so many things
she's passed out drunk
i'm seventeen
on the t.v. screen
a preacher sings
glory be to him
i want to invite you home
i want to invite you home
i want to call you on the phone
but it's too late
i know what you're dad would say
he'd say "it's too late to call"
i write you a note
in ball point pen
i left it all in
i slip it to you
in the hallways
in the hallway
i want to ask you home
i want to invite you home
i don't want to be alone anymore
and in the hall
you slipped one back into my palm
it says "i'll never come home with you"
so after all I've been let down
I've been let down
it's nothing new
i can handle it
i can handle it


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Requiem for All the Lonely Teenagers with Passed Out Moms song meanings
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    General CommentThis song breaks my heart every time I hear it.
    LafayetteBlueson September 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis seems to be poignantly evoke the feeling of being an insecure teenager, especially in a sexual way. at that age, sexuality is a form of validation for boys and girls. those who fall behind are stigmatized as weird. i'm guessing bradford is referring to his years of being an awkward teenager.

    this song shrewdly captures the rejection of being that awkward guy: the girl telling you no, the feeling that you'll never be attractive, the feeling that it's "nothing new", and of course the acceptance "i can handle it".
    mikecon February 22, 2008   Link

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