You know what I think's really sad?
I know how really sad you are
I'm probably gonna leave real soon
Just wanted to let you know before I say au revoir, au revoir
I bet you don't even know what that means
Au revoir, au revoir I bet you don't even know what that means

She says, "Oh, it's French. I know what it means
You don't have to be so mean. If you wanna leave, why don't you go?"
Right before she walks away I'm pretty sure I hear her say
"Adios, adios. I bet you think I don't know what that means
Adios, adios. I bet you think I don't know what that means"

Rock and roll, rock and roll
You probably don't understand what I mean
Rock and roll, rock and roll
You probably don't understand what I mean

She says that it's French, I know what you mean
Just thought I should let you know before I say au revoir


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    General CommentNooooooooo there's so much more. This dudes leaving for his rock tour, right, and he's telling the girl that he's sad because she's so torn up about him leaving. But he's letting her know somewhat in advance that he has to go. He knows that she's going to have a difficult time with all of this. And then she gets pissed because she thinks he's leaving and calling quits on their relationship so she flat out says goodbye. She's thinking he's going to forget about her. And then the dude gets all worked up because she doesn't understand rock n' roll and what it means to him. And she's not listening. It's absolutely heartbreaking. Or at least that's what I hear. It's not apathetic, it's one big frustrating misconception.
    InTheWakeOfHisDreamson July 31, 2015   Link
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    My OpinionThis is an amazing introduction to their new album. Immediately I could tell that they had improved on their already fairly unique sound.
    DARRRBBYYYon May 24, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is quite obviously about a farewell to a lover. He wants to leave her, but is hesitant to do so, so she ends up doing it for him. The lyrics make some pretty funny use of self-deprecation when he accuses her of not knowing what "au revoir" means. It's as if he is making fun of himself for being condescending to her, and she confirms his condescension when she says "Adios, adios, I bet you think I don't know what that means." I think a lot of people can say they've been in a similar situation to these lyrics. This is a fantastic song, and as the previous commenter said, a great way to begin the new record.
    AJ190on June 08, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionSo..she left him b/c she assumed he would forget about her while he's touring.
    He probably felt vulnerable and anxious in general about the tour and now he has to go on tour with a broken heart.
    Can't blame her for worrying though, the media paints the music industry to look like a sleazy land full of casual sex and drugs.
    brokentelephone78on April 20, 2016   Link

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