Girl, I gotta tell you
That I'm utterly impressed
With the way that you look
In those fancy clothes

As you're headed out to parties
That you'd never find me near
With the boys that you met
At the bar

And do you drink until you're sloppy
Smoke until you're done?
Or do you refrain 'cause it goes to your head
Now you're close enough to kiss me
Lying next to me in bed
With your eyes stained red
From the evening's events

So she whispers and she says to me
"Can I tell you the truth?"

You're taking too many chances
On songs that you're singing
And too many stories from towns that you've seen
I'm screaming, "Listen, listen
It's all that I ask you, believe me
Once again"

Girl, I gotta tell you
That I'm desperately amused
With the way that you speak
And the things that you do

Showing up at every hour
And in every state of mind
Makes me wish I could tell you
You're wasting my time

As she wakes me up from dreaming
And I stumble through the door
And I think to myself this has happened before
Now she's begging me to kiss her
With those eyes that I adore
And I think to myself
This has happened before

So she whispers and she says to me
"Can I tell you the truth?"

You're taking too many chances
On songs that you're singing
And too many stories from towns that you've seen
I'm screaming, "Listen, listen
It's all that I ask you, believe me
Once again"

You're taking pictures of all
Of our times
So we remember our lives
When we change
I only hope that your will to forget
How our lives could have worked if I changed

'Cause I won't try to change who I am
And if that means our end

Well, then the lights go down
Across this worn out town
I'll say goodbye to an old friend

You're taking too many chances
On songs that you're singing
And too many stories from towns that you've seen
I'm screaming, "Listen, listen
It's all that I ask you, believe me
Once again"


Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

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    Song MeaningThis song is about a girl who loves to go out and party and meet guys. She's the type that is always looking for the next best thing, but after she's done partying, she keeps running back to the same guy. She wants the best of both worlds: she wants to be wild, but she likes the stability of being able to run back to the guy when the partying gets old and she feels like something is missing.

    He really cares about her and hopes that she will eventually grow up and just be with him, but she keeps letting him down. He knows that he's better of without her and that he needs to break it off with her because she is wasting his time, but he keeps giving her chance after chance every time she shows up and she wants him back.

    In her defense (and the point of the whole chorus), the guy has a wild past too and she knows about it. This makes it hard for her to trust him, but trust is all he wants from her.

    In the end, she lets him know that she's never going to change and if he can't handle that then they need to go their separate ways.
    thejoeyon June 26, 2011   Link

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