You told me you loved me
I know where and when
Come sunrise, surprise surprise!
The joke's on me again
I know you don't love me
You know I don't care
Keep it hidden better
Did I say the world was fair?

I thought I was just the guy for you
And it would never end
I thought we were s'posed to be like glue
I thought you were my boyfriend
I thought you were my boyfriend

Love or not, I've always got ten guys
On whom I can depend
And if you're not mine, one less is nine, get wise
I thought you were my boyfriend
I thought you were my boyfriend

I just hope you're happy
Stringing me along
While you're stringing
I'm here singing
This, my saddest song
I wish I could see you
I wish I could sleep
Should I freak out?
Should I seek out
Someone I could keep?

I thought I was just the guy for you
And it would never end
I thought we were s'posed to be like glue
I thought you were my boyfriend
I thought you were my boyfriend

Love or not, I've always got ten guys
On whom I can depend
And if you're not mine, one less is nine, get wise
I thought you were my boyfriend
I thought you were my boyfriend

I wanted you tonight
I walked around a lot
Wishing you were here
To keep me from sleeping
With anyone who might
Want me or even not
Some guys have a beer and they'll do anything
Anything, anything

I thought I was just the guy for you
And it would never end
I thought we were s'posed to be like glue
I thought you were my boyfriend
I thought you were my boyfriend

Love or not, I've always got ten guys
On whom I can depend
And if you're not mine, one less is nine, get wise
I thought you were my boyfriend
I thought you were my boyfriend

I thought I was just the guy for you
And it would never end
I thought we were s'posed to be like glue
I thought you were my boyfriend
I thought you were my boyfriend

Love or not, I've always got ten guys
On whom I can depend
And if you're not mine, one less is nine, get wise
I thought you were my boyfriend
I thought you were my boyfriend


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  • +2
    General CommentThis song wins the award for best use of subtraction in music.
    judahnielsenon November 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHah! I absolutely adore this song. It came on while me and my boyfriend were kissing, he stops and says how much he loves this song, and starts singing it.

    It's an amazing song, good vocals, good story, and yeah it's a gay love song! I'm really glad that you can't sit there and try to say it isn't.
    AndixOptimiston February 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is best listened to when you're having a total adrenaline rush. This is my "badass" song.
    Code_Jon November 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNothing to interpret about this song, but it's a beautiful song even to a straight guy like me.
    dd59714on March 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song because it is straightforwardly a "gay song," and yet anyone can enjoy listening to it and can sympathize.
    auntiebembemon January 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love love love the piano in the beginning.
    untilrecentlyon March 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love it. its all happy:)
    bright.eyes.on July 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I right in thinking "I wanted you tonight" and everything after it is not in the version on i? It doesn't sound familiar.
    I love this song. I always sing the "love or not" part over and over.
    mockingsmileon December 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentp.s. I also love songs that can't be explained away as "well... maybe he was writing from a female perspective."
    mockingsmileon December 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCouldn't agree more... I'm a straight guy, but nonetheless, it bugs me when people try to make it seem as though he's singing from a women's point of view. He's simply NOT! It's a gay love song, and an amazing one at that! He specifically says "I thought I was just the GUY for you..." And yeah, that "Love or not" part keeps coming out of my mouth at the strangest moments...
    Ratboyon March 14, 2006   Link

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