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[It was all set to write about a Copeland song, but this one cought my attention last night, so here we go. God Bless Youtube]

“Hey There Delilah*
[Plain White T’s – All That We Need]
Hey there Delilah,
What’s it like in New York City*?
I’m a thousand miles away,
But girl tonight you look so pretty*,
Yes you do,
Time Square can’t shine as bright as you,
I swear it’s true.

Hey there Delilah,
Don’t you worry about the distance*,
I’m right there if you get lonely,
Give this song another listen,
Close your eyes,
Listen to my voice it’s my disguise,
I’m by your side.

Oh it’s what you do to me,
What you do to me.

Hey there Delilah,
I know times are getting hard,
But just believe me girl some day,
I’ll pay the bills with this guitar*,
We’ll have it good,
We’ll have the life we knew we would,
My word is good.

Hey there Delilah,
I’ve got so much left to say,
If every simple song I wrote to you*,
Would take your breath away,
I’d write it all,
Even more in love with me you’d fall,
We’d have it all.

Oh it’s what you do to me.

A thousand miles seems pretty far,
But they’ve got planes and trains and cars,
I’d walk to you if I had no other way,
Our friends would all make fun of us,
And we’ll just laugh along because,
We know that none of them have felt this way,
Delilah I can promise you,
That by the time that we get through,
The world will never ever be the same,
And you’re to blame.

Hey there Delilah you be good,
And don’t you miss me,
Two more years and you’ll be done with school,
And I’ll be making history,
Like I do,
You’ll know it’s all because of you,
We can do whatever we want to,
Hey there Delilah here’s to you,
This one’s for you.

Oh it’s what you do to me,
What you do to me.”

* Delilah DiCrescenzo, a steeplechase runner who has good chances in the 2008 Olympic team.

* Delilah DiCrescenzo was a student of the Columbia University, which main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan, in New York City. Columbia University is member of the Ivy League (League that compress the eight private institutions of higher education located in the Northeastern United States = Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University).

* Tom Higgenson (sing writer and Plain White T’s singer) said that Delilah DiCrescenzo “was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen”.

* While Delilah was in NYC, Tom was in Illinois where the band was born.

* Not THAT soon. The song was written for the 2005 album All That We Needed, but only in the summer of 2007 it became a hit in USA.

* Despite the fact that Tom Higgenson did wrote the song for DiCrescenzo, there was never a relationship between them. After been introduce by a mutual friend, Tom said to Delilah that she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen and that he had “a song about you (her) already”. The already was a lie, however. “Obviously, there was no song. But I thought it was smooth…”, said Tom. It took over a year for Tom to write the song to Delilah (who was already in a relationship and blew Tom off).

PS: About the band name = It was inspired by the fact that one day the band members were looking through some books with pictures of bands such as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and James Dean, and they were all wearing white t-shirts. So the members realized how classic and timeless those bands and white T’s were. It’s the idea of timeless and accessible music.

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