I close my eyes
And I smile, knowing that everything is alright
To the core, so close that door
Is this happening?

My breath is on your hair, I'm unaware
That you opened the blinds and let the city in
God, you held my hand
And we stand
Just taking in everything

And I knew it from the start
So my arms are open wide
Your head is on my stomach
And we're, we're trying so hard not to fall asleep
Here we are
On this 18th floor balcony
We're both, flying away

So we talked about mom's and dad's
About family pasts
Just getting to know where we came from
Our hearts were on display
For all to see
I can't believe this is happening to me

And I raised my hand as if to show you that I was yours
That I was so yours for the taking
I'm so yours for the taking
That's when I felt the wind pick up
I grabbed the rail while choking up
These words to say and then you kissed me

I knew it from the start
My arms are open wide
Your head is on my stomach
And we're, we're trying so hard not to fall asleep
Here we are
On this 18th floor balcony
We're both, flying away

And I'll try to sleep
To keep you in my dreams
'Til I can bring you home with me
I'll try to sleep
And when I do I'll keep you in my, dreams

I knew it from the start
So my arms are open wide
And your head is on my stomach
And we're, we're trying so hard not to fall asleep
So here we are
On this 18th floor balcony, yeah

I knew it from the start
So my arms are open wide
Your head is on my stomach
No, we're not going to sleep, sleep

Here we are
On this 18th floor balcony, we're both
Flying away


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18th Floor Balcony Lyrics as written by Justin S Furstenfeld Charles Britton Iii Hudson

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    oh my god i just totally love this song, i think this is the most beautiful song i have ever heard...i love it...its just about how he loves this girl soo much...its soo amazing. =]

    agirlfromohioon February 20, 2007   Link
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    Idk bout y'all but this perfectly captures the feeling of being with my lesbian lover when I was 14

    Cicieon March 10, 2017   Link
  • +1
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    He's no longer in a relationship, and that's something new to him. But instead of wallowing around in self-pity or spending all his energy on finding someone new, he's starting over, finding himself.

    Enajeon January 19, 2009   Link
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    This is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. I literally put my ipod on repeat and listened to this song over and over again, until I was done crying..makes me cry every time.

    In my personal opinion, this song is about the ups and downs of love; love slipping away...and coming back. Not always just the perfect romance.

    So close that door. Is this happening? At first I thought that she no longer loved him, and he couldn't believe he was watching her go.

    We're both flying away. I interpreted this as the both of them growing apart, no longer knowing how to feel about one another. A loss as the both of them "fly away" on their seperate directions, a strong connection slowly weakening.

    So we talked, about moms and dads, about family pasts, just getting to know where we came from. I first interpreted this as the two trying to find things to talk about, having a hard time: trying to figure out how they came to one another in the first place. What willed them toward the other.

    I raised my hand as if to show you that I was yours. That I was so yours for the taking, I'm still so yours for the taking. He is trying to prove to her that she is all he wants, and is willing to give things up in order to be able to be with her.

    And I'll try to sleep to keep you in my dreams, till I can bring you home with me I thought of this as them not being together, and him trying his hardest to get her back in his mind, and dream about her, although she may no longer love him.

    In the end, they are together and discovering their unconditional love towards one another.

    So, this is just my interpretation(:

    smdcdf17on May 26, 2010   Link
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    This song is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I mean the way Justin sings of this love for someone, that u cannot get out to them, loving them so much, but words can't escape you to let that one person know. I want to have someone feel this way for me.. Great song, this is the one that got me into the band. They're awesome!

    DavesBabyShayon April 15, 2005   Link
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    This song is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I mean the way Justin sings of this love for someone, that u cannot get out to them, loving them so much, but words can't escape you to let that one person know. I want to have someone feel this way for me.. Great song, this is the one that got me into the band. They're awesome!

    DavesBabyShayon April 15, 2005   Link
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    Amazing song from an amazing group, go see them live, its just wow, tons of emotion from the band and the fans, its beautiful.

    Echelon30S2Mon January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    i NEED to see blue octover live before i die. end of story.

    they've mastered the love song. MASTERED IT.

    disasterfaerie22on February 27, 2006   Link
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    aaah i hate typos.

    disasterfaerie22on February 27, 2006   Link
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    I love this song... prolly on my favorite on the album, given Hate Me is played out...

    BRUINSrockon April 05, 2006   Link

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