What are words

Loved this song the first time I heard it. I think that it is so meaningful. The lyric touches deep into my heart.


The lyrics:
Anywhere you are, I am near
Anywhere you go, I'll be there
Anytime you whisper my name, you'll see
How every single promise I keep
Cuz what kind of guy would I be
If I was to leave when you need me most

What are words
If you really don't mean them
When you say them
What are words
If they're only for good times
Then they don't
When it's love
Yeah, you say them out loud
Those words, They never go away
They live on, even when we're gone

And I know an angel was sent just for me
And I know I'm meant to be where I am
And I'm gonna be
Standing right beside her tonight

And I'm gonna be by your side
I would never leave when she needs me most

What are words
If you really don't mean them
When you say them
What are words
If they're only for good times
Then they don't
When it's love
Yeah, you say them out loud
Those words, They never go away
They live on, even when we're gone

Anywhere you are, I am near
Anywhere you go, I'll be there
And I'm gonna be here forever more
Every single promise I keep
Cuz what kind of guy would I be
If I was to leave when you need me most

I'm forever keeping my angel close

A piece of my thought from parts of the lyric:
1) Cuz what kind of guy will I be if I was to leave you when you need me most. 
Really wonder what do you call the person who leaves you when you are at the most distressing time and at a crossroad of your life? How can someone who claims to love you a lot and then leave at the moment when you are having an emotional breakdown?


2) The chorus - What are words if you really don't mean them when you say them? What are words if they're only for good times then they don't? When it's love. Yeah, you say them out loud. Those words - they never go away. They live on, even when we're gone.
This is correct. Why promised that you will love and protect a person when in the end you are the one who hurt them badly? When in the good time you tell them I love you. However, when the other is having an emotional trauma, all you can say is goodbye. The most funny thing over here is that words do stay on even when people leave. When you were together and in good times and promises are made, they don't mean anything any more after people leave. Once you break off, whatever promises made will never be true because once they have moved on, they no longer have any obligation to you any more. So, who cares what promises have I made to you? Who cares when we promised that we would not drink til we are drunk or smoke or I will take care of you forever? Because these people no longer care and that's their own freedom, their own business to do whatever they like. We can drink as much as we like, loves someone else because it's none of your matter any more. Who cares? But words do live on, they linger by your side even if they mean nothing any more to the other person.