If I had the guts to say I love you,
I'd tell you as quickly as I could.
Honestly, don't be so upset about this,
I'd turn the car around if I could.
We all look the same under these bright lights
But you're shining brighter every day.
You illuminate more than I ever could
And make me want to change my ways.

She said it's not hard to fall in love,
The hardest part is
Proving that love is what you wanted
And what you'll need for the rest of your life.
So I said:

Wide awake and smiling,
I didn't want us to break
I wanted you just to stay
But it's been raining out all night and I'm tired
But still trying to love you.
For what it's worth, I still care.

She said, "I heard about your trip interstate
And how much you wish you'd stayed
There with the nicer girls
Because they've got lovely smiles."
I guess my intelligence lacked
When I made a speech about wanting you back.
I slurred the words as if absurdly they weren't meant to be said.
I closed my eyes, I took a drink, and took you straight to bed. and suddenly I feel nothing but regret,
I made love before falling in it.

Wide awake and smiling,
I didn't want us to break
I wanted you just to stay
But it's been raining out all night and I'm tired
But still trying to love you.
For what it's worth, I still care.

You make your move, she questions it.
You're only young once you've only got one shot at it.
It's kinda cute
And funny how
We fall in love but never work it out.
I've been up here doing what I can to get down,
I've been inside doing what I can to get out
But it's clear that I'm here waiting to be yours
But he's here.

Wide awake and smiling,
I didn't want us to break
I wanted you just to stay
But it's been raining out all night and I'm tired
But still trying to love you.
For what it's worth, I still care.
For what it's worth, I still care.
For what it's worth...
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