When I first met you I knew you were the one
Till you took me home and I met her
She had your boxers on
She was listening to your song
And I thought right then that you had everything

But I knew
She was jealous from the start
Yeah, I knew
She was jealous from the start

'Cause I know better not to be friends with boys
With girlfriends
Oh, I know better than that
I know better
You play the victim and I'll be the bad guy
I know better than that
I know better

We started hanging around at the nine
I could have sworn that I was yours
You looked at me and said
"It's a little too late for bed"
We went to a hotel and talked about everything

But I knew
She was jealous from the start
Yeah I knew
She was jealous from the start

'Cause I know better not to be friends with boys
With girlfriends
Oh, I know better than that
I know better
You play the victim and I'll be the bad guy
I know better than that
I know better

'Cause what she did to us was tragic
And I had to do what's right
What we had was really magic
But I have to get what's mine
What's mine
I'll get what's mine
And you'll get yours

'Cause I know better not to be friends with boys
With girlfriends
Oh, I know better than that
I know better
You play the victim and I'll be the bad guy
I know better than that
I know better

I know better not to be friends with boys
With girlfriends
Oh, I know better than that
I know better
You play the victim and I'll be the bad guy
I know better than that
I know better

I know better not to be friends with boys
With girlfriends
Oh, I know better than that
I know better


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Boys With Girlfriends song meanings
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  • +8
    My InterpretationThis song is not even close to immature, unless you yourself have had nothing but immature relationships. She is not purposely trying to steal the guy's girlfriend like some vindictive 16-year-old cheerleader. She fell in love with her friend, who happens to have a girlfriend. It's not a conscious thing. You don't say "hey, this guy is pretty cool, but he has a girlfriend... oh well, I'll go after him anyway". You wake up at night because you can't sleep. He likes you too, and can't help flirting a little bit, and those brief moments when he smiles become all that keeps you going. You stay up all night talking to him because he's just that easy to talk to, and his girlfriend starts to grow suspicious of the time you spend together. You don't want to break them up. If you had one wish it would be to fall out of love with him, but whatever God you pray to ignores your pleas. But pretending he doesn't exist it only makes it worse. Whether you actually do anything with him or not, your tortuously tight friendship starts to put a strain on his relationship with his girlfriend. Eventually he'll "play the victim", saying he always meant it to be purely friendship (which of course both of you do, but can't help the flirting and such). In this situation you always look like the horrible homewrecker, and he the poor victim who fell prey to your "seduction". You'll get what's yours (reputation, ostracization, etc) eventually, and you know that, but there's nothing you can do once you start the process.

    And that's how you learn not to be friends with boys who have girlfriends.
    alliekinson January 19, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General Commentwhy do people think this song is cocky and immature?
    so many people go through what this song is saying. the lyrics to this song are brilliant.

    i have to say this song is amazing.
    and i'm usually not into this kind of music.
    so that has to say something good.
    (:
    loser(:on September 09, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI actually really like this song... It's not immature. It's true.
    I've been in that situation more than once, and sometimes you can be this cocky because the real bad guy is the guy.

    and the lyrics 'what we had was really nice' isn't right, it's:
    what we had was really magic
    ecksohhhhon August 15, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with ecksohhhh. Unless you have been in this situation before, you probably wouldn't really understand.

    This song is about a girl with a guy friend with a girlfriend, and they both like each other, but he would rather deny the affair, preserve the appearance of his integrity, and blame everything on the girl instead of taking responsibility for himself and his feelings. It's a frustrating situation to be in.
    factoryphysicson August 20, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHey precious, it says right at the beginning of the song that the girlfriend was there first. If you the read the lyrics it says
    "When I first met you I knew you were the one
    Till you took me home and I met her
    She had your boxers on
    She was listening to your song"
    So that basically states that the girlfriend was there first. I think it would be different if the friend was there first because I have been in a situation like that and it truly sucks.
    Both people must take blame, because its not right for the girl to try and step into someone elses relationship, and if he guy is not happy in his current relationship and needs to have "friendship" with other females in a hotel room then he needs to be straight with his girlfriend so she can have the chance to go explore her other options too. Its not a fair deal when someone wants to have their cake and eat it to, and its just rude to try and take attention and time away from another girls man. Breaks the code of woman, and too many girls are disrespectful to eachother lately. If you were not there to begin with, and you have not put in the blood sweat, and tears into the relationship from the get go...then you should not expect to have "magic" with some guy you just met and become friends with. Thats not "magic"...thats just LUST
    hippifrogon October 03, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI kind of relate to this song in this: "When I first met you I knew you were the one. Till you took me home and I met her". It's like the girl met the guy not knowing there was a girlfriend, and fell for him. After she finds out there's a girlfriend, she has to face the problem:

    "I could have sworn that I was yours
    You looked at me and said
    "It's a little too late for bed"
    We went to a hotel and talked about everything"

    She fell for him BEFORE she knew there was a girlfriend, so it's a hard thing to get out of because he's still treating her nicely (falling out of love is difficult). So now she knows that she is the "bad guy" and the girlfriend is the "victim" and she knows better, but she can't help it.
    littlevioletteon October 24, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with hippifrog. all I really heard when I first listened to the song was the chorus, but now that I read the lyrics, all I can think is cat fight. going for someone that's already taken is disrespectful. though isn't lust a kind of magic?

    the fact that she would still go for the guy even after she found out that he had a girlfriend was arrogant. this song reminds me of "girlfriend" by avril lavigne. but hey, it's a dog-eat-dog world. "love is a battlefield" as pat benatar said.
    nemuon November 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMe either. It's a bit cocky. But I do like how this song sounds, it's easy on the ears.
    VeggiexDawgon August 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like the music. I hate the lyrics.
    It's just, immature.
    mel29821on August 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the last two comments. You really don't understand till you've been there. It's easy to call the girl cocky and immature, but sometimes you just find yourself in difficult situations. It sucks. I would reccommend to anyone to try to avoid having feelings for your "friend" who also happens to be in a relationship.

    Also, eh heh, about the song... It is pretttyyy indeed.
    equations_unsolvedon September 02, 2008   Link

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