I Saw Her (from a long way away)

Across the room I saw a girl

Her hair black and her clothes long

Wearing shiny plastic pearls

And swaying to the sound of the song

I thought of going over there and talking

But as I went over to her

I found myself feeling and not walking

Like I was being chased by Lucifer

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She was standing all alone

Just like I was

But still I had to moan

No reason at all, just because

She needed someone to talk to

And there was nobody but me

I could have, but I didn't know what to do

I didn't know what kind of person she'd turn out to be

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It was like I'd seen her from a long way away

But she was close enough to touch

To think I could have had her that day

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I couldn't help staring

Until her eyes met mine

And the thought of her gaze was so affecting

I thought, "I could look any time"

"If she wanted me enough

She would come over to my side"

That endless logic made me cough

Even then I knew I had just lied

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I wanted to go over and just talk

She was my perfect type

But I was shaking so much I just couldn't walk

Working myself into a hype

That dance floor was so crowded

A sea of writhing bodies that I couldn't cross

If I could have, I would have shouted

But I didn't think I could stand the loss

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It was like I'd seen her from a long way away

But she was close enough to touch

To think I could have had her that day