"About a Girl" as written by William E Beckett Jr, Michael Carden, Michael Chislett, Andy Mrotek, David Katz and Sam Hollander....
One song about a girl
I can't breathe when I'm around her
I'll wait here everyday
In case you scratch the surface
She'll never notice

I'm not in love
This is not my heart
I'm not gonna waste these words
About a girl

Last night I knew what to say
But you weren't there to hear it
These lines: so well rehearsed
Tongue-tied and overloaded
You never noticed

I'm not in love
This is not my heart
I'm not gonna waste these words
About a girl

I'm not in love
This is not your song
I'm not gonna waste these words
About a girl

To be loved, to be loved
What more could you ask for?
To be loved, to be loved
Everyone wants to be loved
To be loved
What more could you ask for
To be loved, to be loved
Everyone...

I'm not in love
This is not my heart
I'm not gonna waste these words

I'm not in love
This is not my heart
I'm not gonna waste these words
About a girl

I'm not in love
(To be loved, to be loved, what more could you ask for?)
This is not your song
(To be loved, to be loved, everyone wants)
I'm not gonna waste these words
(To be loved, to be loved, what more could you ask for?)
About a girl


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"About a Girl" as written by David Katz Andy Mrotek

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  • +3
    General CommentFYI, it's
    "To be loved, to be loved, what more could you ask for?
    to be loved, to be loved, everyone wants to be
    loved, to be loved, what more could you ask for?
    to be loved, to be loved, everyone..."
    then the "I'm not in love..." part.

    The chorus explains it all. It's about liking someone, but not wanting to admit it to yourself or anyone else. He's denying that he likes a girl, ie the "I'm not in love, this is not my heart" part, even though everything else he's saying is contradicting that. William says something along those lines in a video. I think he even mentioned something about it at my Warped date...Personally, I love it. I can relate so much to this song.
    emilyrawwron July 19, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI also think it's simply about a guy who loves a girl, but because she doesn't even care about him, he tries to tell himself he's not in love with her (even though he is).

    ;)
    babyfabyon December 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthese lyrics are quite wrong, compared to the recorded version atleast...
    JubeJubeon July 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is saying he isn't going to make a song about a girl who will never love him the same, and he's going to move on.
    Withouteyes777on October 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA lot of their songs have lyrics that contradict themselves which i think would show a struggling of emotions
    Crazyrileeon November 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYayy, first :D
    I just heard this song, and I immediately took it as a guy saying that he's maybe pretending to be in love, or he's tricking himself into being in love, because that's what he wants.

    I could be wrong, and I probably am. Any other suggestions?
    kelley BELLYYYon July 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like it :) will write more input on it later maybe.
    MusicWhore73on July 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song even though i know there will be TAI fans who hate it.
    I sort of think it's about a guy who thinks he loves this girl, but isn't sure whether to tell her or not ("last night I knew what to say") and he denies it to his friends. Like when it says "I'm not gonna waste these words about a girl" I feel like he's trying to convince himself that he doesn't love her.
    I'll put more coherent thoughts up after I've slept.
    elshbesh.on July 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure he says, "Sometimes I'm overloaded, you'll never know it," not "Sometimes I don't blow it..."

    I agree that I think it's about someone trying to trick himself into love or something along those lines, but why does he have to say it's "about a GIRL"? I mean, we all know the rumors going around (which are mostly true & I hate to admit it) that William Beckett is gay, so that could be part of it too.

    How have these lyrics been up so long? ): I just heard the song today when they uploaded it. How am I missing out? Haha. (I'm slightly TAI obsessed)
    miss_lorenon July 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey played the song live [:
    kasandraon July 15, 2008   Link

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