So I met a guy
He?s from New Jersey
Took me out to get some food
What you do I asked I play the guitar
Well baby I play the guitar too

Do you have plans for Saturday
Do you think that you could watch me play
I don?t know it depends on what?s goin? on backstage

So we talked some more of scales and chords
And when I first attempted to
And he told me that?s not the way to go
I said baby I don?t get you

Don?t you ever play what you feel inside
No baby I ain?t got the time to figure out
what makes you smile or makes you tend to lie

So he started playing a melody
And wanted me to start soloing
I don?t know quite what to do
He said pick it up and I?ll help you through

Don?t you ever play what you feel inside
No baby I ain?t got the time to figure out
what makes you smile or makes you tend to lie

It?s too late now
I?ll show you how
Put that guitar down
Put that guitar down

Dadalaladada
Dadalaladadada (x4)


Time oh time it slips so fine
It kills me about every time
I decide that time has come
Figure I?ll go get me some
That?s not what your supposed to do
Don?t dare go back the failures too
Maybe I?m a failure too so lets get on with it

Don?t you ever play what you feel inside
No baby I ain?t got the time to figure out
what makes you smile or makes you tend to lie
It's too late now
And I'll show you how
Put that guitar down
Put that guitar down

So I met a guy
He's from New Jersey
Learned a little more than I thought I would.
Love Me
Love Me
Love Me
Love Me


Lyrics submitted by babysweet56

Lessons In New Jersey song meanings
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    General CommentI love this song a lot!
    perfectly_flawed26on August 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit makes me feel so good, b/c I'm from New Jersey and I play guitar!!!
    maverick0073on September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA girl met a boy, and learned how to express herself better. I think.
    keeping_novemberon December 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentkeeping_november is right on the money in my eyes.
    loveyoubyeon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is my most listened to on my ipod, the lyrics are amazing and i think her voice sounds really good at "put that guitar down"
    giorgiasiannon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, in fact I love the entire Meg & Dia Band.
    I couldn't decide which type of music was right for me, but as soon as I first heard Meg & Dia, I realized they sing exactly like me. New Jersey is my favorite to perform and it also shows alot of their vocal range. I love that part as well, like giorgiasiann said. I have both of their cds on my iPod, love it.
    Pretendyouneverknewon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentisn't it
    "it all depends on what's going on that day."
    ??
    i'm pretty sure it is.
    crashandburnxcoreon April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it means she met someone who is teaching her to be more creative and passionate about her music. She started out trying to impress him by sayng "I play the guitar too", but in the end, he ended up teaching her something new and creative about music. This all leads to her intensely liking him and ending with the last few words, "love me"

    The lyrics" Baby I ain'yt got the time to figure out what make you smile or tend to lie" really symbolize that he knows basically, she's full of crap XD
    She gets all defensive saying if she's a failure at it, then everyone in someway is and persists to continue the lesson. That part always makes me laugh.
    Killcupidsaaki17on July 19, 2009   Link

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