A boy, a girl- a love story.
But why did it end in misery?
Taking our chances, getting our thrills..
Taking and taking but never getting our fill.
And this is what I see.
A modern love story.
Love defined on our TV.
Telling us, teaching us what we need.
Are we in love or just so alone,
That we�re looking for anyone to hold?
When the prey is caught, the thrill gone,
So we�ll switch partners and move along.
And we won�t use our brains,
Because our lust is too strong.
Overlooking the person to whom the body belongs.


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Modern Love Story (Youth of Today cover) song meanings
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    General CommentOld GlassJAw song, hardcore sound to it. I think the lyrics define exactly what happens a lot these days wiith people in relationships. They too often overlook the person to whom the body belongs.
    EmoNJEon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song by YOUTH OF TODAY, not Glassjaw. youth of today was an oldschool hardcore band that was never really good.
    MoonWalkenon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwho the fuck is singing this?? its definitely not Daryl
    GlassJAw182on September 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYep... it's about these damn junior high relationships. "But why did it end in misery?" - means why would you be so sad about the breakup if you didn't even love the person in the first place. "Taking our chances, getting our thrills"- we get our thrills from taking our chances with someone new every few weeks. "Loved defined on our TV"- self explanitory. "Are we in love, or just so alone, that we're looking for anyone to hold"- we feel that we need to love someone to be happy and not feel so alone, and we feel so alone that we'll look for anyone to hold.

    Now, when I say we, I don't mean me and everyone else, just the people who feel this way.. everyone in junior high.
    AloneIBreakon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes it is a GJ song...with Daryl on vocals and guest vocals by Ray Cappo of Shelter. this is on the Ry Ry's Song single.
    Downthesun667on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentnot junior high.......highschool

    reminds me a part from a Brand New song..."this isn't highschool, this isn't highschool......"
    the-orange-i-chokedon November 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit is daryl, glassjaw182
    toolapcon December 20, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"youth of today was an oldschool hardcore band that was never really good."

    You're as wrong as the day is long... actually i'm pretty sure you're a idiot.
    XXXCatalepticWishXXXon November 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"youth of today was an oldschool hardcore band that was never really good."

    You're as wrong as the day is long... actually i'm pretty sure you're a idiot.
    XXXCatalepticWishXXXon November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRay Cappo is from Youth of Today first and foremost. Second, Youth of Today kicks ass. 3rd, this is a YOT cover song.
    derekdxxxon July 13, 2011   Link

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