It’s a perfect day for a matinee
The rain falling
It’s a perfect day for a matinee
And I’m calling in sick

So I can lose myself in a dark room
With two old ladies laughing when I do
And the ushers are watching too

It’s a perfect day for a matinee
And I think I love you
It’s a perfect day for a matinee
And I’m hoping you love me too

Hoping so hard that I need to escape
And calm down my heart to a regular pace
But I miss your hand on my knee
What a wonderful way

It’s a perfect day for a matinee
And I leave the theater, it’s light out, it’s light out
It’s a perfect day for a matinee
And I’ll call you later, tell you what the movie was about

And you’ll laugh and ask why I went alone
And I’ll lie and say I thought everybody’d already seen that one
But you would have gone
You would have gone
Oh you would have, you would have gone



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    General Commentthis song is so cute and bittersweet, i love the way she sings it. she does a great job communicating her feelings haha.
    greenteaon April 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, especially when I'm in a down mood and I need to just.. chill out. I know this song is about her watching a movie with someone she likes, but I don't know. I've always interpreted this song as her feeling down and watching a movie alone, and she's haunted by the ghost of her past lovers. They've all watched movies with her, but this time is different, she's alone and it's somewhat liberating. I know this isn't what the song is about, but that's how I've always viewed it. Perfect song for a crispy, cold, and quiet autumn/winter day. Love the solitude I get from this song.
    troblemson October 13, 2009   Link

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