I don't know what other people see
Or what they think is love
But I know what it means to me
I fall in love so easily

And it's hard to let your guard down
Something you never wanted to
But I gave you my heart and if you turned away
I guess I'd be screwed, but...

I'm a hopeless romantic
You're just hopeless

Beer and wine does me fine but
It doesn't always do
When I get back up and dust off
I always come back to you.

I'm my own man with my own plan
I can't do the things you want me to
I'm kinda lazy and I kinda stink
But I'll clean myself up for you


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Hopeless Romantic Lyrics as written by Greggory A. Attonito Bryan T. Kienlen

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    its ok

    badreligionpigeonon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    I'm a Hopeless Romantic you're just hopeless nough said great song great album great band great people.

    TheHopelessRomanticon January 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    i quite agree

    chairleg55on March 10, 2002   Link
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    i took a combat boot to the face during this song. good memories. this is quite a song.

    backupdorkon April 29, 2002   Link
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    YAYAYA....I love this song like i love like i love my g-mom!!

    k a p bon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    kick ass song

    slipknot13891on June 05, 2002   Link
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    I think the meaning of this song is obvious, and I can relate, I mean, I'm a hopeless romantic too

    nofxownsyouon June 17, 2002   Link
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    im a hopeless romantic, but she turned away...

    hsojon June 28, 2002   Link
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    Yeah, the song is definitely about me. Being the pathetic man I am, I can relate to this way too much.

    TheHamManon April 07, 2003   Link
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    My fav bouncing souls song.

    HitlerBadVandalsGoodon April 26, 2003   Link

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Well, in my opinion this song is about being a young & maybe a little naive &/or introverted girl and finding yourself loving a man who is at first very charming, carefree & outgoing, and seems at first to be without limits, as in "There was a time you opened up every doorway you didn't mind if everything wasn't your way" then that man starts to gradually become more introverted & shows their more possessive/obsessive side to you as the relationship progresses, even while they keep up the appearance of being carefree & outgoing to everyone else, "Don't pull away that goes against what you told me I look in your eyes I realize what you've sold me is love in a vacuum" so you confront them about the way they're acting and of course they deny it, "I think you've changed but you insist that that's not true" quite possibly they are an addict of some sort, my guess would be cocaine, &/or showing very obsessive behavior towards you (early on in the video for this song we see the man hanging a picture up, it is a very large portrait of Aimee & it is prominently displayed in his/their apartment for the duration of the song), thus their "love in a vacuum", "You look so strange, so distant that you're hardly you Now I can see how you have been acting different You say it's me but I know that it isn't it's love in a vacuum" but still you are in love with them and don't want to leave them and you know that they are truly in love with you and they don't want you to leave them either, maybe they are convinced you can save them from themself, maybe they are so broken that the possibility of an overdose &/or suicide attempt is very real and you want to get through to them that their behavior not only dangerous but it is also just pissing you off and if they don't wise up they run the risk of loosing you, as in the lines "You will be lonely if you leave me alone", so you want to save them but can't get through to them due to the addiction &/or emotional problems they have, "Love in a vacuum and that's not enough love in a vacuum You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way You will be lonely if you leave me alone You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way it's just not enough" you want them to understand that the love they are giving you is not enough when it is filtered through the vacuum of their drug addiction &/or emotional impairment, "You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way it's just not enough and just wait you will be lonely Love in a vacuum Love in a vacuum and that's not enough Love in a vacuum". 'Love In A Vacuum' for me is a hauntingly truthful acute argument on the loneliness of obsession and almost inevitable loss of love that follows people who are broken in some way or another; the obsessives, the coke heads, the drunks, addicts or the just-plain-old emotionally broken; a razor sharp, lyrically driven, deceptively poppy, yet ultimately-depressing-in-the-best-way song. Quintessential Aimee Mann.