something is off do you feel it today
even the clocks strike a minute too late
but i try
to make it on time

i miss the bus so i’m walking to school
i miss the chance to catch up too
i missed you

i came to visit but you’d just gone away
i bought a rose but you had a bouquet
i still try
to make it on time

like the constellations up in the sky
they’ll never see the morning light
like you and i

i sit and wait here
playing house in my mind
you’re running late dear
or am i off on the time

chorus

what could have been
makes me stay
it’s so fucked up
i’m just a minute too late

but i’ll keep making the bed for two
i’ll keep making the bed for you

there is a local garden on crescent heights
you would have loved it if you’d been by my side
i still try
to make it on time

i heard a waltz it remind me of you
when we were dancing in that half lit room

i sit and wait here
playing house in my mind
you’re running late dear
or am i off on the time

what could have been
makes me stay
it’s so fucked up
i’m just a minute too late

but i’ll keep making the bed for two
i’ll keep making the bed for you


Lyrics submitted by cucci67

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    My InterpretationI'd have to say this is about a missed opportunity with a girl. They keep referring to being late and off on the time. It's all about bad timing and how the narrator is having trouble moving on because of what could have been with this girl.
    cucci67on November 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's a lot like the proverb:
    "For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
    For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
    For want of a horse the rider was lost.
    For want of a rider the message was lost.
    For want of a message the battle was lost.
    For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
    And all for the want of a horseshoe nail."
    The person on the song believes that missing that bus had huge consequences.

    This symbolizes that one shouldn't wait to tell someone you love them, because someone else might beat you to it: "I bought a rose, but you had a bouquet."
    Ragnarok163on June 11, 2012   Link

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