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Congratulations Lyrics

Is that seat taken?
Would you like to take a walk with me?

My mind it kind of goes fast
I try to slow it down for you
I think I'd love to take a drive
I want to give you something
I've been wanting to give to you for...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 22nd 2008 report

    I think that this is an all-too-common situation, where two people are best friends - and possibly the girl initially had more feelings for the boy (but it was not reciprocated). Now that he sees that she is going to marry another man, he realizes how much she really meant to him - and now he is fighting the battle of his life.

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2014 report

    Considering the key songs in this album; Calling You, Hate Me, and Into the Ocean (In that order according to Justin himself in his Open Book tour) are about the same girl, Congratulations is probably about her as well. She was his first real love and he screwed her over, and now he wants her back, but she is already taken by someone else. After listening to him tell the story, that is what makes sense to me. He realized that he messed up, and it really seems to haunt him.

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 20th 2011 report

    Name: Mari
    (it wouldn't let me put my name above)

    He's in love with a woman... But then... his mom dies.... He's devastated and starts his war on himself through self destructive behavior ... well his lover does what most women do and starts trying to help and take care of him... He feels guilty cuz inside its killing him that she has to see him like this and stuff...Hence the song hate me... He knows what hes doing is wrong so he wants the woman he loves to not take care of him cuz he loves her too much and doesn't want her to go through anymore pain....... She's gone .... He moves on... Well tries to.... Then when hes "better"... Finds out she's getting married....goes to the wedding... Finally sees her alone... Jokingly nervous "is this seat taken"... they take a walk so he can just let her know what hes feeling... Then shes all... I a new love that i cant leave now...

  4. anonymous
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    May 11th 2011 report

    I think it's about a man who.found an old friend and found out she's married. What's odd is the same thing happend to me

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 5th 2011 report

    Well to be honest, it's not that difficult to figure out. It's one of the more straight forward songs by this group. It's about a man who meets up with an old friend, and discovers that she is married/engaged and he tries to be supportive while on the inside he's heartbroken. It also seems that in the beginning he had no intention of telling her how he felt in saying "I came to see the light of my best friend" but after seeing that she is taken he has an internal battle on if he should tell her or not and if it would make a difference.

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 7th 2010 report

    It seems that a young man who meet his Childhood friend which he has feeling for her from the past. He met her with her fiance and he was invited to go to the wedding. Now in his heart he's regretting that.

    He should have told her what he feels for her for him to know that what wants to be with her. But it's too late and he has to decided to feel happy for her even though it will hurt him and leave him regretting and blaming his self because of his indecisiveness.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 18th 2010 report

    This is about a guy who had a friend when he was little, but she moved away with her mum when her parents divorced. When she came back they became good friends again, but she fell in love with a guy with gold and black eyes. He is in love with her and asks her to choose him over her boyfriend but when she doesn't it hurts too much and so he runs away. He comes back in time for their wedding and he knows it's too late when he sees her so happy. Still he wants to give her his heart because it's been hers all along.

  8. anonymous
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    Aug 13th 2009 report

    My opinion is that he sees this girl and asks her if that seat is taken. They talk and become friends. Later on he asks her if she wants to take a drive but she tells him she`s ingaged, and that makes him relize he was in love with her. Then comes the wedding day, and he is devistated so he acts as he is happy for her. Later he asks her to come for a drive and fianally opens up to her and tells her in love with her. After all that he just wants all his suffering to end.

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  9. anonymous
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    Dec 6th 2008 report

    This is the story of a guy who falls in love with his best friend and always wanted to tell her, but never did. He did right before she got married, but couldn't change her mind. How sad.....

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 4th 2008 report

    I have listened to this song many times, and I think that he was best friends with a girl, and he always had feelings for her, but couldn't tell her. now she is getting married, and its too late and he wishes he had told her. but he still wants to give her his heart.

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 14th 2006 report

    So from what I'm told this entire cd(foiled) is based off the lead singer's life. The cd itself is about a man falling in love("you make me smile", "she's my ride home") realizing he has a negative effect on his girlfriend and leaving her, for her own sake("hate me") and eventually moving on with a new lover("everlasting friend", "18th floor balcony")
    this song("congratulations") is(how I understand it) about the lead singer running into his ex girlfriend days before she's going to get married and trying to win her back. It's funny that the song is so up beat since the man in the story is at an all time low in his life.

  12. anonymous
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    Aug 17th 2006 report

    A man meets up with his best friend who he's been in love with to find out she's married and he can't change her mind now and he wants to give her his heart... Which is sad!

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