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When I finally heard the news my dear, it wasn't from your mouth
He just looked me in the eye and then he let the words spill out
Darling I'm so happy, you've been waiting for so long
To finally find the guy to hold that has more right than wrong
And, what's this, is he actually for real?
At least it's good to know that you have a heart to steal
I held it for a while, tell me that's not true
My dear, we've cleared these last two years, that's been a gift to you

So picture this when you go to kiss
I hope that every time you'll think of me
And I'm gonna let it get to me

I know the scars on your legs
I've seen them in my head
Like a map up to you when I'm climbing into bed
And I don't think that it's fair that he would lie with you there
And use my directions to get right there next to you

Forget the who, the what, the when, the question here is why
You set the bar so high and then you dropped it for this guy
You're into insincerity, it's scary that I wonder
Perhaps the bar was raised so high that he just walked right under

What's this? Is it actually for real?
Why don't you pick an extra day and call her, ask her how she feels
Suppose if you just wait a month, you'll find out for yourself
The worst part is the truth, you're just like everybody else

So picture this when you go to kiss
I hope that every time you'll think of me
Your then and now, they will all run out
I know he can't compare to what I used to be
And I'm gonna let it get to me

I know the scars on your legs
I've seen them in my head
Like a map up to you when I'm climbing into bed
And I don't think that it's fair that he would lie with you there
And use my directions to get right there next to you

Do you remember when we held each other on the twenty-third?
And as silent as your heartbeat was, the only thing I heard

Does he know your dogs' names?
Or the fact that he can't claim
He knows the scars on your legs,
Still see them in my head
Like a map up to you when we climb into bed
ANd I don't think that it's fair
That I can't lie with you there
And use my directions to
Get right next to you

I know the scars on your legs,
I've seen them in my head
Like a map up to you when I'm climbing into bed
And I don't think that it's fair
That he can lie with you there
And use my directions to
Get right next to you





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    General CommentWow, no comments on this song? Its amazing <3

    When I heard this song I imagined that it was a guy singing about how he still likes his girlfriend and she's choosing the wrong guy and she shouldn't be with him, he should be with her.

    Thats just how I saw it. Love this song =)
    TragicSorrowson June 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthow can we edit lyrics? some of the ones in this version are a little off i think?

    greeat song. i heard it in hollister the other day
    tacobellandmeon June 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSaw him sing this live a couple years ago before he released this new EP... he's really incredible live, and this song was especially amazing live!
    Peeneron August 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti just heard this at erbert and gerbert's the other day and i love it! i've been thinking a lot about the lyrics, and this is what i think:

    A guy is seriously seeing this girl, and they break up. Her new boyfriend, who is a good friend of Jer's, tells Jer that he's seeing his ex. He's mad because he's told his friend all about her, and the new boyfriend is using all of the things that Jer told him about his girlfriend. The other guy never will know her as well as Jer did. He says that she's lowering her standards, and she's not as special as he thought she was (but he still loves her).
    oclover24on November 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too. I've seen him live so many times, and he's played this at all the shows.
    All of your interpretations are really close to the actual thing, but this song isn't about Jer. He wrote it for a friend of his, not his own experience.
    pianokeyson December 13, 2009   Link

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