Iris

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"Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls is a song which became wildly popular at LAN.07.2. Each time anyone played the song, all those in earshot (Alcovians particularly) sang along. It was commonly requested at dances, and played out loud using student-owned mp3 players and speakers. (The ease of transportation of speakers led to their appearance as a common feature in almost every coed lounge on campus.) Many students identified with the song and thought it was a good representation for the way they felt about leaving CTY.

"Iris," "Mr. Brightside," "Dr. Mario" (for second session) and "Everytime We Touch" are collectively referred to as the "Sub Canon" by some. That is, they are played at most dances and have traditional importance, but have not officially become canon songs.

The Alcove T-shirt for LAN.07.2 features the last two lines of the first verse of "Iris", namely:

 "You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
  And I don't want to go home right now."

Lyrics

And I'd give up forever to touch you
Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
Cause sooner or later it's over
I just don't want to miss you tonight

Chorus:
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
When everything feels like the movies
Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive

Chorus

Chorus

And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am