Perfect girl - visit me in my dreams
Run away with me tonight
This lasts forever although it seems
That you're not real to me
I don't care

Crystal clear - I see your face
And I know you see me too
You look at me
My heart is race
Not even real yet
I fall for you

Do you seem so real to me
Just my dream - my fantasy
Mean nothing it all
A vision in my mind
I don't care
I don't know
I don't care

The lights are off when we're alone
(Yes, we were talking on the phone)
I'm still asleep kicking in my sheets, yeah
The lights are off when we're alone
(Yes, we were talking on the phone)
I'm still asleep kicking in my sheets
For you

Waited for you
You never came
Lying awake alone in bed
Yet you have changed
I'm still the same
Your promises were in my head

Do you seem so real to me
I couldn't see
Nothing it all
A vision in my mind
I don't care
I don't know
I don't care

The lights are off when we're alone
(Yes, we were talking on the phone)
I'm still asleep kicking in my sheets, yeah
The lights are off when we're alone
(Yes, we were talking on the phone)
I'm still asleep kicking in my sheets
For you
And only you

The lights are off when we're alone
(Wish we were talking on the phone)
The lights are off when we're alone
(Wish we were talking on the phone)
The lights are off
The lights are off
The lights are off when we're alone
(Wish we were talking on the phone)
Please turn the lights on
The lights are off when we're alone
(Wish were talking on the phone)
I'm still asleep kicking in my sheets, yeah
The lights are off when we're alone
(Yes, we were talking on the phone)
The lights are off
The lights are off
The lights are off when we're alone
(Wish we were talking on the phone)
Please turn the lights on


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  • +1
    General Commenthe has a dream about a girl & falls in love with her. (Just my dream - my fantasy)
    How ever he dreams of this same girl every single night.
    & one night he can't get to sleep because he is thinking of her, but is sad because she never shows up(Waited for you, You never came, Lying awake alone in bed)
    & in one of his dreams he sees her, but she is different then before(Yet you have changed)
    His Dreams are so vivid that he believe's such a girl exists & if so she is dreaming of him(Crystal clear - I see your face, And I know you see me too)

    That's my Thinking...
    calebofroyon December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song by The All-American Rejects! This guy is so desperately in love with a girl that he goes crazy, something I think everyone goes through in their life, at least once (or twice or thrice...) in their life. However, it seems like when they get together, he doesn't want to be with the girl, as he says: "The lights are off when we're alone/Wish we were talking on the phone." Hmm, oh well! It still has a wonderful punk-pop beat to it! :)
    lalunacrecienteon March 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionOk, I've listened to this song a lot and there is never a "Yes, we were talking on the phone." For all of those particular lines, it's only "Wish we were talking on the phone."

    Also it's never "I'm still asleep" it's always "I am still asleep" ---yeah I know the meaning's the same, but I'm just saying what the actual words are.

    And in the last stanza, they don't have the line "I am still asleep kicking in my sheets, yeah" at all.

    K, done. ^_^

    joculargirlon April 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationK, even though I don't actually know what the writer had in mind when he wrote this, I'd say I like to think of it the same way as calebofroy does. :)

    Perfect girl - visit me in my dreams [A girl he loves dreaming about.]
    Run away with me tonight [At night when he's asleep is when he can be with her.]
    This lasts forever although it seems
    That you're not real to me
    I don't care [He loves the feeling even though she apparently doesn't exist in waking reality, but he wants her anyway.]

    Crystal clear - I see your face [As he's dreaming about her, he sees her so vividly.]
    And I know you see me too [Feels like when she's looking at him that there is a real girl looking back at him and not some figment of his imagination.]
    You look at me
    My heart is race ["is race" sounds a weird way to put it, but I can't say what other words fit here. Anyway, obviously means he's got a fast heartbeat for her.]
    Not even real yet
    I fall for you [Again, he thinks she's gotta be nonexistent, but he's head over heels for her.]
    ~~~
    The lights are off when we're alone [When the lights are off, it's night when he's asleep and dreaming, and he can he be with her.]
    (Wish we were talking on the phone) [Wishes in real life he could talk to her on the phone and hear her voice and know she's real.]
    I am still asleep kicking in my sheets
    For you [Gets him so agitated that she's not real, but he wants her so bad.]
    ~~~

    K, I'm not going to analyze the whole song since it seems mostly self-explanatory. Anyway, I'd interpret the line "Please turn the lights on" as either he wants to go back to reality so he'll stop dreaming about a girl that's not real, or again, that he wishes in reality she existed.
    joculargirlon April 14, 2010   Link

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