Fall Out Boy: Grand Theft Autumn Meaning
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Song Released: 2003
Grand Theft Autumn Lyrics
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...
anonymous 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
anonymous 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.
mellow_yellow 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
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous Apr 2nd, 2006 4:28pm report
I think it's about a guy who misses his old girlfriend.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
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