"The Perfect Boy" as written by Robert James Smith, Jason Toop Cooper, Simon Gallup and Porl Thompson....
You and me
Are the world
She said
Nothing else is real
The two of us
Is all there is
The rest
Is just a dream

Always meant to be
I can't feel it
Like the destiny
And fate
Written in the stars
Inescapable fate
It's out of my hands
Falling into your arms

And I don't want
To get in a ?
But I would love you
To take your time
We're on the edge
Of a beautiful thing
She said
So come on
Stay here for awhile

Oh, girl
He is the one for sure
Oh, girl
He is the perfect boy

Yeah
Me and you
Are the world
I said
But not the only one
I need
The two of us
Is never all there is
That doesn't happen
For real
If it was
Meant to be us
It was meant to be now
Don't see
The sense in wasting
(Wasted?) time
If you're so sure
About this ?
Well then tonight
You're mine

And I don't want
To get obvious
But I have to be
Gone by three
We're on the edge
Of a beautiful thing
He said
So come on
Jump with me

Oh, girl
He's not the one
For sure
Oh, girl
He's not
So wonderful
Oh, girl
He's not the one
For sure
Oh, girl
He's not
The perfect boy
At all

You and me
Are the world
She said
Nothing else is real
The two of us
Is all there is
The rest
Is just a dream

And her heart
May be broken
A hundred times
But her hope?
We'll never destroy
Her heart?
The happy ever
After girl
Will never find
The perfect boy


Lyrics submitted by King of Some Island

"The Perfect Boy" as written by Porl Thompson Jason Toop Cooper

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song is lovely!
    I see this song as 2 people from different fields/backgrounds, which is cleverly put in this song. The girl probably really appreciates him and saw things in him she really likes, in a pure way and would not do anything that would be wrong, or simply respects him, or maybe one of them was married? Perhaps she did not want to mix the "out of this world" feeling with the carnal one? She must be some kind of girl with strong principles or something :)
    The boy I think, coming from a different field, is surrounded by so many temptations... has difficulties -through no fault of his own- to see that there can be things that are better and higher and more uplifting and lasting than romance. Perhaps she knows there are things that are higher that he does not know of, or never has experienced before, and so did not understand it. Perhaps because of what he is surrounded with, he failed to feel or see why he felt that way? The girl sensing it, did not want to abuse the situation and still loves him with a pure love which may be frustrating on the boy's part, because he does not understand that kind of love?
    The girl must too be sad to realise what he has gone through. It is such a clever song!

    I think Robert should be recognized as a poet as well as a musician, songwriter, singer and performer. I love the way he writes, he is different from a lot of English/American artists!
    arlesgirl7on January 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor some stupid reason I hit Add Comment before I was finnished. I meant only one of the verses seems like Robert comforting the girl, this one:

    Oooooh girl, he's not the one for sure
    Oooooh girl, he's not so wonderful
    Oooooh girl, he's not the one for sure
    Oooooh girl, he's not the perfect boy....at all

    I get the impression that she's in denile about his true character and this is him trying to convince her to get rid of him, telling her she can do better.
    jupitershowon October 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAfter a few listens, it seems to me like the whole of 4:13 Dream could be read like a loose concept album. It starts really innocently, with a couple falling in love, but this and "The Hungry Ghost" are where the problems really start coming to a head. If you're reading it that way (which is not to say that there aren't deeper meanings in all of the other songs), this is where it becomes apparent that the male in the relationship is not as commited to the relationship as the girl is. She's naive and in love and he's only in it as part of fueling his own wild lifestyle. He's not the perfect boy at all ;D
    chardsofglasson November 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the song is about Robert singing for another guy that can see that another relationship isn't working or knows that those two aren't meant for each other and wishes that one day she will "find the perfect boy" or him:)

    I played this song at a cafe and I dedicated it to two "friends of mine" but I was actually dedicating it to this girl that I am madly in love with and her boyfriend..just hoping that she would look at me in a different way. she wasn't there but I recorded it.
    heartbreakromanticon December 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing. I am so excited for everything they are recently recording. the lyrics are great.
    xskunkxon August 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJUST LIKE HEAVEN
    Cure.on August 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he says

    "Kismet Hardy thing"

    Lord Nelson was rumoured to have said it before he died.

    b.t.w. Kismet means fate.
    riverofletheon August 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's
    'laurel kismet hardy thing'
    Cure.on August 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is about a girl obviously being head over heels for a boy, and the boy tells her he feels the same way, but doesn't think it. He basically uses the fact that she's that in love with him to take advantage of her in some way. Most likely for sex.


    Yea Biatch
    ClemmCharviceon September 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI was thinking maybe similar to Clemm... Like how we girls do get a little over excited and use exaggerating words like "Perfect".
    So like, the girl in this song believes they are 100% made for each other, but the boy fears there may be someone better for her out there and he might not really be "The One".
    FlyHueon October 13, 2008   Link

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