Love ridden, I will look at you
With the focus I gave to my birthday candles
I've wished on the lidded blue flames under your brow
And, baby, I wished for you

Nobody sees when you are lyin' in your bed
And I wanna crawl in with you but I cry instead
I want your warm but it will only make me colder when it's over
So I can't tonight, baby

No, not baby anymore
If I need you, I'll just use your simple name
Only kisses on the cheek from now on
And in a little while we'll only have to wave

My hand won't hold you down no more
The path is clear to follow through
I stood too long in the way of the door
And now I'm givin' up on
You

No, not baby anymore
If I need you, I'll just use your simple name
Only kisses on the cheek from now on
And in a little while we'll only have to wave

No, not baby anymore
If I need you, I'll just use your simple name
Only kisses on the cheek from now on
And in a little while we'll only have to wave


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  • +3
    General Commentit is about that awkward ex friendship transition but i think it's also that she still wants to be with him... he wants to break up and while it's so painful to be friends she can't refuse beucase she loves him. i love everything she does... it's like i've felt it all before and she writes it so poetically and so melodically.
    JuliSimmon September 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt sounds to me like she's wishing that she could have made the relationship work, but it didn't play out as she wanted. She realizes this, so she starts distancing herself from him to protect herself from the hurt that comes with the eventual break up.

    She transitions from baby to just his name, no more terms of endearments, no more intimate kisses, just friendly kisses then to simple hellos.

    She reached the point where she's given up on the relationship - but is still extremely sorrowful about it.
    NopeNopeNopeon June 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song describes that awkward "breakup-let's-be-friends" time in life.
    snarf_skateron January 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song describes -me-.
    Virrrrgoon January 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'd have to agree with virrrrgo... this is me and my ex exactly. she describes that awkward transission from lover to friend perfectly.
    Doodleon April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti also have to agree... its happened to me twice now!! myex boyfriend and i had the worst fight last night... itll take time to be friends again and get used to it
    swindler123on April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me cry. but strangely i listen to it a lot.
    shadowboxeron May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti totally agree...but i think they became friends because he was moving away or something...which would explain the line "in a while we'll only have to wave..."
    rockstar001on May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe "i love you but i am not in love with you" phase, it's just uncomfortable and hurts.
    Eggos=yumon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so great to listen to after you've been dumped. it's like she wants to talk to the guy, wants to touch him, wants to just say hello, but she knows how awkward it's going to be. so true.
    xemotasticaxon June 16, 2002   Link

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