You changed my face
I think I like it better now
It doesn't matter anyhow
'cause that's the way it is

You said hello
Where the hell you been?
I said I feel like I been off to war
And I may never be the same again

I made my bed, but now I can't sleep at night
'cause you're tossing and turning, you know, you know it ain't right
I'd love to beg, see, but I'm just too proud
And I don't even know what to say, so I'm thinking out loud

[Chorus]
And when you dream, seventeen
I ain't there, so I don't care
'cause in all my dreams, I'm twenty-three
And she's the girl right next to me
See that girl right next to me

I lie in my bed, you're running through my head
Going over and over and over the things that you said
I'm caught in the trap, I'd run like hell right back to you
'cause I'm sober with you and you know it beats drinking alone

[Chorus: x2]

She's the girl right next to me
See that girl right next to me


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    "Cuz I'm sober with you and you know it beats drinking alone"

    that's a really great line.

    stardropleton August 24, 2002   Link
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    I'm caught in a trap, I'll run like hell right back to you. Cuz I'm sober with you and you know it beats drinking alone. i LOVE that part best.... this song.. ahh i love it... just listening to it is awesome

    regan_89on June 27, 2003   Link
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    why has practically NO ONE COMMENTED ON THIS SONG! its absolutly amazing, and i love it. "id love to beg, see im just too proud. and i dont even know what to say so im thinking out loud" is just such a great line. so true and real. excellent.

    ForeverInADay416on April 25, 2003   Link
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    i really like this song. as with all their songs, it sounds so honest. but i dont understand it. in most of their songs, they sound like they're understanding and empathizing with whomever the song is about. but in this one, he almost sounds like he's saying "too bad its your problem sux to be you." especially with that line "and when you dream 17, I ain't there so I don't care. Cuz in all my dreams, I'm 23, and she's the girl right next to me." Like he's telling her harshly to move on and get over him, because he's moved on already. but then hat doesnt fit in with the last part where he runs back to her. i dunno. maybe he's talking about his past when he talks about the 17/23 thing, and then he realizes that after trying to shake her off for so long, in the end he needs her anyway. bittersweet, i dunno,

    PRtwilight85on June 29, 2003   Link
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    I loooooooooooove that! is it about a guy who realised that hius love was..too young for him..like mentaly , he just left ..but then he came back and he doesn't know what to say..well maybe not Lol...hM..whatever !

    lilika190989on December 24, 2004   Link
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    This song isn't negative at all it is about a guy who meets a girl who changes him forever whether or not they stay together he can not forget her. and maybe it is just about a rough part of a relationship a rocky part where two lovers are fighting. And coming to realize that the other person makes you happy and it is worth all the bumps in the road to be with that person.

    ggdirison April 17, 2005   Link
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    this is my favorite song by the goo goo dolls. they lyrics and the song are amazing. it just makes me feel so good after listening to it. =)

    .....great song!

    mrs. brightsideon June 06, 2005   Link
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    Great song. The first two lines especially hit me.

    imafreakingpirateon July 04, 2006   Link
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    This is like such an awesome song. Love the lyrics.

    And when you dream 17, I ain't there, so I don't care. Cuz in all my dreams, I'm 23, And she's the girl right next to me.

    LastConservativeFanon August 26, 2006   Link
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    Holy crap... the guitar solo is flat out sick.

    Don't quite understand the lyrics, though.

    boynamedgoo22on July 20, 2007   Link

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