Oh I'm like a beggar with no luck
I'm holding signs up
On your streetcorner stops
Like most you try not to see me
Stare straight ahead
Ignore the responsibility

Excuse me... excuse me Mr.
Well I've been waiting in line
And I'd like to buy some of your time
I'm very anxious, eager, willing
What's your billing? (anxious eager willing)

So please excuse me Mr.
You've got things all wrong
You make it feel like a crime
So don't confuse me Mr.
I've known you too long
All I need is a little of your time

Oh for most love comes for free
They don't pay the high cost
Of mental custody
I'll pay bail for a guarantee
Make space for me
In the time yet to be

Excuse me... excuse me Mr.
Well I've been waiting in line
And I'd like to buy some of your time
I've been saving up my life,
What's your price? (saving up my life)

So please excuse me Mr.
You've got things all wrong
You make it feel like a crime
So don't confuse me Mr.
I've known you way too long boy
All I need is a little of your time

What should I do
I'm about to crack
And there's a force
That comes over me
It's almost as if
I'm tied to the tracks
I'm waiting for him
To rescue me
The funny thing is
He's not going to come
He's not going to find me
This is a matter of fact
The desire you lack
This is the way I guess it has to be...
A little of your time
I need a little of your time
Please, a little of your time
I need a little of your time
Please, a little of your time yeah

So please excuse me Mr.
You've got things all wrong
You make it feel like a crime
So don't confuse me Mr.
I've known you way too long boy
All I need is a little of your time

Ooh I'm in line to buy time
I'm in line to buy time
I'm in line to
I'm in line to
Excuse me
Well I've been waiting in line
Excuse me
Excuse me Mr.



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  • +2
    General Commentthe first time i heard this i thought it was about prostitution...i dont know all of the reasons stated by you guys make sense too though lol - i miss the old no noubt
    KB27on May 08, 2003   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's more like someone who shows alot of interest in someone else, but she's getting totally ignored. But it's ignored on purpose, that's why she says 'you've got things all wrong' . And because she knows him a long time already it doesn't seem fair. So she complains about it, believing he should pay more attention to her. Because he doesn't put effort to their 'relationship', 'friendship', at all.
    maarten100on July 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have no idea what this song means but i love it none the less. I love the line I've known you way too long boy all i need is a little of your time
    dmbfan14on May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about wanting to be with someone and just begging to be with them. I love this song. Can you tell by my username? Heh. =P
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about wanting to be with someone and just begging to be with them. I love this song. Can you tell by my username? Heh. =P
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about a girl trying to get this guys attention but he doesn't have a clue. This guy will not notcie or give this girl a chance... She is sayign" hello, Exuse me MR>!" and he doesn't care. She feels trapped tied to his tracks ( loving him ) but she will go un noticed " THe funny thing is he's not going to come, he's not going to find me.." is the simple fact that " yeah you like this guy but guess what he doesn't care about you anymore and no one is gonna save you especially not him.
    Vinakachickon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, this guy has no idea that he likes her, does he? She's practically holding up a sign, and he still doesn't get it! She knows him well, but he has no idea how she really feels. I have definately been in this situation before, so I can totally relate. I love this song!
    SomeGirl_Jadziaon August 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTypo - this guy has no idea that she likes him! Duh.
    SomeGirl_Jadziaon August 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is about a girl who wants her boyfriend to spend more time with her, and she is sick of having to do whatever it takes to get his attention.
    bigAlovefoodon June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree with bigAlovefood because shes sayin excuse me and stuff and that shes in line to buy time (obviously time to spend with him)..love the song XD
    xLove_OLD_No_Doubtxon June 28, 2004   Link

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