Oh please, won't you let me stay the night?
I've got to prove myself right
Your mouth just won't play by the rules
So when we get out of high school
Oh, it's on

I've thought a lot about
The things I heard from the pretty girls back home
Keep it, I'm waiting
I thought a lot of you back home
Now it's really simple, baby
You're temporary

Turn off the lights, turn off the lights
I've got to prove myself tonight
Pay attention sweetie
Let's get one thing straight
We're not in high school
Stop talking and start moving
Stop talking and start moving
Yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

I've thought a lot about
The things I heard from the pretty girls back home
Keep it, I'm waiting
I thought a lot of you back home
Now it's really simple, baby
You're temporary

It's the life, but I wouldn't recommend it
(It's the life)
It's the life, but I wouldn't recommend it
(Oh yeah)

I've thought a lot about
The things I heard from the pretty girls back home
(Oh please, won't you let me stay the night
I got to prove myself right)
Keep it, I'm waiting
(I got to prove myself right)
I thought a lot of you back home
Now it's really simple, baby
(Your mouth just won't play by the rules
So when we get out of high school)
You're temporary
(Oh, it's on)

It's the life, but I wouldn't recommend it
(It's the life)
It's the life, but I wouldn't recommend it
(It's the life)
It's the life, but I wouldn't recommend it
(It's the life)
It's the life, but I wouldn't recommend it
(Oh yeah)


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    General Commentthis song, along with a lot of songs by graduate, is about a temporary relationship. he's learned a lot from "the pretty girls back home". he no longer values an emotional relationship & just wants a sexual one. he knows it's not the best kind of situation to be in but can't really complain--"it's the life, but i wouldn't recommend it".
    micr0phoneon September 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenttho its not only about temp relationships.
    oh please wont you let me stay the night
    ive gotta prove myself right

    that could mean hes gotta prove hes not the general male who would jus screw over a girl

    tho she of course is being suggestive might i say which is portrayed in this line
    your mouth just won't play by the rules

    and he knows its not the right path
    its the life but i wouldnt recommend it
    unstrungon September 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt is clearly about how all he wants from this girl, and any girl is sex.

    Like most of their other songs.

    I just love the way he says it so poetically. I love the lyrics "Let's get one thing straight, we're not in high school. Stop talking and start moving."
    CountSamwellon February 15, 2011   Link

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