"Always" as written by and Jonathan/lewis Lewis....
(1, 2, 3, 4)

I should have known
With a boy like you
Your middle name is 'Always'
I'd always love you
Ahhh, yeah

You let the needle drop
I think that you
Could do so much better
Those conventions are
Taking their toll on you

A phantom is disguised
It's horrifying
Right before your eyes
Phantom is inside

I should have known
With a boy like you
Your middle name is 'Always'
I'd always want you
Ahhh, yeah

A phantom is disguised
It's horrifying
Right before your eyes
The phantom is inside
It's hideous
Right before your eyes
The phantom is watching you
The phantom is watching you, you


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"Always" as written by Ricky Kinchen Jeffrey Stephen Allen

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    General Comment*sigh* What heartbroken girl can't relate to this? Although I've yet to figure out who or what "the phantom" is. I ALMOST want to say that it somehow has something to do with Phantom Planet because they've done a lot of shows with them and what not. I think I'm just grasping on that one, though... Any ideas?
    watchthefireworkson April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the phantom is the guy that he pretends to be... Maybe she's in love with the real him, but she can't take who he acts like. Kind of ties in with "Those conventions are taking their toll on you" just a thought
    belle1313on September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgah'thats'cute. it sounds like some background music to a video game, but i enjoy it...
    NerdyDollFaceon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think the phantom is the man underneath the man she doesn't even know. "The phantom is disguised.
    The phantom is inside."
    NerdyDollFaceon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood stuff.
    a town like parison March 15, 2003   Link
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    General Comment... ive always thought it was about being in love with a star wars geek.

    "conventions"? "phantom"? heh. maybe i take things too literally, although id be pleased if someone had the same thought.
    alk3girlon May 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthaha great point about the star wars. but i dont know.

    i think its about this girl who likes this guy and just as a figure of speech says his name is "always" because shell always want him.
    ohpioneeron May 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentalways.

    it means there's always going to be something between them.

    that's what the phantom is, the passion and love between them. and she sees it but, he doesn't. classic case of you don't see what's right in front of you.
    classact714on September 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti adore how rilo kiley can put so much understanding into a song, without it making you go into emotion overload.
    abeccalouon January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so simple, but it's one of my favorite Rilo Kiley songs.
    WiresAndWaveson May 09, 2006   Link

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