There’s this guy I know
He’s not doing so well
And I don’t think he’d mind
If you called just to tell
Him you love him.
I think that would help him.

He’s been down for days
And I don’t know what to do
He’s been holding his pillow like it’s you
His state’s so depressing
His room smells like crying

And I know,
He loves you more than breathing
More than being happy.
I know,
He loves you like it’s tearing him apart.

There’s a guy outside your window
With a cracked guitar
And a broken heart
But I don’t think you hear him, though
I don’t think you hear him…
And he’s been going where the wind blows
He’s taken shelter by your house
But you’re not coming out
My best friend says “Believe”

He walks by your house every night around 12
Sits a block away- a safe distance
He dwells on mixed feelings
He thinks about dying.

He talks to himself, but he’s talking to you
In his head you can hear him like this
Through the curtains and window
He bids you good night now.

My best friend says
Believe in everything that you’ve got going on
Just believe in Me!
Just believe in Me!
And “Need”, now there’s a word that you can’t comprehend
But know it lives with Me!
Know it lives.

My only friend is a guy outside your window…




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    General Commentwell lets see....he pretty much says it all in the chorus...you broke up with my best friend and now hes really depressed because he loves you and he plays songs on his crappy guitar in your front yard because he loves you that much..but i know you dont care but you should because he wants this to work....great song NEED MORE FREAKIN COMMENTS YOU SCRUBS
    Shukeon January 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorites. it's so sincere. oh god. i love this guy's voice. eeee.
    shejustwantstorockon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone else think that "this guy" is him?
    finallyfreeon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI definitely think 'this guy' is him... and the relationship had been going on so long that he lost his best friend, and now he has himself as his only and best friend.
    Skamandaon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's pretty obvious that 'this guy' is him..I was checking out his profile on myspace...he writes a lot of sad songs after the 'love of his life of 3 years' broke up with him for a complete stranger...

    Yeah, this song is pretty good. But, I'm trying not to listen to it because my 'ex' is obsessed with this song >.<

    But, it's still a good song.
    mikagexxangelon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHis entire album is about his journey out on his own, right through where she broke up with him and the aftermath. So obviously it's him.
    Pumpkin Muffinon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou guys are right when you say that it's about him. he said before he played it that "this is a song i wrote for myself" haha. it was cute and this song is really good but-
    "His room smells like crying" that is funny to me. what does crying smell like? but the rest of the song makes up for it haha.
    daystoforgeton January 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentronnie day is no doubt incredibly talented, but goddamn, his lyrics lack subtlety. "His room smells like crying"?? lol sorry, but i almost laughed at that. he's not even trying to rhyme it w/ anything, so why not make it something like "the scent of stale tears" or SOMETHING?

    [haha & i wrote this right before i read what daystoforget wrote... great stuff]

    his songs are really good, but the theme of "jamie broke my heart" gets really old really fast. someone this talented has GOT to have a little more depth than this...
    kissmeimeskmoon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is definitely a religious song, and the him he's talking about is God. notice all the 'he's and 'him's are capitalized.. and the phrase 'just believe in Me.' he's saying that God is talking to you, but you can't hear him/don't know he's there.
    blueyellowon May 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love this song soo much
    the line about him holding the pillow like it was her just really makes me so sad
    this song is amazing and i can really relate to it right now
    its just get a meaning ive been looking for
    and when he says his room smells of crying
    it just makes me feel so sad for him i dont think its funny tbh
    its like all he does is cry and when he comes into his room the normal sent that is his own has been replaced by the smell of crying so his smell is not his anymore its the smell of crying its like this best friend was his all and now there gone he has to change everyhting so it wont remind him of who hes lost sao he changes it so its more depressing instead of him he can only see his room as a place where he can let it all out he can cry and miss the person hes lost
    his room is not his own its a memorial of what hes lost
    i just love this song so much and it really says how i feel tbh its just
    amazing.
    He talks to himself, but he's talking to you
    mann i know how it feels you have conversations with someone in your head to try and make it better to make it seem like there still there
    but there gone and all you have to do is move on
    but you cant so you talk to them in your head like there here like your not alone like your not inasne
    but really depression has taken over you and all thats left of you is the memory of who you use to be when you werent alone :\
    tresuncoolon June 20, 2010   Link

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