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On the other side of a street I knew
Stood a girl that looked like you
I guess that's deja vu
But I thought this can't be true
Cause you moved to west L. A or New York or Santa Fe
Or where ever to get away from me

Oh but that one night
Was more than just right
I didn't leave you cause I was all through
Oh I was overwhelmed and frankly scared as hell
Because I really fell for you

Oh I swear to you
I'll be there for you
This is not a drive by I-I-I-I
Just a shy guy looking for a two ply
Hefty bag to hold my I-I-I-I love
When you move me everything is groovy
They don't like it sue me
The way you do me
Oh I swear to ya
I'll be there for ya
This is not a drive by

On the other side of a downward spiral
My love for you went viral
And I loved you every mile you drove away
But now here you are again
So let's skip the "how you been"
And get down to the "more than friends" at last

Oh but that one night
Is still the highlight
I didn't need you until I came to

Oh I was overwhelmed and frankly scared as hell
Because I really fell for you

Oh I swear to ya
I'll be there for ya
This is not a drive by
Just a shy guy looking for a 2 ply
Hefty bag to hold my love
When you move me everything is groovy
They don't like it sue me
The way you do me
Oh I swear to ya
I'll be there for ya
This is not a drive by

Please believe that when I leave
There's nothing up my sleeve but love for you
And a little time to get my head together too

On the other side of a street I knew
Stood a girl that looked like you
I guess that's deja vu
But I thought this can't be true
Cause

Oh I swear to ya
I'll be there for ya
This is not a drive by
Just a shy guy looking for a two ply
Hefty bag to hold my love
When you move me everything is groovy
They don't like it sue me
The way you do me
Oh I swear to ya
I'll be there for ya
This is not a drive by



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    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    I believe it is about a man who slept with a girl as a one night stand situation, but started to have feelings for her the next day, which scared him and he didn't know how to handle his feelings and he disappeared. I believe she loved him as well and so when he disappeared she decided to disappear as well because she was sad he didn't love her as she loved him. She might have come back to see friends or family and he sees her again and confesses his feelings for her and that he won't leave her.
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    UnregisteredJan 19, 2012 at 2:22 am
    The song starts with a man seeing a girl who resembled a girl friend of his, who had run away to new york or somewhere to avoid him.
    He and the girl friend had a one night stand, but he left the next day. She misunderstood, thinking he treated their relationship as just s**. The truth was that he was scared because he realised that he had fallen for his friend.
    They see each other again. This time, he makes it clear that what they had wasn't just a drive by.
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    UnregisteredApr 18, 2012 at 1:27 am
    I honestly at first thought that it was about a girl who left after a one night stand and the guy thought it was fantastic "oh, the way you do me" and he wishes to continue further to which she really doesn't want anything to do with him "you moved to west la, new-york of santa fe, or wherever to get away from me. " and with her gone, he realises just how much he cares.
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    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 5:24 am
    What I receive from this song he's so afraid of how he feels for her he ends up driving her away even though it's the last thing he wants. He let's his feelings get in the way to the point to where she thinks it isn't working out and wont be able to. But he waits for that chance to show her how scared he was about how deeply he was enthralled with the thought of being with her.

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