I wish we
Were stuck up a tree
Then we'd know
That it's nicer below

I don't know any lullabies
I don't know how
To make you mine
But I can learn
In lonely days long ago
I saw lovers put on a show
Well now it's my turn

Drive you home
And then wait by the phone
For that call
For a walk in the fall

No harm will come of this
One little midnight kiss
It will not burn
Too many lonely days
Feel like a throw away
Well now it's my turn

Falling down
Is no longer around
Feeling sun
I'm no longer one
Well isn't this fun?


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    this song is about me im sure of it and my ex haha

    avericeon April 19, 2002   Link
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    I love the second verse of this song because it has this sweetness to it. It's just such a great thought. However, when placed with the music, it doesn't have the same meaning. The lyrics to this song are amazing, in my opinion, and the music gives it a meaning that most people wouldn't expect

    Emo_ezraliteon May 27, 2002   Link
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    I like the end. Well isn't this fun.

    jerem200on September 18, 2004   Link
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    i think its supposed to be

    "in lonely days long ago"

    but i might be wrong

    pooperscooperon March 18, 2005   Link
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    personally, i think this song has the greatest opening line ever...hahaha

    TheSyndicate88on April 28, 2005   Link
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    This song is awesome, in how it breaks all the rules of music. Like verse-chorus-verse-chorus-different verse-chorus to fade. I think this song is about a man who isn't sure how to approach a relationship with a woman. Then when they become a pair, we are all made to realise that relationships suck.

    rebelwithoutacauseon January 27, 2006   Link
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    i like it when songs are not only lyrically sad, bad also the music conveys a strong sadness as well. This song certainly does that, especially the end.

    bffandincubuson May 24, 2006   Link
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    I always thought this was a positive song. Basically, he wants to be in a relationship, and he feels "like a throw-away" because everyone else is pairing off..except him. But now it's his turn to get in on it. He doesn't really know how to get someone to be his, but he's willing to learn (hence the title) and try new things. He gets a date and waits by the phone after for her to call him. Things continue to go well between them (the "midnight kiss") and in the end, it seems like he's happy. He's no longer "falling down", and he's "no longer one", in other words, he's finally with somebody. It does sound kind of dreary in the end music-wise, but I always thought this song had a happy ending. That's my spin on it, anyways.

    endlessjourneyon August 04, 2006   Link
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    Ithink this song is about guy who hasn´t never ever been in love, and he is really tired to watch all the lovers.

    "I saw lovers put on a show well now it's my turn."

    But finally he is fall in love with the girl, and now he is in the "lovers´ side", singing to the guys who haven´t been in love.

    "I'm no longer one well isn't this fun?"

    psychocherryon December 13, 2006   Link
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    I also see a kind of sexual reference.. like losing virginity.. actually, about a boy trying to persuade a girl (probably his girlfriend or whatever) to do it..

    "I don't know any lullabys I don't know how to make you mine but I can learn" (he's trying to let her know that he's as inexperienced as her)

    "I saw lovers put on a show well now it's my turn" (he used to watch porn? haha come on.. any teenager has done that)

    "no harm will come of this one little midnight kiss it will not burn" (he's not trying to harm her, he wants to do it out of love)

    I don't know.. I may be wrong

    kickass_aguxon March 08, 2007   Link

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