There was nothing you could do but turn away
and tell the fathers to hide all the girls away
It's just a name
a name, a name, a name
what's in a name
you were sleeping by the time I found you there
I said it's a shame we gotta cut off all that hair

but its alright
I just hope its nothing bad
you can call me if you're sad
I don't care what your father said

we were running through the halls of the middle school
writing our names on the side of the public pool
like two ghosts in flight on a sleepless night
we were alive

you told me you were scared of suicide
on the night that your best friends brother died

but its alright
I just hope its nothing bad
you can call me if your sad
I don't care what your father said

I was lost in the dancing around in your living room
you said your mothers in the back on Valium
and she sleeps so hard that you wouldn't know that she's alive
so I park my bike outside your house
and you say there is nothing I can do to make me come out
because your daddy said I was the worst one yet
but it was a lie a lie a lie a lie
because I always loved the way you looked ( in that promenade?)
just dancing around in some old sweater of mine

but it alright
I just hope its nothing bad
just promise me you wont get mad
I don't care what your father said

This is not a game
it would be a crying shame
honestly whats in a name
tell me what's in a name
a name a name a name
a name

oh we were so young
we were so wrong

we were so wrong



Lyrics submitted by Ch90322, edited by shadrach51

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  • +1
    General CommentI think he's saying "I always loved the way you looked in that firing line"

    "It's a song about lost youth, it's about a 15 year old kid trying to get laid." -Mikel Jollet from Spotify comentary.
    shadrach51on June 03, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI love how this song reminds me so much of Bruce Springsteen. I think this song is mostly influenced by his style.
    elysia05on December 14, 2013   Link

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