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She held the world upon a string
But she didn't ever hold me
Spun the stars on her fingernails
But it never made her happy
Cause she couldn't ever have me
She said she'd won the world at a carnival
But she could never win me
Cause she couldn't ever catch me

I, I know why
Because when I look in her eyes
I just see the sky
When I look in her eyes
Well I, just see the sky

"I don't love you I'm just passing the time"
You could love me if I knew how to lie
But who could love me?
I am out of my mind
Throw an old line out to sea
To see if I can catch a dream

The sun was always in her eyes
She didn't even see me
But that girl had so much love
She'd wanna kiss you all the time
Yeah, she'd wanna kiss you all the time

She said she'd won the world at a carnival
But I'm sure it didn't ruin her
Just made her more interesting
I'm sure it didn't ruin her
Just made her more interesting

I, I know why
Because when I look in her eyes
I just see the sky
When I look in her eyes
Well I, I just see the sky

"I don't love you I'm just passing the time"
You could love me if I knew how to lie
But who could love me?
I am out of my mind
Throw an old line out to sea
To see if I can catch a dream



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    -alice-in-wonderland-Jul 18, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    i think its about a girl who has everything, and she wants this guy who is trying to love her back, but he just doesnt.
    "spun the stars on her fingernails
    but it never made her happy
    cuz she couldnt ever have me"
    he does want to love her, but he just cant
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    ilikecoloring69Jun 28, 2008 at 12:54 am
    This song is about a girl and boy of course,
    but this boy sees this girl everywhere and he falls in love with her,
    but she never noticed him but then later, she starts to notice him but its to late and he wants to love her too know but he doesn't know how to lie so thats why hes saying throw an old line out to sea to see if he can catch a dream that means he dreams about how he used to love her but than realizes he cant even though there supposed to be together its just that she only wants what she wants but he wants so much more than that, i think thats about it lawls
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    xXBroken_SorrowsXxJan 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm
    This video is all wrong!
    The song is great. Inspiring really. I think that those who dont know what this song means should be happy. That means they haven't yet had to deal with it.
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    nomnomnomJul 29, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    The last 6 lines are my favourite part of the song.
    "But who could love me? I am out of my mind."
    I can sure relate to that...
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    neoyello124Dec 10, 2009 at 2:13 am
    I luuuvvv this song. It's amazing. hahaha (XD) I like the name of the cd it's on too. haha Pretty. Odd.
    :))

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