"Going Away to College" as written by and Tom/hoppus De Longe....
Please take me by the hand
It's so cold out tonight, I'll
Put blankets on the bed
I won't turn out the light, just
Don't forget to think about me and I
Won't forget you
"I'll write you once a week," she said

Why does it feel the same
To fall in love or break it off
And if young love is just a game then
I must have missed the kick off
Don't depend on me to ever follow through on
Anything but I'd go through hell for you and

I haven't been this scared in a long time
And I'm so unprepared so here's your valentine
Bouquet of clumsy words, a simple melody
This world's an ugly place, but you're so beautiful to me

I'll think about the times
She kissed me after class
And she put up with my friends
I acted like an ass, I'd
Ditch my lecture to watch the girls play soccer
Is my picture still hanging in her locker?

I haven't been this scared in a long time
And I'm so unprepared so here's your valentine
Bouquet of clumsy words, a simple melody
This world's an ugly place, but you're so beautiful

I haven't been this scared in a long time
And I'm so unprepared so here's your valentine
Bouquet of clumsy words, a simple melody
This world's an ugly place, but you're so beautiful


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"Going Away to College" as written by Tom Delonge Mark Hoppus

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  • +3
    General CommentFirst off, the music and great lyrics combined make this song one of their best songs on Enema. I never liked blink182 as a band, but when I heard this song, I started liking blink and now I currently have all of their CD's. Blink is a great band and Going Away to College was the song that made me fall in love with their music. This is a good song
    blinklou2one2on June 07, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentactually, i think its the other way around, and the guy is going away to college. for one, he talks about skippin his lecture, and going to a soccer game, and lecturses are more common in college. second, is he wonders if his picture is still hanging in her locker, as in shes still in school
    proudest monkeyon January 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat a sweet song. pretty self explantory...a guy's girlfriend is going away to college, and he's not sure what he's going to do without her around all the time. he kind of feels like he took her for granted all the time they were together, and he never realised just how much she meant to him.

    those blink boys can write some really sweet songs when they want to. heh.
    gleebson December 08, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm yeah, you're probably right about that. that makes a lot more sense. heh.
    gleebson January 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. the music is really brilliant, and the lyrics r meaningful. most blink songs ave meanings behind them. and wot wiv mark bein so fitt......but that is not y i listen 2 their music. i like it, a lot. they r a gr8 band, and they always will be. this is one of my v. fave blink songs!!!
    demon_babeon February 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah.this is probably the best song on enema of the state..because blink went all pop..not that they arent bad..it's just..oh nvm. but this is a sad song..and supposively mark wrote it on valentine's day....that would make sense.
    peachiedawlie182on April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpersonally the music sounds the same to me, learn to play guitar and play their new stuff on a shitty set up and it sounds like their old stuff does. I do think they try to appeal to mainstream more but when didnt they? they havent changed so who cares. also they were better with scott he made the drumming so so clean and perfect like travis, he should have stayed with the aquabats
    diet_punkon April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExactly. Everyone thinks their oilder stuff sounded better because it was 'more punk.' No they just didn't have the refined equipment back then, the overall lyrical quality hasn't changed much. Well, maybe for Takeoff... =P
    The Irish Guyon April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti will say they did make more like... icky kinda songs that r gross. but they r damn funny. and its not like they didnt use to i mean one of my favorite blink songs is ben wah balls and its about a guy that dates his daughter.... but yah lyrically they are pretty much the same but im pretty sure we wont hear any more songs of how broke they are =D
    diet_punkon April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy boyfriends loves Blink 182. This is the first song he sang to me. In my notebook, he wrote "I haven't been this scared in a long time and I'm so unprepared so heres your Valentine.... but you're so beautiful to me." This song has a personal meaning.
    ladybug7886on April 28, 2002   Link

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