I want to help you
but I don't know how
I want to soothe you
but I can't speak out

I have many fears about rejection
I have many memories of pain
I have always been a little shy
so I'll turn and look the other way

other way
other way
I will turn and look the other way

I want to hold you
but I am afraid
I want to touch you
but I'm not that way

I have many doubts about my motives
I have many fears about my greed
I have always hurt the one that I love
so I'll turn and look the other way

other way
other way
I will turn and look the other way

[guitar solo]

I have many doubts about my motives
I have many fears about my greed
I have always hurt the one that I love
so I'll turn and look the other way

other way
other way
I will turn and look the other way

other way
other way
I will turn and look the other way

other way
other way
I will turn and look the other way

the other way
the other way
the other way
the other way


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    General CommentRiver's is celebate. He doesn't want to have sex with you, so he's just gonna turn and look the other way. Serves you right.
    Wrapidon April 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentRivers has somehow become less and less mature with his lyrics.
    CortlandShankson April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one the few songs I like on this album. The lyrics are not very deep at all but he makes it really catchy.

    Obviously it's how about he a little bit nevous with things (he's a geek), probably with a girl.
    adam07on May 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti read its about jen chiba who rivers wanted to comfort after elliott smith (he bf) died, but didnt cuz he did'nt want old feelings to arise and he's regretting not calling her and comforting her

    note: if u dont know who elliott smith is go check out his music
    littlepabloon May 23, 2005   Link
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    General Comment.....This song sounds like that one Rooney song....You know that ONE song....
    blinks not gay u ron May 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best song off of Make Believe, and believe me finding a good song off that cd is like looking for a needle in a haystack. i mean, wtf is beverly hills, that is not weezer. im convinced aliens abducted rivers and replaced him with dome pop obsessed hippie who writes the shit on make believe
    stryker311on June 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI Found this song through a friend who had the lyrics as a display name...song fits me perfectly....i like this girl...but im scared to say nething because of how ive hurt her in the past. somehow...i have a feeling that shes going to read this sometime....cause its her i found the song through...so yea...i think you know who you are....and ill say this here...incase i never get the guts to tell you....i do like you...ive never been more certain of it in my life...
    tlgraham345on July 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentQUEER^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    lol, jk thats so cute. i know what it feels like to be to shy to tell someone. its happened tons of tiems. im such a pimp, that they usually like me back too.
    stryker311on July 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentstryker311......your the queer...neone who uses the line"im such a pimp" is a douche bag...comprenden?
    tlgraham345on July 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the story of my life.
    findsomepeaceon July 25, 2005   Link

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