it's taking a lot out of me
to tell you how long it will be
before i can spend some sweet time with you again
(sweet time)

i'm hoping i'll be finding success
(you know you will)
you know that i'll be trying my best
(you know i will)
the thousands of miles will not make me love you less

so i'll see the world while you stay home
and i'll drive these roads paved in loneliness

the dotted lines show us where we're supposed to go
we stay inside them in fear that we'll lose control
the night falls and the lights they provoke a thought of you

so think what you want of me
i'm leaving
i'll be falling asleep at the wheel

for once in my life i can say i am right about something
i've never been this positively certain
i'm leaving

fill me up with unleaded regular
we've got 500 miles before this night is over
by this time tomorow i'll be filling up again

so think what you want of me
i'm leaving
i'll be falling asleep at the wheel

trace the moment
trace the time
find the second i lost my mind
'cause i've been thinking for the longest time about me and you

so i'll see the world while you stay home
(ive been thinking about me and you)
and i'll drive these roads paved in loneliness
(ive been thinking about me and you)

so i'll see the world while you stay home
(what are we going to do?)
and i'll drive these roads paved in loneliness
(what are we going to do?)

for once in my life i can say i am right about something
i've never been this positively certain
i'm leaving


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    General Commentamazingggg song, its a shame this band isnt really well-known. i love when its slow and then it bursts into "...the dotted line..."

    awesome! gets me every time!
    tee.eye.enn.ay.on January 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a long distnce relationship he's having, and he is trying to figure out when to see her, but can't find any time.
    He's saying he's going to love her, even though she live far away.
    I love this song
    x_underoathon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me it seems like he's travelling, she's at home & misses him & wants to know when he can spend more time with her.
    sophieshotgunon February 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a guy that is totally head over heals about one special girl and he just wants to spend every moment with her, even though they are far apart


    how cute
    lover_44on February 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis has got to be, one of my favorite songs ever. deff. on the top 10 list in my book. :)

    well erm, i think this songs about how they're so in love with each other, and the guy is becomming famous
    "i'm hoping i'll be finding success,
    you know that i'll be trying my best"
    and how he will never forget the girl and even tho theyre so far away, he will still continue loving her.


    & i absolute love it
    darianrenayon April 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song kills me right now
    my long distance boyfriend just broke up with me..

    basically this reminds me of how i will do anything to get him
    and all the miles dont even matter to me
    tugboatlove1on April 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the journey can also be meant more figuratively speaking. As the singer has to do/achieve something first and he's hoping that in the end they will find eachother again. Because in this point in life there is something else that has to be done first:

    for once in my life i can say i am right about something
    i've never been this positively certain
    i'm leaving

    So, it doesn't sound as if the singer is sure about them meeting again, but he hopes so, because he loves the person he's singing about.
    WaterAngel84on September 14, 2009   Link

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