I feel so helpless now, my guitar is not around
And I'm strugglin' with the xylophone to make these feelin's sound
And I'm rememberin' you singin' and bringin' you to life
It's rainin' out the window and today it looks like night

You haven't written to me in a week I'm wonderin' why that is
Are you too nervous to be lovers-- friendships ruined with just one kiss
I watched you very closely I saw you look away
Your eyes are either gray or blue I'm never close enough to say

But your sweatshirt says it all with the hood over your face
I can't keep starin' at your mouth without wonderin' how it tastes
I'm with another boy (he's asleep, I'm wide awake )
And he tried to win my heart, but its taken time

I know the shape of your hands because I watch em when you talk
And I know the shape of your body cause I watch it when you walk
And I want to know it all but I'm giving you the lead
So go on, go on and take it, don't fake it, shake it

Don't second guess your feelin's you were right form the start
And I notice she's your lover, but she's nowhere near your heart
This city is for strangers, like the sky is for the stars
But I think its very dangerous if we do not take what's ours

And I'm winnin' you with words because I have no other way
I want to look into your face without your eyes turnin' away
Last night I watched you sing because a person has to try
And I walked home in the rain because a person can not lie


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    General CommentEveryone, whether we know it or not has felt this way before. It sucks when you know you can't do much about it and then when you finally get the courage to do something, it's too late and they've moved on... Anyway very beautiful song<33
    ilovemusic1115on September 04, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is the kind of song i wish i wrote.
    i love the simplicity of the melody and how earnest the words are..."i can't keep staring at your mouth without wondering how it tastes."
    adamanteveon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought it sounded as though she's been friends with this boy for a long time and she has had a crush on him. Then they kissed ("Are you too nervous to be lovers, Friendship's ruined with just one kiss?") but he got nervous and backed off. She still likes him and wishes they could at least be friends, but she scared him off.
    Maybe that's not right, but it sounded that way to me.
    embeminemon February 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a girl and guy who are best friends. They kissed, it made things weird. He confessed feelings for her "don't second guess your feelings, you were right from the start". She wants to get together with him, but waited too long and she can't have successful relationships with any other guys because he is still on her mind. "I'm with another boy, he's asleep I'm wide awake. He can try to win my heart but it's taken..."

    this song is so relatable.
    I agree with both trentmil and embeminem.
    greenzobon June 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentShe said in a concert that the song, and album for that matter, is about a boy she met, fell in love with, and never got to continue her relationship with. The rest of the songs of that album are describing how she met him, what it was like when he moved to montreal. When she didn't want to "ruin the friendship" it's only because it was brand new.
    She had been writing him from New York, where he used to live.

    It's a really sweet song.
    tsuki-kakkoii-on July 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, it describes a crush so perfectly, when you're unsure of how the other person feels. Beautiful.
    missmeon May 28, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningJaymay introduced this song in a performance with the following words: "a story of loving somebody that doesnt love you...but you're always pretending you love somebody else anyway."

    The somebody else is the "other boy" she refers to in the song.
    salsabrosaon May 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, instead of being just about a crush, I think it's about a situation where a girl likes a guy a lot, and he kind of likes her too, but he doesn't WANT to give in to liking her, because he's afraid that it won't work out or that it might not be the right thing-- whatever the reason, he just won't just LET it happen, and he's kind of shutting her out to avoid letting her in., but she knows it's meant to be-- he just needs to take a chance on love.
    OmmmLaurenon August 05, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlearned this on the guitar this summer.
    sweet song. very cute.
    about a girl who loves this guy but want's him to make the first moves although he's a bit timid.

    "grey or blue, not close enough to say"- he's too shy to look her straight into the eyes yet.
    she's waiting on him but it's not easy because it takes time.
    oxsweettalkxoon September 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyeah wow i like my best friend a lot and when i first heard this song i instantly thought it was about my situation....
    sux4uuon October 07, 2010   Link

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