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The Neighbourhood: Sweater Weather Meaning

Song Released: 2012

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Sweater Weather Lyrics

All I am is a man
I want the world in my hands
I hate the beach
But I stand in California
With my toes in the sand

Use the sleeves of my sweater
Let's have an adventure
Head in the clouds but my gravity's centered
Touch my neck and I'll...


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    Oct 26th, 10:51pm report

    Someone explain why people think this makes you bisexual. I love this song and I am bi but I don’t get it


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    Dec 16th, 2013 12:45pm report

    I think that sweater weather is about a guy who really likes this girl but the guy lives in a cold, dilapidated little town and the girl is too good for him and his town and the guy is giving her all that he has to offer but he knows that it'll never be good enough. And the girl offers for him to come live near her in California but the guy knows he'll never fit in so they just make their own little world together for the short time that they see each other.


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    Sep 15th, 2013 9:44pm report

    General Comment:
    Here's something a lot of you guys missed. This song is actually full of references to marijuana. "One love" is a phrase used by potheads as a greeting, suggesting that they all have one shared love which is marijuana. Also, "Coming down" is what they call it when your high is ending, because you aren't high anymore, so you came down. It's subtle, but it seems to be an important part of the song.

    I also agree with whoever it was that said that "you" and "she" are probably 2 different people, so I think this song is about him cheating on one girl with another, whom he smokes weed with. The girl he's cheating on doesn't know that he smokes weed and doesn't like it, so it's a double confession.


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    Feb 20th, 2:42pm report

    Y’all be saying this is about fingering and shit. Stop over analyzing. it’s obviously about drugs and of course, love


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    Feb 10th, 2:28pm report

    Sweater Weather is about an ambitious man who hates the pressures of living in California. He meets a girl while smoking weed. She isnt dressed for the weather. He may be trying to determine whether or not the girl has dressed that way just to have a reason to get close to him, or if she wants more than just sex. He may already have someone, as he explains during the first part of the chorus... but then, in the present, he tells her it's too cold for you here, let me hold both your hands in the holes of his sweater. I dont detect anything gay or bisexual but I guess it could be interpreted that way, especially if you are gay or bi.


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    Jan 18th, 1:51pm report

    I would guess “You” and “She” are different people. “You” being a guy is my best guess getting the reference that this is “the Bi anthem”. I’m Bi and I love this song personally.

    The guy is dating a girl from California but he might have been cheating on her with “You” a guy he smokes weed with.

    I would guess too it’s about intercourse, but who knows.


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    Jan 1st, 1:00pm report

    i think it's about sex. the passionate, raw kind. you can hear panting during the chorus and the lyrics heavily suggest this too. as a bi individual, i don't understand where the bi connotations for this song come from. it's not really suggested in the lyrics, so it must be something to do with the band or an individual in it.


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    Dec 28th, 12:33pm report

    Clearly this song is about a guy who likes to smoke, and forget about things. He meets someone ( perhaps a female) and he can’t imagine being with her because he lives in a beat up old town. They end up having sex, and smoking their pains away. I mean i could be really see the bisexual in all of this, but that’s my interpretation


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    Nov 16th, 11:58pm report

    I think that this song is about a guy who is so in love with a girl, but this girl has a completely different life then him. Even though they have different lives they are in love and having sex. I can also see how people are seeing pot as a part of this song, but I don’t get why it’s a bi anthem.


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    Nov 13th, 11:00am report

    i feel like he’s not talking about anything sexual or even a girl. since everybody is saying this song is the bi anthem, and that this song makes people bi, maybe the guy is bi and he’s actually talking about a guy


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    Sep 26th, 9:51pm report

    I believe this song is about a guy who wants to be great and has large dreams as is made clear in the lyrics: “I want the world in my hand” and “My head’s in the cloud” however he follows up the latter with “But my gravity’s centered”.
    I thinks it’s about a guy who moves from a small cold town to California in hopes of becoming great. And he holds onto memories of his past and of someone he loved to keep him down to earth so he can avoid losing himself in the search for success.


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    Sep 26th, 9:34pm report

    I think it is about sex, but not in the dirty way you might think. I believe it's more about raw passion between two people who are desperately in love. I think it's about a guy realising he needs this woman. Not necessarily in a sexual sense, but also in she's his emotional crutch, someone he could share anything with ("nothing that I wouldn't wanna tell you about.)
    In summary, I think it's about two people in a serious relationship and the guy saying how much he needs this girl.


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    Jul 13th, 2019 7:59pm report

    This song is not about the cute love between two connected people like you think it is. Its about a man and a women in a parking lot, while its snowing. Then he fingered her. Take in consideration the lyrics. “Then to watch ur face as my left hand meets ur waist” and “inside this place is warm, outside it starts to pour”. One u think about this theme, the whole song makes sense.


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    Sep 4th, 2018 9:42pm report

    I the ink it’s about a sexual/loving relationship between a guy and a girl. He doesn’t rally want to be in Caldidoenia but he does it because he wants to be with her.


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    Jul 21st, 2018 7:39am report

    I think the song is about a sexually charged couple that has to face the cold brutal world together


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    Apr 25th, 2018 4:15pm report

    I think it's both about pot and intercourse because it says "inside this place it's warm, outside it starts to pour" and their obusily talking about girls.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    May 7th, 2017 5:11pm report

    I think it's just about love. like seriously? listen to the lyrics. it's about love.


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    Mar 4th, 2017 3:00pm report

    I think it's about sex, now come on, it might say "one love" and "coming down" and those are terms used with smoking pot and stuff but how do you explain when he talks about her short-shorts. How does it talk about pot when it says "no shirt, no blouse"; obviously someone's getting naked. When it talks about him putting his hand on her waist, there is no way that can be interpreted into him being high. Again, when the song says "Put my finger on your tongue 'cause you love to taste", I get how it might be referring to pot if he said something other than finger but it doesn't. I'm not perverted at all but sex is the only thing I could think this song means.

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