"Maybe you can owe me" as written by and Cameron Bird....
Maybe you can owe me?
Or should we wait and see?
'Cause I've been saving up for something we need
As long as you're open to the possibility, yeah

Surely, there's a story
In counting all the minutes 'till July the 1st
But you counted all the seconds and it makes you feel worse
I don't wanna be here
You just wanna be there
But its awful complicated and you're warning me to beware

And honey
There's no hurry
I know it's overdue, there's a key to the door
To the room where I'm staying, you can sleep on the floor
Halfway through the night can we talk and see?
'Cause there's no way that I'll sleep when you're near me
There's no way that I'll sleep when you're near me

Lyrics submitted by satori-birdy

"Maybe You Can Owe Me" as written by Cameron Bird

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    My InterpretationI think this might be about a couple ready to make the move in together. The first verse talks about saving up for something they need, perhaps she is in a poor living situation and he wants to pay for her (Maybe you can owe me) because he doesn't want to see her living how she is.

    The second verse talks about how she's anxiously awaiting the move date, but she's scared. She really wants to be there, and he doesn't want to be where he is since she isn't there, but she's nervous.

    Lastly he tells her that she's welcome over any time, but sometimes she'll have to sleep on the floor. Perhaps he lives with parents who wouldn't approve of them sharing a bed.
    midorkaon December 25, 2013   Link
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    General CommentGreat song! This is probably my favourite song by Architecture in Helsinki...next to Wishbone but yeah still a great song.
    Aliboyon May 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthow good are these lyrics?!
    "there's no way that i'll sleep when you're near me"
    love it
    smashing_meon June 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe ending lyrics are just beautiful.

    I love this band.
    The_Variableon August 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI do agree.. the last lines really get me.. and make me think of nights lying awake next to my boyfriend early in the mornings staring into his eyes...

    howz_gon October 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFriggin' brill-tastic-ly-amazing!
    lvanceon December 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou guys really opened my eyes to the true meaning of this song.
    Sadexon January 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentkind of sounds like a relationship where the girl might be using him?
    nobody go all crazy and get in my face about that being wrong though.

    it kind of seems like the whole ending paragraph (as it's written up there) that the girl just wants some place to crash and he's willing and has a crush on her.

    AIH is so adorable, it seems so innocent and naive!
    beardedlady222on January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about longing for someone so badly. The lyrics are almost an invitation to a relationship.

    It's about wanting someone you can't have.

    And, yes, it is amazing.
    ArrestedDevelopmenton January 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this part:

    "I don't wanna be here
    you just wanna be there
    but its awful complicated and you're warning me to beware"

    is about person A wanting to be with person B who is deliberately staying away. B feels that a relationship would be very complicated and probably has issues to resolve with past relationships, etc. B might even feel like a heartbreaker and might be thinking that s/he might hurt A if they were to get involved. So B warns A "to beware" because the relationship could end badly and B is insecure.
    shirtsleeveson May 22, 2006   Link

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