Here I sit, cold and alone
Is there anyone
Rain falls from heaven
And the world becomes a big blur
The silence hurts
As my cries go unheard
Where is she
Songs Iíve written times before
Mere wishful fantasies
A reality deprived from me
Iím so tired of these empty dreams
Frustration and despair
Momentary anger, subtle flares
Just when exhausted was all hope
Someone to hold onto
Someone whose eyes sparkle
Someone whose heart calls my name
Laughing and playing
Hand in hand swaying
Kids at heart weíll remain
So full of happiness
Youíre my little princess
Youíre the cutest thing
I care so much about you
You know that I love you
My best friend
But we still wait
Cuz thatís what true love means
Youíre the sunshine in my sky
The moonlight that glows bright
The summer that warms up my year
Ever since the day that you came
into my life
Since my eyes discovered your breath-taking sight
My heart, my soul have been so full of emotion
This feeling I feel, never have I felt
I look into your eyes, get so lost in myself
I could sleep for an eternity
And no dream would compare to you
And when I hold you under the deep
I send a prayer to God youíll never leave my life
My love for you
Words could never care enough to explain
Howíd we find each other in a world so big
I guess love has its ways
And we were meant to be together
about My Girl
song I write has to have a lot of meaning for me.
All my songs are either written about true
stories of actual events, or about things that Iím
feeling insideÖ and sometimes a little of both.
My Girl is about the girl that
Iíve always wanted.
Sheís super cute, super playful, and all mine.
In reality, thanks to my outstanding track record
of consecutive shyness around girls I like, Iím always
finding myself wishing instead of having.
So in this song, I am finally able to have.
The first part of My Girl is
the depressing reality of my world, and the second part
is all about my hopeful fantasy that I long for.
Of course though, this song was written way back
in í98, so I have grown up a little bit since
thenÖ but just a little bit.
My Girl took a long long
looooonnnngggg time to write.
I started in January of í98, and didnít
finish until September!
During that time, I took this song everywhere
with me so I could work on itófrom the movies where I
worked, to Cal State Fullerton where I went to school,
to church on Sundays.
I would just fold up the sheet I was writing the
lyrics down on, put it in my pocket, and pulled it out
whenever I had a chance to work on it.
When preparing for the studio, I
practiced by playing along to MxPxís Life In
was a great workout, almost torture at times, but it
helped me build endurance for playing fast.
With all that practice however, recording this
song still sucked.
At the time, I wished I never wrote it!
And as if the speed of the song wasnít
challenging enough, I had to go and put all these crazy
tempo changes in it.
Those really kicked my butt!
But now itís all over, and Iím relieved.
Fast songs and me donít get along too wellÖ
but Lord knows I try!
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