I've written letters to you on whitest paper
But they've all returned to me a pale brown
And I've tried to stand up to it
But it all seemed kind of useless
So I'm writing you this letter from the ground

And if you see a gentleman of promise
Stealing looks at you from there across the room
And if your tired heart, it dances
From exchanging second glances
Don't hesitate to steal your glances, too

And I wanted to wait 'til the sun would appear
Picking flowers and placing them over our ears
But you are what you are
And I'm not very far along

But something tells me there will come a time
Tired of that back-and-forth affair that we've been through
And thinking more than once it may be time for something new
And suddenly you'll see him standing there across the room Staring at you...


And if your tired heart it dances
From exchanging second glances
Please don't hesitate to put this letter down

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    General Commentthis is one of the best sherwood songs. "If your tired heart, it dances from exchanging second glances"... i love those lyrics. it really describes situations i've been in...situations that i could never describe until hearing this song. man, i love these guys.
    MagnumManon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow. I was pasively listening to this song and I heard the last lyrics: "Please don't hesitate to put this letter down"

    This guy really likes her, he loves her so much that if she'll be happy with that other guy he'll let her go. I love sherwood also.
    Kholdsteron October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    it makes me smile.
    i love this band.
    they make me smile.

    yeah, kholdster, i agree.
    kind of like the high school cliche of a girl having a geek best friend who is in love with her, yet she's in love with the gorgeous popular boy that doesn't even know she exists.
    only better and less cheesey.
    ellie117on November 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe Sherwood is not more commented...I love them so much. And I love how the guy in this song seems like a genuinely nice guy, (which is so very rare) not the one who thinks he's all that and treats his girl like crap.
    bitter_oblivionon March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYahh you got it right :D

    Sherwood are really underrated ...

    ... I'm just glad I know about them :D
    *Star*eyes*on July 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's on youtube. just type in the title of the song if youve never heard it. sherwood's fantastic. glad i know about them too, *star*eyes*! haha
    Oh! Emilyon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI kind of feel like this song is about a relationship that is having issues... and that the singer is telling the other person that if they would rather start anew with someone else, he'd understand. It could be about a long distance relationship, too, though....
    xmakesherflyxon November 11, 2009   Link

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