"An Ode to Maybe" as written by and Stephan/cadogan Jenkins....
Lead in night at the laundry mat
And I'm staring at you pulling clothes from a dryer
And I'm wondering how I got here
But it seems some how I keep getting stuck in the mire
I needed this more than you I knew
And I let you down and I said I'm sorry
But the light that falls on my castle walls
And my basketballs pelt me with bricks in my dreams
Tonight
Oh, maybe
What you need I hope it finds you
Oh, I might
I might be
Well, maybe
Maybe someday you'll get it right
If I could bottle my hopes in a store bought scent
They'd be nutmeg peach and they'd pay the rent
And I'd ride a horse, and I'd teach a course
On how I got to be a star crossed pimp
Tonight
Oh, maybe
What you need I hope it finds you
Oh, I might
I might be
Well, maybe
Maybe someday you'll get it right



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"An Ode to Maybe" as written by Brad Hargreaves Arion Salazar

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about self esteem and for those who like me, lack it. We are too afraid to approach and makes things happen so instead of doing anything, we just sit back and watch the "pretty girl at the laundromat" and wonder what would happen if maybe, we could speak up.

    My fav line is the Star Crossed Pimp. Stephan is a lyrical genius, Kanye can go fuck himself.
    PilotKelson1056on August 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti cant believe no one has posted on this! this song rocks. but anyway..i have no idea what it means! the best part is "i'd ride a horse and i'd teach a course on how i got to be a starcrossed pimp!"
    motorcycledrivebyeron July 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, i totally love this song! its so cool. NOT sure what it's totally about . I think its my favorite song on teh cd. I mean its just all there, lyrically and instrumental. Wow.. i love it! I think its about hooking up with a girl, and him being the right guy "maybe"
    Trektxon July 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentawsome song
    emoTHUG55on July 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a guy who cannot commit to a relationship eventhough he knows that it is good for him. I especially like the line "If I could bottle my hopes in a store bought scent. They'd be nutmeg peach and they'd pay the rent."
    ChaosFluro24on August 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentChaosfluro makes a good point. For me though, this song is really more about how someone can be timid and unsure of what to do, especially concerning women. I think the line about the "starcrossed pimp" really means that there a ton of girls that like him, but he doesn't know what to do about it. Maybe someday he'll get it right. Pretty much me in a nutshell.
    handyonastick2on March 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has a fricken awesome chorus! It gets me every time! I love listening to this song cause it's so catchy and the lyrics are pretty clever, like most of the stuff Stephen Jenkins writes.
    u2elevationon March 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about a guy who is afraid to commit to anything because he's afraid he's going to fail. he's living a sort of wild life, and just doesn't think he'll ever be the kind of guy she needs.
    TxBxSon May 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI also think this song is about a guy who's want to be with this girl but is afraid to commit. "And I let you down and I said I'm sorry/But the light, it falls on my castle walls" He's built a wall around himself and feels threatened or scared that this girl has this effect on him. I think they have had a relationship in the past and when they'd sleep together he refused to spend the night "No you never say goodnight," and he's having trouble making up his mind to commit fully to this girl or continue to cop out. He's secure in saying maybe forever, never having to actually decide: "an ode to maybe"
    togatoraon November 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentactually i can relate to this song, i can never commit to one girl, and 'maybe' is usually my reply to most things that i should commit to. TxBxS + togatora nailed it right on the head of the nail
    E - DOubleon November 22, 2004   Link

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