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Crashed on the floor when I moved in
This little bungalow with some strange new friends
Stay up too late, and I'm too thin
We promise each other it's til the end
Now we're spinning empty bottles
It's the five of us
With pretty eyed boys girls die to trust
I can't resist the day
No, I can't resist the day

Jenny screams out and it's no pose
'Cause when she dances she goes and goes
Beer through the nose on an inside joke
I'm so excited, I haven't spoken
And she's so pretty, and she's so sure
Maybe I'm more clever than a girl like her
The summer's all in bloom
The summer is ending soon

It's alright and it's nice not to be so alone
But I hold on to your secrets in white houses

Maybe I'm a little bit over my head
I come undone at the things he said
And he's so funny in his bright red shirt
We were all in love and we all got hurt
I sneak into his car's black leather seat
The smell of gasoline in the summer heat
Boy, we're going way too fast
It's all too sweet to last

It's alright
And I put myself in his hands
But I hold on to your secrets in white houses
Love, or something ignites in my veins
And I pray it never fades in white houses

My first time, hard to explain
Rush of blood, oh, and a little bit of pain
On a cloudy day, it's more common than you think
He's my first mistake

Maybe you were all faster than me
We gave each other up so easily
These silly little wounds will never mend
I feel so far from where I've been
So I go, and I will not be back here again
I'm gone as the day is fading on white houses
I lie, put my injuries all in the dust
In my heart is the five of us
In white houses

And you, maybe you'll remember me
What I gave is yours to keep
In white houses
In white houses
In white houses



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    coletteSep 24, 2008 at 9:15 pm
    aahhh wait:
    i looove this song so much! it's about growing up and finding out who you really are, and it's also really sad at the end when she says
    "we gave each other up so easily, these silly little wounds will never mend...so i go and i will not be back here again" it makes me really sad to imagine that this could really have happened. she has a beautiful voice and this is one of my absolute favorite songs:)
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    leadsingerm9Jan 17, 2009 at 10:32 pm
    This is about a girl who goes to a summer dancing camp, meets new friends, gets involved with a guy, and then has to leave at the end of summer and she'll never see them again.
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    UnregisteredAug 24, 2012 at 2:54 am
    I totally love this song. Whenever i hear this song i feel like flashing back my youth even actually i'm still a teen. ;)
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    pamelazanestOct 21, 2009 at 2:49 am
    She experiences Sex for the first time with a guy on a summer camp:

    "My first time, hard to explain
    Rush of blood,oh, and a little bit of pain
    On a cloudy day, it's more common than you think
    He's my first mistake"

    ...simple
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    Darkangel1232112Nov 5, 2008 at 6:16 pm
    Love this song!

    this is my theme song

    its sad how you loose all your friends due to events that are going on in your life

    and you might not be able to see them ever again

    to Childrens home of detroit

    yes it is closing down

    but that does not mean it has to be this way

    good song

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