"Boyfriend" as written by and Bethany Cosentino....
I wish he was my boyfriend
I wish he was my boyfriend
I'd love him to the very end
But instead he's just a friend
I wish he was my boyfriend

There's nothing worse than sitting all alone at home
And waiting waiting waiting waiting by the phone
I hope that he's at home
Waiting by his phone
I wonder if he knows
That I want him

I wish he was my boyfriend
I wish he was my boyfriend
I'd love him to the very end but instead he's just a friend
I wish he was my boyfriend

The other girl is not like me
She's prettier and skinnier
She has a college degree
I dropped out when I was seventeen
If only I could get her out of the picture
Then he would know how much I want him

One day I'll make him mine
And we'll be together all the time
We'll sit and watch the sun rise
And gaze into each others eyes
And know that he knows
I know that he knows
That he wants to be my boyfriend

Boyfriend
Boyfriend
I'd love him to the very end
But instead he's just a friend
I wish he was my boyfriend
I wish he was my boyfriend
I'd love him to the very end
But instead he's just a friend
I wish he was my boyfriend


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"Boyfriend" as written by Bethany Cosentino

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  • +6
    General CommentI like all of Best Coast's lyrics. Sometimes I get tired of feeling like I need to be an expert on the New Literary Criticism to understand an indie song.
    Judoappleson October 13, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General Commenti wish i didn't sound so gay when i sing this out loud, cuz im a guy and i looove best coast
    shapachaaon February 24, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttoo good!!! very self-explanatory lyrics & every girl has felt this way at some point.
    roseyroseson July 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs it just me, or does the drum intro sound exactly like the beginning of badlands?
    petyonmanningfaceon August 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song not only because its really good but also because it explains how girls feel about their guy friends sometimes.
    mssparkleson August 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimple lyrics that are perfect. I'm not saying that Best Coast can compare to the greatness of The Beatles, but they do remind me of them. They have similar sound.
    CamCoaston August 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWish he was my boyfriend...
    imapirate13on January 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt's about a girl who is a guy's friend. She knows him really well and better than any other girl, but he just doesn't see her the same way. Even though they have the perfect base for a relationship, they don't have attraction.
    greenbean2014on April 25, 2014   Link
  • -3
    General Commenthahaha "indie music". sorry but that made me snort.
    meandtheseaon February 08, 2012   Link

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