According to Wikipedia the protagonist is unsure the love interest is interested in him, because she is being courted by "a thousand other guys".It’s a great song, been going through my head all day. But I don’t consider it romantic, it’s more bittersweet. Basically, the singer is being dumped.
“Perish is a word that more than applies
To the hope in my heart each time I realize
When I am NOT gonna be the one to share your dreams
When I am NOT gonna be the one to share your schemes
When I am NOT gonna be the one to share what seems
To be the life that you could cherish as much as I do yours
Tim Wakfield red sox knuckelball pitcher dead at age 57 of brain cancer