Open the door and let your love come down
Over the wall, you're spinning 'round and 'round
'Cause you wanted some love
I'll make it happen

'Cause I don't wanna break
Your fine face. I can't take
The way you wanna wrap me up
Inside your smile

Open your heart and let the good stuff out
Water me girl and let me ease the drought
'Cause you wanted some love
I'll make it happen

'Cause I don't wanna break
Your fine face. I can't take
The way you wanna wrap me up
Inside your smile

I can't be gone, darling
For very long, no
Never know what you're gonna do
Standing there deep in front of you
Take a look in between my eyes
Because I'm back, yeah

'Cause I don't wanna break
Your fine face. I can't take
The way you wanna wrap me up
Inside your smile

I can't be gone, darling
For very long
Never know what you're gonna do
Standing there deep in front of you
Take a look in between my eyes
Because I'm back, yeah

Give me a chance if you can force yourself
Look at me girl and get up off your shelf
'Cause you wanted some love
I'll make it happen


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    :)

    craiggon May 08, 2002   Link
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    i absolutely LOVE this song!!!! :):):)

    breezybay11on May 16, 2002   Link
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    Have you ever missed someone for so long it seemed like an eternity ...

    ... and then finally seen their smile?

    It's like the sun breaking through the clouds on a winter day. And someone has finally put this sensation into lyrics and music. It's "Smile" by Weezer.

    marytylermooreon July 05, 2002   Link
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    somehow this song reminds me of ally mcbeal when ally was missing larry so bad. anyway, well said marytylermoore.

    auroraon July 29, 2002   Link
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    I think its about a guy who desperately wants to be with a girl. She's uncertain about the relationship and is "spinning 'round and 'round". He tries to convince her that he can make her feel loved ("you wanted some love, i'll make it happen") and possibly he is attracted to her because of her smile. "I can't take the way you wanna wrap me up inside your smile". Seems like a nice little love song to me. :)

    GuitarBoyon May 12, 2003   Link
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    I think GuitarBoy hit it on the nose. Reminds me of my current crush. Been hurt so much in the past that she doesn't know if she can love again, but people like Rivers who believe in love still have hope and they know deep down that things can work. All it takes are people who will try.

    Chouzanon June 29, 2003   Link
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    if only life were as simple as a song...

    Gabeon July 03, 2003   Link
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    incredible song

    Redlighton June 11, 2004   Link
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    I think GuitarBoy definitely got the meaning.

    It reminds me of the girl that I am in love with. She has the most beautiful smile and in dreams, I am wrapped up in it. In reality, however, she doesn't really care about me the same way and refuses to give me a chance to go out with her.

    If she wanted some love, I would make it happen. I will wait for her as long as it takes.

    See, it is possible for Green Album-era songs to contain meaning.

    Hot Rod Heroon October 15, 2004   Link
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    I heard this song early, when the album was leaked. When I first heard it I thought instead of saying "your fine face. I can't take," Rivers was saying "your fine ways of sucking dick". Ever since then, I thought this song was about giving head. It's totally plausible though.

    crying_aloudon November 29, 2004   Link

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