I'm just a dog-eared page you turn back to.
Where's the place for me
when we're both in love with you?

I can't escape these friends
I've made since you left town
They throw redundant parties
where I'm too often found.
And while I sit and watch girls and boys
trade views of new tattoos,
I wonder if it's too late to call your mom
and catch up on some news.
She says you'll be home soon for me--

And it'll be just like you were never gone.
I'll try to be just some guy you're getting on.
But basically, we're both in love with you.
I'm just a dog-eared page you turn back to.
Where's the place for me,
when we're both in love with you?

I've got these "friends" in quotes
and girls* with asterisks.
I watch the time wither
and fall from my wrist.
Out on the porch Van Morrison
is bleeding through the walls.
I don't think your roommate
has been writing down my calls.
She says you'll be home soon for me--

And it'll be just like you were never gone.
I'll try to be just some guy you're getting on.
But basically, we're both in love with you.
I'm just a dog-eared page you turn back to.
Where's the place for me,
when we're both in love with you?

You said the distance
Would make a difference
But it didn't.

It'll be just like you were never gone.
I'll try to be just some guy you're getting on.
But you and me, we're both in love with you.
I'm just a dog-eared page you turn back to.
Where's the place for me,
when we're both in love with you?


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Dog-Eared Page song meanings
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    General Commentthis song is probably about a girl that he likes..and another guy likes her...either that or when he says "were both in love with you" can mean that she's really concieted and has no time for him.
    i don't really get this line though:
    I've got these "friends" in quotes
    and girls* with asterisks
    meh whatever, matches are awesome.
    RuthLesson June 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the song was about a guy liking a girl, but she's too involved with herself to pay much attention to him. Kinda like he's her not-so-random hook up, but he wants to be more.

    On the "friends" in quotes thing, I'm pretty sure that he means that the are just superficial friends. Its a sarcastic view of them. He knows they're not really his friends, but they act like it are to his face. People used to do the little quote thing all the time w/ their fingers when they were being sarcastic. Thats my take on it anyways.
    sidekickjonon June 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyaa i know what you mean.
    still don't get the girl with asterisk part.
    RuthLesson June 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentusually when one uses asterisks (esp. in advertising) it usually means, look for the other asterisk @ the bottom of the page or whatever... kinda like, reading the fine print. or finding out what the catch is-- so... it's like these girls all have ulterior motives, and that they aren't quite what they seem to be.
    nikki04on June 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy that likes a girl and like Ruthless said she is really conceited

    "But you and me, we're both in love with you. "
    You and me which I would assume he is talking about himself and the girl.
    NoTimeForAgencyon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a guy that is in love with a girl..and she is away at college or some place and has another relationship..and whenever she leaves school and comes back home she falls back on him because she knows that he loves her "im just a dog-earred page you turn back too"
    linds16on January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with linds, eh. a 'dog-eared page you turn back to,' its cool how he phrases it. always refereing to a page in a book where you bend the corner, always going back for more.
    vitamincaron March 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree that its about a girl that is into herself too much and all that jazz..
    I like the idea about the asterics and so forth, didn't really understand that all either.
    youforeahon May 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a catchy song.
    mirandaaaon July 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone think this song sounds a little bit like the killers?
    spypaparikaon January 29, 2006   Link

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