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Blink 182: What's My Age Again? Meaning

Song Released: 1999


What's My Age Again? Lyrics

I took her out, it was a Friday night
I wore cologne to get the feeling right
We started making out, and she took off my pants
But then I turned on the TV

And that's about the time she walked away from me
Nobody likes you when you're...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 6th, 2005 9:46am report


    This song is about being expected to act a certain way and not wanting to. It's about acting like an adult. This person doesn't want to become an "adult" if it means he has to conform to certain standards. He's stating that he's at that age (23) when you still want to be a kid but need to be an adult to make it in the world. No one likes you act this way because they expect you to "be adult" and not make prank phone calls or not wanting to have sex or just shirking responsibilities. He doesn't think people should be so serious and "grow up" so fast.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 15th, 2007 10:02pm report


    Basically, the song is about a guy who is at the age of 23. At 23, you are expected to be an adult in order to survive generally and mainly socially. This guy doesn't want to act adult and wants to stay as a typical 'adolescent' e.g. by making prank phone calls and he would rather watch TV than get intimate with someone. At the end of the song it said 'with many years ahead to fall in line why would you reach down on me I never wanna act my age' which is basically saying "fuck you all I'll grow up in my own time!!". Good song.



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    chrispetrotto
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    Oct 3rd, 2009 10:45pm report


    this song was originally to be named "peter pan complex." this refers to an adult who is socially immature. and just doesnt want to grow up. (nothing wrong with that)***if you listen closely in the end of the song, the background is "please stay wendy." "please stay with me."*** this refers to "the wendy dilemma" the wendy dilema is the idea that wives or girlfriends who end up acting as their husband's or boyfriend's surrogate mother. The dilemma being that it allows said husband or boyfriend to continue acting like a child. Wendy refers to the character who effectivbly becomes mother to Peter Pan and his gang of lost boys, in the peter pan story. so because the song is about not growing up, and not wanting the "mother" figure to leave because then they would have to grow up.



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    shobygob
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    Sep 21st, 2009 9:59pm report


    no, your all wrong. if u were real fans you would know what this is song is about. if youve seen any of their interviews you would know that tom said that this song is basicly written about mark hoppus when he does all his childish things and travis and tom are like dude how old are you. get it roght b4 you answer anymore of these things ok? ok! and btws im and 13 year old girl and i can get this right!



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    bluboy973
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    Aug 19th, 2009 8:32pm report


    I think this song is about realizing that its time to grow up but you really don't want to so you'll do anything you can not to and you just wanna have fun but everybody is telling you and expecting you to act mature.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 17th, 2008 11:19pm report


    I think its about a man who really doesn't want to grow up, but the world tells him too. He's lost in his childish ways and doesn't want to change, so he can't have a girl friend that will stick with him. He wants to be able to do those things that adults do, but without the stress of the responsiblity, much like any child does.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 20th, 2008 8:25pm report


    For the Wendy Clear guy, in what's my age again Tom says 'please stay with me', not 'please stay wendy'...



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    fatboy
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    Aug 3rd, 2007 8:29am report


    I think this song is about how to many people take life to seriously and that you should joke around every now and then not just walk around and say that I'm this old now so I can't have fun in my life anymore



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    anonymous
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    Jul 19th, 2007 7:51pm report


    I think this song is about a guy who is 23...DUH and his girlfriend wants him to grow up other wise she will leave him! as the song progresses she does DUMP him for his behavior and he still does not wanna act his age!

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    metalman536
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    Jan 8th, 2007 1:53pm report


    well yeah, this song is clearly about not acting your age, and your girlfriends dumping you for it. Its not that hard to get the meaning of the song.



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    blinkrocks182
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    Sep 17th, 2006 9:17pm report


    About life bieng a party but doing things you regret or bieng stupid

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    bf25...
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    Jul 16th, 2006 7:00pm report


    This song is about an ex girlfriend of marks, and if you listen to the song you'll hear Tom say ''please stay wendy'' then he says ''don't go away'' this is the same girl from the song Wendy Clear.

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    PaulJohnGeorgeRingo4
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    Jun 23rd, 2006 6:20pm report


    WHAT'S MY AGE AGAIN? ...thats it!!!! its just about trying to be your age and growing up...obviously it doesn't happen...no one enjoys what he's doing and all you say to yourself is...whats my age again...i shouldn't be doing this.

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    egrace90
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    Mar 15th, 2006 3:15pm report


    This is about I guy that doesn't act his age at the wrong times and he can't keep a girl because the ones he pick are more intrested in other things. This is a grate song, though.

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    anonymous
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    Dec 26th, 2005 12:16pm report


    This song is about acting too young at the wrong times. Like when you should be being serious and acting like you have sense you are goofing of like a freshman.

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    anonymous
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    Dec 3rd, 2005 12:25am report


    All I know about this other than what's been said is that the prank phone call thing is to do with Tom. He was the only one who had proper jobs and often got bored resorting to prank phone calls to the shop across from him, pretending to be a member of security, etc.

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    hudsonhockey30
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    Nov 28th, 2005 11:10pm report


    This song was written about me. I do have ADHD (it fuckin' rocks) and I'm not the one to think baout what I do before I do it. Like yesterday I got in-school-suspension for holding up a screw and asking a girl "wanna screw?"



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