"8 X 10" as written by and Levine/mccollum/dobson....
Don't only want to dream about you, yeah
But a dream like this should never be this hard
If I should live this life without you, yeah
I'd come back and try it from the start

And I'll show you love
Because we're all alone
Put business aside
For life passes by
And I'll part your hair
When it's in your eyes
Love
Little red houses down under in my mind
Got an 8x10 for ya to sign

Never had the need to know ya, yeah
Until I heard you sing to me at night
Now all I want to do is show ya, yeah
How to turn the darkness into light

And I'll show you love
Because we're all alone
Put business aside
For life passes by
And I'll part your hair
When it's in your eyes
Love
Dirty stained jeans with the patches on the side
Got an 8 by 10 for ya to sign

And I'm comin' around


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  • +1
    General CommentFor me this song is about someone who is completely obsessed with some star. We've all had our celebrity crushes and it's just really intense for her. She can't accept that he has no idea who she is and probably never will. She wants so badly to be with him, it feels so right to her...

    "Don't only want to dream about you, cause a dream like this should never be this hard"

    She thinks about him all the time and it's painful to think that he might never know about her. It's a hard reality to face.
    JaimeHancockon April 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti've once heard it's about craig nicholls of the the vines.

    -Little red houses down under in my mind
    (down under= australia= where the vines (or craig) is from)
    -Put business aside (cause both are musicians)

    and i found this
    Fefe dedicated the song "8x10" to her "not so secret crush", Craig Nicholls of The Vines. The song is featured on her debut album.
    rockroyaltyon May 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought this was a song about divorce. Like, they're married, and they love each other, but they just can't make it work. The "8X10" that he needed to sign always seemed like divorce papers (regardless that white paper is 8 1/2 X 11, 8 X 10 sounds way better).

    "Now all I wanna do is show ya, yeah
    How to turn the darkness into light"

    It sounds like what she wants to do is help him not hurt, even though she is too because they both still love each other.
    somethingliketrecloon May 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song always makes me cry. it's so sad in a way because it makes me think of people i care about.

    "And I'll part your hair
    When it's in your eyes"

    and also i wish to experience a love like this.
    heylosron September 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThsi song makes me think of someone I really like,but shouldn't,cuz I know he doesn't like me back.I think this song is kind of based around an experience like the one I'm going through.

    Amazing song though,so melancholy.
    fxcking_turtleon January 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfefe said this was a dedication song to Kurt Cobain...he is her idol, and she always wanted to meet him..
    his_teddyon April 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with everybody in some ways.

    She could be talking about either, Craig or Kurt,
    i think when she says ' Never had the need to know you til i heard you sing to me at night ' makes me think that she's listening to one of their cd's and is now smitten by their voices.

    But all in all,i love this song.
    And her, to be honest :)
    ryo.chenon August 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is my favorite of FD. I just love it. Perfectly placed on the album too.
    liktheangelon June 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about fefe who loves this guy thats going to be famous one day.. and she's tellnig him how she feels about him..and cud it be that she doesnt want him to be famous cuz she doesnt wana lose him?? i dnt kno lol
    brody_jr13on August 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree somewhat.. but my interpretation is a bit different. i think she's in love with someone who's already famous "got an 8x10 for you to sign". "ill show you love because we're all alone" could mean away from the prying eyes of the media. "put business aside" means vaguely, to put aside his fame and work when they're together, away from it all.
    aerodromeon August 19, 2005   Link

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