So you're off in never never land
Couldn't wait for Peter Pan
Wendy, you know it's never the same when you're on your own
And do you miss me
And think about all the times you could have kissed me
But never made a move
And neither did I

But birthday cards scribbled with crayon and letters on Valentine's Day just to say hello
Were you too shy to say what I wanted so badly to know
And by the way Veruca
Do you remember flying to heaven with Toad?
Or staying up late, waiting for Godot

I'm just a friend
I want a larger role
I'm just a friend
I never told you though
I'm just a friend
Cast me in your show
I wanna take back all the times I never told you
I'll be there for you
I wanna take back all the times I couldn't hold you
I'll be there for you
I wanna take back all the times I should've showed you
I'll be there...

Saturday night premier for your career
Tell me are you disillusioned
About all the makeup and what they make you wear
Did they cut your hair
And all the lipstick...
It's a little much on your lips
I wanna rub it off with my finger tip
You know they look so much better when they're completely bare

I'm just a friend
I want a larger role
I'm just a friend
I never told you though
I'm just a friend
Cast me in your show
I wanna take back all the times I never told you
I'll be there for you
I wanna take back all the times I couldn't hold you
I'll be there for you
I wanna take back all the times I should've showed you
I'll be there...

Sleep easy baby
Rest easy baby
You replaced your name with fame
Sleep easy baby
Rest easy baby
I wanna win the girl who came before the name


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    General CommentIt is about Piper, if not, Scott wrote a song that was loaded to her. Godot never came, at least during their freshman year at OU, when they were more than good friends. All about how Hollywood changed his dear "friend" and made her into something she never could have been on her own. Toad the wet sprocket? Wendy in Peter Pan? Make of it what you will, but it is from the pages of 1994-95 at kanter hall and mill street.
    emersonon December 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think "Were you too shy to say what I wanted so badly to know" says it all, and it's my favorite line. I've felt like that so many times. Frightened sick of asking, but wanting so badly to know how the other person feels. There's an off chance that this is aoubt stalking a celeb though... think about it.
    dcrokeron March 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about piper perabo--that girl from coyote ugly-- because her and the singer were good friends in college.
    apekongon April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is well, self-explainable..and if you can't figure it out - say so, I'll give you the 411.

    All I've got to say though is that..well, this song totally worked wonders in luring in and then in the end spitting out a "love" of my life - who broke my heart of course.

    They all should be spit out...psh, heartbreakers.

    hahaha soo lame on my part.
    Surfpicoon April 15, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Do you miss me
    And think about all the times you could of kissed me
    But never made a move
    And neither did I"

    ...and yes, he did miss me.
    Surfpicoon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song. sooo good. sooo sooo good. i
    Surfpicoon February 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe drummer was my sub....
    LaminatedCat1on February 26, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionI'm very happy with the reference to Toad the Wet Sprocket. And then Waiting for Godot, it's my assumption here that the actress (subject of his affection) had a part in that play at some point.
    The Veruca one...possibly Veruca Salt, as in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory? Or The band.

    I just like external references.
    SuperDuperSpecialMeon May 25, 2013   Link

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