"We 3" as written by and David Pirner....
I was tapping my foot on a Friday night
To my favorite band I was pushed aside
I said "hey don't push me no one pushes me"
When I was face to face with the woman I admired
And she gave me this look I could not believe
And the cold stare remained; I wanted to leave

See, I do believe anger is offset by sorrow
But you destroy today you might regret tomorrow
When you're young and defensive it comes off offensive
And it's hard to repay the tolerance that you borrowed
The lasting relationship sinks right off the pier
Who wears the pants; it's faded but clear

She's your girlfriend, seems she ain't too fond of me
I guess if that's the way it was meant to be
There we were, just we three
You, your girlfriend, and me

I've known you forever, you two just met
So easily amused; how fast we forget
In my jealously, my self-righteous greed
She's a bit like a book I'm too far sighted to read
And I wish you the best, I sometimes feel the need
To say remember me

She's your girlfriend, as far as we can see
Does she look at you the way she looks at me
And here we are, just we three
You, your girlfriend, and me

She's your girlfriend, it's getting harder to see
Better just take her home, better just let her be
When she walks out that door, you'll come looking for me

Lyrics submitted by Jemzie, edited by kbokc, SteveM

"We 3" as written by David Anthony Pirner David Pirner

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    General CommentWow this is such a great song. I only heard it because I was watching Chasing Amy, and I'm glad I decided to dl some of the songs. The lyrics here are well written, they tell a story that I think most people can end up relating to.
    MistressSanon April 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is coming from the perspective of Banky in Chasing Amy - a guy who's known his friend for most of his life but his friendship is broken up by the introduction of a girlfriend. It's bitter, it's melancholy and it's completely brilliant.
    Forevergreenon May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, great song, Dave Pirner is a great songwriter...and Chasing Amy was a terrific movie, my fav of all time, actually.
    smurfjkelleron May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe song actually pre-dates chasing amy.

    great song (and great album)!
    mt in chon December 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYep the song is from "And the Horse they Rode in On" from 1991. But look at the "Musical Score" credits at the end of Chasing Amy...it was.... Dave Pirner!
    Custerfluxon December 25, 2006   Link

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