We can touch
Touch our girl cheeks
And we can hold hands
Like paper dolls
We can try
Try each other on
In the privacy
Within new york city's walls
We can kiss
Kiss goodnight
And we can go home wondering
What would it be like if
If I did not have a boyfriend
We could spend
The whole night

I am waking up
In her bed
I sing 1st avenue
The open window said
Always late to sleep
Late to rise
Lying here watching the day go by
In the living room
There are people on the carpet
Having stupid conversations
Just to hear themselves talk
And I am drifting through
I am heading for the kitchen
I am thinking of her fingers as I walk

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    I love this song.

    She's saying, how far can we go under the guise of friendship?

    I went through this stage when I was becoming aware of my sexuality.

    plonkehon June 13, 2006   Link
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    I agree with plonkeh. after a while you start to realize you care less about holding up appearances of "just being friends" and begin wanting to see how deep the rabbit hole goes, how strongly you really feel about this, another girl.

    my favorite part is the line about walking to the kitchen and thinking about the girl's fingers: that illustrates the fact that once you've accepted your feelings, you can't stop dwelling on it and just let yourself fall even deeper.

    as an aside, I love how ani says "girl cheeks." :p

    delialon September 19, 2007   Link
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    I can relate to this song. A woman once asked me out, and I wasn't attracted to her so I said no. But I was curious and a little sad I couldn't say yes to her... it's only when you start looking that you see how complex relations are - all around me are ambiguous relationships, and even in myself... there's not exactly some straight line between 'staight' and 'gay'. Sometimes I think that if one of my very close female friends suggested we go a bit further, I'd definitely consider it. Not because I necessarily desire them, but because I'd love them enough to want to do that for them if it would help somehow, make us more open or whatever.

    Cornflakezon May 27, 2008   Link
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    oh sheesh this song.

    LittleFolkieGurlon October 03, 2008   Link
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    It didn't post all of my comment. DICK!

    LittleFolkieGurlon October 03, 2008   Link

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