You're the words that come out easy,
And I am speechless at best.
Your star it seems to shine above the rest.
You're the face before the cameras,
The smile I'd like to earn.
The closest thing to perfect,
In a hollywood to burn.
You're the beauty that is deeper,
Than eyes can merely see.
The closest thing to perfect.
But the farthest thing from me.

[Chorus: x2]
I'd love to be,
The shoulder that you cry on.
I'd love to be,
The friend you call when things are great.

You're the dream that hasn't ended,
And I'm still anxious for rest.
Your words they seem to hang above my head.
You're the bud before the flower,
Unfurls into full bloom.
Captivating beauty,
But it maybe all too soon.
You're the song that writes a story,
But leaves a lot to read.
The closest thing to perfect,
But the farthest thing from me.

[Chorus x2]

And like I really deserve a chance to,
Sit across the table,
And tell you that I think you're wonderful.
And I think you're something special.
I guess this is my only chance to,
Say I wish I knew you,
Because I'm sure you're wonderful,
If I'd get to know you.




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    I think this song is obviously talking about someone in their life who think they're pretty much perfect for them and because of that they feel like they don't deserve them. I love this song just because it goes into so much detail about describing the person with metaphors.

    DorkyAzNpunKon November 27, 2001   Link
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    i love this song... i think it's so beautiful and just gets all the emotion of how he feels about this particular person.. LOVE it!!!

    Evadon November 27, 2001   Link
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    This song is simply beautiful. It's so captivating. The lyrics are pure soul and 100% meaningful. It describes the one you love the way you see them, however, you feel as if you do not deserve them because they're amazing. I like it a lot.

    SeAmLeSson January 16, 2002   Link
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    ok ur all full of shit.....dis song is realle about how so perfect this gurl is in everyway and how he onlee wishes dat he could get a chance to be with her.....but he can't because he realle doesn't knoe dis gurl.....its wut he wishes he could have, its a gurl in his head

    pUnK eon January 19, 2002   Link
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    i interpreted this song as being about maybe an actress he has a crush on........

    Jemzieon January 19, 2002   Link
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    this is my song to a the girl i wish to have. great words for great music to make an AWESOME song

    emocoreJAYon February 01, 2002   Link
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    this is my song to the girl i wish to have. great words for great music to make an AWESOME song

    emocoreJAYon February 01, 2002   Link
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    I think that Punk e is full of shit. Of course, someone who can't even speak like a normal human most likly wo't be able to understand the beautiful poetry in this song. He obviously has a crush on this girl, but thinks that she is too perfect to even speak too. This song always makes me cry... it's just so sweet!

    sentimentalf0olon February 01, 2002   Link
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    i actually have to agree with Punk E. i think this song is about a celebrity that this person thinks just may be the perfect girl. the closest thing to perfect in a hollywood to burn. that means that most if not all of hollywood is fake but this one person is the closest to perfect.

    he is obviously singing about someone that he doesn't know because "i guess this is my only chance to say i wish i knew you..." because this may be a famous person, he doesn't feel like he deserves to talk to or even meet her

    pumpkingirlon April 10, 2002   Link
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    ok well alls i havta say is this song is explaining a guy that has been watching this girl and obviously is a star..he wishes he could b the one for her...He thinks shes perfect in every way and in the end he relizes he doesnt know her and he wishes he did

    EmoRockson April 17, 2002   Link

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