Here if you want me, listening so close from far away
I memorized what you told me, like a foreigner on holiday
I know to smile at confusion, not forget the soul that smiles on me
Dancing on the highway, the broken line that led from you to me
Well, I’ll be at my station all night, so come on by if you feel like

Still here if you want me, look at what I can do with empty time
A lost love that likes to haunt me - it’s waiting around to meet me when I die
Death surrounds, protects the living - this is what you said and I agreed
Not to be unforgiving just because your soul’s done time and free
Because I’m here if you want me, my love, dancing on the highway

But your sun still burns my eye
Oh, why?
Oh, why?


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Dancing on the Highway song meanings
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    General Commentyeah there's also the other version (Still Here), the lyrics are on here for that one too. both songs are really beautiful.
    myxangelxelliotton September 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI never realized that the melody to this song is at the end of "In The Lost And Found".
    thoraxcorp3on December 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit means that his feelings lingered more than he expected
    zaklaughedon June 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand maybe it's too late, and maybe it's not
    zaklaughedon June 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song really kills me, it's simply to easy to identify with. It would seem to be about there being an incredible distance between him and his lost love, and him just waiting and hoping that he'll get some sign of her. The line, "Still here if you want me, look at what I can do with empty time." especially kills me, I've endured quite a lot of empty time.
    Scribbler17on July 07, 2010   Link
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    General Comment" I agreed Not to be unforgiving"
    I always thought he has now become a better person, will his lost love (who may be dead) now accept him ?


    "look at what I can do with empty time"
    maybe he is referring to commercial success, he wanted to prove he was good enough for someone ? now will they accept him that he thinks he has done enough to gain her acceptance ?
    ytyytytyt32on February 07, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe nobody has commented yet! This has to be one of my favourite songs, if not one of them.
    It's so romantic. It brought me to tears the first couple of times I heard it.
    tambamon August 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe was such a beautiful poet. this song paints a picture in my mind, and thats what was so great about him. his songs really mean alot to me and all of his fans
    cdomeieron August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics to one studio demo version that has leaked. Supposedly there is at least one more studio version of this song in existence;
    Here if you want me, listening so close from far away.
    I memorized what you told me, like a foreigner on holiday.
    I know to smile at confusion, not forget the soul that smiles on me.
    Dancing on the highway, the broken line that led from you to me.
    Well, I’ll be at my station all night, so come on by if you feel like.

    Still here if you want me. Look at what I can do with empty time.
    A lost love that likes to haunt me—it’s waiting around to meet me when I die.
    Death surrounds, protects the living—this is what you said and I agreed.
    Not to be unforgiving just because your soul’s done time and free.
    Cause I’m here if you want me, my love, dancing on the highway.

    But your sun still burns my eye.
    Oh, why?
    Oh, why?

    Absolutely beautiful.
    streetspirit20_72on August 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an awesome song does anyone know what it means?
    mooniniteson January 07, 2008   Link

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