I think I'm crazy, baby, let you off the hook to easy
If you were a telephone, you'd still be off the hook
This is my last leg, been awake for days
In a minute I'll die of starvation
I'll come back a ghost if I can haunt you
and float around your room

What do I do when you get close?
If I kissed your neck, would you slit my throat?
Are you thinking of me when you're putting on your
makeup, darling, and dying your hair like you do
Well you're wasting time if you're trying to impress
me
I waste all my time just thinking of you

And I'm not imagining how you give me the shivers, standing up to your waste in your river
You're the sweetest boat-builder I think I've ever seen
Dream in Japanese, dream in Japanese,
some language I don't even know how to speak
You're still pretty and I am still choked up,
it's probably just the same
The more I hang around you,
the more hang-ups I get (more hang-ups I get)

Are you thinking of me when you're putting on your makeup, darling, and dying your hair like you do? (dying your hair like you do)
Well you're wasting time if you're trying to impress me
I waste all my time just thinking of you

I know that you're an angel,
though you could never stay true (you could never stay true)
Hey angel, I think your halo has a screw loose,
'cause you dropped me like a brick off the rooftop of your high school
Could I watch the next time you're applying your eyeliner?
I waste all my time just thinking of you


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Moshi Moshi song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThe acoustic is better. Solely because the slight change in the lyrics.

    "Dream in Japanese, dream in Japanese,
    some language I don't even know how to speak "

    Is changed to:
    "Dream in Japanese, dream in Japanese,
    I'm like 'bitch, I don't even know how to speak.'"
    You'll be a memoryon May 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMoshi Moshi is a japanese saying when answering the phone, meaning hello/hi...

    The song is about a boy who is dreaming. I think i read somewhere or heard an interview where is says Jesse wrote the song about a dream he had, or dreams in general.

    The boy in the song was just talking to a girl on the phone and he ended the conversation probably a little early...(let her off the hook too easy, therefore she hung up also (more hang ups i get...))

    The entire song is about how the boy is head over heels over this girl and can't stop thinking about her (pretty obvious)...

    Then the song references Japanese boat building, etc....this is including how when you're dreaming about something....minutes later you'll realize you're dreaming about something entirely different (maybe its just me? lol), like dream A.D.D....the two dreams merge and its the girl building a boat with some japanese themes included.

    only part i dont get is the last verse, about how she won't stay true. maybe he's just worried too much because he's so in love with her...

    thats my 2cents
    -c.k.
    janeaparis1on September 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awesome, its off their "brand new/safety in numbers split" and I think i have a crush on Brand New...
    getupkid1985on April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song.. jesse is my dreamboat.... ::sigh::
    SummerStars 713on April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJebus girls get a life...anyway to the music..This song is awsome and the CD is great. You all should check them out...I'm in love with Brand New...
    PuNkRaWkDoRkon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone know where i can hear/ get this song??
    Corion June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song ever
    the goodbye radioon June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song and i love brand new!!!!
    Daddyslittle defecton June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell. this is the first time ive done this type of thing so here goes nothin'.

    id first like to start off by saying that this song is my life story.

    if you just read it... it sums up my... non-existant? yea! thats the word. nonexistant lovelife.

    brand new and hot rod circuit and digger are the three bands responsible for taking the words out of my mouth... resulting in me not being able to write lyrics to songs.

    ...bastards...
    nerdrockjoshon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing just like their others, & i cant wait to see them & tbs this friday!!
    Somaliveon August 19, 2002   Link

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