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Song Released: 2003


You're So Last Summer Lyrics

She said
"don't, don't let it go to your head
Boys like you are a dime a dozen,
Boys like you are a dime a dozen"
She said
"you're a touch overrated,
you're a lush and I hate it,
but these grass stains on my knees
they won't mean a...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Apr 22nd 2008 report

    This is about a guy's relationship with a girl, a summer fling. They had an amazing summer together, but it's over. Hence the title.

    She tries to turn him down, "don't let it go to your head, boys like you are a dime a dozen" but he's still in love with her.

    "And all I need to know is something you'll be missing, maybe I should hate you for this, never really did ever get quite that far," Maybe it is over between them, but all he needs to know is that they meant something to her, and he should hate her for the way he is being treated, but it hasn't gotten that far yet.

    "The truth is you could slit my throat and with my one last gasping breath I'd apologize for bleeding on your shirt," basically means that he would do anything for her.

    "Cause I'm a wishful thinker with the worst intentions," He keeps thinking about them together using his wishful thinking. He hopes for the best. He's possibly a hopeless romantic.

    "If I'm just bad news then you're a liar," if she claims they didn't mean anything, then she's lying.

    "If only you knew half as much as you pretend to," she knows what he's going through to a point.

    Definitely my favourite song of all time, helps me through all my problems and relates a lot to me.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jan 14th 2006 report

    This song is basically about a guy who had a summer fling (probably a short one) with this girl, and she doesn't like him anymore, and she says what they did together doesn't really count for anything once they're through. She seems to think he's "a lush" and "overrated", and wants to end their relationship.
    He's saying that he still sorta has feelings for her (though he doesn't want to) and that he just hopes she'll miss him, or think of him later, and not just forget him as another jerk, another summer conquest.

    He knows maybe he should hate her for breaking things up, but if anything he feels guilty, like it's his fault, because he likes her, a lot, and "the truth is, you could slit my throat, and with my one last gasping breath, I'd apologize for bleeding on your shirt", that's how stuck he is on her. (Yes, that line has been criticized as being such an emo cliche, but whatever, it's part of the song.)

    And he secretly hopes she'll want him back, though he knows that it probably won't happen, and that his intentions are bad and that maybe she'll tell everyone else that he's bad news. (This last part is conjecture, but quite possible.)

    Basically, this is a summer love story that ends sadly, with nobody really happy and everyone disappointed or confused.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 29th 2010 report

    "but these grass stains on my knees
    they won't mean a thing"

    The girl's probably saying "Yeah. I fell for you, but it doesn't matter anymore."

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 27th 2009 report

    I pretty much think this song means that a girl thinks that this guy cheated on her but he really didn't and the relationship ended because of that.

    She said
    "don't, don't let it go to your head
    Boys like you are a dime a dozen,
    Boys like you are a dime a dozen"
    She said
    "you're a touch overrated,
    you're a lush and I hate it
    but these grass stains on my knees
    they won't mean a thing"
    She tells him that she can get a boy like him from anywhere. Like there are so many cheaters that you can find them anywhere. And a touch overrated could mean that she thinks he's been with many people so he's not all that's cracked up to be. When someone is a lush it means they are drunk or acts drunk. So maybe drunken sex with everyone?? I don't know. I always thought that HE said "but these grass stains on my knees they won't mean a thing" Like he was on his knees begging for her but she didn't believe him so it didn't matter in the end.


    I'd never lie to you
    Unless I had to
    I'll do what I got to
    Unless I had to
    I'll do what I got to, the truth
    is you could slit my throat
    And with my one last gasping breath
    I'd apologize for bleeding on your shirt
    I don't understand why everyone thinks it means he loves her so much. I think it means he didn't lie to her like she thinks he did and if she slit his throat he would only apologize for bleeding on her shirt. Nothing else because he didn't do anything wrong. He has nothing to apologize for.


    Maybe I should hate you for this
    (If only you knew half as much as you pretend to)
    Maybe I should hate you for this
    (If only you knew half as much as you pretend to)
    She thinks she knows what he did but she really doesn't know a thing. And he should hate her for giving him a bad rep ("This'll be the last chance you get to drop my name")

    I don't know, it makes sense to me...

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 25th 2009 report

    this song reminds me of my first love, i was so young than that grass stains didn't mean a thing and back than i took him for granted and he took me for granted cause little did we know we'd look back and those would be the years of our lives. we hate each other for what happend but like the song goes we never really got that far we are still friend we talk about it sometimes and i know where we stand, i'm glad to have him in my life still because he was a very important part of my life and i know i'll never feel like that again.

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 7th 2008 report

    Im gonna describe this from my life point of veiw experience and I'm a girl ,but I feel more like the singer does.It fits me and my ex!

    Boy- don't take this so hard that I'm leaving you. Your rare and a girl like you is hard to find.You can get other boys easily. I respect you too much too pull any sexual moves on you because I should date girls closer to my age. People exagerrate how great you are but its all true.I hate that your so great at life and perfect for me becuase it makes it harder to leave you. And the things you say to me won't mean a thing soon because I'm just gonna try hardest to forget everything extraordinary about you.Because it hurts to think about.And I can't be friends with you.

    ME-I really hope you miss me because if you don't I feel like I'm worthless. I need to know. I should hate you that your dating a girl whom doesn't keep her legs closed and gives head as a sport, that's my age.I should hate you because you sucked at being friends.But I cant.

    ME-I would never lie to you in life.Like it feels like you did to me. Only if it was to benifit you I would lie. Im so weak for you that I apoligize for things that you should be apoligizing for.And you could do anything to me and I would still blame myself.
    I have positive thoughts on the future too much faith in you. But then I have bittersweet thoughts of dating this boy that likes me.But at first using it to make you feel how I feel and hurt.Then I might actually like the boy though. You shouldn't be able to speak my name to other people beacause your hurting me so badly and don't derserve to say my name. I believe you told the boy that liked me that I'm bad news because you still have feelings for me.Your such a liar and I should hate you but dont.












    If I'm just bad news, then you're a liar (maybe I should)
    If I'm just bad news, then you're a liar (hate you for this)
    If I'm just bad news, then you're a liar (maybe I should)
    If I'm just bad news, then you're a liar (hate you for this)
    If I'm just bad news, then you're a liar (maybe I should)
    If I'm just bad news, then you're a liar (hate you for this)
    If I'm just bad news, then you're a liar (maybe I should)
    If I'm just bad news, then you're a liar (hate you for this)

    Maybe I should hate you for this
    (if only you knew half as much as you pretend to)
    "Someone to hope for, so save your dance for another time"
    Maybe I should hate you for this
    (if only you knew half as much as you pretend to)
    "Someone to hope for, it's your last chance, she said don't"

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 20th 2008 report

    I would just like to say that the guy in this song has strong feelings for the girl "maybe I should hate you for this, never really did ever quite get that far" and that my favorite line is "the truth is you could slit my throat and with my one last gasping breath id apologize for bleeding on your shirt" is my favorite line, he's hopelessly and uncontrollably in love with her

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 24th 2007 report

    This song is about a girl he hooked up with over the summer a few times, but he thought of her as a girlfriend, when she just thought of him as a friend with benefits. And the thing about telling everyone, maybe she told everyone that he has a small penis?

  9. emoprince666
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    Oct 2nd 2006 report

    I would definitely agree.But who cares if its emo or what kinda music it is. I went through the same thing only the girl was the one who wanted me back but I knew she wasn't right.


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