I'm okay
If you get me at a good angle
And you're okay
In the right sort of light

And we don't look
Like pages from a magazine
But that's all right
That's all right

I crashed your pickup truck
And then I had to drive it back home
I was crying
I was so scared

Of what you would do
Of what you would say
But you just started laughing
So I started laughing along

Saying, it looks a little rough
But it runs okay
It looks a little rough
But it runs good anyway

We get a little further from perfection
Each year on the road
I guess that's what they call character
I guess that's just the way it goes

Better to be dusty than polished
Like some store window mannequin
Why don't you touch me where I'm rusty
Let me stain your hands

When you're pretty as a picture
They pound down your door
But I've been offered love
In two dimensions before

And I know that it's not all
It's made out to be
Let's show them how it's done
Let's do it all imperfectly


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    THE ONE THE ONLY DRIVING SONG

    phoenix41on May 01, 2002   Link
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    the beauty of imperfection!!

    L-E-7on December 31, 2004   Link
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    when you're pretty as a picture they pound down your door but i've been offered love in two dimensions before and i know that it's not all it's made out to be

    i love love love that part. so true.

    bleedingmaskarahon March 28, 2005   Link
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    To me, this song describes an ideal relationship. No illusions of beauty, of property; no illusions of anything. Just real love, understanding, and acceptance of each other's imperfections.

    yjdon March 17, 2006   Link
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    both of them knowing that they arent perfect. and they dont care. the perfect love. the perfect song to describe it. makes ME smile.

    xjenixon June 24, 2006   Link
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    I love this song, its beautiful because its about the perfect love as xjenix said. But the BEST thing about it is that its not so cliche

    Bridsaon August 31, 2006   Link
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    I love this song, its beautiful because its about the perfect love as xjenix said. But the BEST thing about it is that its not so cliche

    Bridsaon August 31, 2006   Link
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    Yes. The two-dimension love verse is deffinatelty the best. The way she words things get me.

    MLuckon January 07, 2009   Link

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