Would you wait if I came running home to you?
Or if I moved right down the street a block or two?
Distance is never on our side
It only seems to make our dreams collide
And you have gone on to someone new

Would you wait if I wrote you a perfect song tonight?
To make your heart stand still and make your chest grow tight
But I'll never write a perfect line
And I don't know why I even waste my time and try, whoa

And for the longest time
I couldn't love her to save my life
Never a moment of peace in my mind, yeah
Cause in the longest line
The front and the back are the same sometimes
And taking a number has taken my time, whoa

And there are things that I don't have the patience for
And when I go to my room I leave an open door
Cause I can't stand to feel alone
And when you come around I'm feeling more at home, whoa

And for the longest time
I couldn't love her to save my life
Never a moment of peace in my mind, yeah
Cause in the longest line
The front and the back are the same sometimes
And taking a number has taken my time, whoa

Don't pass me by
Give me another chance tonight
To make your heavy heart so light that you can fly
Cause every time
I see the light behind your eyes
The whole thing catches me in a moment by surprise

And for the longest time
I couldn't love her to save my life
Never a moment of peace in my mind, yeah
Cause in the longest line
The front and the back are the same sometimes
And taking a number has taken my time, whoa, whoa

And for the longest time
I couldn't love her to save my life
Never a moment of peace in my mind, whoa
(Don't pass me by)
Yeah, cause in the longest line
The front and the back are the same sometimes
And taking a number has taken my time, whoa
(Don't pass me by)

And for the longest time
I couldn't love her to save my life
Never a moment of peace in my mind, whoa
(Don't pass me by)
Yeah, cause in the longest line
The front and the back are the same sometimes
And taking a number has taken my time, whoa
(Don't pass me by)


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    General Commentok...we'll call the guy Mike, and we'll call the girl Cameron. Mike likes Cameron, vise versa. But Mike thinks that their dreams are different and that if he ever ask out Cameron, they might just break up cause they're not meant to be together. so they never really went out guys...instead, to get over Cameron, Mike tried to date a diferent girl. We'll call this other girl Jane. so mike went out with jane...but he realized that he's just using jane to get over cameron-hence the line-"i couldn't love her to SAVE my life." but he realized that too late since Cameron has already found another guy. now, mike wants to get cameron back...stronger than ever.. asking for another chance...and hoping that cameron won't "pass him by."
    Mr_Gentlehandon October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHonestly fedorovfan, do you have connections with the music business or something?
    You added this in February, didn't they just put this song on their Myspace last week?

    As for the meaning, he thinks that their relationship would be really great and would work out, and he just wants her to realize that.
    "Don't pass me by, give me another chance tonight"
    He wants her back, I'm guessing...
    ellie117on March 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about how they were together... but he wasnt coppletely into it.... and now she has gone he wants her back. and he realises how much he misses her.
    OR!!
    someone who liked him for a long time, and he didnt like them much back. but now he does like them, but they have moved on!
    im not sure which of the two.. anyone else got any ideas?
    mmnts_frver_fdedon May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's something along the lines of mmnts_frver_fded's cases. This song is about a girl and a guy, and the girl really loved the guy but the guy wasn't as into the relationship as she was. Eventually the girl went 'on to someone new' and I think at that point the guy realized that he really did care about her more than he initially let on, but he just took what he had before for granted. So now the guy wants another chance with the girl to prove that he really does care.
    carefreedudeon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song = amazing. the Cd is completely radd. Every song. Every note. Amazing.
    HiMyNameIsJoe93on June 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is how I see it...
    A man feels alone in his relationship, he begins to drift in his feelings. The couple grows distant, and she wants to leave, but then he gets that spark.
    'taking a number' I think is keyed with realization, meaning that it took him a long time to get a hold on himself,
    as for the front and back of the lines being the same,
    I think it means that he couldn't tell by her actions, that she was disappointed with him. It all looked the same/ordinary to him.
    MacabrePoet92on July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with MacabrePoet92. it makes sense. you might have to wait for the love to re-kindle.
    ambamboomon July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSherwood makes my heart smile so big
    lifelonglineson February 15, 2008   Link

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