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You can tell Gayle, if she calls,
That I'm famous now for all of these rock and roll songs.
And even if that's a lie, she should've given me a try.
When we were kids on the field of the first day of school.
I would've been her fool.
And I would've sang out your name in those old high school halls.
You tell that to Gayle, if she calls.

And you can tell Jane, if she writes,
That I'm drunk off all these stars and all these crazy Hollywood nights.
And that's a total deceit, but she should've married me.
And tell her I spent every night of my youth on the floor,
Bleeding out from all these wounds.
I would've gotten her a ride out of that town she despised.
You tell that to Janey, if she writes.

But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
That will cut you to ribbons sometimes.
And all you can do is just wait by the moon
And bleed if it's what she says you oughta do.

You remind Anna, if she asks why,
That a thief stole my heart while she was making up her mind.
I heard she lives in Brooklyn with the cool,
Goes crazy over that New York scene on 7th Avenue.
But I used to wait at the diner, a million nights without her,
Praying she won't cancel again tonight.
And the waiter served my coffee with a consolation sigh.
You remind Anna, if she asks why.
Tell her it's all rigtht.

You know it's hard to tell you this.
Oh it's hard to tell you this.
Here's looking at you, Kid.



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    UnregisteredAug 8, 2012 at 5:23 am
    Its about growing up, and how we as humans can relate stages of our lives to people/ relationships. That even though we may not want to be with people we used to date, we hope they think about us, and know the impact that they had on our lives.
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    UnregisteredAug 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    The part about anna mentions that a thief stole his heart while she was making up her mind. I feel it shows he's reminiscing of lost loves and that final verse tells us that he fell in love with someone else while her priorities were elsewhere.
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    UnregisteredJul 22, 2012 at 5:36 am
    I believe it's totally a letter to himself as he's lying there, trying to figure out why his life is what it is.
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    UnregisteredApr 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    A reflection on the past, of lost loves, and how it happens to most people, lost lovers, lovers who didnt love you back so much. Amazing.
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    UnregisteredApr 4, 2012 at 12:46 am
    Ugh i relate to this so much. Sometimes it feels good to be able to reflect on the past and sometimes it just hurts. This song def strikes those heart strings

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