"1983" as written by and Elaine Doty Tim Pagnotta....
Whoa, whoa

I've been here lookin' dynamite
Alone against the wall
Girls like you give it all so cold
Talkin' cheap in a bathroom stall
And you look so smooth
Better tell me the truth
Would you trade me
Out for someone cool?
I know you better than you do
So put out your cigarette
And kiss me on
The lips tonight

Me and you
You and me
Let's go back
Let's go back
Nineteen-eighty-three is calling
I've been on my knees and crawlin'
Back to you
It's coming all back to me
Oh oh oh
Nineteen-eighty-three

I've got something that I've kept inside
And the blood is on the blade
You're there suckin' on a lollipop
Like you haven't aged a day
And it ain't so pretty when you're playin' cute
When your body's up against some fool
Does he feel it
'Cause I feel it

Me and you
Let's go back to
Nineteen-eighty-three is calling
I've been on my knees and crawlin'
Back to you
It's coming all back to me
Nineteen-eighty-three

The year I was born
I won't
Be ignored
So get your feet on the floor
I'm the only one
Are you afraid I still make you move

Me and you
You and me
Let's go back to
Nineteen-eighty-three
Me and you
You and me
Let's go back to
Nineteen-eighty-three

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Me and you
You and me
Let's go back to
Nineteen-eighty-three is calling
I've been on my knees and crawlin'
Back to you
It's coming all back to me
Nineteen-eighty-three

Me and you
You and me
Let's go back to
Nineteen-eighty-three is calling
I've been on my knees and crawlin'
Back to you
It's coming all back to me
Nineteen-eighty-three

Oh, oh, oh
Nineteen-eighty-three
Oh, oh, oh
Nineteen-eighty-three


Lyrics submitted by L-Kyne

"1983" as written by Christopher Allen Timothy Alan Pagnotta

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, CYPMP

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  • +1
    General CommentThe song was titled after the year in which singer-keyboardist Tyler Glenn was born, but bassist Branden Campbell explained to Billboard magazine, it's "not about the '80s or pop culture or anything like that. It's about going back to an age of innocence in our lives where relationships were so much easier with younger siblings and family and how much everyone cares about each other and how easy it is, most of the time, for everyone to get along. It's about going back to that place in your life."
    FloridaGuyon October 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song! very playful. i think it's about childhood sweethearts. i can play this on loop all day.
    irisblackon June 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti want go bac to 1983 also. it makes me think of two people who maybe were in love back in the day but fell apart then have met up again years later. but then he says it was the year i was born so cant be right. but reminds me of summer and american theme parks in the 80's. gooood song
    GFrizzleon August 09, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationBranden Campbell's comment doesn't really match up with the song content though. The lyrics to me seem like he's singing about his previous relationship, particularly when 2 people bump into each other in a club/bar type venue, the first verse sounds like he knows she's there, and he feels pressured to move on but alls he really wants to do is just get back with his ex. The chorus just sounds like he's fed up of the effort of putting it into a relationship that's lost, almost to the point of regretting it and just wanting a fresh start, from his birth to be precise. The second verse, is a bigger expression of the chorus, but going a bit deeper and revealing that he's really torn apart from the break up, and it's like it hasn't effected her. That's my perspective anyway.
    adamski789on December 29, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI saw them in concert. At the KRAB free for all 2010. They were grate. For the meaning of the song, I'm still working on it.
    Akidwellon June 25, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThey played this song acoustic on the first episode of that Mark Hoppus show on Fuse. It was amazing!!!! If anyone knows where I can listen to this version please let me know!
    nba1341on October 04, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song is cute very catchy and the beganing is cool
    lucindarosetta14on November 23, 2010   Link

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