hop the fence around the house even though the exit's right over there
but you're not paying any attention to me
i'm a dull thorn in your side, you say you'll walk me home tonight
but you won't stay any longer than an hour

you're talking to yourself as we walk along the path
and i don't think my head is quite intact
(but i say)

don't let the morning bring us down
'cause i like having you around!

i write so you can read it all
under the vague excuse of a diary
as you brush your hair to the side and ask me how i'm doing
share a smoke or two or three
keep a lighter in my pocket just for you
reading books that i don't even like
just to quote them out of the blue

don't let the morning bring us down
'cause i like having you around!

you stop outside my door and say,
"it's getting late, i should go home"
while i look at my watch that doesn't work and say,
"that sounds good"

you hug me, say "goodnight"
and you leave without a fight
and you don't look over your shoulder
like a cool guy
and i stand there and wonder

what songs you'll listen to tonight
as you walk home past the streetlights

don't let the morning bring us down
'cause i like having you around! (x2)

you sent a text that night
asking if i got inside alright
i say "of course i did, my door was a foot away"
so you call and say "hello,
i just wanted to say i hope you sleep tight"
and i say "hey. thanks.
you too."