"I Was Just Thinking" as written by and Teitur Lassen....
I was just thinkin'
That I have been missin' you for way too long
And there is somethin' inside this weary head
That wants us to love just instead

But I was just thinkin'
Merely thinkin'
I've got loads of pictures yeah
I've got the one of you in that dancin' dress
But man I feel silly in that dim light
Just after doin' you by the side of my coat I put out the lights

I am sinkin'
Merely sinkin'
Yeah I think about long distance rates instead of kissin' you babe
I'm a singer without a song
And if I wait for you longer my affection is stronger
But I
I was just thinkin'
Merely thinkin'
But this boat is sinkin'

Yeah I'm tired of postcards
Especially the ones with cute dogs and cupids
Yeah I'm tired of callin' you and missin' you
And dreamin' that I've slept with you
Don't get me wrong I still desperately love you inside this weary head
I just want us to love just instead

But I was just thinkin' and thinkin'
Merely thinkin'
Yeah I think about long distance rates instead of kissin' you babe
And time is runnin' me still
And if I wait for you longer my affection is stronger

But I
I was just thinkin'
I said that I
I was just thinkin'
That I'm tired of callin' you once a week
And thinkin' of long distance rates instead of kissin' you
So baby I'm sinkin'
Merely sinkin'


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"I Was Just Thinking" as written by Teitur Lassen

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    General CommentI have a feeling that if I ever find myself in long distance relationship, this will be the song that rips my heart out everytime. Even more than it doed already.
    freegiftinsideon March 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song. it's pretty self explainable.
    acoustic1on April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTeitur constantly amazes me because of his ability to articulate exactly what situations are like.

    This song is exactly what the ending of a long distance relationship feels like - it's sad, sweet, and it lingers.
    JDSalingeron January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJD said it perfectly... it's sad, sweet, and it definitely lingers. I can relate very personally to this song.
    SageSoulon August 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThough I feel like this is pretty obvious, I feel there is a little something more. The writer obviously feels like the relationship is going nowhere but is reluctant to let it go because he is still infatuated with this person who unfortunately is miles away. They have been missing out on a large part of a relationship, the physical part, but somehow the distance makes that feeling of love that much stronger. I feel like the singer is trying to communicate that the distance is getting harder and harder to put up with, but hes not ready to give up on it yet because hes so in love.

    Just my 2 cents.
    psscullyon February 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment'Thinking of long distance rates instead of kissing you babe...'

    Oh, I can't get enough of this song. It's as close to perfect as a song can be, in my opinion.
    Easy-Lucky-Freeon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautifully done. I agree with all the other comments, but I also think it's kind of like when you're having a late night call with the one you love and you're trying to tell them something like "this is really hard, but i still love you, but maybe we should break up, BUT I really don't want to, but maybe I could just come home because I miss you so much, but we both know I cant, and I just really want to touch you and love you" and you're trying to get all of this out, but it's so hard to say in person, much less over the phone, so you let your thoughts get side tracked and after you say something like, "maybe it'd be easier if we took a break" and the other person is like "is that really what you want" and you're like "NO! Of course not I was just thinking...you know..."

    basically that's what I think which is exactly what everyone else said just expanded. This song is so hauntingly beautiful though and perfectly describes a long distance relationship and rips my heart out each time.
    legigson October 22, 2013   Link

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