Run in the front like you said
I said I'll miss the city back in the photographs
And I could use a vacation myself
My eyes are bored
Stuck in the lot for days
The manager said I can't make just one more mistake
So I'll just hang my head, say sorry
Wouldn't be the first time

And you, I'm missing you I don't want to
I'll be missing you, I'm missing you, I don't want to
I'll be missing you, I'm missing you, I don't want to
But I will
See the gray in your hair, Angel
Your beauty can't be covered by insecurity
I hope the same truth would still hold true for me
Cause I drowned in mine

Calling John on the phone
I'm panicking after three rings, I don't think that he's home
He makes my head much lighter you know
With just some words he says
"C'mon now, now it's not so bad
I'm sorry that you feel that way no you're not useless
You don't even have to think about it
Things will work out just fine"

And you I'm missing you I don't want to
I'll be missing you, I'm missing you, I don't want to
I'll be missing you, I'm missing you, I don't want to
But I will
See the gray in your hair, Angel
Your beauty can't be covered by insecurity
I hope the same truth would still hold true for me
Cause I drowned in mine

Run in the front like you said
I said I'll miss the city back in the photographs
And I could use a vacation myself
My eyes are bored

Hours to waste turns into full weeks, then months, then to me
A life long disease
The gray in your hair still means hope for me
That beauty won't be hidden that easily
That truth could still hold true for me


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    General Commenti hear. "i'm sad, i'll miss the city back in the photographs." probably just crazy.
    silentsainton April 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fabulous
    lindsaylollygagson February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI also hear "I'm sad, I'll miss the city back in the photographs".

    But this is my favorite song by Dear and The headlights
    This reminds me of an old job I had-
    Manager said I can’t make “just one more mistake”
    So I’ll just hang my head and say sorry
    Wouldn’t be the first time
    Tylercwxzyon April 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is played a half step lower than when they first played it. So their version one their MySpace and on their album, Small Steps Heavy Hooves, arn't in the same key.
    Thought it was worth noting.
    RedHeadedRayon May 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentok when i first read the lyrics i thought it was about someone getting dumped and having a hard time moving on. BUT, i think its the other way around.

    let me elaborate
    Run in the front like you said
    (i sware he says)
    i'm sad, i'll miss the city back in the photographs
    -anyways i think hes taking about his career, and he had to leave the girl he loved behind, because hes moving forward with his life.
    Even though he knows this is the right thing to do, hes still depressed by the whole situation. (cant write his songs, not focusing in shows).

    for the chorus, i think the whole part about the grey hair and insecurity is that she lacks assurance in the decision she made (possibly in the relationship and letting him go off) and shes doubting herself (stress does cause grey hair). Also shes trying to cover up, maybe because shes hurt. Maybe shes hiding her emotions, as someone with grey hair would dye their hair to hide their aging. So he left and shes trying to be strong but she knows this is the right thing for both of them.

    As for himself, he probably knows this is the best thing for them as well, but he wishes he could pretend to be as strong as her, but he cant because he's already lost himself and fallen apart. And he obviously misses her.

    the part about calling his friend just helps my point that hes away somewhere, because he could just go over his house. john reassures him that everything will be fine, things will work out in the end. the singer is doubting himself again, he keeps screwing up, thats why he feels useless.

    the last part he says hours to waste into full weeks then months, then into me, a life long disease.
    -sounds alot like touring, its a career choice and it sucks but you do it cause its what you do.
    as for her with the grey hair and still means hope, could also mean that with time passing maybe he can come back and pick up where they left off.
    Ragnarok07on June 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery nice explanation Rag. I agree completely. I love this song. It's sooo pretty and sad, I cant wait until lollapalooza!
    riley490on June 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst d&th song i ever heard. its a good one
    kenzkenzkenzon August 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbasically what rag said...

    "manager said I can't make just one more mistake"

    having this girl and career at the same time is just too much, she interferes with his career, and his career interferes with her. He had to make the decision and went with the job.
    cucci67on September 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentisn't it
    "stuck in a rut for days
    manager said i can't make just one more mistake"?

    i think so!
    dkjivvaon November 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a really beautiful song
    ohhh, so beautiful.
    Narayanon April 04, 2008   Link

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