excuse me
is it true what they say?
about guys who go out by themselves?
is that they go home by themselves
you've seen me dance here alone before
is it tough to watch
friday after friday?

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    General Commenti just spent my friday night sitting around and playing video games... im glad i had this song to listen to.
    cerealiscoolon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think you're both right.

    i actually think i identify with jamie for giving the song this title.

    ive actually always thought that jennifer lopez is a pretty tragic example of someone who is an entertainer and dancer and goes on stage and puts on the guise of being happy, but on a more personal level is kind of lost and unhappy and... keeps marrying people...desperately making unsucessful efforts to find someone to take away her loneliness, that always end in divorce

    "you've seen me dance here alone before
    is it tough to watch
    friday after friday? "
    horse_tameron February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning of the title is more straight forward. Jamie said that Xiu Xiu came about after he came home one night from a gay club in San Jose.
    He has obviuosly gone out alone to gay clubs, and Jennifer Lopez's songs are frequently played at gay dance clubs.
    bearluveron August 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics themselves are pretty self explanatory, but Im not too sure how the title fits. Maybe the speaker of the song is singing to Jennifer Lopez, who is basically an image of the screen - it heightens the sense of alienation you empathetically feel for the speaker.

    One of my favourite Xiu Xiu songs.
    Grobuson January 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the title is in there just to be funny/ironic.
    yallon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI personally think it's the artists way of having this song titled "jennifer lopez" just because he saw her on television right after he wrote this song he could have spent nights alone to strip clubs in L.A. reminding him of these latina women performing here while he's alone on a friday night.
    infantcideluston May 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of their best songs to me. the intro is amazing. what's that instrument? sounds like a saw to me...i think jamie goes out by himself and people watch him funny...and he doesnt like that pretty much...those people are like jennifer lopez which he doesn't really like i think...
    Cygnus...Vismundon June 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthat instrument is a cello. Read interviews, as many as you can. itll help you get the song/title
    12345sixsixsickon August 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe cello at the begining reminds me of the dont be fooled by the rocks that i got song that jlo has. i dont know the title. im not ht ebiggest fan.
    ThickLykePuddinon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics reminds me of How Soon Is Now? by the smiths, the part "there's a club, if you'd like to go..you could meet somebody who really loves you. So you go, and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home, and you cry and you want to die."

    same kinda concept..
    HWOntoFireon May 02, 2009   Link

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