from where i'm standing
you're the quiet side of the road
you're looking so lonely
and i can't stop looking at you
your head is hanging
trying to beat those goodbye blues
i bet you'll be fine
i bet you'll be fine

i guess it's not the way
you always planned it
looks like you're heading for a
crash landing
that's just the way it looks
from where i'm standing
from where i'm standing

from where i'm standing
i think i caught your eye
are you looking at me
cause i swear i saw you smile
and i'm coming over
gonna take things off your mind
and i bet you'll be fine
and i bet you'll be fine

i guess it's not the way
you always planned it
looks like you're heading for a
crash landing
that's just the way it looks
from where i'm standing

from where i'm standing
let it fall
let it come down
let it crash around you
around you

i guess it's not the way
you always planned it
looks like you're heading for a
crash landing
that's just the way it looks
from where i'm standing
that's just the way it looks
from where i'm standing
from where i'm standing
i might make you mine
i might make you mine
from where i'm standing


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    General CommentOk - first to comment. To me, this song is about that boy. That boy that you don't want to 'fix', but you want to show him he's worthy of being loved.
    potterheadon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy feelings put into words put into this song.
    exquisite
    isisaylaon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think potterhead's right... i think she's singing about a boy who's just ended a relationship and is feeling pessimistic about love - "your head is hanging, trying to beat those goodbye blues"
    "I bet you'll be fine" is her reassuring him that he'll get over the sadness he's feeling from his breakup.

    "You're looking so lonely and i can't stop looking at you" - this is the classic situation whereby a girl is attracted to a lonely/heartbroken guy and just wants to 'fix' him and make him feel better... maybe it's got something to do with the whole 'nurturing maternal instinct' or whatever... but i definitely think that's what this song is about.

    I'm not sure what 'i guess it's not the way you always planned it' means, maybe it's her saying that she knows things don't always work out.
    'looks like you're heading for a crash landing' - she knows this guy's broken hearted and maybe feeling a little self destructive... but 'i bet you'll be fine' is her hint that she'll take care of him/wants to be with him??? I'm not sure - that's just what it means to me.
    kayrayson March 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is maybe the most beautiful song. its exactly what i want to say to my friend who has gotten himself into a bad relationship with the same girl for the billionth time. 'looks like your heading for a crash landing, thats just the way it looks from where im standing" are basically my words...
    the seaweedon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it might be about a boy who lost someone, not just agirlfriend, but maybe a death of a friend, or even a parent. hmm, i dunno, lovely song though
    music*ismyboyfriendon June 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a boy she sees who is in a really dark place in life and she sees him and is immediately attracted to him and wants to become close with him.
    teslanicholeon June 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about herself. She is looking at herself. She has been hurt and knows that she is crashing down. She knows that she will be fine because she has to make it that way.
    graciemycaton September 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti heard this song...watchin the movie reed fish and had to go back a gazzilion times....just wanted to hear it over and over...it's beautiful!**made that rising feeling in my chest...just simply amazing...>>sigh
    Raquelleon May 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. Her voice is just incredible.
    carlysunshineon August 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI totally keep rewinding my DVD when I first watched Reed Fish, just to keep hearing this song.
    PurplePantheron December 30, 2009   Link

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