"Who's to Say" as written by Vanessa Carlton and Stephan Douglas Jenkins....
Stand up straight
Do your trick turn on the stars
Jupiter, shines so bright when your around
They tell us slow down, we're too young
You need to grow
Well speeds is the key, and they don't know
Who we are

Who's to say were not good enough
Who's to say that this is not our love

Mother don't tell me
That friends are the ones I lose
Because they bleed before you
Sometimes family are the ones you choose
Its too late now, I hold on to the life I found

Who's to say we won't burn it out
Who's to say we won't sink in doubt
Who's to say we won't fade to grey
Who are they anyway, they don't know

And you say we're too young
But maybe you're too old to remember
And I try to pretend but I just feel it when we're together
And if you don't believe me
You never really knew us
You never really knew

You and I, packing up my room
We fell aright
But were not welcome
Soon
We'll be driving
'cause they don't know who we are

And who's to say that we won't stay together
And who's to say we aren't getting stronger
And who's to say I can't live without you
Who are they anyway, they don't know

And you say we're too young but maybe your too old to remember
And I try to pretend
But I just feel it when were together
And who's to say
Who's to say
Who are they anyway

Stand up boy, I shine so bright when your around


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"Who's to Say" as written by Vanessa Carlton Stephan Douglas Jenkins

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    General CommentI think all the songs on this album are beautiful, but especially this one.

    I think it's mainly about a relationship that isn't accepted by others but to the people in the relationship, they're really in love and they don't understand why everyone is so negative towards them and is trying to pry them apart. Everyone thinks they aren't mature enough to handle this kind of love, but as Vanessa says, Who's to say we won't stay together. This also seems applicable to long distance relationships.

    I think she's trying to say that if you really love someone, it doesn't matter about the age or anything else, as long as you are in love and have that special person who helps you "shine".

    Overall, it's a very uplifting song. LUV IT!
    _nicki_on November 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think its beautiful especially the chorus
    haywoo1129on November 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentin my opinion vanessa isnt only saying that as long as two people love each other it doesnt matter what others say. rather, i feel that it is saying others have no say about others relationships "who's to say we won't burn it out? who's to say we won't sink in doubt? who's to say we won't fade today? who are they anyway, they don't know"
    v_hebeon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentin my opinion vanessa isnt only saying that as long as two people love each other it doesnt matter what others say. rather, i feel that it is saying others have no say about others relationships "who's to say we won't burn it out? who's to say we won't sink in doubt? who's to say we won't fade today? who are they anyway, they don't know"
    v_hebeon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThat last line just gets me....so beautiful...

    "Stand up boy, I shine so bright when you're around."
    rockdaboat56on January 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song its soooo beautiful and the lyrics are amzing...

    Ilove the line...


    "And they say were too young but maybe your too old to remember"


    I jsutlove those lines great song

    xoxo-Cole
    laxchick9on January 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really do love both of her albums, especially the second one. And this song...just magnificent. It's like, what do they know about our love? If they don't realize how much we love each other, then they don't know anything about us because this is our world. It talks about how "and you say we're too young but maybe you're too old to remember..". So true. People can forget how strong love can be, they can forget that even young people can fall deeply in love...and even if it won't last, they should just let it be, because it's beautiful for the time being, and kids need to learn to make their own mistakes. tasteslikeG0LDon January 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites. It's pretty.
    VanessaCarltonFanon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my fav song off Harmonium. I really like the story it tells and it's got a great hook. Also, the piano's very pretty.
    letterstonoelleon February 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti have to say this is AMAZING.. noithing less then amazingg
    coLd teaRs**on February 14, 2005   Link
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