She's the kind of girl you know,
Who likes to keep account of what she owes,
And I would try to let her out,
But I can hear her when she's not around.

And she's saying things about my hair, She's saying things about my hair.
She's wondering why the guys don't know
Why she's afraid of what she owes.
She is only learing of
A different kind of love.

He's the only man you love,
He's the only man you're thinking of.
You'd never try to make a deal,
The kind of love that you don't have to feel.
But she's leaving him, now she's grown,
She's leaving him, now she's grown.
And I'm saying all the right things,
I'm saying all the right things.

She's feeling like she'll owe her man
A wilfull taste of all she is.
She thinks she's only learning of
A different kind of love.

So maybe she can be the man,
Get the money any way she can.
I'll wait in the house alone,
Give her what she needs when she gets home.

But I'm just as blind as the rest,
I'm just as blind as the rest.
Cause she's saying things about my hair,
She's saying things about my hair.
She's feeling like she'll owe the world,
To anyone who'll take her in.
She thinks she's only learning of
A different kind of love.
She's wondering why the guys don't know
Why she's afraid of what she owes
She is only learning of
A different kind of love.


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    General CommentTo me, this song is about a guy who's head over heels for this girl, but she's afraid of commitment.

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    "She's the kind of girl you know,
    Who likes to keep account of what she owes,
    And I would try to let her out,"

    Basically, he's saying he knows she doesn't want to owe anything to him, so he wants to get out of the relationship. However...

    "But I can hear her when she's not around.

    And she's saying things about my hair, She's saying things about my hair."

    ...He's always thinking about her, and thinking about comments she's made about him (and assumably how he can change to be better).

    "She's wondering why the guys don't know
    Why she's afraid of what she owes."

    It's saying she doesn't understand why guys expect her to commit.

    "She is only learning of
    A different kind of love."

    She's learning about a love that doesn't leave when it gets bored. The part about her learning about a different kind of love (different being the key word) implies that she's used to a "love" that's temporary.

    "He's the only man you love,
    He's the only man you're thinking of.
    You'd never try to make a deal,"

    I'm less sure about this one. I believe it's saying something along the lines of how she really loves this guy, but she's not willing to let him commit, because then she'd have to.

    "The kind of love that you don't have to feel."

    Referring to a love that isn't based on fleeting emotions.

    "But she's leaving him, now she's grown,
    She's leaving him, now she's grown."

    She's convinced herself that she's too old to believe in fairy tale-esque ideas like true love, so she's leaving.

    "And I'm saying all the right things,
    I'm saying all the right things."

    He doesn't understand what he's doing wrong, that she'd want to leave him.

    "She's feeling like she'll owe her man
    A wilfull taste of all she is."

    She understands that she'll have to completely open to the guy, and (presumably) doesn't want to.

    "She thinks she's only learning of
    A different kind of love."

    The key difference here is the "thinks." I believe it's saying that she doesn't understand that she's felt this non-fleeting love for all the guys before (which would be why it hurt when they didn't, and left), and so while she thinks she doesn't understand this "different" kind of love, she actually understands it all too well (which is why she knows she'd have to open up completely).

    "So maybe she can be the man,
    Get the money any way she can.
    I'll wait in the house alone,
    Give her what she needs when she gets home."

    I believe this one is a metaphor. The metaphor is of her going to support herself financially while he waits at home to give her whatever she'd need, which represents her trying to support herself emotionally, while he's waiting to be there for her.

    "But I'm just as blind as the rest,
    I'm just as blind as the rest.
    Cause she's saying things about my hair,
    She's saying things about my hair."

    Despite knowing all this, he still knows that he knows nothing, because he's too crazy about her to think straight. I.e., even though he knows it's her, not him, he's still trying to make himself good enough for her.

    "She's feeling like she'll owe the world,
    To anyone who'll take her in.
    She thinks she's only learning of
    A different kind of love."

    It's like earlier; she knows if she commits to someone, and lets them commit to her, she'll have to give herself completely to them; she's not thinking about the fact that they'll be giving themselves completely to her too. (as evidenced by the second two lines).

    "She's wondering why the guys don't know
    Why she's afraid of what she owes
    She is only learning of
    A different kind of love."

    The first chorus again, this time with the meaning of the rest of the song behind it. Now it's saying that she doesn't understand why guy's don't understand why she won't commit, because she hasn't learned that some guys actually can be true.

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    Well, that's my thoughts at least.
    datedinatoron July 02, 2007   Link

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