You’re the big old kid in the neighborhood,
don’t know my name, but I wish you would.
Do you want to go, maybe to a show,
we could take your car and the radio,
we could meet some girls,
like we did that time,
get drunk at rosehill on your grandpa’s wine;
would you like my face if you saw me again?
If we met today would we still be friends?

We can stay up late,
take out the car,
push it away,
roll down the street,
you think she’ll see?

We don’t talk that much,
not anymore;
three thousand miles can be such a bore.
Do you think of me,
sometimes at night?
Do you look at the phone and then walk on by?
Take a photograph,
a frozen picture of a still-life scene and the two of us.
I still think of you every once in a while,
I sit and stare with a stupid smile.


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    General Commentbest band ever.
    and damn great song.
    thisboyistocotronicon May 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'm not sure, but..
    i always thought this song was from the point of view of a boy
    talking about a friend of his from back home
    maybe someone he had a crush on?
    i don't know..
    girlmontagon October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm not sure, but..
    i always thought this song was from the point of view of a boy
    talking about a friend of his from back home
    maybe someone he had a crush on?
    i don't know..
    girlmontagon October 28, 2007   Link

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