traffic lights turning yellow:
a kiss and a slap on the roof.
i taught you that superstition
driving downtown
with the windows down.

late at night, talking over
a broken radio.
and i kiss my fingers,
and our single headlight
winks out for the last time.
we talk about
the last time it felt right to make out.

and i'm certain, if i drive into those trees,
it'd make less of a mess
than you've made of me.


Lyrics submitted by 66exeter, edited by BushmanBeats

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    General Commentif you listen closely you can hear the guitar strings being plucked at. perfect imperfection is what i love about r|m.
    crushcoreon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentif you listen closely you can hear the guitar strings being plucked at. perfect imperfection is what i love about r|m.
    crushcoreon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment'the last time it felt right to make out' hell of a line.
    intoyoulikeatrainon July 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    riverscuomorockson September 17, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"i taught you that superstition"
    i hate how when you are with someone so long you each pick up the other's idiosynchrosies. because then, when you are breaking up, they are around to haunt you, all the things you learned and got from them.

    "the last time it felt right to make out"
    i hate that, too. when you're suppose to be together, but you don't call so much anymore, and you don't talk about anything when you do, and then it is weird to even sit next to them, much less kiss...this stranger.

    and you have to love the mess line, so clever.
    juliashopeon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentand i'm certain, if i drive into those tress,
    it'd make less of a mess
    than you've made of me.

    how perfect. i can't even describe how much this song means to me right now. because at least with an accident there would be a resolute. things could be fixed for a simple fee. but when someone does something like break your heart you have no one but yourself. and your concience does nothing but help you dwell and help you do nothing at all.
    gangstaprankstaon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful, i get goose bumples every time i hear it. mmm
    BreFaceon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, i love the lines

    "driving downtown
    with the windows down"

    and

    "and our single headlight
    winks out for the last time.
    we talk about
    the last time it felt right to make out."

    again, the harmony is wonderful and the sound is just amazing.

    the lyrics are full of such beautiful anger, and everytime i listen to those lines i feel my heart stop.

    no words can do justice to this song.
    Sarynon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve this song, it is by far one of their best songs ever. i dunno just something about it makes me fall in love. its a wonderful feeling.
    phatgrrlon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPerfect in every wayyyy..
    WhatOnceWasLifeon June 17, 2003   Link

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