7. Standing Still

INTRODUCTION:
The bridge of Standing Still was originally the bridge of a different song, but I didn’t think it matched the overall feeling of the other song. So I stole it from the original, and wrote a whole new song to go around it. The idea is that someone is frozen right on the edge of falling for someone, but they aren’t sure if that’s what they want. Because falling in love can be scary!

LYRICS:

Verse 1: You, you think you know me. You want to hold me, 
But I’m biting my tongue. 
You, you could be perfect. You could be worth it, 
But I’m standing still, and you want to run. 

CHORUS: I won’t, I won’t make a move. 
‘Cause you don’t know what you’re getting into. 
Oh, you don’t know what you do. 
You’re in my head, but it’s still too 
New to know, quick to tell. 
Moving too fast, getting too real. 
I can’t help myself, I, I’m standing still. 

Verse 2: Frozen in time, right on the line, 
Holding my breath. 
Don’t wanna think, don’t wanna blink, 
So the scale doesn’t tip. 

Verse 3: You, you can be charming, and it’s alarming, 
How good I feel. 
But it’s been so long, between right and wrong. 
My head is spinning and I’m standing still. 

CHORUS: I won’t, I won’t make a move.  
‘Cause you don’t know what you’re getting into.  
Oh, you don’t know what you do.  
You’re in my head, but it’s still too  
New to know, quick to tell.  
Moving too fast, getting too real.  
I can’t help myself, I, I’m standing still.

Bridge: They say when it’s love you’re feel it, 
But I don’t know what I’m feeling. 
It’s like going a hundred down a one way street, 
Like a bomb that’s ticking inside of me. 
‘Cause it’s not always black and white, 
And I don’t always know what’s right. 
They say I’ve gotta listen to my heart now, 
But I can’t hear anything, it’s beating too loud. 

CHORUS: I won’t, I won’t make a move.  
‘Cause you don’t know what you’re getting into.  
Oh, you don’t know what you do.  
You’re in my head, but it’s still too  
New to know, quick to tell.  
Moving too fast, getting too real.  
I can’t help myself, I, I’m standing still. 

LYRIC ANALYSIS:

You, you think you know me. You want to hold me,  
But I’m biting my tongue.  - I'm holding back.
You, you could be perfect. You could be worth it,  
But I’m standing still, and you want to run.  - You're ready to dive right in and I am frozen in place.

I won’t, I won’t make a move.  
‘Cause you don’t know what you’re getting into.  - I'm not going to be the one that moves this forward, relationships are scary.
Oh, you don’t know what you do.  
You’re in my head, but it’s still too  - ​I think I like you, but...
New to know, quick to tell.  
Moving too fast, getting too real.  - ... it's moving really fast and it's a little bit freaking me out.
I can’t help myself, I, I’m standing still.  - I'm just not going to move, for fear of tipping over the edge.

Frozen in time, right on the line,  
Holding my breath.  
Don’t wanna think, don’t wanna blink,  
So the scale doesn’t tip.  - Again, standing still and not making a move.

You, you can be charming, and it’s alarming,  
How good I feel.  - You're awesome and I like you, BUT...
But it’s been so long, between right and wrong.  
My head is spinning and I’m standing still.  - There's so much going on, I have no idea what I want.

I won’t, I won’t make a move.   
‘Cause you don’t know what you’re getting into.   
Oh, you don’t know what you do.   
You’re in my head, but it’s still too   
New to know, quick to tell.   
Moving too fast, getting too real.   
I can’t help myself, I, I’m standing still. 

They say when it’s love you feel it,  
But I don’t know what I’m feeling.  - Too many feelings!
It’s like going a hundred down a one way street,  - We're going too fast, and I can't help but feel it's going to end badly.
Like a bomb that’s ticking inside of me. 
‘Cause it’s not always black and white,  
And I don’t always know what’s right.  - It's not a simple decision.
They say I’ve gotta listen to my heart now,  
But I can’t hear anything, it’s beating too loud. - There's too much going on, and with a choice between fight, flight & freeze, I choose freeze.

I won’t, I won’t make a move.   
‘Cause you don’t know what you’re getting into.   
Oh, you don’t know what you do.   
You’re in my head, but it’s still too   
New to know, quick to tell.   
Moving too fast, getting too real.   
I can’t help myself, I, I’m standing still. 

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