He’s been waiting around the weekend
Figuring which club to sneak in
Fancy drinks and fifty-dollar cover charge
Lately it’s been a big hassle
Heineken and New Castle
To make sure he’s fitting in and living large
Disregard the lies that he will tell
and what he’s probably like
Its not hard his charm is gonna
Get him through the night

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If he wants to rock he rocks
If he wants to roll he rolls
He can roll with the punches
Long as he feels like he’s in control
If he wants to stay he stays
If he wants to go he goes
He doesn’t care how he gets there
Long as he gets somewhere he knows

See her heavy make up and cut t-shirt
Every girl out wants to be her
But they look the same already why adjust
Reading the magazine secrets
Forgetting the topical regrets
If she comes home all alone the nights a bust
It’s a must the swivel in her hips
And the look she gives
It’s all her trust if only in the morning
She knew where she lived

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And in a wink they’re on the brink
From drink to drink and at the bar
With cash to blow
From shot to shot it’s getting hot
Advance the plot to see how far
It’s gonna go
All depends so ditch the friends
And grab a cab
Another chance for cheap romance
Doesn’t count cause the room is spinning
Nothing to lose tonight they both are winning
And they fall in love as they fall in bed

CHORUS


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song sounds very lighthearted and the video is great fun (a bunch of people waiting in line for popsicles and ice cream). The reality of it is that it's about two very shallow people who are after the same thing - sex. And they'll do whatever it takes to get it. It's more or less an updated version of the old Jimmy Buffet song "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw?" Eric Hutchinson's approach is a little less direct, but nevertheless, it has exactly the same meaning.
    Not much depth or philosophizing in this song, but fun to listen to.
    gbearon December 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think gbear was the closest.
    It's pretty clear Hutchinson is portraying them as shallow, describing the guy as a conformist and snake ('Disregard the lies that he will tell and what he's probably like' and 'his charm will get him through the night'), and the girl equally conforming ('every girl out wants to be her but they look the same already'). They're both out for sex.
    One thing people miss is he's pointing out the superficiality of it all; "cheap romance", the humor of 'love' existing amidst the drunken stupor ('doesn't count b/c the room is spinning'), and the idea of two complete strangers, both pretending to be people they're not, living up what amounts to be empty 'rock and roll' weekend facades.
    I definitely find there is a level of depth to this catchy tune.
    TheDblStandardon February 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    it think hes talking about a guy whos an outsider to the high life, so he fakes to be one of them with his charm and sneaks in to clubs to fit in
    then about a gorgeous girl whos envied by all other female onlookers, who goes out with the mindset of getting a guy.
    so they meet, go home together and "fall in love as they fall in bed"
    harasme1012on April 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its a little more general than just these two people...
    And I don't necessarily see it as being the "high life," just talking about guys who are dead set on their image and do whatever it takes to project a specific image - and hes saying these guys are gonna lie and do whatever it takes to fit in and, well to get into someones pants. The girls are general in the sense that everyone follows the same fads and go out not to have a good time but to score, just like the guys. "she" only wears whats in style, looks like everyone else and is miserable if she goes home alone. Its people who are lonely but are comfortable in their roles at the same time - they don't care as long as they have control, and these "people" control by putting on a facade and screwing - and she falls in love for the night, and the next day its over and that's just the cycle. Reminds me of college and how a lot of young professional peers act when they go out - they just want that moment of acceptance and love from the opposite sex and even though its not real, they feel like they have control over it which comforts them.
    MonkeyMantraon October 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti deff think it's all about a night in a bar and a one night stand. both are fine with the situation as long as they feel in charge. i adore this song, it's so catchy.
    melred_20on October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes this song reminde anyone of the book the catcher and the rye?
    quickkid802on December 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed with harasme1012
    ry03pnon July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song seems like its talking about a young guy trying to fit in and who lies to get what he wants. And the young girl is a prostitute and basically they end up at the bar together and they're laughing and drinking and just having a good time. They leave the bar together for a one night stand so they both end up getting what they want.
    LadytheDiamondon September 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI see this as a general song welcoming anyone and everyone.
    For just a night you are allowed to be anyone you want to be and do anything you want to.

    I think this is relaxed and fun, I love it!
    pretense_eon December 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI say we're all trying to fit in, even those of use who fit in by not looking like other people. it's about honesty with who you are, and if you're honest about what you want you might get it.

    and maybe if people who wanted sex went after that rather than power we'd all be a lot better off.
    bananaquieton January 27, 2009   Link

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