"In Love with a Girl" as written by and Gavin Degraw....
So many people gonna say that they want you,
To try to get you thinking they really care,
But there's nothing like the warmth of the one
Who has put in the time and you know he's gonna be there,
Back your border when she knows someone crossed it,
Don't let nobody put you down, who your with
Take the pain of protecting your name,
From the crutch to the cane to the high wire

I'm in love with a girl who knows me better,
Fell for the women just when I met her,
Took my sweet time when I was bitter,
Someone understands,
And she knows how to treat a fella right,
Give me that feeling every night,
Wants to make love when I wanna fight,
Now someone understand me,
I'm in love with a girl (I'm in love with) [x2]

Out the many broken back doors and windows,
Through the valley of the love of the lost,
Is a hole that is cut through the souls falling down
From the thrones without leaving any windows,
But you drown in a piece for the moment,
The moment was over in time,
Then its gone the hit and run the tactless one has a short life

I'm in love with a girl who knows me better,
Fell for the women just when I met her,
Took my sweet time when I was bitter,
Someone understands,
And she knows how to treat a fella right,
Give me that feeling every night,
Wants to make love when I wanna fight,
Now someone understand me,
I'm in love with a girl (I'm in love with) [x2]

Gonna tell you what you do to think you practice what you preach,
Now I know there's nothing we cant preach,
Cause the heart can't erase once it
Finds a place to be warm and welcome,
To be held in shelter

I'm in love with a girl who knows me better,
Fell for the women just when I met her,
Took my sweet time when I was bitter,
Someone understands,
And she knows how to treat a fella right,
Give me that feeling every night,
Wants to make love when I wanna fight,
Now someone understand me,
I'm in love with a girl (I'm in love with) [x2]

I'm in love with a girl (I'm in love with)

Who knows me better
Wants to make love when I wanna fight
Now someone understand me


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"In Love with a Girl" as written by Gavin Degraw

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    General Commentthis song really means alot to me right now.
    i think he's trying to say that there are lots of people who you may think you love, or think they love you, but when you do find that person who loves you back as much as you love them, it's like magic.

    it sucks when you think you find that person, but it turns out you were wrong.

    This song has helped me move on and keep looking for that person.
    myotismonon April 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgrr_beth, just because you love someone it doesn't mean you never fight. He's just saying that she gets him. And that she can easily dismiss the fights or that she knows how to work through them. At least, that's my opinion on that line.


    I love this song.
    anabellesayson August 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dig the simplicity of this song. it's sweet to know there's someone out there writing songs like this for someone. i love his sound, the feel of the song, the beat...absolutely gorgeous song that has been on a constant loop since i snagged it off itunes
    samadeeon February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really amazing. Its a fresh breath of air to get a song where someone actually appriciates that person that they're with. It's not that I don't like those other songs, it's just that there aren't enough of those like THIS.

    Plus, that chorus is BEAUTIFUL.
    risveglioon April 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love everything about this song. it's amazing.

    as far as the meaning, i agree with myotismon: "there are lots of people who you may think you love, or think they love you, but when you do find that person who loves you back as much as you love them, it's like magic. "
    mypaperheart310on July 07, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"wants to make love when i wanna fight"

    if he loves her so much, why does he want to fight?
    and he's falsely telling guys that there are girls like this.
    grr_bethon August 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn the first verse, Gavin is kinda selling himself to the girl, reminding her of all he has done for her. While the chorus explains itself, literally he found a girl for him. Going into the relationship he was hesitant, or maybe wasn't that serious, but she let him take his "sweet time" while he was bitter. However, the second verse really presents some symbolism. In my opinion,
    "Out the many broken backdoors and windows,
    Through the valley of the love of the lost,
    Is a hole that is cut through the souls falling down from the thrones without leaving any windows"

    this is mocking a past relationship that either he or she had, possibly reffering to a bad-ending love as a "broken backdoor" of the past. Through the valley, is a hole....basically the ruins left from a past relationship that wasn't the "right one". However, he regains himself, assuring that inner peace WAS found for a moment, and it was a happily relationship at one point, but when the "puppy love" stage was over, it proved to be wrong.

    The bridge basically just simply says that she says what she means, and it gives the relationship a good foundation and alot of confidence. They have found the right place in eachother.
    abosleton August 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is freaking awesome! It's catchy and it's got a great feel. I believe the song conveys that he has come to love this girl so much for being patient with him. He said "Took my sweet time when i was bitter" so he was bitter about something and she was still carefree and loving to him, and usually he is a fighter and sees some of the darker things but she brought love and light to him and so he loves her even more for opening up this happiness to him. I think its beautiful, he just loves her free open personailty.
    and in the first verse hes talking about how easily fooled everyone is by people who tell you they care and pretend to give a damn all of the time but really they dont and the ones that stick around through everything are all worth the wait, and ahhhh. yeah amazing1
    kstuloveon September 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGavin seems like he'd be moody and hard to deal with. But his lyrics are amazing. They just stick out for some reason.
    allthestarsintheskyon November 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStory of my life. I had been on and off with the same boy for almost 4 years and during the times we weren't together there'd be another boy. He told me to listen to this song one night and I fell in love with it. Listening to the lyrics made me realize how he felt. "So many people gonna say that they want you...but there's nothing like the warmth of the one who has put in the time and you know he's gonna be there." I had never appreciated him as much as I did after listening to this song.

    My favorite line:
    "The heart can't erase once it finds a place to be warm and welcome, to be held in shelter."

    j927on November 29, 2008   Link

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