"Lonely Boy" as written by and Dan Auerbach Patrick Carney....
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    My InterpretationI heard this song on Need for Speed: The Run and after hearing it calmly, i've thought in a lot of things, but i'm going to give my main interpretation from the bad experience i had in the last two years in elementary school and what do i feel in the present day.

    "Well I'm so above you
    And it's plain to see
    But I came to love you anyway
    So you tore my heart out
    And I don't mind bleeding
    Any old time to keep me waiting
    Waiting, waiting"

    This part means that he's busy with something ridiculous, and he loves a girl, but he's remembering about what she had done to him when he told about that love, when she hurt him of some form (slaped him in the face, manipulated someone against him or even ran away from him), but he didn't care and still loved her, and now he's waiting for her to somehow give a bit of love.

    (CHORUS)
    "Oh, oh-oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
    Oh, oh-oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
    I'm a lonely boy
    I'm a lonely boy
    Oh, oh-oh I got a love that keeps me waiting"

    This part means that he is waiting for that woman/girl to stop hating him and maybe show some way of love for him (kiss him, ask for sorry, make sex or have fun with him) and that he feels lonely, probabilly in the love part and/or in the social part.

    "Well your mama kept you but your daddy left you
    And I should've done you just the same
    But I came to love you
    And I want to flee
    Any old time you keep me waiting
    Waiting, waiting"

    This part means that her mother stayed with her, but her father left her, and someone thinks he should have left her, but he really loves her and wants to leave the place he is (maybe the city both of them are currently living) and he's again waiting for her to somehow give a bit of love.

    In my opinion, it's a very good song, a bit sad, but it's also realistic. Like my interpretation of the music, i really want to leave my city.
    Castro93on February 12, 2013   Link

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