You think you know me just because you know my name
You think you see me cos you’ve seen every line on my face
You want to want me just because I say that I want you
But does it matter if anything I’m saying is the truth
You need somebody, somebody to hold onto
But this aint the movies, and we aint heroes

Staring at your window with a suitcase in my hand
The streetlights buzz as the cars roll by and the moon don’t give a damn
My boots just keep on walkin’, but my heart don’t understand
Why I’m staring at your window with a suitcase in my hand

I said I want you, but when we woke up one of us was crying
You rolled over and all you said was, "Man I think I’m dying"
Our song is over, this band of gold has been feeling like a noose
You place your bets cos no one thinks they’ll lose

Staring at your window with a suitcase in my hand
The streetlights buzz as the cars roll by and the moon don’t give a damn
My boots just keep on walkin’, but my heart don’t understand

The light of love can blind you til you cover up your eyes
And you try to find the reason not to say goodbye
It’s the curse of every sailor standing on dry land
Staring at your window with a suitcase in my hand

The night is fading, like my old tattoo
A heart and a dagger, that says "Forever"

Staring at your window with a suitcase in my hand
The streetlights buzz as the cars roll by and the moon don’t give a damn
I’m getting tired of talkin’, even I don’t understand
Why I’m staring at your window with a suitcase in my hand


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    General Commenti love this
    miss_bonjovion September 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is killer...
    the first verse somehow makes the whole album immaterial, but then i LOVE the whole album...

    you will know that love is pure only when it is gone,as the cliche goes...
    thecolorsblueon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like somebody that he dated, but this person only dated him because she liked his fame.
    Anilandon December 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove this song....huge fan of the album overall!
    samrobbo2on June 26, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionGeez if I had a dollar for every time I found myself in this song ... well I'd still be poor and starring at windows with a suitcase in my hand :-) There's a lady I'm crazy about, she works a few blocks from me, sometimes I visit on my break ... everytime I walk to and from I'm "starring at her window" (no suitcase),
    I finally asked her out on Saturday but she indirectly said no ... I get the feeling it'll be too awkward for us to be friends too ... "my boots just keep on walking" but this time I don't know where I'm walking too and why - I drank enough to drown and smoked enough to suffocate, but haven't had a hangover yet and I don't even smoke or really drink :-) It hurts, I know she deserves better than me, but we're really good for each other, both trying to get out of our situations - she's a lot further than I am, I suppose we're a "Tommy and Gina" ... but that was the 80's I guess :-) I really think Jonny wrote this song for a couple who's relationship is finally over, one has to leave but has the feeling of a prisoner who's just been released and doesn't know what to do on the outside ... The couple have a relationship where one is always getting hurt but the one who does the hurting really does love the one that they're hurting, be it themselves or their partner - but all things come to an end ... When you stay in a place for too long, you become it - it's hard to start over, but I suppose if we eventually get it right we'll appreciate what we end up with so much more ... I love this lady, I've never had this kind of feeling for anyone else, but I know that it's the right place but the wrong time, perhaps in another life, until then "starring at your window with a suitcase in my hand ..."
    RedRoyon August 01, 2012   Link

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