I never wanna be the one you long for
I never wanna be the boy that you like
I never wanna hear that I have hurt you
I never wanna hear the sound of you crying
I only wanna be your spy

I never wanna be the one
You hang from someone else's tree
Don't pin your hopes on me
I'm trying to tell you that I'm nobody
I'm just another face
In the human race
I never wanna take your place
I never wanna take your place

I never wanna be a new apology
I never wanna be the boy you dropped
I only wanna be the friend you wanted
I never wanna be the joke that you tell
I never wanna be your fella

I never wanna be the one
You hang from someone else's tree
Don't wait around on me
I'm trying to tell you I'm nobody
I'm just another face
In the human race
I never wanna take your place

I never wanna be the one
I never wanna be the one
I only wanna be your spy (yeah, climb in your window)
I only wanna be a spy (at night, in the daytime)
I only wanna be the one you don't like
I never wanna be the boy you like
Never wanna be
Never wanna be
Never wanna be the one, yeah
I never wanna be the one


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    General CommentHaving I think the same viewpoint in this situation, I beleive billy is trying to say he wants to be the one looking in. Like myself, becoming very independent, seemingly more than my peers, I dont need to be with many people, but much rather be the spy. To have them in my mind and life, but without them knowing it. You can learn a lot, if not the truth about people from observing them from afar, rather than the person they try to become when they know you, and your presence. Not saying I wanna be the physcho outside your bedroom door like Bundy, but just taking a step outside the 'box' and peeking in. What you can disover is pretty cool.
    drewy33on June 30, 2003   Link

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