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Caroline's Spine – Wallflower lyrics

I could have died,
Maybe I should have died.
When I saw you walk inside.
And as you shut the door
I put my eyes back on the floor.
When all I really wanted was to look some more.

Does a wallflower play,
Or does a wallflower stay on his wall?

You see I live alone,
But I've made my happy home.
All my furniture is centered around my phone.
I'm waiting for the call,
My imaginary friends and all.
Those who would never let me be taken by the fall.
Does a wallflower know,
When it's time he outgrow his wall?
Tell me does a wallflower know
When it's about time he outgrow his wall...
Yeah his wall....

Time and time and time and time and time and only time has feeling for me.
Maybe, maybe father time will feel sorry for me.
I knew, I knew where there was time, when I knew it all.
Why don't I ever leave my wall?
Why don't I ever leave my wall?
Why don't I ever leave my wall?
... Please don't ever leave my wall, my wall.

You know that siren's getting louder,
And these people are starting to crowd in on me.
(all I smell and taste is garlic and gunpowder)
'cause I shot the bad guy dead -
But he got me in the head.
Oh with the girl of my dreams
She's mentioning to me how much I've bled.

Where do the wallflower go,
When their flowers get pulled from this wall?
Oh and though she says I'm brave and bold,
She knows a flower cannot hold up a wall.
I can't hold up this wall any longer...
No any longer
'cause all I have is time and time
And time
My only friend, time and time, please some more time.
I think I'm over, I think I'm over, I think I'm over...

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    It sound like the wall flower (a shy person/loner) was protecting his crush and got shot for it. "And as you shut the door...I put my eyes back on the floor." he's already shot by the start of the song. If not he's shot by the time the line "You know that siren's getting louder" and he is obviously being comforted by his crush at the end of that same verse.
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