What does She Says mean?

Howie Day: She Says Meaning

Tagged:   No tags, suggest one.
Album cover for She Says album cover

Song Released: 2005

She Says Lyrics

Sweet is the sight
Of her room
Window opened by candlelight
How would you know
Cold winter on the shore
Chills the dress she wore
It's on the floor
Still it feels so warm today

And that's why I'm wondering why
You had to tell...

  1. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 21st 2016 !⃝

    I always interpreted this slightly differently. First, I love the song, it's beautiful. I think it's about 2 guys who are friends who now have both been involved with the same girl. The narrator is the one who is no longer involved, but he is now watching his friend make the same mistakes. Ultimately, he is observing the relationship fail. Which is why the final verse says it is twilight, as in the relationship is ending. The friend is trying to warn his friend that she will have needs he can't fulfill, and that she will want somebody else.

  2. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Apr 26th 2012 !⃝

    She says, "for the love of music, give me mine back!"

  3. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Apr 25th 2012 !⃝

    This song is really sweet and should be more popular because I think a lot of people would be able to relate to it and it could probably provide much comfort to people going through heartbreak. Anyway, my interpretation of the song is that the narrator has a best friend who is a girl. This girl has a boyfriend, but the narrator is in love with her anyway. The song was not written for the girl, or her boyfriend. It was written for the narrator, who is talking to himself. The narrator feels betrayed by the girl because she doesn't love him back after all he does for her. And she still continues to lead him on. Hence the line "when she says she wants someone to love, I hope you know that she doesnt mean you." The narrator know that the boyfriend is not a good fit for her, and that he, himself would be better. He would treat her like royalty. And that is just the way I see it.

  4. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 19th 2011 !⃝

    A guy and a girl love eachother but a duel is between him and this other guy she feels for too. Hes trying to tell her the other guy may be all that but hes no where as special as he is, cuz he's the one for her. Its a triangle of love thingy. Basic words: i love you more than he loves you. im the right guy not him.

  5. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    May 14th 2011 !⃝

    I always took it as a woman that broke-up with a man, and she's with someone new now, even though she's still in love with the first man, and he knows it.

  6. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Feb 5th 2011 !⃝

    I like to think it is about a man who has been in love with his best female friend for as long as he can remember. He is being self-deprecating to himself saying that 'when she says she wants somebody else, I hope you know that she doesn't mean you' so he knows she doesn't want him while when he says 'when she breaks down and makes a sound you'll never hear her the way I do' gives the idea that he's telling a boyfriend of hers that he'll never hear her cry the way this friend does as he's been there a lot of times before.

    That's just a wee example of why this is my interpretation.

  7. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 19th 2009 !⃝

    It's the male best friend who loves his best friend and she who is a silly billy is constantly being hurt by other men and there could have been a previous relationship or a previous build to one 'come round when you don't have to run'

  8. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    May 1st 2009 !⃝

    I think its about a guy liking a girl but not saying anything to her because she is a close friend and they tell each other everything and he wants to be with her but she is already with someone who he thinks isnt good enough for her. Thats my take

  9. sspring
    click a star to vote
    Feb 20th 2009 !⃝

    (this is for a_dafterdar@hotma..)

    My take is ... This song is between three people. The main couple, a man and a woman. The woman cheated on the main man and this song is more or less the narrator talking to the man with whom his significant other cheated. They are teetering on the line of breakup, and she is exploring other options. But the man she is still with is talking to a man she has been with essentially telling him no matter what happens between them he will still love her and this new man isn't up to her standards "shes doesn't mean you". In the end I feel the girl is moving on and this is simply his last plea to convince her to stay.

  10. adafterdar
    click a star to vote
    Jan 19th 2009 !⃝

    Ok now the girl left him so why he wants her back and the part when he said (( And when she said she wants somebody else I hope you know that's she doesn't mean you )) somebody = that's him the guy that the girl left him right ...
    and same part these words when he said it is it to the girl face or her new BF

More Howie Day songs »


Latest Articles


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Just Posted

This Is Not An Exit anonymous
Call It What You Want anonymous
Again anonymous
Girl Crush anonymous
Trouble is a Friend anonymous
Bird Song anonymous
Million Dollar Man anonymous
Self Care anonymous
Sweater Weather anonymous
Mommy Fwiend anonymous
Self Care anonymous
Picture to Burn anonymous
Somebody To You anonymous
Bruno is orange anonymous
Alive anonymous

(We won't give out your email)