We've only ever kissed lying down
We've only ever touched
When there's no one else around
I can be elusive
If you want me to
I'm not being intrusive
I just wish I knew the truth

As to why
I wait for you
Longer than the average person would
And why
I think about you
More than I think one should

Our bodies fit together
Like a make-shift puzzle
And it's clear to see why you puzzle me
And you turn your frame
And you whisper my name
As though I am a burden

Cause I'm making up for lost time
And I'm making up for you
And I'm waking up from last night
And I'm waking up with you
So what's new?
So what's new?

I am at your house
So I belong to you for now
Trying to impress you
But lord I don't know how
I can be a statue
If you want me to
I'm not being difficult
I just need to know the truth

As to why
I'm wanting you
And I would take you if I could
And why I'm still (lay?) here
It's something I still haven't understood

Our hands rest together
Like pieces of paper
But they're always blank
When I hold your hand
And it gave you a fright
When I stayed the night
And you gave yourself to me

Cause I'm making up for lost time
And I'm making up for you
And I'm waking up from last night
And I'm waking up with you
So what's new?
So what's new?

It's not the end
It's not the end
So don't lets pretend

Cause I'm making up for lost time
And I'm making up for you
And I'm waking up from last night
And I'm making up for you
So what's new?
So what's new?
So what's new?


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    General CommentIt's about waiting for someone...it seems like he's only willing to be with her only behind closed doors. She knows she should stop waiting for him and get with someone that will proud to be with her in public, but she can't stop wanting him and kidding herself someday he'll turn around and suddenly want to make it official.

    Beautiful song...can't wait for the album!
    missmeon January 15, 2010   Link
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    General Commentto me, its about someone who feels their relationship is 'on the rocks' and really wants to make it better again. they'd do anything to try and make things the way they were (i'd be a statue, if you wanted me to...). Basically, i think its a song about being in love with someone who isnt quite as in love with you, and not knowing what you can do about it. Maybe i'm talking crap, and its just cause im going through that at the minute. but that's what it means to me :)
    livlovesyouon September 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commentclearly this song is about someone who has like someone for a very long time, and they almost got toegther admitted they liked each other after alot of awkwardmess and on off pulls etc then when there alone all is good until then one calls it off but they both know the feelings are there,
    letstiewordson January 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentokay, to me, i think that this song is about someone (the girl) who is with/was in a relationship with this guy who doesn't treat her right and doesn't deserve her and is pretty much a douchebag and she totally knows it but despite everything, she really loves him and wants to do whatever she can to keep him around because she's not ready for the relationship to end and she's not ready to move on. and she knows that normally, someone would just dump the person and not put up with their shit but all she wants is to be with this guy and she doesn't completely understand why she so badly wants to be with him and waits for him and wants to do whatever possible to make him be with her even though he's not worth it and she knows she could find better.
    imnotgoodatusernameson August 12, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti think it is about a girl who doesnt know how to tell a guy she loves him and is confused about how he feels about her. She ends up feeling awkward and feels like its the end of it.
    chambumon October 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think missme got it right. Thats what would have put and exactly what I feel when I listen to the song.
    Gabriellaella23on February 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat her concert, she said she wrote this song about a boy that she didn't really like!
    which makes sense after knowing the lyrics!
    fraaaazeeron May 19, 2011   Link
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    MemoryThis seems an awful lot like my relationship with my boyfriend, actually. You see, it was with my best friend, yeah, complicated already. Well, my best friend was very..different. He was always kind of unsure about trusting people, and he didn't really know how to react to...people. XD Kinda like Sheldon. Anyway,We fell in love, (Predictable, I know), but neither of us really admitted it. We slept over at eachothers houses, which we'd been doing since we were small, so no one thought anything of it.
    We eventually told eachother, and we kissed. Nothing more, we were only sixteen and knew the consequences. But we had to keep it secret. If anyone knew, it would complicate everything. We wouldn't be allowed sleep together, which was the only time he would really open up to me. About himself, us, the world, etc. So "We've only ever kissed lying down" because we only could when we were alone, at night, and "We only ever touch when theres no one else around." At first it was fine. We were in love, and our secret made it exciting.
    But as I got older, I grew unsure. When I was about eighteen, I kind of started to doubt his feelings for me. I understood his... difficulties when it came to trusting people, and I thought, maybe he was just using romance and love to make sure I never leave him. So I tried talking to him about it, but to his face it was hard. When I was with him I thought "Of COURSE he loves me!" But when I was alone, I was left to my thoughts. If I brought it up to much, it came off as Intrusive, but I was desperate to know if his feelings were real or not. Hence "I'm not trying to be intrusive, I just wish I knew the truth."
    He was all I thought about. Our time together, my feelings, things he said, whether he loved me or not, every little thing he did or didn't do. And still, I didn't end it. (Can you see the likeness here?) So; "I wait for you longer than the average person would," and "I think about you more than I think one should"
    I loved him so much, and It felt so perfect when we were together, but I was still so unsure! So I felt everything I said or did annoyed him to some extent.
    Obviously, we were properly sleeping together at this stage. But we weren't in a relationship. It was more a booty call. =/ But he wasn't with anyone else, and neither was I. I loved him too much. We weren't as close as friends as much either. So whenever I was there, I felt I had to make him remember how it was before, make him laugh, impress him. But I'd still not believe him when he said he did love me. He thought I was being "difficult", but I "needed to know the truth.
    I usually let him lead, let him be the ring master. I tried not to open up first, but when I did, he was shocked, and we'd talk for hours. One time, I told him about how I felt, and compared him to that line in "Fidelity" by Regina Spektor. I said he always had one foot on the ground. I think that's what Ellie means when she said he had a "Fright" when she stayed the night and" he gave himself" to her. I think she means he was really afraid of being hurt, and didn't fully let himself love her. Because that's what mine meant when he replied.
    But still, it took a long time for him to fully trust me, so we kept on with the "booty call" arrangement. So what's new?
    Eventually, though, he said that he was tired of it. And he loved me, and trusted me, fully. We're twenty four now, and have been together since.

    Sorry this is so long, but when I heard this song, I HAD To share my experience, and set up and account just for it! Thanks for reading.
    Korraon July 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentEllie completely explains a relationship I had last summer. I fell for this girl; and she felt the same. But she felt like a "head fuck" and didn't want the relationship that I did. We never used to go on dates or hang out. It was a situation where we would all go clubbing together and me and her would always hook up.

    There was so much frustration that we had feelings for each other; but the relationship kept falling through and we eventually called it off despite both still wanting each other.
    GetLexyon November 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI Agree with Notgoodatusernames ...... That is exactly how I feel right now and when I heard this song i could help but break down....i just don't know why...I wasn't like this...love really does change even the strongest person...So many thing yet I can't stop loving him....I've never had like a cheating problem or anything...its just he's sometimes too controlling and people could only take so much yet idk with hom its different...
    Dreamer04on January 22, 2015   Link

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