I wrote this lyric for you all by myself
What makes you think I need you
Or anybody else
When you see me walking
Just staring at my feet?
'Cause I'm not all about you
I'm already complete

I hope this doesn't make you cry
But I don't wanna make you mine
I told you for the millionth time
That I don't need you in my life

But you can see through me, yeah
How you get to me
You know I'm just a fraud
I'm just afraid
I feel the same
But don't tell anyone
Don't tell anyone

I wake up thinking of you
And that wears me out
I try hard not to call you
But I can't do without
Hearing your voice tell me
That I am on your mind
It wouldn't work to rush this
I'll come around in time

I hope that you can understand
But now I don't know where I stand
I'd rather hide begind these walls
Pretending I don't care at all

But you can see through me, yeah
How you get to me
You know I'm just a fraud
I'm just afraid
I feel the same
But don't tell anyone
Don't tell anyone

Life keeps going on
The world keeps spinning round
Can't we stop going in circles?
Am I afraid of what they'll say?
What you confuse to see
You and me?

But you can see through me, yeah
How you get to me
You know I'm just a fraud
I'm just afraid
I feel the same
But don't tell anyone
Don't tell anyone

But you can see through me
(You can see through me)
How you get to me
(How you get to me)
You know I'm just a fraud
I'm just afraid
I feel the same
But don't tell anyone
Don't tell anyone


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    General CommentOMJ!!!!! THIS IS LIKE MY FAVORITE SONG!! its just so amazing.. idk something about makes me LLOOVVEE it.
    MANDYxLOVESxJBon September 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentuh...well it sounds sort of cliche. like "i really like you but don't tell anyone cuz it's humiliating"... at least that's how it sounds to me. i mean only a conceited person would sing this. a real guy in real love would not tell the girl he loves her but also imply her to not tell anyone... and god knows why.
    evangline52on February 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell idk i like the catchiness of the song. it got stuck in my head. but yeah this song still sounds a little too snotty in a way... kinda makes me wanna slap the guy for being such a jerk of admitting everything to me and then totally throwing it off to the world that they should not know about us. i mean, think about what the girl has to go through - w/ ur ups and downs and emo quo!
    evangline52on February 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that what this song actually is about is a guy who doesn't know if he likes this girl, and he's trying to put up a front of being a tough guy who doesn't need a girlfriend, but she sees through all that for who he really is. And he's asking her not to tell anyone that he isn't who he seems to be.
    praises09on March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about a guy who likes a girl, but doesn't want people to know because maybe he's not supposed to like said girl???
    BlondiluvsJBon April 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this songs about a guy who fell in love with a heartbreaker.. he trying to protect himself but he cant help the fact he loves her, he tries to deny it and get out of the possibility of a relationship but is unable to because she has stolen his heart.
    SubmittedBYanonymuSon May 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love nicks voice when he was little, and now, i think he has the best voice out of all of them
    this song is about feeling insecure?
    peacelovejonason January 31, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is about someone who might be popular or something and he finds out that someone who is not as popular likes him, and he reciprocate the feelings but doesn't want anyone to know because he's afraid of his reputation, even though the girl knows he likes her, and is asking her to not tell anyone and he's going to continue to act like he doesn't like her and ignore her.
    livelovelaugh31on October 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure everyone's gonna hate me for suggesting this, but... anyone else think this could be about a guy? Maybe that's why it went unreleased?

    This is 100% not an insult. I'm bi, so I wouldn't care.

    The first time I heard this song, I had no idea it was by the Jonas Brothers, and that's just what I figured it was about. Then looked it up, and was like well geez, I guess not. XD But, who knows, it's possible, right? The lyrics just remind me of a lot of songs I've heard before about having to hide your sexuality.

    *prepares for maelstrom*
    sandcrab91on March 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commentsandcrab91, it wasn't unreleased. This song was on the It's About Time duel disk which my friend gotten off of ebay before the actual cd came out.

    I think this is basically about one person pretending they don't like someone when really they do. I think it could be because he doesn't want other people to know, or maybe he may be afraid to just get to that step of a relationship because maybe they recently met each other. "It wouldn't work to rush this, I'll come around in time" "I'm just afraid I feel the same but don't tell anyone"
    gwendolynxoon April 19, 2012   Link

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