I could hear you coming so I hid by the couch.
You were talking so loudly, I don't know what about.
But you were drunker than high school, self-conscious and sweet.
I never ever felt so cool disguised in your sheets.

But I'm a constant headache, a tooth out of line.
They try to make you regret it, you tell them, no not this time.
I'm just a constant headache, a dead friend's advice.
You'll hang me up, unfinished with the better part of me no longer mine.

And then you finally found me, pretending to sleep.
You said such nice things about me, I felt guilty and cheap.
You took two steps to the kitchen, just stared at the sink.
I couldn't hold back a smile, I still wish I could have seen
You having sex in the morning, your love was foreign to me.
It made me think maybe human's not such a bad thing to be.
But I just laid there in protest, entirely fucked.
It's such a stubborn reminder one perfect night's not enough.


It's just a constant headache, a tooth out of line.
They try to make you regret it, you tell them, no not this time.
It's just a constant headache, a dead friend's advice.
You'll hang me up, unfinished with the better part of me no longer mine.


Lyrics submitted by WeAreScientists, edited by nopeno1455, toonarmy53, kurtsseahorse

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    General CommentI highly doubt this was the intention but I couldn't help thinking of it this way. What if the lyrics we're meant to be taken from the point of view of a pet, like a pet dog specifically? It sounds silly but the whole first verse could relate to a dog's owners coming home from the bar being noisy so he/she hides behind the couch, like animals do. And the title "Constant Headache" may even refer to a dog who just seems to be in everybody's way, an annoyance maybe, but to sleep and have the owners praise the pet anyway.."you said such nice things about me, I felt guilty and cheap."

    Also, most noticeably, "your love was foreign to me (human love/interaction), it made me think maybe human's not such a bad thing to be."

    Again, the lyrical content is most likely not anything close but it does make sense and definitely a fun way to look at it.
    spiritofjoshon February 15, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSexual/romantic relationship between young people. Girl's friends don't like the guy and so this makes him feel like shit about their relationship, he's reluctant to be with her and enjoy spending time with her. Her friends are such a drag on the otherwise great thing they have together.
    SMSon May 10, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is obviously about sex and a young relationship about serious love that at one point may have been good at one point, but is now corrupt and neither partners are happy, however they still continue with their spiraling relationship.
    AlternativeCaRmaon March 30, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationSo. To my understanding and from my million times listening to this song: the song is about two people getting really drunk and having sex with each other, a one night stand essentially, and he wakes up in the morning hungover with a headache and he likes the girl he had sex with but he probably can't have her for some reason probably because she just wanted a one night thing, that's why he's fucked. He gets feelings and grows attached and even though a lot of feelings of guilt and regret come from one night stand, he doesn't feel any of that (even though he knows he should) because he actually likes her. YOURE WELCOME
    Headachesconstantlyon November 27, 2015   Link

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