I don't think you know my name
I think you'd leave me standing in the rain,
You're a pretty little girl, got a thing for me,
But you cut me open and let me bleed

Chorus:
But I'll be looking at you
With your long brown hair
Pretty little face
Sparkling everywhere
Looks so good
When you come my way
But I have to look down
When you talk to me
'Cause you're dangerous
You're dangerous, dangerous
And you don't even know it

One baby, two, maybe three more years
You'll be a full grown baby, havin' all your curves
And here's a little taste of irony,
You'll be a ten hot lady, too good for me

Chorus

So little girl you'd better stay set
You play with fire when you get too wet
So set me down and leave me be
You'll find a devil when you unchain me.

Chorus


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    A song about a guy who likes a girl, but she is too young for him, In a couple of years when she is older and it is seen as more acceptable in society for him to see her, then she wont even notice him. Because she's too hot and can have more guys now

    iangraham316on June 23, 2003   Link
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    mmm James' voice is so amazingly sexy.

    XcrowfeatherXon August 29, 2005   Link
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    The song is not autobiographical but more loosely based on her. He never thought of her as anything other than a little sister as he has stated many times. She also knows about the song. He has also written songs about the Characters Faith and Buffy not the actual people.

    If you want a funny story of how she flirted with Hugh Laurie on House two years after Buffy ended watch her interview on Conan.

    youtube.com/watch

    Pete Wentz based an album on her when she was 19 or 20. This was written when she was 17 in 2003 (the last year of Buffy).

    wetpaint.com/gossip-girl/video/michelle-trachtenberg-my-ex-boyfriend-wrote-a-whole-album-about-me

    perezhilton.com/2009-06-03-ashlee-simpson-attacks-pete-wentzs-ex

    People are making a much bigger deal of this than it actually is trying to dissect the lyrics and apply them to real life which doesn't work because it is not autobiographical.

    eve1017928on October 20, 2014   Link
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    I thought it was about a guy who has a thing for a girl who's perfect - and a little on the bad side, but he can't even bring up the courage to talk to her.

    Pmacca01on March 29, 2005   Link
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    Iangraham, I was going to suggest that just now :P

    niennaon April 28, 2005   Link
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    The song is not autobiographical but more loosely based on her The song is not about michelle, but the concept of a younger girl flirting with a older guy. He never thought of her as anything other than a little sister as he has stated many times. She also knows about the song. He has also written songs about the Characters Faith and Buffy not the actual people.

    If you want a funny story of how she flirted with Hugh Laurie on House two years after Buffy ended watch her interview on Conan.

    youtube.com/watch

    Pete Wentz based an album on her when she was 19 or 20. This was written when she was 17 in 2003 (the last year of Buffy).

    wetpaint.com/gossip-girl/video/michelle-trachtenberg-my-ex-boyfriend-wrote-a-whole-album-about-me

    perezhilton.com/2009-06-03-ashlee-simpson-attacks-pete-wentzs-ex

    People are making a much bigger deal of this than it actually is trying to dissect the lyrics and apply them to real life which doesn’t work because it is not autobiographical.

    marcus1065on October 25, 2014   Link
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    Lyrics are slightly off of the album version - I think these are the live version lyrics though. ^^ Great song!

    --Album version--

    I don't think you know my name, And I think you'd leave me standing in the rain You're a pretty little girl, got a thing for me But you'd cut me open and let me bleed

    But I've been lookin' at you With your long brown hair Pretty little feet Sparklin' everywhere

    You look so good When you come my way But I have to look down When you talk to me

    'Cause you're dangerous Dangerous You're dangerous And you don't even know it

    One baby, two, maybe three more years Be a full grown baby, have all your curves Here's my little taste of irony: You'll be a ten hot lady, too good for me

    But I'm lookin' at you With your long brown hair Pretty little feet Sparklin' everywhere

    You look so good When you come my way But I have to look down When you talk to me

    'Cause you're dangerous You're dangerous You're dangerous And you don't even know it

    So little baby, you better stay set You play with fire when you get too wet So set me down and leave me be You find the devil when you unchain me

    But I'll be looking at you With your long brown hair Pretty little feet Sparkling everywhere

    You look so good When you come my way But I have to look down When you talk to me

    'Cause you're dangerous You're dangerous You're dangerous And you don't even know it

    Icerideron September 20, 2009   Link
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    James mentioned that this song was written about Michelle Trachtenberg when they were filming Buffy.

    firehawk905on February 06, 2010   Link

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