He saw your bike chained to a tree right outside the library.
Pulled over to go inside to see if you might need a ride.
But his head started thinking.
His confidence shrinking.
He couldn't make up his mind.
Behold the king of indecision.
He chooses nothing with precision.
Ambivalent tight rope walker.
He's such a vague and shady talker.
But if he comes to you then you know his love is true.
Up and down the rows he looked.
Among the shelves of ancient books.
At last in fiction Q through R, found you cross-legged on the floor.
Eyes transfixed to a page.
You were in some other time and some other place.
He left a note on your handle bar before getting back in his car.
And drove straight into the setting sun.


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    General CommentI think this song is about a boy that likes a girl, but he doesn't have a lot of self-confidence in himself to tell the girl he likes her. He's also not a very good decision-maker, so that makes things even more difficult.

    'But if he comes to you then you know his love is true.'
    If he tells you he loves you, then he really means it.
    And in the end, he leaves her a note, probably telling her he loved her, then he drives away.
    dancedollfacexon June 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song sort of reminds me of myself. The guy (the "tight rope walker") has a crush, but he's very shy and second guesses himself. Although this can prevent him from telling the girl how he feels, it also means that if he does end up telling her, she can be certain that what he says in genuinely true and not some kind of trick.
    andres430on February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so cute. I love the whole story. It gives me butterflies =]
    Zenaaaon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI feel the same way as andres430 but I'm a girl. I like this song because I relate to how this person feels.

    "But his head started thinking.
    His confidence shrinking.
    He couldn't make up his mind."

    Whenever I see the guy I like... I just freeze and look like an idiot. sigh.
    iceh2oon September 28, 2006   Link

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