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and you walked out when i asked you to stay
ass usual you will get your way
you closed the door and shuffled down
to the street
where you wring your hands
and drag your feet

where the words can't find you
to crawl inside you

i'm ringing all the warning bells
careful or you'll hurt yourself
others lie, lie, lie, they adore you

i'll be the one to tell you

careful or you'll hurt yourself
gonna try, try, try 'til the morning comes

but you can't hide standing under these stars
they know everything they know where you are
you're in your head you're all turned around
with it
and they're shining down their light to bring
you back again

back where I can find you
to crawl inside you

i'm ringing all the warning bells
careful or you'll hurt yourself
others lie, lie, lie, they adore you
i'll be the one to tell you
careful or you'll hurt yourself
gonna try, try, try till the morning comes
all you want to see is make believe
but way down underneath

i'm ringing all the warning bells
careful you don't hurt yourself
others lie, lie, lie, they adore you

i'll be the one to tell you
careful or you'll hurt yourself
gonna try, try, try till the morning comes


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    General CommentI think this is about a girl who has just broken up with the narrator. He still loves her, and isn't hurt so much as worried that anyone else she gets involved with will hurt her: "Others lie, lie, lie and say they adore you."
    gravity_defianton July 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Guster song. <3
    fireplaceon December 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, and I think it is about someone who is trying to protect the one they love-even if they do not love them back.
    cherryfairyon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a rather jealous breakup song. He's saying that she didn't know how good she had it with him, and shouldn't expect better.
    stoolhardyon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about being in a relationship with someone who is very self-conscious and insecure, and possibly has psychological problems. as a result of this, the person needs constant reassurance that they are loved and wanted by the other person (the speaker).
    wimpy_shrimpyon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentass usual?!
    antwanio101on March 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNow that I've read the lyrics again, it actually isn't a jealous breakup song. It sounds like a song written after he had a fight with his girl, perhaps resulting in a "breakup." She is insecure and needs to be constantly reassured, that I see - but she only hears what she wants to hear from people, and can't stand it when the truth told to her is disagreeable. She must have fought with him at one point where the truth hurt her too much. She'd rather live in a world of make believe, but she needs him to knock some sense into her so she can live in the real world. From the rest of the songs on this album, especially "Amsterdam," I'd guess that she is idle and is high all the time, and he's the only thing that she has that is grounded in reality in her life. She wants to leave the relationship and go into the fantasy world of Amsterdam, something she probably says in many of her drug-induced conversations.
    stoolhardyon July 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song
    wheaties409on July 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentListen to "One Hundred Years" by The Cure... this song contains a part of that song, but Guster used it very well.
    Krwlng_n_mie_sknon May 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsorry i meant "In Between Days" by The Cure... typed the wrong song
    Krwlng_n_mie_sknon May 01, 2006   Link

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