I am on your side
You light me up inside
You fill my eyes with stars
It doesn't get me very far

Just look around
You don't need no fairy tale
To get you by
Just look around
You don't need no Santa Claus
You don't need to make things up

But if there's something more than this
I'll get you stuck inside a kiss
And if there's something more than this
Then I will be the catalyst
I wish I could say something beautiful to
Make you fall in love again
But love has slowly faded away like
Spotlights shining into space

I am on your side
You light me up inside
You fill my eyes with stars
It doesn't get us very far

Just look around
You don't need no fairy tale
To get you by
Just look around
You don't need no Santa Claus
You don't need to make things up

But if there's something more than this
I'll get you stuck inside a kiss
And if there's something more than this
Then I will be the catalyst
I wish I could say something beautiful to
Make you fall in love again
But love has slowly faded away like
Spotlights shining in
Spotlights shining into space

Just look around
You don't need no government
To get you by
Just look around
You don't need no Santa Claus
You don't need to make things up

But if there's something more than this
I'll get you stuck inside a kiss
And if there's something more than this
Then I will be the catalyst
I wish I could say something beautiful to
Make you fall in love again
But love has slowly faded away like
Spotlights shining in
Spotlights shining into space


Lyrics submitted by gilbag

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    General Commentthis song...is just..so damned beautiful....i can't even fathom where to begin to describe what this song is about but the whole

    "You don't need to fabricate stuff to make stuff work" point of the songs really gets me heh
    S0nlxaftrsh0ckon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite Abandoned Pools song. I think it's about.. trying to convince someone to fall for you, even though it seems like all odds are against that and they don't seem to fall as easily as you do? Either way it includes a one-sided love.
    shikonaorion August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEr, one thing to note, though.

    I always heard the line "Sparklers shining in to space" as "Spotlights shining in to space". That seems to make more sense to me.
    shikonaorion September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds like the main character of this song has gotten close to someone who they want to start a relationship with, but this person may have just gotten out of one and lost touch with reality. So he/she nutures his/herself by fantasizing.
    TempsPartielon June 29, 2007   Link

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