"I Really Don't Care What You Did On Your Gap Year" as written by and Francis Edward Turner....
We were only supposed to go out for the night,
But it's been a few hours now since it got light -
We're a mess, and the worst part is we couldn't care less.
There's water in the ash-tray and ash in the sink,
The carpet's mostly soaking, but there's nothing to drink -
We're a state, and we're starting to regret staying awake.

And I'll pay for my sins when I get paid,
I'll stop talking to girls when I get laid.
I should have gone home when I could, but I stayed.
But then I never was the clever one.

We were only supposed to go out for the night,
I did my best to go home but in the end I lost the fight with myself -
To be honest I was hoping I'd go home with someone else.
And right about now I should be starting my day,
But instead I am sat here downing the dregs of yesterday,
All the while trying to prop up both ends of my smile.

And I'll pay for my sins when I get paid,
I'll stop talking to girls when I get laid.
I should have gone home when I could, but I stayed.
But then I never was the clever one,
But always the one to not see that I'm done and
I need to go home and get to sleep,
Always the last to see the moment has passed and
I need to admit my defeat.
And I'm lonely - there, I said it.
I'm lonely, but it's hard to admit it
When everbody thinks that you're fine all the time and you're not.

So we were only supposed to go out for the night...
But who am I kidding? Try as I might I can't stop
Until I've squeezed out every last drop.

And I'll pay for my sins when I get paid
But I don't have a penny to my name.
I'll stop talking to girls when I get laid
But I haven't had a shower for days.
I should've gone home when I could but I stayed,
And so I stay up alone,
And set off on my own
To the station where I catch the first train.







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"I Really Don't Care What You Did on Your Gap Year" as written by Francis Edward Turner

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    General Commentthis song really breaks my heart..
    readingkerouacon September 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"We're a mess, and the worst part is we couldn't care less."

    Isn't it true, You know your fucked but can't be arsed caring about anything except keeping up with the girl your with.

    Beautifully put by Frank
    mcfarlanerdon February 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI recently had a thought about this song and wondered if anyone else had ever thought this. Even though he says "We" a lot, I think the twist to this song is that he's alone in the whole thing. It's the "I stay up alone" line at the end that really made me realize this.

    It definitely makes the song that much lonlier. Things like "I was hoping I'd go home with someone else" and "down in the dregs of yesterday" instead of starting his day.
    mitchelwbon March 18, 2013   Link

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