You, I wish I knew you better
Then again I can wait 'til next September
Slowly buying time
These conditions make me restless
Then again I admit that this will test us
'Cuz everywhere now
I can see the number one followed by the nine
I wonder if a year or two will matter because I'm...

Dreaming of you, all day, hardly seems appropriate
Tested and true, all day, the situation's delicate

You, I dreamt the seven towers
Were slowly falling down
And in the last remaining hours
Still everywhere now
I could see the number one followed by the nine
Just this once I think I might cast the rules aside

Dreaming of you, all day, hardly seems appropriate
Just drifting through, all day, no one seems to notice it

Everyone's behind us
We don't dare lead the blindest
Still the promise of the victory
Eliminates stakes against me

Dreaming of you, all day, hardly seems appropriate
Just drifting through, all day, no one seems to notice it

You, I wish you knew you better


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  • +1
    Song Meaningfromadistantsun, I think you hit the nail on the head. I think the lyrics are from the point of view of a college professor who is attracted to a 19 year old student. He also references 'next September' and "I wonder if a year or two will matter..".
    bertechoon July 21, 2011   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone else think the vocals sound a little like the beatles in this song?
    i really like this song though. a lot.
    YouAreNotPunkon September 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is absolutely lovely. Jay's voice is so amazing, he writes the best songs in the band.
    BGs4ever24on October 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is totally about him being a giant loser in high school and how no girls would give him the time of day. With good cause, too! Writing crazy ass songs about girls he secretly lusted after. PERV CHECK, KAY?
    nitsirhcon December 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJay Ferguson had a premenition about the Twin Towers... spooky!
    billboneson March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCould be way off, but I get the feeling this song is about him being attracted to a younger woman (maybe a 19-year-old, hence "1 followed by the 9") and feeling conflicted about it. He's been waiting until she's older to try anything with her, but he's considering "cast[ing] the rules aside" and going for it.
    fromadistantsunon August 15, 2008   Link

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