I said to her:
"I swear it happened again today.
I swear I thought I saw you."

"Well it must be a sign" she replied.

Well even if it was you I'd never believe
Just keep that reminder
I paid with him taking you
Made one in glue...
It was a contract
You said you'd call if you need anything
And I had to call you for everything

And we didn't say a thing
No we didn't say a thing

So we meet up five years later
And I still have that soft spot for you
And you still remember
I'm glad you remembered
'Cuz there was nothing left for me to hold on to

And we didn't say a thing
No we didn't say a thing

Lets take it back to the basics
Who'd have guessed?
"I'm back" won't feel like second base

I will cross them out
I will cross you out
And then I'll X myself out
X myself out..
(Lets take this back to the basics
And I'll be waiting forever...
And she's out with all the other ones)


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    My InterpretationI think this is about The Great Gatsby:

    "We met up 5 years later & I still have that soft spot for you..."
    Thats how long it takes Gatsby to reunite with Daisy
    "And you still remember I'm glad you remember cuz there was nothing left for me to hold onto.."
    He did it all for Daisy and when they finally meet up at Nick's pad Gatsby is overwhelmed because it's the only thing he's been waiting for.

    The whole "We didn't say a thing.." line goes along with the affair being kept secret.

    The "Let's take it back to the basics" line makes me think of how Gatsby just wants Daisy to leave everything and start over with him.

    "I'm back won't feel like second base" Is it "base" or "best"? I always thought it was "best" Either way that just goes along with how Gatsby spent the last 5 years working to get to Daisy and he is determined not to be second to Tom again.

    "I will cross them out. I will cross you out. Then I'll X myself out."
    This could just be reference to the chaotic end of the summer were everything falls apart and Gatsby ends up being killed or "X'd" out
    Drewbinon August 18, 2015   Link

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