"Stupid Boy" as written by Sarah Buxton, Dave Berg and Deanna Bryant....
Well she was precious, like a flower
She grew wild, wild but innocent
A perfect prayer in a desperate hour
She was everything beautiful and different
Stupid boy, you can't fence that in
Stupid boy, it's like holdin' back the wind

She laid her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream, and you crushed her plans
She never even knew she had a choice
And that's what happens when the only voice she hears is telling her she can't
Stupid boy
Stupid boy

So, what made you think you could take a life
And just push it, push it around
I guess to build yourself up so high
You had to take her and break her down
Well

She laid her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream, and you crushed her plans
She never even knew she had a choice
And that's what happens when the only voice she hears is telling her she can't

You stupid boy
You always had to be right
And now you lost the only thing that ever made you feel alive, oh ho
Yeah, yeah

She laid her heart and soul right in your hands, yeah
And you stole her every dream and you crushed her plans, yes you did
She never even knew she had a choice
And that's what happens when the only voice she hears is telling her she can't

You stupid boy
Oh, I'm the same old, same old stupid boy
It took a while for her to figure out she could run
But when she did, she was long gone, long gone


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"Stupid Boy" as written by Sarah Buxton, Dave Berg, Deanna Bryant

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  • +2
    My OpinionDid anyone else think that this song could possibly be about Tom Cruise? That was always my thoughts about it, it didn't even occur to me that it could be about the narrator.

    The reason why is that we know Keith Urban's current wife is Nicole Kidman, who was previously married to Tom Cruise. There are all kinds of stories about Tom Cruise being controlling, including over his current wife Katie Holmes and stuff. It's rumored that after Nicole Kidman split with Tom Cruise that she started doing stuff that she didnt before (like for example wear high heels, which she didnt before because she was so much taller that Tom Cruise).
    Yeah, I know, I watch wayy too much Entertainment Tonight.
    Did anyone else think the same thing?

    (By the way, beautiful song! One of my favorites!)

    YellowPolkaDoton August 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song pretty much makes me cry, I hate it when a guy tries to take control of a girl. But I guess you kinda see the after math from the boys side. Although what he did was wrong, girls need to stand up for themselves! DOn't let a guy you think you love walk all over you.
    jacobalynnon September 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, no comments. This is a very beautiful song. I love it!!
    ifyouleaveon November 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song should be a big time hit soon on country music radio I think. So I will be one of the first to explain what I think it means.

    Basically the whole stupid boy is him talking to himself(the subject) about how stupid he was for letting this girl go. She 'let her heart and soul ride in your hands' means that she put a ton of effort into things and let him have every bit of her and trusted him with her heart...then he demolished every bit of what she had given.

    He thought he could do whatever he wanted to her, tell her what to do, push her around and basically treat her like she was second string...then after awhile she got tired of it all and ran away from it all, she left him with her heart and dreams broken.

    Basically he controlled her life, telling her what she could and couldnt do...now he realizes that shes gone and that she was truly in love with him and trusted him with everything she had and now shes gone and theres nothing he can do and knows he was wrong for what he did. stupid boy.

    what a great song, musically, lyrically...it all comes together.
    jt3on December 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my ex. He was a stupid boy. VERY controlling. I can't believe what an amazing person he lost. I gave my heart to him completely. He had issues! Stupid boy!
    junglecrookon December 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI first heard this song on a country music cable tv channel last week, and it just jumped out at me that it's very relevant to Tom and Nicole's relationship.
    Abbababeon October 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe narrator-maybe Keith Urban-is telling this story and saying how, the boy has a fantastic girl. She was all he ever wanted and was a great person and how the boy let her go and didn't care about what he was doing and how stupid he is for letting her go.

    By the end of the song you realize that Keith Urban, or narrator, is the "stupid boy" because he says "oh im the same old, same old stupid boy."

    i love this song! :) its great
    derby2210on April 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh my goodness.... all i can think right now is that these are missing the best lyrics of the entire song.... the ones at the very end!

    no one`s ever gonna love me like she loved me
    she loved me, she loved me
    God please just let her know
    im sorry, im sorry, im sorry, im sorry baby

    yeah im down on my knees
    shes never coming back to me
    marykatemcguireon January 01, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes no one see the TRUE meaning of this song?

    She was pregnant, with child, and he badgered bullied and cajoled her into an abortion, to escape the responsibilities of fatherhood! THAT is what this song is TRULY about. So guilt-ridden and remorseful was she afterwards, she had to flee from the man who urged her to KILL her BABY. Let the denials, labeling and name-calling begin.
    billdollaron December 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song. One of the first of the newer country songs to really show some heart beyond the I loved you, I lost you, I want you back type scenario. It shows a lot of courage from a country singer to that. Especially when it's riding up against "Honky Tonk Badonky Donk" or whatever the hell that stupid song is.

    Thank God there are still some singers out there with class. Keith is definitely one of them.
    Surfpicoon December 14, 2006   Link

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