You say that Gainesville's got no soul.
Well, that sounds like a good excuse for coming home.
And all these Tallahassee skylines, they keep singing out a song.
And know it's your song they've been singing all night long.
And this Galley Alley rooftop just keeps calling out your name to come and stay.

So stay.
So stay.

Stay and watch the stars come out and then the sun as they all fade away.
I'll sing every song I wrote
If it will make you want to stay.
And then I'll say.
That I missed you.
And these words.
They'll convince you

I poured through every song I wrote.
Every line that I've cried every note
That was spilt with this pen.
And every line in every song,
They all seemed to come out wrong.
Until your song.
So let's sing it all night long.
And this Tallahassee skyline hasn't changed.
While the view from every rooftop says to stay.

Stay and watch the stars come out and then the sun as they all fade away.
I'll sing every song I wrote
If it will make you want to stay.
And then I'll say.
That I missed you. And these words.
They'll convince you.

And I could call you baby doll all the time.
And you'd whisper in my ears.
You'd say "I missed you boy."
So sing it over again, and over again, and over again.
And I could call you baby doll all the time.
And you'd whisper in my ears, you'd say "I missed you boy."
So sing it over again, and over again, and over again.
And I could call you baby doll all the time,
you'd whisper in my ears,
You'd say, "I missed you boy,"
sing it over again and over again and over again

Still you'd say that I missed you
and these words they'll convince you
And I'm happy as I kiss you

And I could call you baby doll all the time.
And you'd whisper in my ears, you'd say "I missed you boy."
So sing it over again, and over again, and over again.
And I could call you baby doll all the time.
And you'd whisper in my ears, you'd say "I missed you boy."
So sing it over again, and over again, and over again, yeah



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    General CommentTo me, this song seems like he had a girlfriend that went away to Gainseville, but is coming back to visit tallahasse, and he is so happy to see her. She is just visiting , but he wants her to stay. he is basically saying that the "Galley Alley rooftop just keeps calling out your name to come and stay" she belongs to this town, that its practically singing out a song for her to stay.

    He is trying to convince her to stay, and enjoy the city sights, the sunset the stars! Anything to keep her by his side. He tried so hard to write her a song that will convince her to stay. And if she does stay, they can call eachother cute nicknames "babydoll" and they will live happily ever after..

    BUT! this actually doesnt happen. Its only what he desires, and he wrote this song in an attempt to keep her in tallahassee. :)
    xpmadmanqxon February 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song alot
    the singer has a strong accent
    im dieing to know wheres he from
    if you know then comment and say
    :D
    maryx3on February 08, 2007   Link
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    MemoryI was born in Tally... and i recently moved to California. but I can say that the best memories I have of Tally are all sitting on those Galley Alley roof tops with my girl and just watching the night move...
    skylinedrivenighton March 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe the first line goes..."And you say that Gainsvilles got no soul". I couldn't figure out how to edit the lyrics, so oh well. There are other things that could be corrected, but I don't have all night.
    -Mike
    revengeissweet87on October 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is immense, why hasnt anycommented? i love mayday parade
    runway?on October 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti tried to figuer out these lyrics and i had no hope with the first line
    i was about to post it and i thought, nah, this is wrong
    so well done
    =]

    but i love this song
    by far my favourite by mayday parade
    they are the best band ever
    it surprises me how small they are
    i have them as my myspace song
    gotta love them
    BOOM!babyon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsmall things:

    "And all these Tallahassee skylines
    they keep singing a song"

    "Stay and watch the stars come up
    and then the sun as they all fade away"

    "i'll sing every song i know "

    "I poured through every song I wrote
    Every line that I cried and every note that was spilled with this pen"

    "and this Tallahassee skyline hasn't changed
    While the view from every rooftop says to stay"

    "And with open eyes I kiss you"

    so cute
    x
    BabyDoll858on January 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first few lines of this song are obviously them taking a shot at the Gators, and to tell you the truth, I don't like it. Other than that, it's awesome song, though.
    jpeeples4444on January 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor the person who wanted to know where there from ... there all from Tallahassee except I think the drummer. I know only one of them if from GA

    Now my take on the song.

    Well to be honest I only started listening to them about ... 3 weeks ago because of the girl that does me hair. She’s going out with one of them I just can’t remember which one and I know she’s told me the name more then once so it’s driving me crazy right now lol (yeah I kinda zone out sometimes, The first time she told me about them I couldn’t remember there name, and this time she told me about a show there playing at the beta bar on the 24th) but yeah

    this is a long shot but MAYBE!!!! (extreme maybe here people) I remember her saying that when she finished school (She goes the Aveda Cosmetology school here in Tallahassee) that she was going to back home. So MAYBE it was to try and get her to stay? I honestly don’t remember where she said she lived ( I think it might be down around G-vill but I’m not sure at all) but yeah that’s what I think the song was written for ... She staying in Tallahassee for now and I think it's kind of cute cause it seems like she really wants to go home but she cares about him to much to go back ... I'm such a sapp lol
    sqt1388on February 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttheir amazing :)
    but the singers 'accent' or whatever you hear in songs,
    you don't hear that at ALL live, its sounds like a completely
    different singer..thought it was kinda werid, but their still good
    sailawayxxon May 17, 2007   Link

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