Well, I couldn't stand to be in that place
I was just about to leave
When I saw your face
You were laughing at me
With your beautiful mouth
You said, "You're looking miserable
Do you wanna get out?"

When you're only eighteen
And you have nothing to lose
And you're living a dream
With the sand in your shoes
You said falling in love is easy
It's easy to do

We fell in love
With the windows rolled down
Chasing the sunset
Through another empty town
Your hair was a mess
When you would dance on the coast
Your silhouette
Like some heavenly ghost

When you're only eighteen
And you have nothing to lose
And you're living a dream
With the sand in your shoes
You said falling in love is easy
It's easy to do

Summer skies
And warm colored sunsets
And a sunrise
Sneaking through my blinds
My demise
Well, I just can't help
But feel so lost

Falling in love is easy to do
With the wind in your hair
And the sand in your shoes
And though it may hurt
To have your heart broken in two
That didn't stop me from falling for you

When you're only eighteen
And you have nothing to lose
And you're living a dream
With the sand in your shoes
You said falling in love is easy
It's easy to do

Yeah, when you're dancing on the beach
Where the water meets your feet
And a cool ocean breeze
You're fighting the heat
Falling in love is easy
It's easy to do
It's easy to do
Oh, I'm falling for you


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    General Commentthis song is so amazing.
    i was just about to put the lyrics in haha.

    i honestly just think this is like the story of two people falling love, or one person falling in love with someone. it sort of sounds like a summer romance story. it's just so beautiful.
    suchaxsuckeron October 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentseeing this song performed live is probably one of the cutest things i've ever seen.

    i think the song its self pretty self explantory though.
    danyellxon October 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI fell in love all over again when I heard this song live. It reminded me of being 18 again, with my first love.
    How Dan knew what I was feeling that night is beyond me :-)


    But regardless, a beautiful song about love and innocence.
    adamdawnon October 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm going to take a shot in the dark and say this is about his girlfriend in Australia. This is the same girl he sings about in other songs, such as An Ocean Between.

    Now, about the lyrics. These may have been the demo lyrics, or what he sang live, but they changed a little bit on The Bright Lights EP:

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    I couldn't stand to be in that place
    I was just about to leave
    When I saw your face
    You were laughing at me
    With your beautiful mouth
    You said, "You're looking miserable.
    Do you want to get out?"

    When you're only 18
    And you got nothing to lose
    And your living a dream
    With the sand in your shoes
    (I said) Falling in love is easy
    It's easy to do

    We fell in love
    With the windows rolled down
    Chasing the sunset
    Through another empty town
    Your hair was a mess
    When you would dance on the coast
    Your silhouette
    Like some heavenly ghost

    When you're only 18
    And you got nothing to lose
    And your living a dream
    With the sand in your shoes
    (I said) Falling in love is easy
    It's easy to do

    Summer skies
    And warm colored sunsets
    And a sunrise
    Sneaking through my blinds
    My demise, I just can't help but feel so lost

    Falling in love is easy to do
    With the wind in your hair
    And the sand in your shoes
    And though it may hurt
    To have your heart broken in two
    That didn't stop me from falling for you

    When you're only 18
    And you got nothing to lose
    And your living a dream
    With the sand in your shoes
    (I said) Falling in love is easy
    It's easy to do

    When you're dancing on the beach
    Where the water meets your feet
    And a cool ocean breeze
    Is fighting the heat
    (I said) Falling in love is easy
    It's easy to do
    It's easy to do
    Oh, I'm falling for you
    Kevin Reaganon November 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenteasy to interpret, just a great song
    ThatProvidenceon February 09, 2009   Link

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