After a man broke up with his girlfriend, he hid the details in a song.

Now she's come back, this time with a hidden message of her own.

hi eVan

look i waNna cHAnge tHiNgs between us just mE and you eVan

thiNgs may sEem baD but I know yOu and i can get through this sTuff oK?

mY old lieS are tHE texts shown here:

i'M nOt coming tonigHt, i'M feeling sick.
sorRy i misseD tonigHt, i rEAlly feel tErriBle. i have a headacHe and i rEally think yOu shouldn't come over toniGht
hey dONT botHer coming wIth aNYtHing for tHe party toNight, lAura had to take care oF sOme stuff at heR place

can yOU uNderstand? i'm sorry.

Evan asked her:

What's with the capitalization?

His ex replied:

Oh that's part of the encrypted message, since I know you're a Puzzling.SE member :) It was supposed to be different, but the program had- ah, what's that error programmers talk about all the time? Not the semicolon thing, but something else...
Yeah, OK. What are you trying to say?
Well, there's a song I've hidden in my message... it's what I'm asking of you.
And why should I trust you?
Look, just find the song, OK?

Then he found the song.

This... this is what you want me to do?
All right... meet me for coffee, we can talk there.

Everything worked out well.

But there's one thing that still bothers me:

What song did she use to get him to talk to her?

  • $\begingroup$ love the programming reference. I was like dub tee eff? OHHHHH $\endgroup$
    – O'Mutt
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 1:22

2 Answers 2


The song is:

Forgive me by Evanescence, because when you take the letter before the capitalized ones it spells: "Each time i say something I regret I cry: 'I don’t want to lose you!'"

  • $\begingroup$ Ooh, first by less than 10 seconds! Great work to both you and @question_asker! $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 0:15
  • $\begingroup$ @feelinferrety Yeah that was really close haha :D $\endgroup$
    – Wu33o
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 6:29
  • $\begingroup$ @feelinferrety funny story about that... $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 16:06
  • $\begingroup$ @question_asker Oh? $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 16:07


Forgive Me, by Evanescence


The capitalized letters are off by one - if you take one letter before each capitalized letter (including some already capitalized), you get 'Each time I say something I regret I cry "I don't want to lose you."'


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