"Graveyard Girl" as written by Yann Gonzalez and Anthony Gonzalez....
Death is her boyfriend
She spits on summers and smiles to the night
She collects crowns made of black roses
But her heart is made of bubble gum

Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl

Dark rags and red stars
She's the dirty witch of her high school
She worships Satan like a father
But dreams of a sister like Molly Ringwald

Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl

"I'm gonna jump the walls and run
I wonder if they'll miss me?
I won't miss them
The cemetery is my home
I want to be a part of it
Invisible even to the night
Then I'll read poetry to the stones
Maybe one day I could be one of them
Wise and silent
Waiting for someone to love me
Waiting for someone to kiss me
I'm fifteen years old
And I feel it's already too late to live
Don't you?"

Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl


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"Graveyard Girl" as written by Yann Gonzalez Anthony Gonzalez

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  • +13
    General CommentI think a lot of you have got this song's meaning very wrong. Just by the sheer cliche attitude of the lyrics you can tell that that is their purpose. The song begs you to think of that girl that did just what the lyrics tell you. The over-dramatic monologue is purposely dramatized. This song is about that girl that wore the black t-shirts, smothered her face in dark eye-liner. That girl who you could see from miles away because the complete darkness of her hair created a void in the distance that one could not mistake for another. This song is about someone's secret love for that girl. Clearly the lover can see through her teenage facade. He knows she is a real "bubblegum" teenage girl at heart, and that is what influences his love, "for Graveyard Girl."

    Hope that clears some things up.
    epiphony11on June 05, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General Commenti want to punch half of you in the face
    rtilon September 10, 2008   Link
  • +3
    My Opinioni dont know if its just me but i really dont see the lyrics as pretentious, cliche or melodramatic
    culturealienationboredomdespairon January 19, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAre you serious? Just wait til the writer loses a grandfather from cancer, THEN HE CAN WHINE. wtf. you don't know what life's about man.
    Daria000on May 27, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDo you people even know what pretentious means?
    I don´t think you do because you´re all using it in the wrong context.


    Cliche, maybe.
    Not pretentious.



    INVEST IN A DICTIONARY.
    sigfriduralanaon July 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentepiphony11 said it best a couple comments above:

    "I think a lot of you have got this song's meaning very wrong. Just by the sheer cliche attitude of the lyrics you can tell that that is their purpose. The song begs you to think of that girl that did just what the lyrics tell you. The over-dramatic monologue is purposely dramatized. This song is about that girl that wore the black t-shirts, smothered her face in dark eye-liner. That girl who you could see from miles away because the complete darkness of her hair created a void in the distance that one could not mistake for another. This song is about someone's secret love for that girl. Clearly the lover can see through her teenage facade. He knows she is a real "bubblegum" teenage girl at heart, and that is what influences his love, "for Graveyard Girl."

    well said epiphony11
    countdrinkulaon September 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is awesome. the song is about reviving yourself.
    tronistroyon May 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentToo many repetitions of the word "pretentious" here. :/

    I think "melodramatic" fits better... cause the song is about a 15 year old... and most 15 year olds are melodramatic [hey, they have to be- that's how you learn by the time you're 'grown-up' what's worth your emotional effort and what's not.]

    I can't help but picture Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice during the bridge... ha... reminds me of the scene where she writes her "suicide letter". But she was kinda cute, so why wouldn't the narrator of the song find someone like that kinda cute too?

    And WHOOOAaaa... that comment about the grandfather and cancer up there... wow. If you think this is a whiny song, please don't listen to most radio songs. And also don't forget it's just a song.
    RocknRollFunon September 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionthe good thing about this song is that if you hate the lyrics, you can barely make them out. Except for the monologue, haha, that's kind of inescapable.

    But I also agree with the last poster about how it's not pretentious or cliche at all.
    I used to be the "angsty rebel chick" and am unfortunately pretty much the opposite now, but that doesn't affect my opinion of this song.
    M83 didn't intend at all to seem original or poetic with this song- it is 100% from the perspective of the angsty rebel chick, who realizes she's a cliche. It makes her more upset and more indifferent. M83 is unembarrassed of their cheesiness for the sake of the sweet angsty rebel chick. Angsty rebel chicks are almost always very sweet.
    minuetteon July 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice lyrics ;)
    tsugumion April 27, 2008   Link

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