"Young Adult Friction" as written by and Kurt Feldman Peggy Wang....
Between the stacks in the library
Not like anyone stopped to see
We came, they went, our bodies spent
Among the dust and the microfiche

Dark winters wear you down
Up again to see the dawn
In your worn sweatshirt
And your mother's old skirt
It's enough to turn my studies down

Now that you feel, you say it's not real
Now that you feel, you say it's not real

I never thought I would come of age
Let alone on a moldy page
You put your back to the spines
And you said it was fine if there's nothing really left to say
You're taking toffee with your Vicodin
Something sweet to forget about him

If you go your own way I can go my own way
And we'll never speak of it again

Now that you feel, you say it's not real
Now that you feel, you say it's not real

Don't check me out
Don't check me out
Don't check me ou-ou-out
Don't check me out
Don't check me out
Don't check me ou-ou-out
Don't check me out
Don't check me out
Don't check me ou-ou-out
Don't check me out
Don't check me out
Don't check me ou-ou-out
Don't check me out
Don't check me out
Don't check me ou-ou-out
Don't check me out
Don't check me out
Don't check me ou-ou-out
Don't check me out
Don't check me out
Don't check me ou-ou-out


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"Young Adult Friction" as written by Kurt Feldman Kip Berman

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  • +3
    General CommentThe singer is losing his virginity in a library "I never thought I would come of age...", the girl is trying to get over her ex "taking toffee with your Vicodin..." He accepts that she doesn't feel anything for him and will probably "go her own way" and they'll "never speak of it again.

    "dark winters wear you down
    up again to see the dawn"
    I think this is again regarding the ex the girl is trying to get over. She has had a dark winter grieving for their relationship, and her sleeping with the singer is her beginning to see the dawn.
    flibberdyjibberon June 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is about fucking in a library, but the girl doesn't feel the same way as the guy does about it.

    She's trying to get over a guy and it's not working, so they go their own way and "never speak of it again".
    cliffdoggon February 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Don't check me out" and it's set it a library.

    Geddit?
    DrunkFlyon February 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome kind of love encounter, I'm liking this song a lot. Very catchy. I think the end is supposed to be sarcdonic...
    tarzan05on February 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty agreeable with above comments.
    love this song.
    existentialanxietyon February 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthah i didn't think of that drunkfly
    zombiesraftermeon March 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha i didn't think about that either, but that's really funny.

    yeah i agree, it's about fucking in a library. it sounds like the guy is losing his virginity maybe (never thought i would come of age/let alone on a moldy page) and the girl is just trying to get over her ex boyfriend.

    I really love the line about taking toffee with your vicodin, i think it's really pretty but it's so sad?

    anyways, great song.
    graysonsgirlon March 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would agree with everyone so far, this was the first song that really "clicked" for me from this band

    only correction I noticed is it should be

    if you go your own way i *can* go my own way
    and we'll never speak of it again
    robbnthahoodon March 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn i love that metaphor
    victor1890on April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentback against the spines....so cleverrrr
    carrotflowerkingon April 26, 2009   Link

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