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Song Released: 2003


Grand Theft Autumn Lyrics

Where is your boy tonight?
I hope, he is a gentleman..
And maybe he won't find out what I know:
You were the last good thing about this part of town..

When I wake up-
I'm willing to take my chances on
The hope I forget that you hate him...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 23rd, 2006 7:26pm report


    Pete's best friends with a girl, and they;ve been friends since almost forever. But she's dating this one guy who pete knows is just not good enough for her. She's moving across town or out of state for some reason or another and pete wants to tell her how he feels about her, because he really likes her. "where is your boy tonight I hope he is a gentleman maybe he won't find out what I know you were the last good thing about this part of town" he thinks her boyfriend doesn't appreciate her or even realize how great she is, but he does. Therefore he wants to be with her and he thinks they should be together



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    bf25...
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    Jul 16th, 2006 7:28pm report


    I think this song is about Pete liking a girl that has a boyfriend and its hard for him and he wants this girl to realize that he is better for her thatn her boyfriend who seems to not care about her when he says ''you need him .. I could be him''



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    anonymous
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    Jul 7th, 2006 7:02am report


    In my personal interpretation, I think that it's about a guy who is in love with his best friend...but at the moment she's dating someone else....The line "maybe he won't find out what I know/You were the last good thing about this part of town." implies that he hopes that this guy is so wrong for her that he doesn't realize how great she is ("what I know") and the only reason he [the narrarator] even sticks around is the possibility of being with her and if this new guy steals her away he has no reason to be. He's writing her a song that he may or may not sing to her telling her how he feels and trying his hardest to show her that this guy and any other guy but him is not right for her.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 6th, 2006 7:42am report


    I think it's about a girl the narrator is in love with who was just dumped by her boyfriend and he's trying to comfort her and make her see she was way too good for him anyway "maybe he won't find out what I know/ you were the last good thing about this part of town" maybe I'm TOTALLY wrong but that's how I picked it up!

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    mellow_yellow
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    Jul 1st, 2006 7:50pm report


    This song is definitely about a girl the narrator sleeps with or the girl she is cheating on with to another girl. 'You were the last good thing about this part of town' and 'I hope he is a gentleman' means he hopes the girl's boyfriend is a gentleman so he won't do something threatening when he finds out. Also 'Maybe he won't find out what I know, you were the last good thing' shows that he maybe won't find out what the narrator knows...i'm so inarticulate



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    anonymous
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    May 29th, 2006 5:28pm report


    OK, this song is really about a guy (not naming anyone even though it's probably Pete) who likes this one girl but he can't have her because she so caught up with this one guy who doesn't diserve her and uses her, but the other guy is trying to make her see that he's a way better choice for a boyfriend.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 11th, 2006 4:53am report


    Mine is a mixture of many other interpretations. I think it about a guy who likes a girl who is dating/in love with an asshole who is unfaithful but she pretends not to see it, and the first guy feels he would be better than the asshole she is with because he really cares about her unlike the asshole she is with.



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    monroej05
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    Apr 7th, 2006 4:36pm report


    Grand Theft Autumn hits close to home it's about a girl whos boyfriend treats her bad and about this guy who really likes her and apppreciates her sayin she's the best thing in his part of town and is trying to show her that he likes her



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    anonymous
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    Apr 2nd, 2006 4:28pm report


    I think it's about a guy who misses his old girlfriend.



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    peteisprettyinpink
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    Jan 28th, 2006 1:42am report


    Actually on Take this to your grave the majority of the songs are about his ex girlfriend who cheated on him with two of his friends in one weekend. I think it mostly means is why does she choose to cheat on him when he can give her more



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    anonymous
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    Jan 26th, 2006 1:07pm report


    I think it's about a guy who was cheated on and he's both angry and has a 'good ridance' attitude. The chorus is kind of sarcastic. But at the same time, he's asking himself what's wrong with him and why he wasn't good enough and he wishes he had her back.



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    matt_ie
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    Jan 19th, 2006 1:59am report


    This song is about a guy that is sure he lost the love of his life and he is jealous that she moved on with her life and he can't.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 12th, 2005 12:35pm report


    Patrick once said that this song ia about all the girls who are great girls yet no guys like them.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 3rd, 2005 12:33am report


    I think it's about one of them loving a girl, yet she only sees them as a friend. The guy she's dating is an absolute asshole, he knows he could be the gentleman. He knows they would be perfect, if only she knew.

    -sam



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    anonymous
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    Nov 28th, 2005 11:50pm report


    This is about a boy who is dating a girl who hates him.

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