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I wish I could do better by you
Cuz that's what you deserve.
You sacrifice so much of your life
In order for this to work.

While I'm off chasing my own dreams,
Sailing around the world,
Please know that I'm yours to keep,
My beautiful girl.

When you cry a piece of my heart dies,
Knowing that I may have been the cause.
If you were to leave,
Fulfill someone else's dreams,
I think I might totally be lost.

You don't ask for no diamond rings,
No delicate strings of pearls,
That's why I wrote this song to sing,
My beautiful girl.



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    UnregisteredJun 13, 2012 at 3:48 am
    The absolute love of my life â€" a man who just happens to be going through one of the toughest times a person can experience â€" attended a city and colour show last week, and while there he bought the most beautiful see-through music box that plays "the girl. " he gave the music box to me over lunch in a slightly noisy restaurant. When I left, I turned the little crank while sitting in my car, and the sound was breathtaking. So calming. However, I was dying to remember the lyrics to the song, so I searched YouTube and played it. Every word seems to apply.
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    UnregisteredMar 2, 2012 at 4:07 am
    I think this is a love song written by a musician to his girlfriend to express his love and gratitude for always staying with him even when he's not always home. He knows that she's given up a lot to stay together with him. Even while he's far away from home, he's always thinking of her and wants her to know that he'll be forever hers.
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    UnregisteredDec 25, 2011 at 10:47 am
    It's not super complicated, or vague, it's about a girl waiting for a guy who is off his own dreams. The song is just a way to express his gratitude to the girl. Because like jack johnson said, "waitin on love ain't so easy to do. " it's also a really fun song to learn and sing as a cover.
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    sarahandcolourJul 4, 2010 at 6:27 am
    I think he's just portraying how blessed he is to have a woman in his life that stands by his side while he's off doing his own thing, perhaps with his music. And although it's hard for her. She's still there for him & like I said. Stands by his side & makes it work. I feel he's also in return letting her know how much he loves her and appreciated her standing by his side because he doesn't want to lose her since she's so different from most other females, who ask for expensive things when all she wants is him.
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    MusicDrivesMeMar 5, 2009 at 3:34 am
    My boyfriend said he was going to play this song for me.
    Were going through such a horrible time right now, it hurts.
    The second time he showed me this song I asked him what the song was about and he said.
    " About a beautiful girl"
    "He really likes her and she just wants to go do her own thing"

    I feel that its just about a guy who really likes this beautiful girl that is loved by a guy who obviously loves her because shes so simple so diffrent she doesn't ask for nothing she sacrafices so much and he wants to treat her like a queen and he feels like she should be with some one who she actually deserves. He cares deeply for her, he loves her--its a beautiful love song. I think its pretty straight forward.

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