"A Story To Tell Your Friends" as written by and David Ryan/withenshaw Strauchman....
It was the type of feeling that can't be explained
The way she moved her lips away, drove me insane
And now I'm left here in the wake of something more

She made it hard to leave as she stood by the door
In a V-neck T-shirt and nothing more
Than a single tear rolling down her cheek, whoa

Don't go away again
I wanna be more than a phone call at 4 a.m.
Seems like every time you come back home
It's just to steal my heart and leave

Don't go away again
I wanna be more than a story to tell your friends
Seems like every time you come back home
It's just to make me fall again

It's getting hard, I know, believe me I feel you
And I can't fall asleep knowing you're not home
Is it too much to ask, can't you just pick up the phone?

We've had our share of fights
I know it's not easy when I'm never home
I have my own dreams
Like you have your life planned out back home

Don't go away again
I wanna be more than a phone call at 4 a.m.
Seems like every time you come back home
It's just to steal my heart and leave

Don't go away again
I wanna be more than a story to tell your friends
Seems like every time you come back home
It's just to make me fall again

And time will always stand between us
And hold you so high
Just enough to watch you fade

Tonight you'll cry yourself to sleep
As I lay awake in some far off city
Pretend you're lying next to me
Eyes wide open, dreaming of you

Don't go away again
I wanna be more than a phone call at 4 a.m.
Seems like every time you come back home
It's just to steal my heart and leave

So don't go away again
I wanna be more than a phone call at 4 a.m.
Just seems like every time you come back home
It's just to steal my heart and leave, whoa, oh, oh

Don't go away again
I wanna be more than a story to tell your friends
Seems like every time you come back home
It's just to make me fall again

Just to make me fall again



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"A Story to Tell Your Friends" as written by James Francis Deeghan David Ryan Strauchman

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  • +1
    General CommentI love the way he says "4AM" in the third to last chorus sososo much.<3
    AHHHrealmonsterson June 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh my gosh.
    this is one of my faves off the album.
    dave's voice.
    omgloserfacexoon February 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe rest of my comment is gone. :|

    i think its about two people
    who are split apart
    because of him being in a band / having to leave.
    omgloserfacexoon February 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis reminds me soo much of my boyfriend
    ldkisloveon April 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song :) And yeah, I think it's about being in a relationship and being in a band and having to tour and such.
    tinasoldouton April 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song :) And yeah, I think it's about being in a relationship and being in a band and having to tour and such.
    tinasoldouton April 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this line:

    Seems like every time you come back home
    it's just to steal my heart and leave.

    This is such a great song and I can relate to it alot because i'm in a long distance relationship (Smart, i know) and it's few and far between when we talk. And though i hate to admit it sometimes, i hate listening to this song because it just reminds me that my boyfriend is 589420754830 miles away. (jk it's more like 1000)
    xmessedxupxasxmeon June 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a girl using a guy(or playing a guy for a fool)
    il1989on October 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love david <3
    EveryAvenuexxon December 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you only listen to the chorus (which i made the mistake of doing initially) it sounds like he just uses her for a hook up, but the rest of the song makes it obvious that its just that they have conflicting life plans:
    "I have my own dreams
    Like you have your life planned out back home"

    so sad :( its the same theme as their other song "Think of You Later;" two people that love each other very much but can't be together.
    ashmoeon January 07, 2009   Link

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