Here I am, where I’ve been
I’ve walked a hundred miles in tobacco skin,
And my clothes are worn & gritty.
And I know ugliness,
Now show me something pretty.
I was a dumb punk kid with nothing to lose
And too much weight for walking shoes.
I could have died from being boring.
As for loneliness,
She greets me every morning.

At the most I’m a glare,
I’m the hopeless son who’s hardly there.
I’m the open sign that’s always busted.
I’m the friend you need, but can’t be trusted.

At the most I’m a glare,
I’m the hopeless son who’s hardly there.
I’m the open sign that’s always busted.
I’m the friend you need, but can’t be trusted.

Here I am, where I’ve been
I’ve walked a hundred miles in tobacco skin,
And my clothes are worn & gritty.
And I know ugliness,
Now show me something pretty.

At the most I’m a glare,
I’m the hopeless son who’s hardly there.
I’m the open sign that’s always busted.
I’m the friend you need, but can’t be trusted.

At the most I’m a glare,
I’m the hopeless son who’s hardly there.
I’m the open sign that’s always busted.
I’m the friend you need, but can’t be trusted.



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  • +1
    General Commentit's a beautiful song, and the line "as for lonliness, she greets me every morning".. it's kinda got a country twang, but park is def. one of the token songwriters of our generation
    emotianon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGod I love this song, I first heard it on The OC, bought his CD, its terrific, went and saw him in concert, Patrick Park is a genius. I think its about someone that is rough around the edges, he "got nothing to lose" and he has a lot on him "too muchg wait for walking shoes" he is depressed, angry, bitter. And nothing is happening in his life for him "could have died from being boring." People don't pay he too much attention "at the most I'm a glare." His family is either very distant from him or very overbearing on him "hopeless son thats hardly there." He really wants to open up and let someone in, he wants help but he can;t bring himself to show that he needs it. "I’m the open sign that’s always busted." Then even if he lets you in he will test you and hurt you because he is "the friend you need but can't be trusted."

    I just had a lot to say about this song because its pretty much a biography of my life it desrcibe everything I had gone through and everything I am still going through and the fact that he could convey all that in a song is brilliant to me.
    Jakemeiseron February 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti heard this song on the OC mix 2, it has a really cool sound to it. i'll have to try out some more of his songs.
    bermudababe273on November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheard it on OC aswell. The song is special, like it actually :)
    strokenon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdidn't actually hear it on the oc but i heard it on the oc mix 2 cd from my girlfriend... right now we're broken up... maybe get back together eventually, but i'm just hoping she'll show me something pretty.

    this song is definitely about having a rough life but having/finding someone there for you that you love but maybe dont feel you deserve either. sounds at some points in the song it could be about his mom
    paytbiddon January 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat, amazing song. Fun to play. Pretty good chorus!!
    A l i t t l e bit country, but more or less an amazing acoustic song!! Much worth listening to!! ****
    acousticAon January 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor me it sounds like some guy is having a rough time and needs someone to make him feel happy again.
    phuqwyton February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlike a lot of people i first heard this on oc mix 2 and i love the sound. it has a beachy feel to it and his voice is soothing. i don't think it's country, it actually reminds me of hawaii but now that i heard what ya'll are saying about country, i can hear that too. all in all this song is great.
    jenazababon February 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts not as much country as it is folk. Since country stems from folk thats why people say it sounds country. IMO its pretty much folk rock.
    Jakemeiseron February 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Jakemeiser's first comment. I also think its about someone who has had a very hard life, and he finds someone pretty, and he though he didnt deserve her, and some way or another they broke up, and now he want her back, but still doesnt think he should get the chance. Amazing song though
    music*ismyboyfriendon March 17, 2005   Link

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