The Guy Who

I remember when we were five
A couple of kids sitting side by side
On a picture perfect day on the way to school

Along came Brendon Jimmy James
With his golden hair and his angel face
He stole my brand new bike and my girlfriend too
(He stole you too)

All of the nights that I’ve spent alone
Am I the dog who doesn’t get the bone

Chorus:
Tell me what I gotta do
Gotta walk across the wire for you
Gotta catch a bullet in my teeth
Do pushups in the desert heat
Tame a lion, get black and blue
From boxing with a kangaroo
Still you never notice what it is I’m going through
How do I get to be the guy who gets to be with you
How do I get to be with you

Midnight strikes and the line is long
For the monster movie marathon
When I get the guts to ask you to the prom

Thanks but no you say to me
‘Cause Captain Dan on the football team
Is so good-lookin and he’s twice as strong
(he’s twice as strong)

All of the days that I’ve dreamed of love
My time has come now – I’ve dreamed enough

Chorus

I can see us in the future
Girl in the picture
Where are you now
Remember when you see me waving
It’s not ’cause I’m waving
You’re watching me drown

All of the nights that I’ve spent alone
Why can’t you throw this dog a bone

Chorus

Shoot myself into outer space
Lose the cops in a getaway chase
How do I get to be the guy who gets to be with you

Save a baby in a burning fire
Be the man that you desire
How do I get to be the guy who gets to be with you
How do I get to be with you