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Good Charlotte: Dance Floor Anthem Meaning

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Dance Floor Anthem Lyrics

She’s going out to forget they were together
All that time he was taking her for granted
She wants to see if there’s more
Than he gave she’s looking for

He calls her up
He’s tripping on the phone
Now he doesn’t want her out there and...

  1. anonymous
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    Apr 30th 2011 !⃝

    Interpretation is in parenthesis.

    She's going out to forget they were together
    All that time he was taking her for granted
    She wants to see if there's more
    than he gave she's looking for
    (Kind of from ex-girlfriend's POV of the breakup: The ex-girlfriend is recovering from a break-up. She goes out to find someone better. He was using her during the relationship.)

    He calls her up
    He's trippin on the phone now
    He doesn't want her out there
    And alone now
    (The ex-boyfriend calls her and is angry about her going out so soon after the breakup.)

    He knows she's movin it
    Knows she's using it
    Now he's losing it
    She don't care
    (He knows she's purposely trying to get guys. He's going crazy now about her and she doesn't care, which only makes it worse for him.)

    Everybody put up your hands
    Say I don't wanna be in love
    I don't wanna be in love
    (Talking about all the hardships of love and how being in love sucks, so they don't wanna be in love.)

    He was always giving her attention
    Looking hard to find the things she mentioned
    He was dedicated
    That most suckers hated
    That girl was fine
    But she didn't appreciate him
    (From ex-boyfriend's POV now: He was a good boyfriend to her. Other guys were jealous of him and his girlfriend, but she never appreciated everything he did for her.)

    She calls him up
    She's tripping on the phone now
    He had to get up
    And he ain't comin home now
    He's tryin to forget her
    That's how we come with him
    When he first met her
    When they first got together
    (Now the guy is realizing why they broke up and is maybe thinking it was a good thing. Also, he is going out now, too. The girl does NOT like this, this wasn't supposed to happen - he's supposed to still love and want HER. Now SHE'S mad at HIM.)

    We break up
    It's something that we do now
    Everyone has got to do it sometime
    It's okay, let it go
    Get out there and find someone
    (Obvious, they broke up. They are on and off a lot. It's saying to shrug it off, and move on - or at least, that's what they try to do.)

    It's too late to be trippin' on the phone here
    Get off the wire
    You know everything is good here
    Stop what you're doin'
    You don't wanna ruin
    The chance that you got to
    find a new one
    (The breakup already happened. It's OVER. Everything's okay, stop being stuck in the past. You have a chance now to find someone better, but if you are sulking in the past business, you'll throw it away.)

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 30th 2011 !⃝

    I think this song was written about the breakup between Joel and Hilary Duff. She had written a song about him called "Play with fire". So I think this was his way of expressing his side of the story.

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 8th 2009 !⃝

    This song begins my telling about a breakup from the point of view of both people involved. I think the general message is that as painful as it may be, breaking up is a part of life that we must all accept at some point. The chorus is meant to be enlightening by saying that it's okay, and that there are greater things in life, and some lines in the song ["Get out there and find someone" and "You don't want to ruin the chance you've got to find a new one"] are saying the same thing as the phrase "There are other fish in the sea."

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