreciate it if anyone would check it out. Thanks guys! :)

    GeorgiaGeorgia4 күн мурун
  • This is my favourite album so far❤

    Shama ShabbirShama Shabbir4 күн мурун

    KiriflowerKiriflower7 күн мурун
  • The handwriting looks like mine, my dads and my mothers.

    Certified SIMPCertified SIMP7 күн мурун
  • ❤️

    DavidStoryDavidStory8 күн мурун
  • if I'd be that book, I'd be depressed all my life

    meh ϟmeh ϟ8 күн мурун
  • I’ve cried so hard 😭❤️ beautiful song

    Ellen Van der SluisEllen Van der Sluis9 күн мурун
  • wow.. thats amazing!

    Princess ArominPrincess Aromin10 күн мурун
  • “Like cereal for dinner and staying up all night:” *I felt that.* *Im eating cereal at 10.*

    GachaStudiosGachaStudios12 күн мурун
  • This comment is proof we were all here before Alec Benjamin becomes Uber Famous❤️

    Northern LightsNorthern Lights12 күн мурун
  • Bro you are best

    Be UniqueBe Unique13 күн мурун
  • I love this your voice is so nice I tear up listening to this🥰🥺

    Lillian M. KlienLillian M. Klien13 күн мурун
  • although his handwriting was childish it fits the ideas of the song perfectly. I'm impressed

    Buh [ ' - ' ]Buh [ ' - ' ]14 күн мурун
  • this fits me exactly

    Alexa GlipoAlexa Glipo15 күн мурун
  • Everytime I hear this song I think of that day... I hope your ok, your in my prayers I love you hunny, and I always will, maybe we will meet later in life, I pray to God we do.

    Daniel AndersonDaniel Anderson15 күн мурун
  • Any of you who knows Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell? Well this song just makes me remember the heartbreak

    Adrienne MaeAdrienne Mae18 күн мурун
  • Best friend, If You're listening to this, reading the comments because you know I talked about this song when we discussed you having to leave first, I miss you already and its only been 5 hours. This is gonna be a 2-forever years.. I'm trying my best for you. Even if you end up not coming back home to me. I dont know why I refer to me as home, but I refer to you like that I guess. You deserve nothing but thriving through your survival without me. Don't have too much fun!.. You can forget me, but dont forget what I taught you, because I won't do either.. I love you no matter what. I dont know why you had to leave.. But I think I know why. You don't need to explain anything. You need to be safe, keep yourself safe, and make new friends when possible, buddy ol' pal.

    It's-a MeIt's-a Me20 күн мурун
  • When alec said dont tell me thats its over i freakin felt that :(

    Golden MomentzGolden Momentz23 күн мурун
  • That's wow.. I'm going through the same thing right now. In the beginning of quarentine I lost access to my phone for 8 months and that was the only source of communication I had with my lover. We loved eachother so much and we were inseperable, though we were never able to meet in person we made sure it was possible that we could spend as much time as we can together on the phone.. We did everything together, play games, watch movies, have sleepover calls, or break a night and listen to music/talk till 6am. Due to me loosing me phone for 8 months I lost my lover. We both couldn't even IMAGINE us being apart or anything happening to our relationship. Those entire 8 months were the most hardest days of my life. Every day I cried and cried and I was miserable without him. I stopped eating, I stopped doing my favorite things because all my favorite things involved him. I was worried sick about him, I overthank if when I'd come back- if he'd hate me, I overthank a lot.. I finally got back in touch with him, I had stood hopeful hose entire 8 months cause I had strong faith that we'd meet again, I didn't want to give up on him and I didn't want to forget him. I even had dreams of him coming back 2 weeks prior to seeing him again. When we reconnected I was so so so happy, I cried tears of joy, a huge weight was lifted off my back.. I didn't even worry about him finding somebody else. I just thought he'd wait for me, it hurt me so bad when I found out there was someone else. I was just shocked cause I thought he'd wait. He got so mentally hurt by me vanishing that he forced me out of his head throughout those months and it was very hard on him as well as it was for me. He told me he no longer had feelings for me but still cared, what was even worse was that throughout this time someone had been comforting him while he was mourning and they ended up in a relationship. That absolutely broke my heart into pieces and he knows that but what he doesn't know how badly hurt I am, I don't want him stressing over me being in mental health hell, I pretend to be happy for him so he won't worry. I even went numb again. But I couldn't be mad at him, I knew he was hurting badly and he wasn't in the right mindspace so I understand. I love him too much to even get mad at him for doing that. He's still an amazing person. I relate to the fact of not being able to tell him that I love him. It's so damn hard to be his friend. I'm so greatful to even be speaking to him but I'm so attached and glued to the thought of what we once were and what I once was too him. I'm no longer as important as I was. I'm not his "dear" anymore he used to call me that. I miss calling him every night and spamming hearts and wishing for him to have a great day tomorrow as he'd fall asleep. He's moved on but I haven't. It seems like just yesterday I was able to tell him I loved him every night before he went to sleep, that I admired him for all he does for me and for others, and how much I truly care. It's hard to not tell him he's so adorable when he smiles and laughs. I fall in love with him each and every time I try to move on, I love everything about him. It's so damn difficult.. I 100% support his emotions, but it's so so so hard for me. 8 months ago we'd talk everyday, we'd always tell eachother how much we love eachother, he'd always let me win when it came to video games, he'd always make me cute animations, and defend me no matter what. I had his back, and he had mine. He'd do so many things just to make me happy even when I'd beg him to not do it but he did it cause he cared.. he really loved me. I miss feeling so important to my love.. I used to be his stars, his sun, his world. And now I'm just an annoying burden friend who still deeply loves him and misses him. We even talked about meeting eachother and having so many ideas of what we'd do when we meet. We made plans to have our own place together with all these "animal children".. It's all gone but I'll never forget how good everything was when I was his. You'll forever have a special place in my heart. ^^

    Little ArtsyLittle Artsy25 күн мурун
  • love this song!

    ٰٰ25 күн мурун

    The Legendary Purple GooseThe Legendary Purple Goose27 күн мурун
  • his hanwriting is so beutiful my goodness good job dude

  • The fact the "so distant" was not written under it and it was "But she had grown" really hit me I think it was because the other part was distant from the first, but still, if there was another meaning, well that is deep

    Just A WeirdoJust A Weirdo29 күн мурун
  • Alec is my favourite singer now and will always be ✨. The reasons are 1)He is a humble and a hard working person. 2)His voice is innocent. 3)His music is great, pleasant to hear and always with different good messages for the audience around the world. 4) Unlike other singers he doesn't chase for fame and money. 5) He's clean with no piercing and tattoos. 6)He is underated, he deserves more love and support..

    Jeremia PC LalremlianaJeremia PC Lalremliana29 күн мурун
  • Me : Listening to this song 25 times ' The song : Are u tierd of me yet? ' I Never got to finish - ( Nobody can correct me and my spelling ;_; )

    Leah RoseLeah Rose29 күн мурун
  • ohh so this is how you fill up a journal.. thanks for the tutorial :))

    Serena MaiSerena MaiАй мурун
  • 2.40 one last lime jsjsjsjs 😂

    Gül BegümGül BegümАй мурун
  • this song..

    Attiya nur nAttiya nur nАй мурун
  • At the start where it says “I was just sixteen but I fell so hard” I thought it said FELT so hard for way to long

    PlumpkinPlumpkinАй мурун
  • This reminds me of my ex girlfriend, god i miss her so much, she left me for a real boy, if u see this kiera... I still love u -Alec

    Alec RobisonAlec RobisonАй мурун
  • anybody else hear the whispers when you listen to this song? anyone? just me? ok.

    Isabella ScheuvrontIsabella ScheuvrontАй мурун
  • ...this is heart breaking

    Juggerknot the cerementJuggerknot the cerementАй мурун
  • Even you dont believe me she's was here with me .

    Janie DonatoJanie DonatoАй мурун
  • Our chapter still hasn't had a ending

    Janie DonatoJanie DonatoАй мурун
  • Am I the only one who thinks it sounds similar to " The last of her kind " ?

    Dafne TzatziDafne TzatziАй мурун
  • So are we just gonna ignore the "I was just 16 but i felt so hard" part?

    RTSomiRTSomiАй мурун
  • Amo la voz de Alec B. Es tan calmada y hermosa

    A.A BA.A BАй мурун
  • Me encanta como se ha currado el video wow

    Marina Moreno ContrerasMarina Moreno ContrerasАй мурун
  • This is my person, you know? My family hates him and makes fun of me for liking him. But that doesn't mean I'm going to stop listening. This man saved my life. His lyrics made a home in my heart and I will forever be grateful that he does what he does.

    Alexandria ClarkAlexandria ClarkАй мурун
  • 16 of September....248 idiots don't like that song...

    Andreas GläßAndreas GläßАй мурун
  • Don't tell me that's Alec's handwriting :o

    Samalki BihansaSamalki BihansaАй мурун
  • I love his voice! Alec no matter what anybody says, keep doing what you do!

    PrishaVIIAPrishaVIIAАй мурун
  • so sad :

    Grace MagicGrace MagicАй мурун
  • if heartbreak was a song

    Dicson CandraDicson CandraАй мурун
  • This is amazing song something strong feelings feel while leasning this song

    Rahila KhatriRahila KhatriАй мурун
  • Alec benjamin is just the best person, his songs helped us cope 💕

    Rascal GORERascal GOREАй мурун
  • I can hear this a thousand times and will always love it

    AlejandraAlejandraАй мурун
  • My best friend. His mom will be tearing him away from me at any given moment. He lives across the continent from me and I can't imagine my life without him. He's torn me out of my suicidal hole and I helped him get his first boyfriend, giving him the confidence and ways to ask him out. He will also be torn away from his boyfriend. The thought of him not being there when I finish a new drawing or being able to hug him when I get the money to just shatters my heart. I've only known him for about 6 months and new this would eventually happen. I didn't want to face it though. Nobody would want to. I'm in tears. If you're somehow seeing this, I love you, for the 100th time.

    It's-a MeIt's-a MeАй мурун
  • It is crazy how this really hits a way you never thought it could

    Daira De La RosaDaira De La RosaАй мурун
  • Everyone: Crying/singing/scrolling through the comments Me: Admiring his handwriting

    Serena MaiSerena MaiАй мурун
  • It's so good!! I am korean so I am not good at english. But I love the video❤ Your handwritting is so pretty💜

    윤이빈윤이빈Ай мурун
  • Am I the only person who likes sort of cringes, since it's technically wasting papers, like no offense, I love the music and the artist. But as an eco person, it hurts. It's just my opinion.

    Rebel DoRebel Do2 ай мурун
  • 😬❤️

    Regina Tri firginiaRegina Tri firginia2 ай мурун
  • One of the coolest lyric music video 🙌

    Sketchntech D.SSketchntech D.S2 ай мурун
  • how can someone dislike a song that is based on what happened in his past life? such a fucking heartless person.

    OkiivaOkiiva2 ай мурун
  • Geezes I thought he said "felt so hard" and didn't even question till like 80th time listening

    Cocoa MintCocoa Mint2 ай мурун
  • This song hits different because my friend just moved away and I'm starting middle school without him and I just don't know how to feel because he promised me that he would always be there for me and we would start school together and before he left he told me he loved me but I never got his number and every day I wake up he's the only thing that won't leave my mind and everyone keeps on telling me I'll find new friends but I'll never find anyone that made me laugh so much and I never got to tell him that I was pansexual because I found out I was after he left so I just don't know what to do anymore

    todo & momo's secret love childtodo & momo's secret love child2 ай мурун
  • Omg i feel my heart ganna explode 💕....its super cute, creative and heartwarming ❣️

    Firoozeh AsgariFiroozeh Asgari2 ай мурун
  • This guy always makes me cry whenever I listen to any of his songs. I can relate to the lyrics every time and I really love him for putting them in his songs beautifully. IDK WHY TF HE IS DO UNDERRATED

    Rani HiraniRani Hirani2 ай мурун
  • 1:12 1:14

    montymonty2 ай мурун
  • It's soothing, deep, and just gorgeous

    Alfeena AlfinaAlfeena Alfina2 ай мурун
  • my girlfriend and i broke up yesterday night... and here i am I'm happy it ended well and we're still friends, but i can't help but to feel sad anyways. Maybe later i'll feel ok.

    Alan BarzaAlan Barza2 ай мурун
  • this song hits so hard! ;(

    Aakash giriAakash giri2 ай мурун
  • it is such an amazing song !!!!!! it almost takes yoiu through a ride of your teenage life . doesnt it ?

    Krishna ChouguleKrishna Chougule2 ай мурун
  • alec benjamin songs are like my refuge , they bring me home . they make me feel it is ok

    rawan saad 2rawan saad 22 ай мурун
  • This song fits what I'm going through

    Jacob ManselJacob Mansel2 ай мурун
  • I just realized even his breathing moments are beautiful

    Grendy TrevinoGrendy Trevino2 ай мурун
  • ❤️💗

    Ren DitablanRen Ditablan2 ай мурун
  • Who else here is like " ooooooooooooooo cool handwriting"

    matt fellowsmatt fellows2 ай мурун
  • Me and my girlfriend made a document called the Book of Us and we’ve been writing in it for 4 months so far and haven’t missed and days, we started it 9 days after we started dating. Still going strong. I hope our fate doesn’t end up the same as the sing but it was a great idea.

    Wyatt PerezWyatt Perez2 ай мурун
  • Who else always feels like crying and just listens to his songs while crying just me ok

    Grendy TrevinoGrendy Trevino2 ай мурун
  • My penpal recommended this song for me. Thank you, Tahli❤

    Favvy CFavvy C2 ай мурун
  • love this song. just randomly came across it. Honestly fell in love with someone and when he left me I was heart broken.. this song really explains it. its definently (don't know how to spell that word-) so um.. yeah-

    xxUnderCover IcyHotxxxxUnderCover IcyHotxx2 ай мурун
  • in the futur the book used in this video will be in a museum

    a random user with a cata random user with a cat2 ай мурун
    • *Future*

      im blackim black2 ай мурун
  • who else started crying T^T i did ... this made me think of my ex.. and my nan... before tehy both left me..

    Kasie ClarkeKasie Clarke2 ай мурун
  • Such a cute song and cute handwriting💜Alec💜

    hlimhlim_ihlimhlim_i2 ай мурун
  • finally some good freaking songs

    Carina ReynozoCarina Reynozo2 ай мурун
  • You never gave a reason and I’ll forever wonder why we never got to finish the book of you and I ...

    Emillia TebEmillia Teb2 ай мурун
  • his hand writing... mixed feelings

    Sophia AnnisSophia Annis2 ай мурун
  • Why Hello Beautiful Person! 🥰 I hope you are doing, ✨Okay✨ Everything Happens for a reason 🧾 But Everything will be Okay 😊 Have A ✨Wonderful✨ Day! Sincerely~ A Stranger

    • Sunshine Gacha •• Sunshine Gacha •2 ай мурун
  • I’m hungry now

    Christian KlarichChristian Klarich2 ай мурун
  • The comments section in his videos is the only place left where i found only positivity

    Saurabh GusainSaurabh Gusain2 ай мурун
  • books

    opuukiopuuki2 ай мурун
  • Me : doing a Alec Benjamin marathon. Me : With my little sister to make her addicted ^^ Little sister: CEREAL FOR DINNER !?!?!?!? I WANT THAT! Me : Is that all u remember? Little sister : Yea... Me : 🤦‍♀️ Little sister : 😎

    Natasha And BeauNatasha And Beau2 ай мурун
  • I thought it said 'and I felt so hard'

    AxolotlAxolotl2 ай мурун
  • That's wasting a lot of paper

    jonathan hunttjonathan huntt2 ай мурун
  • sooooo your telling me that some felon who looked like he was on my little pony drugs writes a song about a word that isn’t even in the English language gets about 400M views and a song that is soulful and passionate written by a lyrically gifted artist gets only 1.8 million?????? 😡😡

    always an aldcღalways an aldcღ3 ай мурун
    • autumn peeks oh it’s called gooba by 6x9ine person

      always an aldcღalways an aldcღ2 ай мурун
    • what song are you talking about in the beginning 💀💀

      autumn peeksautumn peeks2 ай мурун
  • I thought it said I FELT so hard

    Mikaylan ClarisseMikaylan Clarisse3 ай мурун
  • That 2nd line Uhhhhhhhhh Alec What is that supposed too mean

    M1LK T3A GACHAM1LK T3A GACHA3 ай мурун
  • The theme of this is like ur old songs 😭

    Bella KaiserBella Kaiser3 ай мурун
  • I wish thus was the kind of music that people talked about and played on the radio

    Jeanette SaundersJeanette Saunders3 ай мурун
  • you are so so cute nd cool man...🥰🥰🥰

    Sabiha SultanaSabiha Sultana3 ай мурун
  • *this makes me wanna write songs now*

    veronica polingveronica poling3 ай мурун
  • His song hits different to broken people

    Bhumika GhoshBhumika Ghosh3 ай мурун
  • replying to ​@UCV16ALDQ-F9i9luvkB8w_2g i know right!!! ​​

    Keira Sweet-BrownKeira Sweet-Brown3 ай мурун
    • Соња UwU *

      Keira Sweet-BrownKeira Sweet-Brown3 ай мурун
  • All those dislikes are people who doesn't see real music. :)

    Sxñ FlxwerSxñ Flxwer3 ай мурун
  • Peaceful

    Alan CalvilloAlan Calvillo3 ай мурун