You're not ready
For the world outside
You keep pretending
But you just can't hide
I know I said that I�d
Be standing by your side
But I

Your path's unbeaten
And it's all uphill
And you can meet it
But you never will
And I�m the reason
That you're standing still
But I

I wish I could say
The right words
To lead you through this land
Wish I could play the father
And take you by the hand
Wish I could stay here
But now I understand
I�m standing in the way

The cries around you
You don't hear at all
Because you know I�m here
To take that call
So you just lie there when
You should be standing tall
But I

I wish I could
Lay your arms down
And let you rest at last
Wish I could
Slay your demons
But now that time has passed
Wish I could stay here
Your stalwart, standing fast
But I'm
Standing in the way
I�m just standing
In the way


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    General CommentNOOOO! he's absolutely NOT standing in the way! What's Buffy without Giles? What's Giles without Buffy (think spinoff called Ripper)? I love this song, don't get me wrong, but Giles has (had) to stay!!! I love him!
    FeyTHon April 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgiles is awesome
    orgnizedcnfuzionon April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It really shows Giles' relationship to Buffy as that of a father to a daughter. I think he's wrong because she did need to stand on her own...but there are better ways of making her do so than leaving the country. Beautiful song, though.
    SingMeSweeton February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgiles' voice is... holy SHIT amazing.
    Giles, Sweet and Tara are the best in this episode.
    vampirella666on June 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou know, everyone goes on about James Marsters singing Rest in peace, he's a good singer, don't get me wrong but Giles has such an amazing if not entirely british style going on. It's actually very appealing.
    Reedstaron May 25, 2009   Link

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