Give me your Black Lungs and Your Blue Eyes
And well trade them in for a new disguise
Give me your best bet
And your worst lie
And we'll fill them in with a straighter line
You could be everything I wanted
If you just gave up on holding back
I never lost so many words
From kissing just one girl
You've got potential

Wait for it
Wait for nights that compliment you
Ignore the girls that just resent you
Its easier to pretend like you dont care at all
Now Wait for it
Wait for boys that overwhelm you
Tell them that you're not that kind of girl
And that youd rather sit and talk about your goals


Give me your Black Lungs and Your Blue Eyes
And well trade them in for a new disguise
Give me your best bet
And your worst lie
And we'll fill them in with a straighter line
You could be everything I wanted
If you just gave up on holding back
Cause I never lost so many words
From kissing just one girl
You've got potential

Wait for it
Wait for nights that decimate you
Wake up and then pray for saving
Hope has never seemed so far away from you
Now Wait for it
Wait for years to pass you by
You're looking back at all the times
You wish you hadn't compromised at all

Well I tried
Well I tried
Well I tried to make you see
That you lost reality somewhere
I tried


Give me your Black Lungs and Your Blue Eyes
And well trade them in for a new disguise
Give me your best bet
And your worst lie
And we'll fill them in with a straighter line
You could be everything I wanted
If you just gave up on holding back
Cause I never lost so many words
From kissing just one girl
You've got potential




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    General Comment"Cause I never lost so many words
    From kissing just one girl
    You've got potential"
    Love those lines. Just about him telling a girl to save herself for someone is worthy of her.
    popbaby1on June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about turning a reckless girl involved in some bad habits, into a somewhat "reformed" girl, turning her life around for the better, and changing what she does with her time and how she acts with guys and all.

    that's what i feel...
    ellie117on October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsomeone's got potential. that's what it's about.
    and dave's just saying "pick meee i appreciate youuu" [:
    sampintoknowsitallon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about a girl that is the complete opposite of a slut. "You could be everything you wanted if you just gave up on holding back"----I think hes trying to say he wants a physical relationship,and that she needs a guy that would sit and talk about goals.etc
    missmayerxoon August 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is what dave said in his q&a blog (the question asked was "what is the story behind 'wait for it'?"):

    "Every pretty girl that does something out of character to compromise their beauty. I know everyone does this to some extent, but it seems like girls are always changing themselves to fit into some standard of how they should look or act. I think that is completely ridiculous, and you should want someone to love you for the person you are, because if they don't, sooner or later there is going to be a conflict between the person you are and the person you are projecting to everyone else. That's the point I wanted to get across with that song. It's so horrible to see something so beautiful get ruined just go the sake of fitting in or feeling loved…If someone REALLY loves you they will take you just the way you are."



    so theres everyones answer.
    chelllseeeaaon February 01, 2009   Link

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