"Age Of Consent" as written by and Stephen Paul David/hook Morris....
Won't you please let me go
These words lie inside they hurt me so
And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what I want to do
I'm not the kind that needs to tell you
Just what you, want me to

I saw you this morning, I thought that you might like to know
I received your message in full a few days ago
I understood every word that it said
And now that I've actually heard it, you're going to regret

And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what you want me to
You're not the kind that needs to tell me
About the birds and the bees

Do you find this happens all the time
Crucial point one day becomes a crime
And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what I want to do
I'm not the kind that needs to tell you

I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you

I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you

I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you


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"Age of Consent" as written by Gillian Lesley Gilbert Bernard (gb 2) Sumner

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about the perfect relationship gone sour. I think that the two people understood each other quite well, ("I'm not the kind who likes to tell you...") but something got cocked up in there resulting in their breakup/estrangement("I've lost you...". I also think this is one of the best love songs ever written, and that bass line is divine!

    I really like deathscythe's interpretation as well, makes a lot of sense!
    ajklopotoskion February 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is 100% about my boyfriend, Lorne Armstrong. Chris wouldn't let him go. My lies hurt him. I wasn't the type who liked to tell him just what I wanted to do, and he wasn't the type who needed to be telling me about the birds and the bees. I received his poems on MySpace and got his offlines. He regrets sending those to me now. I talked to Derek and ended up losing him.
    KaylaArmstrongon January 05, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's just about a purely physical relationship. Sounds like the guy actually might care for the girl but is just being hurt over and over.
    Somaliveon December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about an older guy and a younger girl and he wants her to let him go because its wrong and he doesn't want to tell her how he feels about her because he knows the relationship can't go anywhere
    HeythereDelilahon May 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, the song heard on the trailer of "Marie Antoniette" is "Ceremony".
    Alienoon June 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNevermind my last comment. I just saw that specific teaser trailer and indeed it's "Age of Consent".

    Anyway, I'm not quite sure that it is an official trailerm, though.
    Alienoon June 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm going as much by the music and the vocal style as by the lyrics, but I see it as being about the liberated feeling you get when you think of your own youth.
    Death Discoon July 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe starting chords of this song make me melt every time...
    mcooneyon July 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song of all time, i cant wait for sofia copola's new movie to come out...watch the trailer for marie antoinette, this songs in it and its simply fatastic!
    ELECTRIKaveon August 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentolder woman/younger man. one of my favorites along with regret and ceremony. new order 4eva.
    hamessyrathon December 31, 2006   Link

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