"Hey There Delilah" as written by and Tom Higgenson....
Hey there, Delilah
What's it like in New York city?
I'm a thousand miles away
But, girl, tonight you look so pretty
Yes, you do
Times Square can't shine as bright as you
I swear, it's true

Hey there, Delilah
Don't you worry about the distance
I'm right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice, it's my disguise
I'm by your side

Oh, it's what you do to me
Oh, it's what you do to me
Oh, it's what you do to me
Oh, it's what you do to me
What you do to me

Hey there, Delilah
I know times are gettin' hard
But just believe me, girl
Someday I'll pay the bills with this guitar
We'll have it good
We'll have the life we knew we would
My word is good

Hey there, Delilah
I've got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath away
I'd write it all
Even more in love with me you'd fall
We'd have it all

Oh, it's what you do to me
Oh, it's what you do to me
Oh, it's what you do to me
Oh, it's what you do to me

A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they've got planes and trains and cars
I'd walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us
And we'd just laugh along because we'd know
That none of them have felt this way
Delilah, I can promise you
That by the time that we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you're to blame

Hey there, Delilah
You be good, and don't you miss me
Two more years and you'll be done with school
And I'll be makin' history like I do
You know it's all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there, Delilah, here's to you
This one's for you

Oh, it's what you do to me
Oh, it's what you do to me
Oh, it's what you do to me
Oh, it's what you do to me
What you do to me, oh oh, woah, woah
Oh woah, oh
Oh


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"Hey There Delilah" as written by Tom Higgenson

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  • +4
    General CommentTo me, this song is personal to me. My best friend whos also the girl I wanna be with for the rest of my life is going to New York for college and I have to stay at home. It also means alot because everytime without fail, this song played each and everytime we spent time together. She means so much to me, so I made a slight change in the lyrics just for her. This song describes us perfectly and I am in love with her but we'll be thousands of miles apart... :'/
    JJLS1997on June 07, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is about dating a girl long distance that you're most definately in love with. Thus:
    "Oh it's what you do to me" and "I'm a thousand miles away but girl, tonight you look so pretty, yes you do
    Time Square can't shine as bright as you, I swear it's true"

    Though he can't see her he knows she's beautiful at all times to him.

    Whenever she misses him she has this song they share to refer back to but she also can only hear his voice over the phone and has to close her eyes and imagine him next to her hence,

    "Hey there Delilah, don't you worry about the distance,
    I'm right there if you get lonely, give this song another listen
    Close your eyes, listen to my voice, it's my disguise, I'm by your side"

    He'd also do anything for her to love him more than ever:

    "Hey there Delilah, I've got so much left to say, if every simple song I wrote to you would take your breath away, I'd write it all
    Even more in love with me you'd fall, we'd have it all"

    When they're together they're inseperable and everyone thinks it's so cheesy that they are so in love with eachother but they know that people can't understand what they're feeilng because they haven't found that someone yet, yet again hence:

    "A thousand miles seems pretty far but they've got planes and trains and cars, I'd walk to you if I had no other way
    Our friends would all make fun of us, and we'll just laugh along because we know that none of them have felt this way"
    ^also proves it's a long distance relatiosnhip.

    He's trying to tell her to stay strong, they only have a little bit of time left until they can be together every moment and that they can finally stop msising eachother because they'll practicly be attached at the hip. Here:

    "Hey there Delilah, you be good and don't you miss me. Two more years and you'll be done with school and I'll be making history like I do
    You'll know it's all because of you, we can do whatever we want to
    Hey there Delilah, here's to you, this one's for you"
    EmuBoion October 11, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI used to listen to this song all the time when I was in high school. It was one of my favorites.
    Now I'm in college and I have three years left at a fashion school in NYC. My boyfriend lives 400 miles away (nowheres near a thousand, I understand), and it's kind of hard. This is the first time I've listened to this song since years ago and it nearly made me cry.
    "I'd walk to you if I had no other way" is something we both say to each other, coincidentally. So beautiful.
    jessicadarliingxon May 28, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Memorymy sister's horse delilah passed away today. she had to be put down. this song means so much.


    You'll know it's all because of you
    We can do whatever we want to
    Hey there Delilah
    Here's to you
    This one's for you
    firstsongforyourmixtapeon July 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentl.o.v.e. this song. it's so beautiful
    heyemma111on December 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti feel this way about a girl in new york. :/
    hoydenon December 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen I was out in the country. I listened to this song 91 times while looking at the stars. It makes you happy, yet sad in someways.
    dangitscrystalon December 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so cute. It made me wish that I had a love like that with someone. I wonder if I'll ever be that in love. I hope so, otherwise my life would be meaningless.
    Yanaon December 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can count on one hand the number of songs that rendered me speechless upon first hearing. This is one of them. ♥

    Here's to you, this one's for you.
    rhapsodyinyellowon May 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOkay. I must be the only one who thinks this on her but..this sounds like an ONLINE RELATIONSHIP. Yes. Yes it does. My god. Just imagine it. They probably talk on the phone and all..but my god! It fits in perfectly.
    BlackandWhiteDreamson July 24, 2006   Link

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