i know who i am
dressed for who you want me to be
but there's no innocence here
find your lovely friend
hiding from the song that you sing
so right now is the time
hours behind

you're everything that i want
you're everything that i need
but everything that you wanted is still not enough

i know who you were
someone who should love but it's gone
give no hope to go on
hiding truth and love
tell not lies before we can be
photos from your yesterday
that's not the worry

you're everything that i want
you're everything that i need
but everything that you wanted is still not enough

you're everything that i want
you're everything that i need
but everything that you wanted is still not enough


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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song by The Carolines. It's very much in the style of Something's Corporate's slower songs like "Konstantine" and "Ben Franklin's Kite". Here's what I think it means:
    There's a girl, who's trying to change him. He tries to change who he is for her, because he's so in love with her, but underneath it all (like every one who tries to be something they're not) he's just himself. In contrast, as he's gotten to know her, he's gotten to know her past. Probably the past, I imagine, before she came to college or something. He sees how she used to be, but how she's tried to change herself, too. This girl is obviously unsecure. Through her insecurities, their relationship falls apart.
    BtownMeggyon August 06, 2002   Link

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