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Owl City – Deer In The Headlights lyrics

Met a girl in the parking lot
And all I did was say hello
Her pepper spray made it rather hard
For me to walk her home

But I guess that's the way it goes

Tell me again was it love at first sight
When I walked by and you caught my eye
Didn't you know love could shine this bright
Well smile because you're the deer in the headlights

Met a girl with a graceful charm
But when beauty met the beast, he froze
Got the sense I was not her type
By the black eye and bloody nose
But I guess that's the way it goes

Tell me again was it love at first sight
When I walked by and you caught my eye
Didn't you know love could shine this bright
Well smile because you're the deer in the headlights

It's suffocating to say but the female mystique takes my breath away
So give me a smile or give me a sneer
'Cause I'm trying to guess here

Tell me again was it love at first sight
When I walked by and you caught my eye
Didn't you know love could shine this bright
I'm sorry I ever tried
Deer in the headlights

Tell me again was it love at first sight
When I walked by and you caught my eye
Didn't you know love could shine this bright
If life was a game you would never play nice
If love was a beam you'd be blind in both eyes
Put your sunglasses on 'cause you're the deer in the headlights
You're the deer in the headlights



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    UnregisteredApr 14, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    In my life, I have learned that sometimes owl city musicis not always practical, but always beautiful. I have to listen to a song a million times to get all the meanings. But here I go. The first verse is self-explaining. He met a girl he liked, and just said hello, but she didn't like him as much as he liked her. The chorus is a twisted up and mixed around love song. The third line is talking about 'shine [ing] this bright' because the forth line is 'because you're a deer in the' headlights. Second verse: this girl he likes seems to be to good for him, like beauty and the beast. But even the beast saw the beauty of a girl. But [the speaker], with black eyes and a bloody nose, would never be hers. That's all I got, 4 now.
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    UnregisteredJul 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    He saw a girl and liked what he saw but she didn't feel the same way and tried to resist him with pepper spray and a blow to the face. He said she was a deer in the headlights implying that she was clueless to what she had in front of her namely him. Ironically it was he who was clueless because she sent very clear signs of rejection. Still he thinks he is in love with her and is "trying to guess here" as to her feelings for him and asks for a small sign. The song shows in a funny way, how many refuse to see the real status of a relationship and keep trying in a hopeless situation. They miss clear signs of rejection.
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    UnregisteredJan 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    The first line means exactly what it sounds like he met a girl and she pepper sprayed him after the first word he said. The seconded is directing questions to the first line, " didn't you know love could shine this bright? " is directed to the girl in the first line.
    The third says that he met a pretty girl but that he got a sense he wasn't her type because he had a bloody nose and black eye. The rest of the song goes pretty much the same as the beginning does, until the last verse which is mixed with the refrain. It talks about if life was a game than she wouldn't play nice and if emotions could be seen than his love would blind her.
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    UnregisteredJan 1, 2012 at 9:54 am
    I've only heard this song twice and liked the catchy rythem and words as I am a singer/dancer. But didn't sit dwon and anylize the words geez. Actually I saw the video first. So based on that and hearing it a 2nd time I would guess its about a girl who is shy or hurt by love and does not want to risk getting loved and then all of a sudden shes exposed -nowhere to hide in his headlights of love, lol.

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