How to tell
A friend that you've fallen in love
Watching her sing on the bow of a boat
How to move
Muscles to open your mouth
To admit to what she's been afraid of

I'm sorry
I know I'm only ordinary
I'm not a star

Can they tell
When the body says a sound?
When I'm lying or when I'm shaking
Right beside
The prophet who made up his mind
To keep quiet, to stay silent

I'm sorry
I know I'm only ordinary
I'm not a star

I'll apologize
I know this is an unpleasant surprise
You need a star
Oh, oh no no no

And to love
Not to be loved is the key
And to say
Not to be seen that it's me
And to move
Not to be moved is to be free
(repeat x3)

Lyrics submitted by sundayrequiem

Ordinary song meanings
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    General CommentIt's like telling the one you love "he look at me, i'm the guy of your dreams, i'm not the best in the world, i'm ordinary but i'm here." about telling that someone you love them but you know they won't take it the way you want.
    silverprodon March 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dont agree with Silver. From the 1st lines u can see hes telling a friend, that he has fallen in love with her (something i think we all can relate to). The fact that hes "ordinary" is part of his apolagy to her in the sense that: hes just human, he knows he shouldnt express his feelings and ruin a friendship, especially as he points out, she doesnt want that [...admit what shes been afraid of... ...i know this is an unpleasant suprise...]. But he cant help the way he feels, and he gives in to them as an "ordinary" person would.
    Sogarthon April 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the embodiment of my thoughts and at the moment gives me such a powerfully emotional longing when I listen to it. I know exactly what this song means. But to anyone else, you have to experience it to FEEL the emotions that this song tries to get across.
    ChaosGlitchon September 11, 2009   Link

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