"Paul" as written by and Josh Caterer....
With all the simple times behind me
I can fail without regret
If I have to try then I will never
Be able to forget
Bottoms down
And out of reasons to hang around

And when the sun is over Hong Kong
I can tell you where she'll be
Floating in a soft and lonely melody
Directly over me
Chocolate eyes at one time melting in mine
But not tonight

She'll say I love you Paul
I love you Paul
I love you Paul
Hey, hey

And now everything is riding
On a bet that I can't win
If she's not the answer I've been looking for
I'll never ask again
Some say that the answer comes from within

Can you tell me where to find me?
Have you seen me hanging around?
I'm looking for myself each night till sunrise
The only thing I've found
Broken dreams and a heart that's stuck to the ground
And with a smile

[Chorus twice]

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"Paul" as written by Josh Caterer

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    General CommentOh my gosh, this song is amazing...
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so catchy but as i listen to it more, the meaning of the song changes; i used to think paul was in the 3rd person, then i believed it was the 1st person and now im back in the 3rd again. On one side you can see the 1st person's focus upon the downsides ('broken dreams and a heart that's stuck to the ground') stops him from getting the girl (shown in 'some people say that the answer comes from within, meanwhile she'll say i love you paul').
    Or you can see it as Paul being the 1st person, someone who beats himself up but has a loving girlfriend (the uplifting guitar riff in the chorus can emphasise this, the hey hey part too), possibly not wanting to be in a relationship? either way, it's an amazing song, definatly one of my top 3...
    mr-numbon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this songs about thinkin of an ex and how much better life was with her and thinkin you may have a chance to get back with her but she has someone else. I think the 1st person option is outta the window with the lines "Chocolate eyes at one time melting in mine But not tonight"
    Jimnalon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is from the perspective of Paul; first person. To me, Paul is telling the story of how he loves this woman. He has been building their relationship and finally wants to express his true feelings to this woman. He wants her to accept his love right away. However, he cannot work up the courage to tell her how he feels so he dreams of her. He then realizes how he does not have her, but dreams that one day she will come around, expressing her love to him.

    The second stanza says that he has put everything on this woman accepting his love. If she doesn't accept it, he will simply give up with love. He seems to feel that he should know if she is the one for him.

    The final stanza deals with Paul never working up the courage to express his feelings to the woman. He has realized that he simply kept dreaming of her, not pursuing his love. Ultimately, he is broken hearted, but still holds a love for this woman.
    i2hymnocerouson April 15, 2008   Link

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