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"OURS"

Elevator buttons and morning air

Strangers' silence makes me want to take the stairs

If you were here, we'd laugh about their vacant stares

But right now my time is theirs

Seems like there's always someone who disapproves

They'll judge it like they know about me and you

And the verdict comes from those with nothing else to do

The jury's out, but my choice is you

So don't you worry your pretty little mind

People throw rocks at things that shine

And life makes love look hard

The stakes are high, the water's rough

But this love is ours

You never know what people have up their sleeves

Ghosts from your past gonna jump out at me

Lurking in the shadows with their lip gloss smiles

But I don't care 'cause right now you're mine

And you'll say, Don't you worry your pretty little mind

People throw rocks at things that shine

And life makes love look hard

The stakes are high, the water's rough

But this love is ours

And it's not theirs to speculate

If it's wrong and

Your hands are tough

But they are where mine belong and

I'll fight their doubt and give you faith

With this song for you

'Cause I love the gap between your teeth

And I love the riddles that you speak

And any snide remarks from my father about your tattoos will be ignored

'Cause my heart is yours

So don't you worry your pretty little mind

People throw rocks at things that shine

And life makes love look hard

Don't you worry your pretty little mind

People throw rocks at things that shine

But they can't take what's ours

They can't take what's ours

The stakes are high, the water's rough

But this love is ours



"I felt like I was on a tightrope. I knew falling in love with the wrong person could freak people out."

"I kind of made up the phrase. It has a nursery-rhyme feel, which I like."

"Those are the first lines that came to me."

"It stereotypes girls that pretend they're happy for you and are not."

"My realization of what we were up against came out in that line. I was desperate to make it work."

"My favorite part of the song. It's symbolic of 'I love your idiosyncrasies.'"

"My dad thinks that line is hilarious. He loves to tease me."

"A lot of people have pretty little heads, but it's difficult to find a pretty little mind."