You haven't left your house in over a week
Tonight you're thinking of going out
To grab a couple drinks
But you don't want to see them
No, they don't know who you are
They get a brief glimpse and them you just shut it down
You know you just close yourself off

Because they only know what's written in the magazines
They don't your weaknesses or your dreams
But we want to see you hanging downtown again
Baby, we want to know where you've been

Now you wait for someone to call you
Just so you can not pick up
You know it seems you've been missing the phone calls
More than you've been missing us
And I'll give you space and I can make you a promise
When you finally grow up, I'll be long gone
And I was hoping, my friend, you come around
But I can't just stick around and wait forever

I only know what's written in the magazines
I don't know your weaknesses, I don't know your dreams
I was killing myself to think that we were still friends
But maybe we have never been

Will you really do whatever it takes
Or are you too set in your ways
Could you stand up for yourself
Come on, say it to my face

I don't want to read another magazine
I've seen your weaknesses and dreamt your dreams
I've got some time to kill for you, my friend
And you know I always will
I don't want to read another magazine
I've seen your weaknesses and dreamt your dreams
I've got some time to kill for you, my friend
And you know I always will


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    General CommentListing to this song, I get the feeling that “Magazines” is a metaphor for social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

    Since the song writer is obviously becoming more and more distant with the person he is signing to, he feels like all he knows about the person are “written in the magazines” aka Facebook/twitter postings. And that he doesn’t really know the person too well because of it “I don't know your weaknesses, I don't know your dreams”
    refuse2lose2006on June 26, 2012   Link

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