I'm lonely today, won't you come out to play
When I'm with you all the world goes away
your smile and your eyes, they keep me alive
Your voice is a bell that massages my mind

And it makes me wonder
And it makes me sad
And it makes me nervous
And it makes me mad

Because I think about you every night and day
And when I could have asked I let it slip away
I've got to get to know you, but I'm so afraid
Well it's so hard to be a friend and be in love this way

Oh talk to me please, you've brought me to my knees
Only your words melt my twenty year freeze
I've known you so long, I've known you all along
But suddenly my thoughts of you have been so strong

And it makes me wonder
And it makes me sad
And it makes me nervous
And it makes me mad

Because I wonder if I'm more than just a friend
Did I really see a fire - or just inside my head
Sometimes I know you just want me to go away
Well it's so hard to be a friend and be in love this way

Karen, may I see your blue eyes
Karen, may I tell you tonight
That it makes me wonder


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    General CommentI never really wanted to experience the essence of this song; it's really depressing to "be a friend and be in love this way."
    __bleederon March 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOk holly shit i was just reading this over again
    and i think milo just wrote my mind... He is saying he is in love with a girl but dosnt know if she likes him back. He thinks he may be reading the signs wrong and he is just her friend. He is in love with her and she is always in his head but he cant do anything.
    robsmagicon October 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song...why didn't anyone comment on it or any descendent songs for that matter well anyway i really like this song cuz it reminds me of myself and this guy that i really like
    Daddyslittle defecton June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSh!t.... this describes my current state so perfectly. I've been a Descendents fan for a while and I just downloaded and heard the song for the first time. It's really great.
    Vulture Boyon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree that more people should post comments about descendents, and just plain listen to them more :) ! I think we've all been in love with a friend at least in one point in our lives, Milo's such a great songwriter. I Don't Want To Grow Up's my favorite album
    MilosMinionon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I am a descendents fan, big time. I heard this song once, and it described the situation I had with a girl perfectly. Almost every dang word fit into place....it's like Milo Aukerman knew me or something. Heck, even the part at the end, the girls name actually IS karen. That freaked me out a lot. I do not know if she has blue eyes or not.

    This is just one reason why I think the Descendents are amazing.
    mtj027on August 29, 2007   Link

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