I Can see how you are beautifull, can you feel my eyes on you,
I'm shy and turn my head away
Working late in diner Citylite, I see that you get home alright
Make sure that you can't see me, hoping you will see me


Sometimes I'm Wondering why you look me and you blink your eye
You can't be acting like my Dana
I see you in Citylite diner serving all those meals and then
I see reflection of me in your eye, oh please


Talk to me, show some pity
You touch me in many, many ways
But I'm shy can't you see


Obsessed by you, your looks, well, anyway "I would any day die for you",
I write on paper & erased away
Still I sit in diner Citylite, drinking coffee and reading lies
Turn my head and I can see you, could that really be you


Sometimes I'm wondering why you look me and you blink your eye
You can't be acting like my Dana?
I see your beautifull smile and I would like to run away from
Reflections of me in your eyes, oh please


Talk to me, show some pity
You touch me in many, many ways
But I'm shy can't you see


I see, can't have you, can't leave you there 'cos I must sometimes see you
But I don't understand how you can keep me in chains
And every waken hour, I feel your taking power From me and I can't leave
Repeating the scener over again


Sometimes I'm wondering why you look me and you blink your eye
You can't be acting like my Dana?
I see your beautifull smile and I would like to run away from
Reflections of me in your eyes, oh please


Talk to me, show some pity
You touch me in many, many ways
But I'm shy can't you see


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  • +2
    General CommentOk.. lemme give it a shot

    I Can see how you are beautifull, can you feel my eyes on you,
    Adressing himself as a secret admirer.

    I'm shy and turn my head away
    Too shy to make contact with the girl. He's intimidated by her beauty.

    Working late in diner Citylite, I see that you get home alright
    He's secretly caring for her, although she won't notice.

    Make sure that you can't see me, hoping you will see me
    Ironically, he's trying to not make contact with her out of fear, while hoping she will initiate it.

    Sometimes I'm Wondering why you look me and you blink your eye
    He's thinking that there might be a tiny chance that she's interested in him.

    You can't be acting like my Dana
    Letter to Dana reference. he's hoping that she's not leading him on as Dana O'Hara did and ended up running away.

    I see you in Citylite diner serving all those meals and then
    I see reflection of me in your eye, oh please
    He looks at her and is nervous when she looks back at him.

    Talk to me, show some pity
    He's too intimidated by her beauty to say anything, hoping for her to make contact (Once again)

    You touch me in many, many ways
    But I'm shy can't you see
    Even though he is too shy to meet her, he feels in love with her.

    Obsessed by you, your looks, well, anyway
    His mind is always on her because of her beauty.

    "I would any day die for you",
    I write on paper & erased away
    Daydreaming. He writes it on paper thinking about her and erases it because he knows there's no hope.

    Still I sit in diner Citylite, drinking coffee and reading lies
    He sees himself as a lost cause with this girl, but he still tries, but he doesn't know why.

    Turn my head and I can see you, could that really be you
    He is happy to see her when she is there.

    Chorus again/

    I see, can't have you, can't leave you there 'cos I must sometimes see you
    Even if he accepts the fact that they could never be together, she will never escape his mind

    But I don't understand how you can keep me in chains
    He doesn't understand why she won't leave his mind.

    And every waken hour, I feel your taking power From me and I can't leave
    He feels as if he's in chains (stated before) and being weakened in self-esteem by this crush.

    Repeating the scener over again
    Everyday, it's the same. Nothing happens, no conversation, just the same place oveer and over again.

    Chorus again

    I love this song. I can 100% relate to it, because I used to be shy and had a crush like that.
    theolliebon June 01, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this is an earlier part of the story that is finished in "Blinded No More".


    "I Can see how you are beautiful... Obsessed by you, your looks, well, anyway"
    ---> "Your pretty face seduced me, Blinded me from how you used me"

    "Working late in diner Citylite, I see that you get home alright"
    ---> "I walked the long way home... High road would have none to regret. Never left, I took the low road instead"


    "I see reflection of me in your eye"
    ---> "A lone reflection splitting in two"

    "Talk to me, show some pity"
    ---> "You sure knew how to harness love, But never made me more than want you"

    "But I don't understand how you can keep me in chains"
    ---> "I am blinded no more"

    "And every waken hour, I feel your taking power From me"
    ---> "You sucked out my will to live"

    "I can't leave, Repeating the scener over again"
    ---> "Say the words, I wanna hear... all over again Oh...Dark tunnel of love will never end... Oh...Too weak to say it is over"

    EternalSeptemberon November 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is so pretty!!! im not one for slow ballad meaningful lovey songs,i dont normally have the patience to listen to them, but this is different, i think this is gorgeous.
    Pixyon April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, one of my favorite sonata arctica songs
    yourrnameherreon November 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just heard the song... so beautiful. This doesn't need an explanation XD
    PEACE
    Hathaldiron January 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthey there everybody....well in this part of the song "You can't be acting like my Dana.."dose this have any relation to the sone Letter to Dana?! and also the song Last Drop Falls? in this 2 songs he seem's to talk about a girl that had lost her way and gone with the sin....any hints or clues?.....is this Dana mean's anything to Tony Kakko the vocal?
    Ghadaon January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti found it out all by myself!!

    this is an interview from metal-rules.com...and here's what tony said about this song

    That brings me to a question about a character that´s been in, mentioned in, well one song was dedicated to the character and mentioned in another and that is "Dana O'Hara". It´s in "Letter To Dana" and it´s in "Shy" from successor and there´s a line in there: "You can´t be acting like my Dana.. I was wondering if this character is made up or is it based on any real person that you know of?

    No, I don´t think any people that I know actually know my music. I won't use anybody's names and their reference is there but only they can notice maybe. But Dana....whew...X-Files! (both laughing) I needed a name [Letter to Scully (laughs] I thought Dana would be nice. It was written back when it was a new series I think. So when I went and wrote the track "Shy" I put the same name there and to see if people will notice it....and they have! This is a very popular question y'know? [I bet! The lyrics do sound like a true, but sad, story].

    ok that's it......there's no god damn real dana!!!
    Ghadaon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing...i can totally relate (only change the girl to a guy =P)
    muffinorwakon December 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti totally relate to the song, this song is me .. i act like the guy there. The girl i like looks at me .. and i just look away intimidated :x it's totally me!

    this song gives me shivers.. it is just so beautiful.

    one of my favorite songs ever :)
    AyreonJron February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one of my favorites from Sonata.
    I'm just like the guy in the song
    whitewolfeon April 19, 2007   Link

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