On these old streets
I can't believe you're not
walking next to me.
I can almost feel your hand
in my back pocket.

Oh baby, when your eyes close
you're so terrified,
so terrified.
So am I.

When your plane climbed
and banked southeast
I thought,
"He's never coming back."
Yeah, it sounds cheap
but when you take my heart
I'm gonna take it back.

Oh baby, when your eyes close
you're so terrified, so terrified.
So am I.
You're so terrified, so terrified.
So am I.

You could be waiting all your life.
And it's so wrong to wait.

But you're so terrified, so terrified.
So am I.
You're so terrified, so terrified.
So am I.

When my plane sighed and turned northeast,
I felt my little heart attack.
Yeah, it sounds cheap
but when you take my love
I don't want it back.

Oh baby, when your eyes close.


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    General Commentaw i love this one. the new record keeps growing on me & i love it more & more every time i listen.

    "when my plane sighed & turned northeast,
    i felt my little heart attack.
    yeah, it sounds cheap
    but when you take my love
    i don't want it back."

    favourite.
    adorabelleon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreally good.
    redandbluejeanson June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLovely.
    Lewon October 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsuch a good song. so well written, perfect with the acoustic guitar. I think this song is lyrically much more accessible than a lot of rainer maria's songs. At the same time the imagery is so vivid. I think this song can easily get lost, being in the middle of the cd, but is definatley one of the better tracks from this album.
    julian1on March 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsuch a good song. so well written, perfect with the acoustic guitar. I think this song is lyrically much more accessible than a lot of rainer maria's songs. At the same time the imagery is so vivid. I think this song can easily get lost, being in the middle of the cd, but is definatley one of the better tracks from this album.
    julian1on March 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really open ended but i hear a woman singing about a guy who she loves but doesn't trust. So she thinks their relationship might hurt them both more than it's worth. But, she still loves him anyway cause she doesn't know how to change.
    silverdoveon January 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhile having sex, there's always that one point that either you or your partner looks away, or closes their eyes. The other screams out inside their head, asking 'why can't they look at me?' or 'what are they thinking of?'.

    That's what it's about, to me.
    AnacinCrosson February 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is just about being with someone you really like/love, and you're both just so terrified and happy at the same time.
    cityondown78on January 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me it means they had to break up because they knew it was the right thing, he leaves to live far away or something but it feels awkward and wrong and scary to be apart -- but it's for the best...
    sadiesadieon August 13, 2009   Link

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