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You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch him now, here he comes

He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined when you were young

Can we climb this mountain, I don’t know
Higher now than ever before, I
Know we can make it if we take it slow
That's thinking easy, easy now, watch it go

We’re burning down the highway skyline on the
Back of a hurricane that started turning
When you were young
When you were young

And sometimes you close your eyes
And see the place where you used to live
When you were young

They say the devil's water, it ain’t so sweet
You don’t have to drink right now
But you can dip your feet
Every once and a little while

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch him now, here he comes

He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined when you were young

(Talks like a gentleman, like you imagine)
When you were young

I said he doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus

But more than you’ll ever know



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    Lildrummerboy697Jul 30, 2008 at 8:39 am
    I think it means that a boy and a girl have broken up, and the girl is feeling down when her ex shows up and cheers her up by telling her to look back to the good times-a great story I believe
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    LpluvApr 13, 2009 at 8:31 am
    Why the fu*k do they bother to put up a vid but it's disabled by request huh answer me that!!! f*cking hell!! killers rock but good song!!
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    Butterflyz666Oct 19, 2008 at 4:55 pm
    i personally think the song is about the carelessness of young people that fall in love when the person they fall in love with isin't really perfect.
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    skye_blue00Sep 30, 2008 at 3:20 am
    she has always wanted a guy to come sweep her off her feet and save her.when he comes he is everything that she imagined and more
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    Lyric_Master005Aug 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm
    I Think This Song Means That No Matter What Happens They'll Still Be As In Love As They Were When They First Met, Or As The Song Puts It When They Were Young.

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