In most of my songs, the lyrics are character studies – little fictional stories about fictional people in fictional situations. This song, on the other hand, is pure journalism. It was a last-minute inclusion in Thundar the Boy Giant CD. I get a lot of requests for this one. Apparently a lot of people relate to this song.
It also has the most natural ringtone potential of any song I’ve ever written. Download the You Again ringtone right here. You’re welcome.
Winfield cred: It was an alternate showcase selection for Walnut Valley Festival’s NewSong Showcase, 2006
Bonus audio, just because you’re neat: Here’s Nikki Moddelmog performing You Again as part of the 2005 I Wish I Wrote That show.You Again – Nikki Moddelmog (Live)
Bonus video: We recorded this during our in-studio session for KMUW’s Strange Currency.
© 2001 Bryan Masters D A7 D A7 D I’m standing on a chair A7 D A7 In the middle of a very nice room D A7 D A7 Changing a light bulb D A7 And I haven't thought about you for weeks and weeks D A7 And I'm still not D A7 D A7 And life is delightful G A G Then the telephone rings and the caller ID says you So I pick up the phone and I say hello When all I'm really thinking is "Oh my God, it's you again" And I draw a sharp breath and make an involuntary noise And I hear you laughing at the other end And you say "Are you okay? And is hello All you really wanna say?" (and I said) D A Em Oh My God it's you again D I never changed my lock A I never changed my number G Never changed my mind Never thought I'd A See you again D A I wanna turn back time Em And just pretend G A Wish I could fall head over heels D For you again So I pull up a chair And I light a cigarette And you say "Do you remember..." And we talk for hours Of rapture and regret And rainbow comets and embers There's a chemical science To the digital silence of your cell phone So I hang up thinking 'bout You and me and the fireflies That's dangerous country And I try to remember One thing that I hate about you And that still leaves me wonderin' 'Cause all I can remember Is your smile and Your swimming pool eyes D Three days later you're A7 In my house D And three days later you're A7 In my bed D And three days later you're A7 Still not crazy D A7 Three days later I'm in love again G My head and my heart A G Have a duel every day at dawn Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP