Storeman, your eyes all watery white.
"Another long long night?" and you say
"Be careful riding that boy's bike in the dark."
"Don't worry, I'm not going far."

I was very very young and terribly in love
And not yet knowing that love alone may not be enough
To undo all the silly things I thought.
I thought you were God.

The night sky is peeling back her sheets.
The linen is lavender and underneath it I ride you bike.
The bike bar's cutting into my crotch.
I stand up and power-pedal on.

I was very very young and terribly in love,
Not yet knowing that love alone may not be enough
To counter all the stupid things I thought.
I thought you were God.
I believed in you.

We still talk, we still talk a lot since the alarming discovery
That you were never God and we still love,
But the laughter's more sincere,
'Cause it's speckled with your tears.

You were so young and terribly in love,
Not yet knowing that love alone may not be enough
To undo all the secret things I thought.

I thought you were God.

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    Beautiful song. A favourite. She is so out-of-control in love in this song, and she portrays it perfectly. The chorus is just incredible. As she grows up or whatever, she realises that that blind love isn't enough to base a relationship on sometimes (and how true...) Towards the end they are still friends I think, which is cute ("We still talk..")

    PhilVeton May 22, 2007   Link
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    its so beautiful. the music makes it much sadder, too to me its about two young lovers, and i think he was in another relationship (" peeling back HER sheets...") an affair? either way she is head over heels for him, but grows up and sees there needs to be more. he hasn't done that growing-up yet, and still cries over it ("...speckled with your tears..")

    mixitupon October 05, 2007   Link
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    Her brother passed away when she was little. I thought it was common knowledge that this song was about this event? I actually logged on here to see if anyone knew anything more about it...isnt it funny how all songs are assumed to be love songs for a lover, as opposed to someone platonic you love

    jesswheelockon February 02, 2008   Link
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    aaaah not brother i mean sister

    jesswheelockon February 02, 2008   Link

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