He's just that boy from out of town
Only stops here twice a year
He says your pretty and he adores you
Reciting dialogue from classic romances (dialogue from the classics that he steals)
But Scarlet my dear
He doesn't give a damn about you

Overrated boys and attention starved girls
A little curious, a little insecure
They call it love it might be premature
But they don't need excuses

She's just that girl from another town
Know her name by the letter of city and state
Brown hair, blue eyes, she's about 5'5"
She'd never lie to you
But fidelity is no concern
When you have become this

Overrated boys and attention starved girls
A little curious, a little insecure
They call it love it might be premature
But they don't need excuses
To feel used, to feel lust, to feel wanted for once
To know there's somebody else who's dying to feel anything
Ready and willing

I guess now it's safe to say
Sincerity has become a lost art these days
And if it's just to drown attention
Or maybe cool the friction
I think it's time we cleared the haze
Or we're just...

Overrated boys and attention starved girls
A little curious, a little insecure
They call it love it might be premature
But they don't need excuses
To feel used, to feel lust, to feel wanted for once
To know there's somebody else who's dying to feel anything
Ready and willing
Ready and willing
Ready and willing


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    General Commenti heard it on the drive thru sampler too. it is really amazing.

    so i think its about this guy who like goes and visits this town only two times a year and he meets this girl and thinks she is really pretty and wants to get with her for those short periods of time and so he starts recyting phrases and lyrics from things that other people have written and whatnot and he really doesnt care about her at all

    but he is overrated like most boys are but she is taking all this attention and loving it because she is pretty starved of it all the time and theyre curious about how it would be with them together and shes a little insecure and he is too because hes overrated meaning he doesnt live up to his standards and she is attention starved so she thinks that nobody really likes her

    then he only knows her by where she is from cause he has so many girls to keep straight he doesnt bother with names but addresses because he writes to them and then this one girl has brown hair blue eyes and is about 5 5 and she wouldnt ever like cheat or lie to him but he really doesnt care because he is doing just that to her all the time.

    then its about how they know that the other one is going to cheat and it isnt going to last but they dont care because they only want to know that there is someone else out there that feels just like they do and wants to be wanted and is ready and willing to give themselves up for someone if that person will do the same for them.

    "I guess now it's safe to say
    Sincerity has become a lost art these days"
    those are my fav lyrics from the whole song. its very true too. you dont have to be sincier anymore. nobody cares cause they arent either. this also leads into kinda the breakup thing cause he and she arent being sincire anymore and they think its time to break up to "drown the attention' just stop paying attention to eachother or 'cool the friction' cause they got into it so fast and they want to slow it down or stop it 'its time to clear the haze' the lie about how they love eachother so much and blah blah blah. and if they dont than they are just going to continue being the overrated boy and attention starved girl.

    as i said. amazing song. if you understand what i mean when eplaining it tell me if you agree.

    :)
    L4LuvNotLoseron October 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnewest song from Self Against City that will be off their full length debut out in August...i feel this song is mainly just about how people can be desperate and say that they're in love when they're not and it's lust or being used....great song and i can't wait for this cd
    fedorov1fanon August 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI honestly love this song.
    It's like, my life, which is ridiculous, haha.
    Sydney Is Radon August 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI honestly love this song.
    It's like, my life, which is ridiculous, haha.
    Sydney Is Radon August 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great. i heard it on a drive-thru sampler, and it was the only one that caught my attention.
    martinixkissesxXon August 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthm yeah i heard this song from drive-thru as well. the singer sort of sounds like the one from anberlin. it's a catchy song...maybe it's about a guy from a famous band that tours around, meets the girl, etc
    timothyn85on October 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think L4 is exactly right.
    I believe this song was written for me! I know that sounds terrible, but it honestly sums up one of my relationships. I was the attention starved girl. He was the overrated boy. I was his girl from just another city. I thought he was the most amazing guy in the world. I enjoyed all the attention he was giving me. Not good. Never again.
    attentionstarvedon December 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Overrated boys and attention starved girls"
    lyrics don't get better
    stiffy dangeron December 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song also on the drive-thru records sampler...I love it. It couldn't describe my situation more.
    attentionstarved09on January 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentuh the chorus to this song is like... story of my life. basically. love it though, great song, great band
    livesX4Xmusicon February 24, 2007   Link

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