i walked home, you drove off.
you probably slept more than i did.
the monkey wrench inside my chest
told me not to run.

from a stranger to a stranger:
"why don't we talk a while?
i've got nothing to lose
but the chance to make you smile."

just be calm, just be cool,
and i won't make any sudden moves.
and while you wait
i'll try to say a joke or two you haven't heard.

from a stranger to a stranger:
"we both could do much worse.
so i hope that one of these nights
you'll use that number in your purse
cuz lonliness is who i know.
perhaps he's someone you know,
a mutual friend of ours."

i'm a nerd, you're a queen.
so how about a date?
i didn't know you saw the show.
i thought i saw you leave.

from a stranger to a stranger:
"i could use a ride back home."

i could point out the stars
and we won't have to sleep alone, alone.
this lonliness is who i know.
perhaps he's someone you know.

there's a million words
that i've been saving for a rainy day,
and a million tricks that i could use,
and i'd use them all at once
if that's what i have to do.

i'll find a way to make you stay,
at least until i find another reason, anyway.

i haven't felt this way
since my first day of school.
it's a wish for me to make history with you, with you.

there's a million words
i've been saving for a rainy day,
and a million tricks that i could use,
and i'd juse them all at once
if that's what i have to do.

i'd find a way to make you stay,
least till i find another reason, anyway.
until i find another reason. (2x)

i'd find a way to make you stay
until i find another reason.
(3x)


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    General CommentI love this song. Reminds me of my ex. heh.
    "I've got nothing to lose / but a chance to make you smile."
    Brilliant.
    Supernovaon July 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song gives me the same vibes as Only In Dreams by Weezer: a self-confessed nerd dreams of asking a beautiful girl to dance, and dares to hope she might even say yes and take a chance on a sensitive guy for once... "Cause loneliness is who I know, perhaps he's someone you know, a mutual friend of ours": I think he's talking about how they move in different social circles, but maybe loneliness is 'someone they both know'... it's a beautiful song.
    california skyon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMan, this is was a song for me and my ex. I'd have it as a personalized ringtone so I'd know it's her when it'd start up. Cheesy!
    HospitalGreenon April 06, 2010   Link
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    General Comment1. I LOVE this song. For real

    2. Unrelated to that, I have to say I would honestly be disappointed to find out that this song was not the main inspiration for fall out boy. Or a lot of emo bands. Not that I'm even a big fan of theirs, but it just makes sense to me. "I've Got a Dark Alley and A Bad Idea that Says You Should Shut Your Mouth" anyone?
    bludahliaon January 27, 2016   Link

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