you see yourself sitting on top so self assured - happy,
but when your parents bail you out you somehow feel not free.
you're bored to tears in school, it's not like what you thought at all.
trouble is not the answer. i know what you want to know:

slow down;
why you wanna move so fast?
why you wanna walk so far?

i think i know what you want.

your father toys with you hoping his evil game will win.
in order not to loose, the trick is not to play with him.
anything good you do is added to your past - your wealth.
you'll need it all the day you finally choose to ask yourself:

slow down;
why you wanna move so fast?
why you wanna walk so far?
wait and find out who you are
and how you're gonna make it last.

something's gonna change, now re-spell your name.
tired of highs and lows, now derail your train.

and if this letter finds you lost and out of touch - lonely,
i hope you know by now you mean so very much to me.

Lyrics submitted by I Saw Star Wars

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    General CommentGreat song. I think it's just about a guy who's kinda watching this girl's life go on. and hiding his feelings for her because she's always busy and on the move. and he can't tell her. and near the end, the guy wants her to know that he has all the answers and wants her to slow down so he can tell her how he feels. and the last lyrics sorta just say that he thinks she's going to change. and he really hopes that one day she'll realise how much she means to him. --
    def_linuson March 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMy fav part....I HOPE YOU KNOW BY NOW YOU MEAN SO VERY MUCH TO ME.....I wish I could tell that special someone this. I love this song, and I think it is very emotional, like he really cares about his person, but just can't say it....just like me...
    jimadkinsloveron June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwell actually i think its about a brother talking to his brother..sorta telling him don't try so hard now since you don't know what you want. people want him (the brother) to be what they want him to be, not what he himself wants to be... reminds me of my own family...
    sonia12344on January 08, 2007   Link

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