"ABC" as written by and Quincy/karan Jefferson....
He knows all about the movements of the planets
But he don't know how to move me
He knows about the sonic spectrum damnit
But he don't know if it's groovy

He knows about
A-B-C-1-2-3-X-Y-Z
But he don't know about X-T-C
A-B-C-1-2-D-Even I
Ain't in any of his categories

Kind of tall and kind of shy
He's always asking me why
He's always got his head in a book
He doesn't care how I look

He cares about
A-B-C-1-2-3-X-Y-Z
But he don't know about X-T-C
A-B-C-1-2-D-Even I
Ain't in any of his categories

He's the kind of guy
who knows just what he knows
He's the kind of guy
who oh-oh-oo-oh-oh-oh

A-B-C-1-2-3-X-Y-Z
But he don't know about X-T-C
A-B-C-1-2-D-Even I
Ain't in any of his categories
A-B-C-1-2-3-X-Y-Z
But he don't know about X-T-C
A-B-C-1-2-D-Even I
Ain't in any of his categories


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"ABC" as written by Oliver Karan Quincy Jefferson

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    General Commenti love this song :D
    AGuyNamedDanon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentme too, johnny, me too
    Ocean Soulon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation:

    They're singing about a guy that's after them but they don't think that they would be a good match. They use a clever play on words, letters, er numbers as they say XTC which is a nickname for ecstacy so what they're saying is that he's studious and knows all about his literature (ABC) and math (123) but not about how to have a good time (XTC/drugs). Not that I'm promoting drugs, lol!! Then again I'm not sure whether they're thinking he might be a good influence on them..? Basically, I think they are pondering over the guy in the song.
    NatalieB4evaon July 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentX-T-C is a band, its not talking about drugs
    RioT42on August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNo, no, no, you've got it all wrong! It's not about drugs or the band. It's basically just about a girl who knows a guy who knows everything but he doesn't know how to please her!
    When they say he doesn't know about X-T-C, he's saying that he doesn't know how to make her happy, give her ecstacy, you know?
    It's simple pimple.

    "He knows about the sonic spectrum, dammit!"
    Best line ever.
    feel me loudon August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, I think the infatuation is from (one of) them toward the guy. Hence the line, "He doesn't care how I look." Plus mentioning how he's kind of tall and kind of shy. Sort of the "I think he's soooo cute, but he doesn't notice me, even in my awesome polka dot dress."

    It's the girl trying to get his attention away from the books and onto her, which would send her into a fit of (non-drug related) ecstasy
    Bobby Rifleon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it's just about a guy and a girl in a relationship and the guy is super nerdy and doesn't know much about relationships and fun. that's how i see it.
    jitteryjellyon December 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwait. it's a girl's infatuation, no relationship b/c she says "ain't in any of his categories" which means he doesn't really study her.
    jitteryjellyon December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree with Bobby Rifle. It's this girl who's really into a guy, but he's a smarty-pants bookworm type, so he never really notices her because "she ain't in any of his categories."
    DeadDiscoDanceron September 26, 2008   Link

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