I could have died
Maybe I should have died
When I saw you walk inside
And as you shut the door
I put my eye back on the floor
When all I really wanted
Was to look some more
Does a wallflower play
Or does a wallflower stay on his wall?

You see, I live alone
But I've made my happy home
All my furniture is centered around my phone
I'm waiting for a call
My imaginary friends and all
Those who would never let me
Be taken by the fall

Does a wallflower know
When it's time he outgrow his wall?
Tell me does a wallflower know
When it's about time he outgrow his wall?

Time and time and only time has feelings for me
Maybe, maybe Father Time feels sorry for me
I knew when there was a time when I knew it all
Why don't I ever leave my wall?
Why don't I ever leave my wall?
Why don't I ever leave me wall?
Please, I don't ever leave my wall

You know that siren's getting louder
And these people are starting to crowd in on me
(All I smell and taste is garlic and gunpowder)
I shot the bad guy dead
But he got me in the head
With the girl of my dreams
She's mentioning to me how much I bled

Where does a wallflower go
When their flowers get pulled from this wall?
Though she says I'm brave and bold
She knows a flower cannot hold up a wall
I can't hold up this wall any longer
Any longer

Because all I have is time and time and time
My only friend, time and time
Please some more time

And I think it's over
I think it's over


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    General Commentthe first time i heard this sonih ad just ended a year relationship. the part "all my furniture is centered around my phone" made me realize how so many times in life ppl will sit around a wait for the phone to ring. which is pathetic. u need to make things happen. And how this song builds, and then he brings it back down in the end, amazing. smart lyrics. i love this band.
    krish05on August 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely LOVE Caroline's Spine. This song is amazing. The lyrics definately make you think and the music makes it that much better.
    FyreGoddesson August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song in the world, which is why I posted it here. It makes me think of the person I'm in love with. He says the first verse is exactly how he would describe the first time he saw me. :)
    magicwombaton August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfirst off this song is the shit, it is me and my girl's favorite song (one of the few we can agree on) but to me it means that he saw a girl walking into where ever he was but was so timid to go up and say anything, and in the second verse he is describing how lonley he really is. maybe on the rebound of a bad relationship. i think he is being sarcastic when he says "Imaginary friends" and taken by the fall. because he didnt have anyone to bring him back to a happy state. but with the last two verses i think he finally go's out to speak to this girl and something dramatic happens and he dies, but that's just me. love to hear other opinions
    fumador311on February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe way I hear this song, the singer is depressed over a failed relationship and ends up staying home all the time feeling sorry for himself hoping that she'll call him back. By doing so he alienates all his friends he had. He knows he should do something to change but is unable to do so. Eventually he takes his own life. Hard to express how I feel about this song in words, but it is a powerful song like many of Caroline's Spine's songs and a reason why this band is so great yet underrated.
    Instatiouson February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow I love this song....I listened to it when I was like 10-years-old...I'm 13 now... =] I love the old stuff.
    UsedAllTearz1on October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI use to ponder every time I hear this song
    back then of the things about what
    will going to happen in my life
    10 years from now
    cause I was like exactly the guy who's in that song
    who's eternally sad all the time!
    I don't know what's wrong but I think
    I am a wallflower
    guitaranalyzer55on February 26, 2008   Link

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