When the shadows washed away
I was painting larger ones
Larger than the canvases
The canvases I can’t believe

And I can’t understand when things turned gray
I’m not who I was in the morning
And there’s a million reasons that I’d like you to stay
Tried to utter the words while you’re falling

I run out the bedroom
Cause I can’t really breathe
A recurrent fear of being tied down
And I would like to blame it on the artist in me
But there’s no one there, so that’s bullshit

I’m going through girls
And pushing through crowds
And she knows I’m looking for her
And I’m going through hell
Through the darkest sides of myself
I only want what I can’t have

Run ahead
Don’t wait up
Just run ahead
Don’t wait up cause I’ll follow you there
Follow you there
I’ll follow you there
Follow the ocean
Follow you there
Follow the ocean
The road’s not far way

I only want
I only want her today
I only want what I can’t have
I only, I only want her today
I only want what I can’t have

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    General CommentI think this song is about the struggles of loving someone and not being able to be with them, for some reason or another.

    This song is amazing, just like the rest of their songs. The lyrics are brillant, too.
    sterile_adhesiveon June 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love his voice...it's kind of playful, you know what i mean? There's probably a better word for it lol but i don't have one.
    Lacie.on November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHis voice is so 80s.. I love it.
    Luciferiaon April 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song has been stuck in my head for like two years..
    tequila_on January 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    ilovetrishon March 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about falling out of love, wanting other girls, yet still wanting the best for that person. he wants that person today, because he's afraid of being lonely, but doesn't want a relationship anymore. he's too afraid of being tied-down. but he knows he's being an asshole, that all of this is bullshit, but he can't ignore it. if he could, he'd date someone new now, and then just go back to the original girl later. that's why he's telling her to run ahead, because she's better than him, because although he loves her, he just wants what's happening right now, not the future. he only wants today, what he can't have.

    god, good song :)
    alpocityon December 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy take on this song is that their are two people in a relationship and the relationship is starting to have problems. The main character in this song doesn't know if he/she wants that person but it's too late because she leaves them and then they realize it's her that they wanted all along.
    liktheangelon July 06, 2011   Link

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