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Plain White T's – Hey There Delilah lyrics

Hey there Delilah,
What's it like in New York City?
I'm a thousand miles away
But girl tonight you look so pretty
Times Square can't shine as bright as you
I swear it's true

Hey there Delilah,
Don't you worry about the distance
I'm right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice it's my disguise
I'm by your side

Oh it's what you do to me,
Oh it's what you do to me,
Oh it's what you do to me,
Oh it's what you do to me,
What you do to me

Hey there Delilah,
I know times are getting hard
But just believe me girl,
Someday I'll pay the bills with this guitar
We'll have it good,
We'll have the life we knew we would
My word is good

Hey there Delilah,
I've got so much left to say,
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath away
I'd write it all,
Even more in love with me you'd fall
We'd have it all

Oh it's what you do to me,
Oh it's what you do to me,
Oh it's what you do to me,
Oh it's what you do to me

A thousand miles seems pretty far,
But they've got planes and trains and cars
I'd walk to you if I had no other way.
Never apart where ever we go
To believe with all your heart is to know
We can do whatever we want too
Delilah I can promise you
That by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you're to blame

Hey there Delilah,
You be good and don't you miss me
Two more years and you'll be done with school
And I'll be making history like I do
You know it's all because of you
We can make all our dreams come true
Hey there Delilah here's to you
This one's for you

Oh It's what you do to me!
Oh it's what you do to me!
Oh it's what you do to me!
Oh it's what you do to me!
Oh it's what you do to me!
What you do to me.

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  • c
    I really love this song. It's so simple, but it says it all. You may not believe me but actually this song was made for a girl that he had barely met. He sang it for her and she was really creeped out, cause she didn't even really know his name. He had been secretly crushing on her for a very long time. Love the plain white T's! By the way twilight sucks and harry potter are the most amazing books you will read in your life!
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  • TCsongwriter
    You might not get this song right know, but when you come to reaslize the meaning, and what hes trying to say. It will make sense one weither you expreianced it or hav'nt. Now that some people arent there czuse they have to, there because they want to be. . The song is simple and its eay to understand. Its love and we share plenty of it in a life time. I love this song. And I reialized what I mean when I wrote this.
    * Peace, love. God Bless.
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  • b
    Bino twenish
    Tom, I told you when we put this song together, when I look into my daughter Dylhyla's eyes, I can see her changing the world and I want her to know that believing in anything you do, with all you heart, can make dreams come true. So we created a long distance relationship and hardship of school and writing business. I still say hi to my daughter Dylhyla "you be good and don't you miss me". Oh yeah tom said his word was good, that if the song worked he'd regroup with me. So I put in the song "my word is good". Imagine 20 to 30 minutes I hummed and came up with words. Grammy nominations, you want some more tom, keep your word. Imagine what we can do in a weeks time. I can write # 1 Grammy nominated songs. I proved it with Hey There Delilah.
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  • u
    The song is about a creep who stalks this girl.
    The song implies he has voyeuristic tendencies ('you're a thousand miles away but girl tonight you look so pretty' he's watching her via a secret camera he installed in her room') and he is delusional to think that he could become famous and make money when he is a loser. Every time she attacks him to get rid of him, he simply fall more deeply in love with him. He eventually starts attacking her because he thinks it some kind of game.
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