"At the Library" as written by and Billie Joe/kiffmeyer Armstrong....
Hey there, lookin' at me
Tell me, what do you see?
But you quickly turn your head away
Try to find the words I could use
Don't have the courage to come up to you
My chance is looking a bit gray

Staring across the room
Are you leaving soon?
I just need a little time

What is it that drives me mad?
Girls like you that I never had
What is it about you that I adore?
What makes me go so insane
That makes me feel so much pain?
What is it about you that I adore?

Staring across the room
Are you leaving soon?
I just need a little time

Why did you have to leave so soon?
Why did you have to walk away?
Oh well, it happened again
She walked away with her boyfriend
Maybe we'll meet again some day

Lyrics submitted by youth_underground

"At the Library" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentThis is just a really funny song, in a way. Haven't you ever looked at someone across the room and just gone to yourself, "That guy (or girl) is so cute? She (he) looks like someone I'd like to know." And yet you don't go up to them and then you totally regret it. It's just funny that way.
    SilverSwizzles19on April 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe story of my life ladies and gentlemen. thinking of that hot girl across the room but when you try to get up just like bricks in your pockets and your superglued to your seat.
    Mo_Roccoon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBillie Joe is so cute!! I really like this song. I know we've all felt like this before...you see somone that you really want to talk to but don't have the nerve.
    saves_the_day_girlon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow true
    fuckyouallon August 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol... this is the story of my life...
    other songs of this sort
    Bigwig - the girl in the green jacket
    Green Day - Only of you

    and many more... lol...
    NIpTErINkon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is just so great, ive done the same thing, thinking that this girl is so good looking and that they r so cool and wanna talk to them but i aint got the guts.
    GreenDayisaNFGon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is sucha great song. green day is the best band, and billie joe is so sexy!
    PunkRockRox189on September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have actually had this song help me out a little, I had this song on my AIM profile, and this one girl I like saw it, and thought it was kinda sweet, and since I liked music like that, she thought I was sweet, and she was the girl I related the song to.
    fuckyouallon March 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwat a good song. its so true what you're all saying. green day are such good musicians.

    X peace X
    Billie_Joe_is_mineon May 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with all of you, Green day is AMAZING! and yep I think we all have been in a similar situation, watching someone that you like and you want to go and talk to them, but you don't have enough courage... so before you know, this person is gone, and you'd wished you had been more brave to go on, and talk.
    punker girlon July 06, 2003   Link

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