Saw you standing there holding my heart
Too many drinks pulled the words apart
But I got your name, remembered it
Dumbfounded, I'm dumb as shit
I'm just glad I went to
The city that day

And I saw you standing there all alone
For some reason you're holding two coats
I asked you, "Do you need a hand?"
You said, "No thanks, I've got other plans"
I'm just glad I went to
The city that day

And I saw him wake up on the sidewalk
His next drink was the topic of talk
He said, "Give me something quick and sweet
My whole life I've lived on the street"
I'm just glad I went to
The city that day


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    General Commentsuch a happy song! Makes me smile :)
    QueenOfPain2317on July 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentneat :D
    borntorunon June 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove <3
    HeySkiba!on June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuck the cuty ...fuck the nypd ... the city is just there for fun
    iamemokillmeon May 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so perfect..
    just about being rejected in the city..
    but he's still glad he went
    haha, i love skiba!
    smartfool17on April 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmmmmmmmm its so beautiful
    ilovealkalineon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSkiba is A genious with words. You try finding another artist who can write lyrics like this guy.
    gothick_dudeon June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is actually about San Francisco and the first day he met his wife.
    crashlikethunderon May 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcrash like thunder you are 100% correct. I was at a show in San Diego, and he was there with Chuck Ragan from Hot Water Music. He started laughing when he was introducing this song, and he said "wow. i felt like a fucking idiot". Haha. I love Matt. He is a lyrical genious, and should double as a comedian.
    that1guyWILLon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo the first few times I listened to this song, I agreed with you guys. It was how matt skiba got rejected. Then, after I read the lyrics, he wasn't really rejected.

    I thought she was holding a coat for her and her boyfriend. Nope. She was holding a coat for a homeless man. "My whole life I've lived on the street". Also associated with drinking, homeless guy wanted a drink.
    haxormaxon September 25, 2008   Link

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