"The Other Girl" as written by George Ryan Ross and Jonathan Walker....
Don't wait around for love
You're not what he's thinking of
When he's with the other girl

Don't bother waiting up
'Cause he, he's not where he's supposed to be
When he's with the other girl
When he's with the other girl

(Chorus)
You, you were right
I was wrong
Like I always am and you always are
You were right
And I was wrong
Like I always am and you always are

Don't have much to say right now
'Cause I'm trying to figure out
Why he's with the other girl

Life is not a fairytale
They will send him straight to jail
Where he'll die and go to Hell
With the other girl
With the other girl

(Chorus)

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(Chorus)


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    My OpinionDue to Ryan's break up with Keltie Colleen, and the mention of the circumstances of said break up on her blog, vaguely suggests that this song is, in fact, a third-person commentary about his alleged infidelities. This includes some possible guilt, especially in the line, "...he will die and go to Hell".
    NaotoNekoCutieon December 29, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningthis song is pretty straightforeward, its almost sad when you look at ryans' past songs and how much meaning was behind them. basically he (ryan or jon; i would assume ryan) likes a girl but the girl is technically not single, even though her 'boyfriend' is cheating on her and everyone, even she, knows he is, yet she keeps staying with her bad bf anyway, which confounds ryan and he cant understand why the girl doesnt just break up with her bad boyfriend and date him instead

    Don't have much to say right now
    'Cause I'm trying to figure out
    Why he's with the other girl
    ^^ at first i thought this verse was supposed to be some inner monologue of the girl getting cheated on, but i think now that its ryan who is just wondering the same thing as the girl getting cheated on which is, 'why aren't you appreciating her more? like i could!'
    kat2011on November 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwow this song is really good. i just like listening to it.

    as to what its about, obviously himself cheating on keltie. it seems kind of like ryan wrote this for her not trying to apologize but just trying to say that he was wrong and its not good to cheat on people. also, it is very typical Beatles by mentioning a "other girl" type relationship.
    Lmonge93on March 17, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwow this song is really good. i just like listening to it.

    as to what its about, obviously himself cheating on keltie. it seems kind of like ryan wrote this for her not trying to apologize but just trying to say that he was wrong and its not good to cheat on people. also, it is very typical Beatles by mentioning a "other girl" type relationship.
    Lmonge93on March 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy (Ryan) really liking a girl (Z) who already has a boyfriend.

    He knows the boyfriend is cheating but she doesn't know:
    "You're not what he's thinking of/ When he's with the other girl"

    He can't believe anyone would feel the need to have another girl when they already have her:
    "Don't have much to say right now/ 'Cause I'm trying to figure out/ Why he's with the other girl"

    The chorus is the part of the song that is the most open to interpretation. I see it as the guy telling the girl, but she doesn't believe it and he doesn't push the subject, or the guy not telling the girl because he knows it would hurt her.
    "You, you were right/ I was wrong/ Like I always am and you always are"

    (A lot of songs on The Like's (Z's band) new album, Release Me, are about a cheating boyfriend.)
    wywuasydcton June 22, 2010   Link

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