One day we made a studio out of my living room
to kill some time recording songs,
and I wore sunglasses when I sang the one about you,
so you wouldn't misread my eyes and take it wrong.

'Cause in my music I can't sever
my association with our one-way romance
so I just try to not be too embittered
that I never stood a chance.

You're the most heartbreaking thing to watch -
dressed heart to soot as the ideal
Prince Charming from the stories
of laurel trees and lethal wheels.

I am not fair enough a maid,
a mere peasant in distress.
Your love a pretty fairy tale,
and I'm just too real, I guess.

And we listened to the whole session in reverse
after we'd finished that night,
and I heard my songs unsing themselves,
and inside me all wrongs were made right.

Suddenly, I'd never told you how I felt.
I never wrote that stupid song.
I never drunkenly kissed you,
and I never thought twice if you looked my way too long.
I never fell asleep in your arms on my floor.
I never felt a rush at your smile.
I just never considered you that way.
I listened, and dreamed all the while -

that you and I were closer still, than maybe we could ever be now,
but we're still playin' music at my place
and enjoying each other somehow. So,
let's spend the hours preserving the day
for future reference, when it'll be all I think about anyway.

And when I listen back, I'll try to remember your face in the light
of my side table lamp protesting the darkness of night.
As I, too, mourn the coming of tomorrow
and the death for which today is due,
and hope I might get to live my ever after
with someone that's at least a little like you.

Lyrics submitted by a scar in the sky

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    General CommentThis song... I love it.
    I can really relate to it.

    I think this song has a few different view points.
    What I got out of this song is that this girl loves this guy; most songs are about that. haha.
    But she thinks the world of him and so low and thinks that nothing will ever happen between them like it did. They are friends and are obviously recording a song. And the songs she writes are about him. And the whole reverse thing is her going back to the days and if it didnt happen what wouldnt would have happened. & they are still hanging out and having a good time. but she still wants more than that.
    lovelyloser4on July 25, 2009   Link

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