Watching you when your in the rain,
Holding up your arms and letting water wash all over you,
Running down your hair making rainbows in the street,
And the patterns on your feet and on your shoes,

Just love watching old films with you,
Making a joke of all the jokes you like,
And laughing way to loud not at the jokes but at the fact you like them,
I guess you think I'm wierd, you got no idea,

Your singing early elvis,
Rocker billy coming from the beat up car radio,
And you dont seem to know any of the words,
But you wind your window down and punch the air,

I hear you in the other room,
Brushing your teeth like it is the last time that you'll ever get to do it,
Standing in your pants,
What I would give to be that mirror in the bathroom right now,

And I like myself when I'm with you,
And I imagine what you do,
When you are doing all the things you do to get ready for bed,
Talking books filling your head,
As you close your eyes,

Oh if you could be inside my body,
When I see you,
When I hear you,
When I touch you,
Or just when I think that I might see or hear or touch you,
Maybe you'd stop crying,
Maybe you'd stop crying,

And I write this not to say something,
But because I've got something important to say to you,
F. Scott Fitzgerald said that,
I couldn't come up with that,
But your the greatest thing there is,

Your the greatest thing there is,
I came up with that,
So this one's for you


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    General CommentA layman's love song.

    We don't all have the capacity to write like F. Scott Fitzgerald, or Keats, or Shakespeare, but it's arguable that we all have the same emotions to express.

    Shown brilliantly by using simple, and slightly awkward observations and conversational tone, he cements it by stealing from F. Scott Fitzgerald then promptly following up with a much weaker non-plagarised statement.

    Also note the continued idea of 'stealing from great writers' in the music where the Cello line constantly returns to playing a line from Pacabel's cannon in D.

    :)
    asp1007on November 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCorrected a few mistakes:

    Watching you when you're in the rain
    Holding up your arms and letting water wash all over you
    Running down your hair making rainbows in the street
    And the patterns on your feet and on your shoes

    I just love watching old films with you
    Making a note of all the jokes you like
    And laughing way to loud not at the jokes but at the fact you liked them
    I guess you think I'm weird
    You've got no idea

    You're singing early Elvis rockabilly
    Coming from the beat up car radio
    And you don't seem to know any of the words
    But you wind your window down and punch the air

    I hear you in the other room
    Brushing your teeth like it is the last time that you'll ever get to do it
    Standing in your pants
    What I would give to be that mirror in the bathroom right now

    And I like myself when I'm with you
    And I imagine what you do
    When you are doing all the things you do to get ready for bed
    Talking books filling your head
    As you close your eyes

    Oh if you could be inside my body
    When I see you
    When I hear you
    When I touch you
    Or just when I think that I might see or hear or touch you
    Maybe you'd stop crying
    Maybe you'd stop crying

    And I write this not to say something
    But because I've got something important to say to you
    F. Scott Fitzgerald said that,
    I couldn't come up with that
    But your the greatest thing there is,

    Your the greatest thing there is,
    I came up with that,
    So this one's for you
    rwiggumon August 29, 2010   Link

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