when I heard you two ended
my plan was to stick up my hand real quick
let you know I was next in line
but that ain't a nice way to say it

your hair got cut weird
my face growing old
your trip it was miserable
the weather was cold
you came home with a lot of time alone
and no where to spend it

up at the wedding though she played her part
but now its the winter and the car won't start
you know

my girl belongs in the heart of the world
'cause nobody stood where she stands
put those bags back in the car
we're taking that to long island again

up at the wedding though, she played her part
but now its the winter and the car won't start
you know

well if you want to change your plans
well then change your fucking plans
if you want to say thanks, say thanks
I know its hard, sleeping on the floor
and keeping your money from the banks
and if that thing meant nothing to you
well then what was that thing that one night?

that ain't a question, though it rises in inflection
its just a nice way to say it

up at the wedding though, she played her part
but now its the winter and the car won't start
you know


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    General CommentI love this song and I feel like it's tragically sad in a great way.

    I think that it's a man talking about a girl he was in love with. She married another man, but it was short lived and now she's back home and struggling to get by; money's tight, she's staying where she can, her car won't start. He had planned to ask her out immediately after her past relationship ended, but she's having a hard time and there are still barriers between them.

    In the stanza talking about "that one night" obvious references a night when they really made a connection, maybe talking at a party or sharing a kiss, or something more. And he knows that it did mean something to her, as proved by the next two lines, but he's frustrated because he wants her but he still can't have her.

    I think they will get together in the end.
    feaadon December 29, 2007   Link

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