"Wandering" as written by and Folds/jessee....
She's a million miles away
From me
Separated by a hollow wooden door
Some time we can't erase
Serves me right
To let her in the first time
That she knocked

And all this wandering
Got you nothing
You were ready to but
Never could

Things you never saw in me
She'll see
Observations that she'd heard from other people
That she never understood
Serves her right
Not knowing just exactly what she wants

And all this wandering
Got me nothing
You were ready to but never could

Are you happy
Wandering

Remember sitting on your car
That night
Clouds rolled out and vailing lights around the bay
And you told me all those things
Remember that?
You told me you can't match your clothes
Remember that?
Confessed how when I laugh sometimes, I'm crying
And we sat and didn't talk for half an hour

Remember that?
Alone
Cause I won't remember
Anymore

And all this wandering
And all this wandering


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"Wandering" as written by Darren Jessee Ben Folds

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    General Commentthis song is so sad.
    fish eat steelon October 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree.

    especially the part
    "remember that,
    alone,
    cause i wont,
    remember,
    anymore..."
    sham_onon October 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's such a bittersweet song....what do others think of this song? It's one of my favorite Ben songs...
    uncreative2on October 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me its about a reationship, where the two seem to be in an argument hence
    She's a million miles away from me
    Separated by a hollow wooden door
    And some time we can't erase
    Serves me right to let her in
    The first time she knocked
    beacause the girl/guy started to hear things from her friends and others that the guy/girl was up to no good, they then start to wonder about it and it caused them to split.But really he/she really did do nothing bad at all And all he wants to remember is that night they spent by the bay. "Saying hey remember I always love you.".

    Which is exactly how i feel about my girl. She listened to her friends and they where kinda right. and since she wondered about it so much it drove us apart. But i only want her to know that no matter what i still love her.
    l0ki86on November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me its about a reationship, where the two seem to be in an argument hence
    She's a million miles away from me
    Separated by a hollow wooden door
    And some time we can't erase
    Serves me right to let her in
    The first time she knocked
    beacause the girl/guy started to hear things from her friends and others that the guy/girl was up to no good, they then start to wonder about it and it caused them to split.But really he/she really did do nothing bad at all And all he wants to remember is that night they spent by the bay. "Saying hey remember I always love you.".

    Which is exactly how i feel about my girl. She listened to her friends and they where kinda right. and since she wondered about it so much it drove us apart. But i only want her to know that no matter what i still love her.
    l0ki86on November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think some of you have it all wrong. She isn't "Wondering" around and about. She is "Wandering" as in walking around - maybe even seeing other people?

    She's a million miles away from me
    Separated by a hollow wooden door
    And some time we can't erase
    Serves me right to let her in
    The first time she knocked
    -Maybe the girl is behind the door with someone else?

    And all this wandering
    Got you nothing
    And you were ready to
    But never could
    -All of this Wandering (walking around/sleeping around/going to other people) didn't bring her anywhere.

    Things you never saw in me she'll see
    Observations that she'd heard from other people
    But she never understood
    Serves her right not knowing
    Just exactly what she wants
    -Her friends and other peers tell her she can have something more, someone else - and the one she is with isn't the one for her. She is confused because she doesn't know what she wants.

    Remember sitting on a car that night
    Clouds rolled out
    Unveiling lights around the bay
    And you told me all those things
    Remember that
    You told me you can't match your clothes
    Remember that
    I confessed that when I laugh sometimes I'm cryin'
    And then we sat and
    Didn't talk for half-an-hour.
    -Just remembering odd times in one's relationship - those akward moments that you never knew why they happend - they just did.
    AlexSchwayon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"and you were ready to
    but never could..."

    oh this song is perfect...
    i wish i could tell him
    how much i care
    but i end up sayin see ya later instead
    and wandering around on my own
    thinking its better for both of us..

    who knows.
    anikaoconnoron January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure that this song is about not knowing exactly what you want in a relationship. The girl in this song is unsure about the relationship and hence "wanders", which is probably a reference to her trying out other men and such. This song is basically the narrator saying that he's been patient for long enough and can no longer stand by idly and wait for her to make up her mind, because she's probably fairly capricious.
    HeatherMooneyon February 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou know what? THE WHOLE EP OF SPEED GRAPHIC IS SAD! They're all heartbroken songs... except "Dog", that one just catches me off guard.

    Did anybody see the movie 100 Girls that this was in? I like how they used it in that scene. The guy had finally found the girl he had been searching for, and at that time she didn't want him because it took him so long to realize that it was her who he loved. You'd have to see the movie completely to understand what I'm saying right here, but I see it all the time for sale at Best Buy. Suckers. I bought mine on DVD in the cheap bin at K-Mart.

    I think everyone else though has the meaning right. It's just about a guy who's sick of waiting for her to make up her mind, and just saying, "You know what, you just lost the greatest thing you never had, and what do you have to show for it?" I love it.
    m_D_ton April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI almost started crying in the first few lines of this song.

    for no reason other than that it SOUNDS sad.

    amazing.
    kates_x3on January 24, 2006   Link

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