"She's Got a Boyfriend Now" as written by Martin Johnson, David Katz and Sam Hollander....
We were seventeen and invincible
Had the world figured out and a girl on my shoulder
Told me, "Everything's gonna be alright"
Whoa oh
And everything was gonna be alright
Whoa oh

Yeah, maybe we were in high school
But you never see the ending when you're young and love pretending
Singing, "Everything's gonna be alright"
Whoa oh
Everything was gonna be alright

Buried her deep inside
Stars stuck in my eyes

Now she's got a boyfriend
And I've got a rock band
Cause nothing really ever goes the way it's planned
Yea she's in Ohio
And I'm on some back road
Driving to the city and then, who knows?
Cause that's all, she wrote

Wish that I could turn this car around
But she's got a boyfriend now

And I took a trip out to LA
For the girl with a smile that could take your breath away
I'm thinking, everything's gonna be alright
Whoa oh
And everything was gonna be alright
Whoa oh

Maybe I thought I could sneak in
And sweep her off her feet and go right back to Boston
Thinking everything's goin' be alright
Whoa oh
And everything was gonna be alright

These streets keep holding on
But now she's so far gone

Now she's got a boyfriend
And I've got a rock band
Cause nothing really ever goes the way it's planned
Yeah, she's on the West Coast
And I'm on some back road
Driving to the city and then, who knows?
Cause that's all, she wrote

Wish that I could turn this car around
But she's got a boyfriend now

Take me back to you somehow
With everything that I know now it's so hard
I tore us apart

Take me back to feeling like the world
Would just keep dealing me the right cards
Now you're just so far

And I'm twenty-three and invincible
Got the world figured out and a bird on my shoulder
Told me, "Everything's gonna be alright"
Whoa oh
And when is everything gonna be alright?

And now she's got a boyfriend
And I've got a rock band
Cause nothing really ever goes the way it's planned
Yeah, she's in Ohio
And I'm on some back road
Driving to the city and then, who knows?
Cause that's all, she wrote

I wish that I could turn this car around
Cause there she goes
I wish that I could press rewind somehow
But she's got a boyfriend now

Whoa

Whoa

(She's got a boyfriend now)

Whoa

Whoa

(She's got a boyfriend now)

Take your

Take your

Breath, breath, breath, breath, away

Take your
Take your
Breath, breath, breath away

(Now)


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"She's Got a Boyfriend Now" as written by Martin Johnson David Katz

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  • +1
    Song MeaningIn an interview, Martin says the idea of the song was basically how he could never keep a girl because of his being on the road most of the time. Each verse was about a different relationships he had that ended miserably. He goes on to say that the first verse was about his high school girlfriend.

    In my opinion, the second verse ties back to Heels Over Head from the first record. There are some similarities between the two situations.

    She's Got A Boyfriend Now/Heels Over Head:

    Then I took a trip out to LA, For a girl with a smile that could take your breath away/I've got your runaway smile in my piggy back baby, gonna cash it right in for a new Mercedes
    (Both state how amazing her smile is.)

    She's on the west coast, and I'm on some back road/Thinkin' how you left me for dead California bound
    (Both say that she's in California.)

    There's a lot of ties. That just my personal opinion. On a completely random note, I saw them in concert yesterday. I accidentally touched Martin's ass.
    sowrongitserinaon January 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok so i think this song is about
    Martin's ex's or some girl he was dating but they break up....or went they separate ways..
    she is happy with a boyfriend....and he's got the band... and everyone i happy....
    (i think its Martin, because of "Boston")
    so the song most be personal...
    idk
    =)
    aristuma21on August 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how they use Ohio <3
    headinacloudon October 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningHe's basically talking about when your'e young & you think itt'l all last forever.

    Then they grew up, he got the band, she got a new boyfriend,
    & he's looking back wishing he could go back.

    But he knows that's impossible because they both have other responsibilities now.
    oxconversexoon October 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the second chorus it's suppose to be "she's on the west coast" not "she's in ohio".
    felicia2011on December 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is a recurring theme in these works of loss and being lost. This is a very understandable and identifiable theme given the artists' age and the time in which they live.

    Despite living in the most technologically advanced society in recorded history, in which suffering and strife is minimized beyond the dreams of anyone from just a hundred years ago, they [and most people I would argue] cannot avoid feeling unfulfilled. There's something missing; and since we [people in general] can't seem to figure out what that something might be we try to fill that void with all sorts of things, searching desperately for what that something. In their case, they think that something is a lost love [or loves].
    Paramedico987on March 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it just me, or is EVERY Boys Like Girls song about being 17, having fun, and being in love? Jeez, I would've loved to have had a 17th year as exciting as the ones these guys sing about.
    babyghostrogueon September 28, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwhy is this their next single, wtf.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on September 03, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwhat happened to the music?
    i used to like them...
    trustme2012on September 30, 2009   Link
  • -2
    General Commenti still like "two is better than one"....
    =)
    ha.ha
    aristuma21on August 12, 2009   Link

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