Remember walking a mile to your house
A glow in the dark
I made a fumbling play for your heart
And the act struck a spark
You wore a charm on the chain that I stole
Especial for you

from The Shins – Simple Song Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Mercer made a somewhat awkward but deeply romantic gesture to this girl, and she was so moved by his actions that she started wearing a charm that he bought for her.

‘A glow in the dark’ describes how he was glowing with confidence and exciment to see her and give her his heart.

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