She can't tell me that all of the love songs have been written,
'Cause she's never been in love with you before.

Your skin smells lovely like sandalwood.
Your hair falls soft like animals.
I'm tryin' to keep cool, but everyone here likes you.

I want to kiss the back of your neck,
The top of your spine where your hair hits, and gnaw on your fingertips and fall asleep,
I'll talk you to sleep.

But I'll be the one, I will have chosen.

I'm tryin' to keep cool, but everyone here likes you, I'm not the only one.

Your skin smells lovely like sandalwood.
You hair falls soft like animals,
And nothing else matters to me.

She can't tell me that all of the love songs have been written,
'Cause she's never been in love with you before.

Your hand,
So hot,
Burns a hole in
My hand.
I wanted to show you.


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    i really think this is the prettiest love song ever written. you don't even have to be in love to feel exactly what she is saying. i love this song!

    lauren4077on July 04, 2002   Link
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    In my opinion, this is by far Lisa Loeb's best song...i love to listen to it right in the middle of the "So Impossible" EP from Dashboard Confessional...it fits so well...Lisa, i love you :)

    frmrpreztafton August 01, 2002   Link
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    This song is my absolute favorite of hers... especially the line "I want to kiss the back of your neck... the top of your spine where your hair hits... and gnaw on your fingertips and fall asleep... I'll talk you to sleep." It's just beautiful. No need to explain it. It's just right.

    mswebchikon September 03, 2002   Link
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    that's my fave line too... it's so descriptive it gives me a chill, a good one though.

    MissKrissson September 08, 2002   Link
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    This song is so beautiful. I love it so much I made sure it was the first song I learned how to play on the guitar. The words are jus put togerther SoOoOo perfectly.

    Dam_Hippieon September 15, 2002   Link
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    haha. this song, "how", and "falling in love" are my least favorite lisa loeb songs. not to say that those songs are bad, because i've yet to hear anything bad out of lisa loeb. :)

    sendthestarson March 07, 2003   Link
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    Quote from Lisa Loeb:

    "It's a love song. I'm basically singing and playing guitar. We recorded this in one continuous take."

    Onlineon June 05, 2004   Link
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    Sadly can't stop listening to this, even though it's sentimental. But I really do want to kiss the back of his neck. "She can't tell me that all of the love songs have been written, /'cause she's never been in love with you before.." This line is for me.

    _ellieon February 04, 2005   Link
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    Its about a girl in love with another guy but hes got a gf and she wants to tell him she loves him but she can't

    AC/DC Fanon March 13, 2007   Link
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    Ah, no, I don't think it's "about a girl in love with another guy but hes got a gf and she wants to tell him she loves him but she can't".

    Rather, it's just about a girl who's in love with a guy.

    [She can't tell me that all of the love songs have been written, 'cause she's never been in love with you before.] The 'she' here refers to a random singer/lyricist/person. The song is saying that this random 'she' cannot say all that because 'she' has never felt how it feels to be in love with THIS guy.

    [I'm trying to keep cool, but everyone here likes you I'm not the only one.] This line, I think, talks about this singer introducing the guy she loves to her friends, and she's relieved that everyone, not only she, likes him.

    [I want to kiss the back of your neck, the top of your spine where your hair hits, and gnaw on your fingertips and fall asleep, I'll talk you to sleep.]

    But yes, I love the details in this song!

    nadieon March 01, 2008   Link

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