You woke up an asshole
I couldn’t believe my eyes
I really hate my bad eye
And I thought you knew

You woke up, my girlfriend
I can’t believe my luck
I can’t believe my bad luck
And I should have known
You told your friends about me
I’m not as smart as you
And all your stupid questions
I don’t laugh at you

How can I change you?
How can I?
How can I change you?

And I hope things work out well for you
And I, I’m not coming back
You knew all along
You stole my best line
You're right, you know I’d go to fucking hell for you

There I go believing you again
There I go believing you again

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    General Comment"And I fucked your room" is actually "and i thought you knew"
    and "I don’t laugh at them" is "I don't laugh at you"

    :o) yay for rilo kiley
    yell_leaderon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou woke up an asshole
    I couldn’t believe my eyes

    everyone can relate to that. when the next day the person you loved or thought you knew is all of a sudden an asshole in your eyes and you're so surprised!
    mrs-mojo-risinon November 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commenttalk about the ex-lover. mmhmm. and/or best friend.
    loveisaverbon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthey,just wondering what cd this is on.
    please IM me,iheartpinkcons
    promisexkepton April 06, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"You're right" not "your right". This is where grammar-knowledge comes in. Your is possessive. As in, showing ownership. You're is a contraction, you are. Therefore, since right is not a noun, it has to be you are, and not your. You cannot own what does not exist.
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust to inform promisexkept

    It was on the Initial Friend EP.
    salutemyshortsrkon May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone who regrets having sex with someone the moring afterward because now they are forced to keep up the pretense of a relationship, when all they really wanted was sex but they can't just be a jerk. However they realize that this person that they have to act like they care about is a horrible person.

    ode2jeremyon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to me that this dynamic is more than a one-night stand and holding up the expectations of it being something more than it is. I think it's about the frustrations of people waking up next to a person, who has changed and finally realizing that the person you were sleeping next to isn't the person you once thought. That, they woke up an asshole, and you can't believe the luck of it all. And they promise they'll change, that you'll change. But no matter what, even if you hate them, you'd still do anything for them.

    At least...that's what I get from it. :)
    porcelainsoliloquyon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno, he doesn't... at all.
    charcoalsketchon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so so so so so beautiful.
    it makes me want to cry. its perfect.
    peaceischeaperon July 08, 2007   Link

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