"Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn" as written by and Forrest Kline....
The wilted flowers that I gave
Were not as nice as your bouquet
All the lyrics that I wrote
Not as smart as the words you spoke
The starlight above my hometown
Ain't as bright as the star I've found
Every drawing that I do
Is never ever as cute as you

I'm as serious as a heart attack
I'm looking in my almanac
I've gotta find out all the things,
Find out where she got her wings
Shimmy shimmy quarter turn
I feel like I will never learn
How can I check lost and found
When I'm too busy getting down

Gotta get it back to
A back up plan to find you
Start acceleration
Take it back to square one [Repeat x2]

I swear that I'm not kidding
We're just trying to fit in
With all the other answers
To questions never confirmed
States that keep us far apart
Track the beating of my heart
Mark the places in my book
With photographs we never took
I swear that I'm not kidding
The night time is so pretty
With all the stars above your eyes
I'm sneaking out and making ties
States that keep us far apart
Track the beating with a chart
Mark the rhythms that I shook
Every time I caught you look

Gotta get it back to
A back up plan to find you
Start acceleration
Take it back to square one [Repeat x4]


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"Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn [*]" as written by Forrest Kline

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    General CommentI think at the start of this song it's a boy trying his best to please his girlfriend but everytime she did something 2x better for him and the boy gets coriours to how the girl was so perfect after losing her and he wants to bring it bak to square one in otherwords go bak out with her start again
    Trexo2on May 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwoahh. suprised there aren't more comments!
    this is the only hellogoodbye song i don't entirely dislike, though it's still a little too over-produced for my taste.
    anyway, this song's obviously about a guy who's completely overwhelmed by how amazing he believes this girl to be.
    oh, and a correction - instead of "so she keeps us far apart", it ought to be "states that keep us far apart", meaning that she's moved away.
    he knows he ought to get over her, but he can't ["feel like i will never learn"].
    i also think that the "back-up plan/start acceleration/take it back", is actually just that he's looking for her, because she won't come back. start acceleration is literally the acceleration of his car as he looks for her, and square one is home.
    TheRealTashMaybeon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Trexo2 I think the boy's gf is completely perfect to him and he is trying to find out how she became so perfect (find out where she got her wings) but in the process looses her and wants her back.
    RockerGirl176on March 21, 2008   Link

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