"Ordinary" as written by and Dak Goodman Jeremy Martin....
City lights shine down upon the place that I call home
Surrounded by a million but I feel like I'm alone
And I might be a nobody to you
But if I'm playing, would you listen?

If you would get to know me
Maybe you would love me
I'm so ordinary

Dragging 'round an old guitar that I can't even play
I fade into your background like a piece of yesterday
I might be a nobody to you
But somewhere they're gonna listen

If you would get to know me
Maybe you would love me
I'm so ordinary
And if you would let me know you
Maybe I would show you
Wouldn't we be something?

Sad the way we always seem to pass by one another
Hiding, so afraid of the things we might discover
Caught up in a moment that only you can live in
You never know who's giving the air that you might breathe in

If you would get to know me
Maybe you would love me
I'm so ordinary
And if you would let me know you
Maybe I would show you
Wouldn't we be something?

City lights shine down upon the place that I call home
Surrounded by a million but I feel like I'm alone
And I might be a nobody to you
But somewhere, they're gonna listen


Lyrics submitted by dont_say_a_word17

"Ordinary" as written by Marti Dodson Pat Buzzard

Lyrics © SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC.

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  • +1
    General Commenti think this is pretty much about this girl who likes this guy, but he doesn't even notice her...

    :)
    babyfabyon March 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE IT
    hottxbeautyon March 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE IT
    hottxbeautyon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLOVE IT
    hottxbeautyon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this girl has something with this guy... but they dont talk about what they feel for each other.. so she tells him to give her a "chance" to show him how awesome it would be if they... get together...
    SassyMexy17on August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is more about people in general. Think of the narrator as a street performer in a huge city, talking to the people who pass her by every day and won't remember her face in five seconds.
    Or she sees a certain guy walking past her every day and he never knows she's there...oh the angst! really good song.
    cycle.of.asheson October 24, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationIt sounds like it's about being noticed by either a guy or your fans ("Somewhere they're going to listen", "If I'm playing, would you listen?"), and about the music industry ("Dragging around an old guitar that I can't even play").
    seeingon May 30, 2015   Link

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