Then there was this one night, when I took the time
To examine a napkin in a Chicago hotel room
I wasn't alone, it was a night after a show
The space was full, energy was consumed
There was a girl - emphasis on the "L"
She was noticin' the detail as well
An’ the two of us found somethin’ with each other, previously undiscovered -
Hell is full of lovers
And the daylight is bright, always makes me squint
But it feels like magic when it touches my face
Suffocate myself, overwhelm myself
And let the sunrays abandon me, float through space

And she still wonders why I'm so insecure
She giggles, because I sleep with a body pillow
Intentions are never nothing short of pure
But there's a price to pay, when you try to live a little

And as attractive as that napkin ever could have been
My how it unfolded, hold it to the wind
Try now to be a rock, but she's caught under the skin
Ex-lover and a best friend, just like the rest of them

Then there was this one night, I stopped to watch someone bite,
the tip of a cigarette, to hold it in-between her lips
Never met nobody like her
Please brace yourself, danger!, danger!, this might hurt!
The playground feels a lot different when the suns out
She wasn’t messin’ ‘round, she came in with her guns out
Screamin’ bout the ocean, "Anybody wanna go with me?"
Never knew punk rock could be so pretty
Now - catch your breath, and then catch the ball
An sit by the phone, so we can catch the call
Writing catchy one-liners on the bathroom stall
Here I go, wouldn't you know, still learnin’ to crawl

And she still wonders why I'm so insecure
She giggles, because I sleep with a body pillow
Intentions are never nothing short of pure
But there's a price to pay, when you try to live a little

I've always dug the way, you loved the way,
your tattoos intimidate men, I guess I'm one of them
Standing right next to you, but way over here
Ex-lover and a best friend, [ex-lover and a best friend]

Then there was this one night, I noticed a tree
That stood by itself, about an hour up north
And I could picture her holding onto the limb,
wearing a summer dress, and a grin, swinging back and forth
Talking bout the breeze, an how easy it is,
to leave all the worries in the back seat
Teach me please! I need the abilities to live
Silly me, I tried to measure it by what I can give
But she didn't need anything,
Just a pair of ears, some strong fingers, and someone to share the tears
Read the fear, feeling inadequate, now lets make-believe that I can handle it

And she still wonders why I'm so insecure
She giggles, because I sleep with a body pillow
Intentions are never nothing short of pure
But there's a price to pay, when you try to live a little

And I still get to talk to you every now and then
Definition of over, doesn't have to be the end
It's good to see you grow girl, shake my hand
That's all I want from my ex-lover and my best friend

[that’s all I want] I got your back.. don't ever fucking question that
[that’s all I want] I got your back.. [always] I still got your back

And she still wonders why I'm so insecure
She giggles, because I sleep with a body pillow
Intentions are never nothing short of pure
But there's a price to pay, when you try to live a little
And she still wonders why I'm so insecure
She giggles, because I sleep with a body pillow
Intentions are never nothing short of pure
But there's a price to pay, when you try to live a little



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  • +2
    General CommentI am pretty sure that this is not just about 1 particular girl, rather several different girls in several different scenarios that he has encountered. The first is in that hotel, the second time is when he sees the girl with the cigarette.

    And then the line "ex lover and a best friend just like the rest of them" refers to all other previous girls he has encountered.

    I could be wrong but I have listened to this song 100+ times in the last week or so and that is just what I get from it...
    ehrbon October 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree. This song expresses how consumed he is by this woman. It even feels like he's a little overwhelmed by her...

    She wasn’t messin’ ‘round, she came in with her guns out
    Screamin’ bout the ocean, "Anybody wanna go with me?"
    Never knew punk rock could be so pretty
    Now - catch your breath, and then catch the ball
    An sit by the phone, so we can catch the call
    Writing catchy one-liners on the bathroom stall
    Here I go, wouldn't you know, still learnin’ to crawl

    Also, he makes himself out to be so bumbly. "Still learning to crawl," "lets make balieve that I can handle it." It's as if he doesn't know how to handle this woman or this relationship. "Teach me please!"

    It also sounds like it was something he did that messed up the relationship.
    VanillaCoke007on December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so good,

    about a girl who consumed him, he feel into her kind of like a spell, and she knows it, so she takes advantage of that

    "And she still wonders why I'm so insecure
    She giggles, because I sleep with a body pillow"
    precipitateon December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment.. i think it's just about loving this girl, and the relationship didn't work out, but he will always love her.

    "and ex-lover and a best friend"

    this song has some particularly beautiful lyrics
    xheartbreakerxon January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"danger, danger, this might hurt"

    i love this line, i think it refers to how he and other guys that have been hurt know that it wont last and it will end bitterly, he also knows that he is totally involved in her, but shes not feelin it as much, foreshadowing the pain he knows is inevitable
    hippie402on February 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And I still get to talk to you every now and then
    Definition of over, doesn't have to be the end
    It's good to see you grow girl, shake my hand
    That's all I want from my ex-lover and my best friend"

    This reminding me of my ex-girlfriend and me... It's was so hard for me listening to these lyrics! :'(
    Thruoon July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And I still get to talk to you every now and then
    Definition of over, doesn't have to be the end
    It's good to see you grow girl, shake my hand
    That's all I want from my ex-lover and my best friend"

    This reminding me of my ex-girlfriend and me... It's was so hard for me listening to these lyrics! :'(
    Thruoon July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere was a girl - emphasis on the "L"
    The songs about the same girl he calls Lucy
    seamus416on August 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstanding right next to you, but way over here


    LOVE it (:
    AlreadyKnowinon October 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my Atmosphere top 5.
    pourmeanotheron January 27, 2010   Link

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