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I was watching
With one eye on the other side
I had fifteen people telling me to move
I got moving on my mind
I found shelter
In some thoughts turning wheels around
I said 39 times that I love you
To the beauty I had found

Well it's 1 2 3 4
Take the elevator
At the hotel yorba
I'll be glad to see you later
All they got inside is vacancy

I've been thinking
Of a little place down by the lake
They got a dirty little road leading up to the house
I wonder how long it will take 'till we're alone
Sitting on the front porch of that home
Stomping our feet on the wooden boards
Never gonna worry about locking the door

Well it's 1 2 3 4
Take the elevator
At the hotel yorba
I'll be glad to see you later
All they got inside is vacancy

It might sound silly
For me to think childish thoughts like these
But i'm so tired of acting tough
And i'm gonna do what i please
Let's get married
In a big cathedral by a priest
Cause if i'm the man that you love the most
You could say i do at least

Well it's 1 2 3 4
Take the elevator
At the hotel yorba
I'll be glad to see you later
All they got inside is vacancy

And it's 4 5 6 7
Grab your umbrella
Grab hold of me
Cause I'm your favorite fella
All they got inside is vacancy



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    UnregisteredJul 15, 2012 at 1:17 am
    I actually think this is about jack's life. The fact that meg is tied to jack in the music video shows that although he's married to someone else, he & meg will always be together too. The part about the house by the lake is similar to jack & karen's house in nashville, out in the country where nobody else is around. Too bad they divorced.
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    UnregisteredDec 25, 2011 at 5:48 am
    This song is about a guy who is seeing someone else while he is with another girl. Thats is why he is tied to her and holding hands with the other girl (if you see the video) he is totally cheating that is why he is at the hotel
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    UnregisteredOct 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    I love the song. It is very unique song. It is a song about love. It is a sweet song too. I love it so much.
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    senseiAtxJun 22, 2011 at 5:12 am
    Basically it's a story about a guy who got arrested for something at the Hotel Yorba. While he's locked up he takes comfort remembering every time he told someone he loved them. He imagines getting out of jail and buying a little place down by the lake and getting married. You get the picture.
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    1318musicMay 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    A simple, beautiful, happy song about love. I just love listening to it. 5 stars from me! It's also real easy to play on guitar - the only chords are G, C, and D7. Listen For the rhythm.

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