I wanted her
I wanted her,
But she doesn't like the life that I lead
She doesn't like the life that I lead
Doesn't like sand stuck on her feet
Or sitting around, smoking weed
I must seem more like a friend in need

And I boast that it is meant to be but in all honesty,
I don't have a hope in hell
I'm happy just to watch her move
And in all honesty, I don't have a hope in hell
I'm happy just to watch her move

She doesn't like the friends that I make
Doesn't make friends for friendship's sake
She just gets bored sitting by the lake
Her soul won't surface and her heart won't ache

And I boast that it is meant to be but in all honesty,
I don't have a hope in hell
I'm happy just to watch her move
And in all honesty, I don't have a hope in hell
I'm happy just to watch her move

And I thought they could cure his disease
But in all honesty, he didn't have a hope in hell
Now we'll never see him move


Lyrics submitted by pavlova, edited by Mellow_Harsher, nliebert, Passenger146

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  • +12
    General CommentI'm really surprised by how straightforward these lyrics are.

    It's just about a guy liking a girl that he is completely incompatible with. He lives a total slacker lifestyle, somking pot and going to the beach, of which she disapproves. She also "doesn't make friends for freindship's sake", which just means she isn't very friendly. He wishfully hopes that it will work out between them, mainly because he very attracted to her, probably sexually. He knows that it isn't going to work between them, but for the moment he's "happy just to watch her move."

    This is all sort of weird because I'm sort of in this same situation myself, and I'm stoned as well... sorta strange...

    Now, with that last part at the end, it sort of gets confusing. It seems to be completely unrelated from the rest of the song, only borrowing the form of the chorus. The lyrics could be taken literally, being about a hopeless illness someone is suffering. There is no real clue as to who is sick though, maybe just a different friend. I'm not really sure about that part.
    connor11on June 05, 2010   Link
  • +6
    General CommentAbout the last bit: I get the feeling that he's talking about himself in third person; someone who 'doesn't have a hope'; 'thought they could cure his disease' - maybe his friends were trying to help him stop thinking about this girl, but he can't help wanting her even though he knows it won't work out.
    mastergopheron June 18, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIN ALL HONESTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    amazing song, probably my favorite on the album along with 'solitude is bliss'
    poopiteepoopon May 26, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is bitchin'
    saundraaaon June 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenteverything about this band is great. the music, the vocals, the lyrics. great breath of fresh air
    organic joeson June 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch an amazing song. It's just about being stuck in the friend zone.
    RyanWilhiteon June 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCruisin'
    pavlovaon June 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentslight variation: "her soul won't suffer so her heart won't ache"
    dontsnatchmavrckon June 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't decide what happens at the end either... I think yes he is talking about himself in the third person, and maybe he has eventually gotten with the girl and she has taken over his life and his friends never see him any more (as often happens).
    leakegon January 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentusually, when i'm incredibly blazed, i struggle to move, i think that is what the last verse is referring to
    chuck_norrison February 20, 2011   Link

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