I haven’t thought of you in fifteen days and today I still won’t think of you
And when I call you up and you’re not well I might not even care
Every day gets better than the one before
Cause every day I know that I’m fine without you
But I don’t think about it

This one is not about you
You can put that in your pipe and smoke it
This one is not about you
Baby, you can take that to the bank
And shove it up your big fat ass

Every time I ride past your house I forget it’s you who’s living there
Anyway I never see your face cause your window’s up too high
And I saw you shopping at the grocery store
But I was far too busy with my cart to notice
You weren’t looking at me

This one is not about you
You can put that in your pipe and smoke it
This one is not about you
Baby, you can take that to the bank
And shove it up your big fat ass

I saw that movie where the guy gets dumped when the girl goes off to find herself
But I think I may have missed the end - there was something in my eye
But it doesn’t matter how it all turns out
Cause I know that guy’ll be fine without you
You shouldn’t worry cause

This one is not about you
You can put that in your pipe and smoke it
This one is not about you
Baby, you can take that to the bank
And shove it up your big fat ass


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    General CommentAt first this song seems pretty straightforward. A guy sings about forgetting an ex. However, I've come to think that it's about the exact opposite. The man is in total denial about being over her. This becomes evident throughout the song:

    "I haven’t thought of you in fifteen days and today I still won’t think of you"
    He claims that he doesn’t think of her, yet he has kept count of the days of such. One cannot think about not thinking about someone without thinking about someone.

    “And when I call you up and you’re not home well I might not even care”
    He misses her and he calls her but he tells himself he doesn’t care that he cant get a hold of her.

    At the end of the verse he reiterates:
    "Cause every day I know that I’m fine without you
    But I don’t think about it"
    but clearly he does.

    "Every time I ride past your house I forget it’s you who’s living there
    Anyway I never see your face cause your window’s up too high"
    He claims that he forgets she is even living there, yet he was clearly looking to see her if he noticed the windows are up too high to do so.

    "And I saw you shopping at the grocery store
    But I was far too busy with my cart to notice
    You weren’t looking at me"
    Again, if he knew that she wasn’t looking at him, he must have been.

    Finally, "I saw that movie where the guy gets dumped when the girl goes off to find herself
    But I think I may have missed the end - there was something in my eye"
    Absolute evidence that he is in denial about how the end of the relationship was affecting him.

    "But it doesn’t matter how it all turns out
    Cause I know that guy’ll be fine without you"
    As is throughout the whole song, he tells himself these things because that is what he wants to believe.
    Vermillion Raineon October 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's basically what Raine said: the irony of the song "not being about you".

    It makes me think of The Stroke's "Between Love and Hate". Its chorus is "I never needed anybody" repeated 4 times, like the singer is trying to convince himself it's true. That's pretty much what happens here: it's like he's saying it out loud to make it seem like he's over her.
    tailgunneron October 24, 2008   Link

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