"I Found a Boy" as written by and Adele Laurie Blue Adkins....
I thought I told you, he'd be home soon
Couldn't help myself, you're too good to be true.
I fall short each time,
Every time he ain't here
You and your charm creep closer
Closer and near
Like a fool for fire, I fall, with my pride and all.
Like a bomb before explosion,
Ticking by your call,
You're the wiser one, disguised from greed,
And I'm just a child who belongs on her knees.

But I found a boy who I love more,
Than I ever did you before,
So stand beside the river I cried,
And lay yourself down.
Look how you want me now that I don't need you.

So, you thought that I'd crumble to my knees
At the first sight of you crawling back to me
To whisper "will you leave your man? "
Cause you swear that this time you can stand by me.
I won't stand by you.

Cause I found a boy who I love more,
Than I ever did you before,
So stand beside the river I cried
And lay yourself down.
Look how you want me now that I don't need you!

I ain't yours for no taking,
You must be mistaken
I could never look into your eyes, and settle for wrong
And ignore the right

When I found a boy who loves me more,
Than you ever did me before.
So stand beside the river you cried
And lay yourself down!
Look how you want me now that I don't need you!


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"I Found a Boy [*]" as written by Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

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    General CommentI think this is about an ex crawling back to you once they realize that you've moved on. The ex is trying to get the woman back but she basically tells him that he can go back to where he came from because she's found someone who she loves more than she can ever imagine loving him. She's angry for him trying to take advantage of the fact that her new man isn't there with her because in the past with other relationships after theirs she wasn't able to resist his charm and the overall temptation of being with the ex again. But this time is different. She isn't falling short and stands by her new man. I like the song and the message again. That, and the fact that it's always fun to watch your ex realize that they can't get you back once you've moved on.
    zassy1520on March 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song means that she moved on from a boy that was hard to get over. That her new bf is way better and she actually loves him more, than she did him. And now that she moved on "Look how you want me now, that I dont need you." That when she doesnt want him anymore, he wants her back. But its too late she found someone better.
    piper888on May 24, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song is very self explaining... my favourite at the moment. it fills me up with tons of feelings and gives me goosebumps everytime i listen to it. AMAZING, WONDERFUL lyrics....
    barbelieon August 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFavorite song ever.. I can relate...

    I broke down each stanza...

    I thought I told you,
    he'd be home soon.
    Couldn't help myself,
    you're too good to be true.


    In this first stanza she is trying to fight back temptation of a man she deeply loved before she got into her new relationship. She is telling him that her boyfriend is going to be home soon which kind of insinuates that she has asked him to leave. In the last two lines however, it seems she is flustered by past feelings and is in a sense shocked by his arrival.

    I fall short each time,
    every time he ain't here.
    You and your charms creep closer,
    closer and near.

    In this stanza she simply is saying that in the past with other boyfriends she would make the mistake and cheat or let him back into her life with hopes that maybe he would change. His charm she just could never resist and she fell for the lies due to her weakness and love for him.

    Like a fool for fire I fall,
    with my pride and all.
    Like a bomb before explosion,
    ticking by your call.

    She is basically saying that every time he came back it was always the same and everytime she got burned by him, it never failed. In the line "with my pride and all" she means that even against her better judgement she would allow him in. Every time he would do her wrong and when all was said and done she was weak and he was strong. He always won and she always lost and his ego was always boosted at the thought that he could have her whenever he tried. Her pride was shot because she could never resist him even when she knew he was going to screw her over.

    You're the wiser one,
    disguised from greed,
    and I'm just a child,
    belongs on her knees.

    I think that this stanza is an inference to when they were in a relationship. Maybe he always assumed the role of the smarter one and may be in some sense treated her like a child. She may be looked up to him and in some sense he gave her fatherly advice.

    But I found a boy who I love more,
    than I ever did, you before.
    So stand beside the river I cried,
    and let yourself down.
    Look how you want me now that I don't need you

    Contrast to the beginning stanza i think she has finally snapped out of the temptation and realizes that what she has with her new boyfriend is more than anything she will ever have with him. She doesn't want to ruin that relationship and basically tells him he can hit the road. Ironically, he may have actually been serious this time but she realizes that the only reason he is after her is because he sees that she is doing fine. Isn't that just the way it always seems to pan out.

    So, you thought that I'd
    crumble to my knees.
    At the first sight of you
    crawling back to me.

    He basically expected for her to give in like she always does. He just knew that she couldn't resist him. He used the love that he knew she had for him to take advantage of her but it didnt work.

    To whisper "Will you leave your man?"
    Cause you swear that this time you can,
    Stand by me.
    I won't stand by you.

    He's basically telling her all the things that he knows she wants to hear so that he can have her like he always does. He promises her that he will be there for her and do right by her but this thim she tells him no.

    Cause I found a boy who I love more,
    than I ever did you, before.
    So stand beside the river I cried
    and let yourself down.
    Look how you want me now, that I don't need you.

    I ain't yours for no taking,
    you must be mistaken.
    I could never look in your eyes,
    and settle for wrong and ignore the right.

    shes basically telling him that he cant have her anymore, shes not going for it. she tells him that she couldnt give up something as great as her relationship for something and someone who can never do right by her. It's similar to the idea of choosing a rock over a diamond. she's not a foolish woman.

    Well, I found a boy that loves me more,
    than you ever did before.
    So stand beside the river you'll cry
    and let yourself down.
    Look how you want me now that I don't need you.
    ashwindham11on January 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavorite song ever.. I can relate...

    I broke down each stanza...

    I thought I told you,
    he'd be home soon.
    Couldn't help myself,
    you're too good to be true.


    In this first stanza she is trying to fight back temptation of a man she deeply loved before she got into her new relationship. She is telling him that her boyfriend is going to be home soon which kind of insinuates that she has asked him to leave. In the last two lines however, it seems she is flustered by past feelings and is in a sense shocked by his arrival.

    I fall short each time,
    every time he ain't here.
    You and your charms creep closer,
    closer and near.

    In this stanza she simply is saying that in the past with other boyfriends she would make the mistake and cheat or let him back into her life with hopes that maybe he would change. His charm she just could never resist and she fell for the lies due to her weakness and love for him.

    Like a fool for fire I fall,
    with my pride and all.
    Like a bomb before explosion,
    ticking by your call.

    She is basically saying that every time he came back it was always the same and everytime she got burned by him, it never failed. In the line "with my pride and all" she means that even against her better judgement she would allow him in. Every time he would do her wrong and when all was said and done she was weak and he was strong. He always won and she always lost and his ego was always boosted at the thought that he could have her whenever he tried. Her pride was shot because she could never resist him even when she knew he was going to screw her over.

    You're the wiser one,
    disguised from greed,
    and I'm just a child,
    belongs on her knees.

    I think that this stanza is an inference to when they were in a relationship. Maybe he always assumed the role of the smarter one and may be in some sense treated her like a child. She may be looked up to him and in some sense he gave her fatherly advice.

    But I found a boy who I love more,
    than I ever did, you before.
    So stand beside the river I cried,
    and let yourself down.
    Look how you want me now that I don't need you

    Contrast to the beginning stanza i think she has finally snapped out of the temptation and realizes that what she has with her new boyfriend is more than anything she will ever have with him. She doesn't want to ruin that relationship and basically tells him he can hit the road. Ironically, he may have actually been serious this time but she realizes that the only reason he is after her is because he sees that she is doing fine. Isn't that just the way it always seems to pan out.

    So, you thought that I'd
    crumble to my knees.
    At the first sight of you
    crawling back to me.

    He basically expected for her to give in like she always does. He just knew that she couldn't resist him. He used the love that he knew she had for him to take advantage of her but it didnt work.

    To whisper "Will you leave your man?"
    Cause you swear that this time you can,
    Stand by me.
    I won't stand by you.

    He's basically telling her all the things that he knows she wants to hear so that he can have her like he always does. He promises her that he will be there for her and do right by her but this thim she tells him no.

    Cause I found a boy who I love more,
    than I ever did you, before.
    So stand beside the river I cried
    and let yourself down.
    Look how you want me now, that I don't need you.

    I ain't yours for no taking,
    you must be mistaken.
    I could never look in your eyes,
    and settle for wrong and ignore the right.

    shes basically telling him that he cant have her anymore, shes not going for it. she tells him that she couldnt give up something as great as her relationship for something and someone who can never do right by her. It's similar to the idea of choosing a rock over a diamond. she's not a foolish woman.

    Well, I found a boy that loves me more,
    than you ever did before.
    So stand beside the river you'll cry
    and let yourself down.
    Look how you want me now that I don't need you.
    ashwindham11on January 24, 2012   Link

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