All the girls pose for the same for pictures
All the boys got the same girls' hair
And I am bored because I feel much older
Look at me as if I got a reason to stare
But you talk so loud that it calms me down
You're crying, let's make a toast

She says she's leaving on a Sunday
Oh, that leaves me one more night
Can I take you home?
I know it's wrong, but I know your type

She says she's leaving on a Sunday
I don't care, I need to know where to turn
I tried it once, it never caught on
I was the only one who got burned

I've read every word you've said
From a poster of a cat
Four books look across your sofa
I thought your coffee table was more clever than that
It gets worse once we get to her room
She stops and she sings, "Do do do do do do do do"
I claim "New Relgion" is my song
She doesn't get it
It's all before she's born

And you lock your door
Like I've been here before
I feel like I've seen a ghost

She says she's leaving on a Sunday
Oh, that leaves me one more night
Can I take you home?
I know it's wrong, but I know your type

She says she's leaving on a Sunday
I don't care, I need to know where to turn
I tried it once, it never caught on
I was the only one who got burned
I was the only one who got burned

Suddenly between sheets and eyelids
I am reminded why I don't do this
I fall in love far too quickly
I never want her to forget me
When you're gone
Will you call, will you write?

She says she's leaving on a Sunday
Oh, that leaves me one more night
Can I take you home?
I know it's wrong, but I know your type

She says she's leaving on a Sunday
Oh, that leaves me one more night
Can I take you home?
I know it's wrong, but I know your type

She says she's leaving on a Sunday
I don't care, I need to know where to turn
I tried it once, it never caught on
I was the only one who got burned
I was the only one who got burned
I was the only one who got burned
I was the only one who got burned


Lyrics submitted by katieebobatie

She Doesn't Get It song meanings
Add your thoughts

79 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General Commentmyspace? huh? is myspace taking over the world? i do not think this about myspace...
    tbsbrandnewdcjewon April 28, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentEveryone is saying that he doesn't like one night stands and he's done them in the past and he falls in love and he knows he shouldn't anymore.

    I think it's just the opposite. He WANTS the one night stand. He's tried love in the past, that's what didn't work out, and he was the only one who got burned, because he was the only in love. So he's decided he doesn't want love anymore, he just wants to fuck around.

    He goes to the party looking for a girl. The young girls look at him like he's something special, because he's older (if you're a guy and have ever hang out with younger girls you'll know what this is like, .. fish in a barrel) so they look at him like he actually has a real reason to stare at them, while girls his age just brush him off.

    She's leaving, he's got one night, and all he's interested in is taking her home. He knows it's wrong. She starts crying because she's leaving (probably for college.. girls always cry when they're leaving for college) and all he can think about is making a toast to get her more drunk so he can get what he's after. She keeps talking about how she's leaving, and he doesn't care, he just needs the directions back to her place.

    But when he gets to her place, things are really wrong.. he realizes that she's really young, and just follows trends and doesn't even think for herself yet. Before he knows it they're having sex, and he realizes that he's attached to her, and shit.. now he's back to where he started!
    JL514on August 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think the New Religion by Duran Duran reference is about an age difference...it's just about being unappreciative and ignorant of classic and meaningful things. By saying it was before she was born he's just implying she's the type that keeps with the trends of the time, including the music, so she had no clue what the song was.
    jkapprenticeon March 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a guy who goes to a party/club or something that has mainly younger people there. He finds a girl and talks to her and shes leaving the next day so he goes home with her. He is older than her and it bothers him considering he knows the specific song she quotes and the album but she doesnt understand. He also mentions that everything she says is generic and can be seen "on a poster of a cat". He gets attached to the girl and she does not return the favor. He mentions that he's done it before and he "was the only one who got burned" or got hurt and no one else did...

    Just my take..
    apiton March 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthe looks too far into things while she is sort of immature.
    i don't really know but i love this song
    chaosXon March 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure about this one... I think that the singer is saying that he takes relationships to seriously, and that a girl doesn't find it very serious and that she doesn't see it as a big deal to just move on. The guy realizes this but doesn't know how to change.

    I'm really not sure, but this is such a pretty song. And it's cool to be the first one to comment!
    noiseeshoeson March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite of all the new songs...
    its all about myspace and meeting someone and having basically meaningless sex and being hurt by it in the end
    shedoesntgetiton April 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe girl sings "do do do" and in the singer's mind he hears the song "Hungry Like a Wolf." Nate then says he prefers the song "New Religion" (which is the next track on the album Arena by Duran Duran released in 1984.) But she doesn't get it, it's not her generation/"wasn't born." The girl seems too young and too unoriginal but still something draws him in...

    I want to know what is "the poster of a cat" a reference to? I donno, the myspace theory is just crazy enough...
    unspokynpoeton May 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, i got the myspace feeling...
    it's not about myspace
    but, you get the idea of that "scene"
    what i got from it, because i'm kinda familiar with the subject
    is some guy at like a party and being so bored of all these people he doesn't know or doesn't care for
    and then he sees this very intriguing girl
    that he's like to get to know (in more than one way)
    and then she offers him like a one night stand
    the sorta "just sex" idea
    and then when he gets to her place
    he realized that she's just like the rest
    thinking/acting like they're much older
    and he stops really caring about liking her
    and accepts it as a one night stand
    he's not sad about her leaving anymore
    and then he realizes
    wait, i'm not this kind of person
    i've done it before (just sex)
    and it didn't work
    now, even though he knew she was faking it,
    he's still becomes attached
    and therefore, is "the only one who got burned"
    anywho... that's just my take on the song, i love it...
    :D
    PoLoDuCk05on May 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, yea unspokynpoet....i just listened to it for the first time and i came here right away to look up the 'do do do' part.

    I think it's great that he doesn't even sing the last 'do', i guess to sound more coincidental.
    Nitescreenon May 20, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain