"Technicolor Girls" as written by and Benjamin Gibbard....
Technicolor girls are always on the phone,
Talking about their homes,
And the conversations continue endlessly.

Technicolor boys, transistor radios,
Blasting their treble tones,
And the arguments are disputed after school,
In the parking lot as the teachers bend the rules.

Patiently you waited for a courting boy's embrace,
Then everyone would know.
But the letter jacket wasn't yours to own,
And it proves to be on a temporary loan.

And as they all grow older, the truth will be Understood,
Cause we never turn out the way we thought we would.

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"Technicolor Girls" as written by Benjamin Gibbard

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    General Commenti really love this song. i live in a white suburban neighboorhood full of girls and guys like this - it's a 50's reject town. i hate it ... but this song sums it up perfectly. its almost a sonnet, but not quite, which is very cool. the last line is the best, because its so true - as you grow up and look back it is never what you thought it would be. i just really really like this song, musically and lyrically.
    rachypoo6on April 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentso true, so true.
    angelgarbageon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think there's girls are guys like this everywhere. it's called being a teenager. and then they grow up and realize how big of tards they were/are.
    poptartandcheeseon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthi, does anyone where I can hear this song, as in where can I download it?
    bethanyauguston September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdcfc is just so great at writing the endings to their songs. like this song, the ending is very thought-provoking and its something everyone can relate to.
    dragon_eyedon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbasically i think this song is about what teenagers do, and how they never turn out they way they thought they would as teenagers.

    you can tell it's highschool kids because "but the letter jacket wasn't yours to own
    and it proves to be on the temporary loan."
    fish eat steelon April 29, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"and the arguments are disputed after school
    in the parking lot as the teachers bend the rules. "

    what do those lines mean? i dont understand those at all, but the rest of the song is pretty obvious
    ho1tzon May 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe lines about the parking lot refer to fights, the teachers bend the rules by not breaking up fights after school in the parking lot. It was always the bikerack when I was younger.
    farfronormon June 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pretty much a graduation anthem
    dancehallhipson June 24, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"because we never turn out the way we thought we would"

    i love that line.
    technicolor_girlon September 20, 2004   Link

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