You'll say we've got nothing in common
No common ground to start
And we're falling apart
You'll say the world has come between us
Our lives have come between us
Still I know you just don't care

And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's
She said I think I remember the film
As I recall I think we both kinda liked it
Then I said well then that's one thing we got

I see you the only one who knew me
But now your eyes see through me
I guess I was wrong
So what now it's plain to see we're over
And I hate when things are over
When so much is left undone

And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's
She said I think I remember the film
As I recall I think we both kinda liked it
Then I said well then that's one thing we got

You'll say we've got nothing in common
No common ground to start
And we're falling apart
You'll say the world has come between us
Our lives have come between us
Still I know you just don't care

And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's
She said I think I remember the film
As I recall I think we both kinda liked it
Then I said well then that's one thing we got

And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's
She said I think I remember the film
As I recall I think we both kinda liked it
Then I said well then that's one thing we got

And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's
She said I think I remember the film
As I recall I think we both kinda liked it
Then I said well then that's one thing we got



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Breakfast At Tiffany's song meanings
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  • +4
    My Interpretation:I think there is more to this song.

    It seems to me that "Breakfast at Tiffany's" means something special to the guy, maybe the day they saw the movie was one of their happiest days in his memory. So when she says she wants to break up, he says "what about Breakfast at Tiffany's?", meaning "remember how happy we were?". But her answer (I *think* I remember the film) makes it very clear that for her it did not feel special at all, in fact this probably makes clear that she never felt about him the way he felt about her at all, and now she's just making up lame excuses to leave him ("the world has come between us", indeed). So in the last line of the refrain I think he's just struggling to say something, anything (even if it doesn't make a lot of sense) just to hide how much it hurts him to just have discovered this fact.

    Of course, there are those who will say I am reading way too much into this...
    doesnotcomputeon May 26, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:I think its about a couple's relationship going down the pooper, so they try to cling on to things that they can agree on.
    TheNakedTruthon July 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretation:It's obviously about a relationship going south. But it's one sided on the decision to end it.

    "You'll say we've got nothing in common
    No common ground to start
    And we're falling apart
    You'll say the world has come between us
    Our lives have come between us"

    The other person keeps claiming it can't work, but according to the singer

    "I know you just don't care"

    According to the lyrics it seems like the relationship use to be very good

    "I see you the only one who knew me"

    And the chorus:
    "And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's
    She said I think I remember the film
    As I recall I think we both kinda liked it
    Then I said well then that's one thing we got"

    as silly as the chorus is it seems to me like he is willing to work on the relationship because he knows it will work so he attempts something as silly and feeble as a bond over a movie.

    I think it is also a jab at the other person, since they claim they have nothing in common he pulls up one quick reference and suddenly they have something. And it certainly can't be the only thing. It's as if the other person believes they have nothing in common, but it's more than likely because they don't want to try.

    "And I know you just don't care"
    alumnaeon January 07, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:the meaning of this song is not as superficial as you may think. Just ask yourself; why breakfast at tiffany's film and not any other. The main character in breakfast at tiffany's is a girl who had become good friends with a guy who later fell in love with her and she shared all her secrets with him. however the girl could not accept his proposal since she wanted to be married to two other rich guys on different occasions. at last she was arrested suspected of being in possession of illicit drugs and the guy she was about to marry annulled the marriage because of that. she tried to follow the guy but her friend, who had been waiting for her outside prison stopped her, gave her a ring and left in anger and then the girl ran after him and kissed him.
    the superficial meaning of the song is that at least they have something in common and the deeper meaning is that the guy is reminding the girl that she is his best friend and that he loves her very much and she should not leave him. so romantic...
    writerdocon April 07, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I see you the only one who knew me
    But now your eyes see through me
    I guess I was wrong


    i LOVE that line, but i'm not 100% on the meaning
    emmychloeon June 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think that this song is about a couple who once knew each other really well but life kinda made them grow apart. People change, it's a fact of life. This song is about how the guy in the relationship realizes they're drifting apart and isn't handling it too well. He's clinging on to the idea that they liked the same movie because the situation is hopeless. Anyone who's drifted apart from someone they truly cared about, even if just a really good friend, could relate to this song.
    MeghanDHon August 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:"And I hate when things are over
    When so much is left undone"

    so true.
    tuesdays_childon March 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i relate to this alot.
    but in a kind of opposite way, cause this is about breaking up because "we have nothing in common" even tho they don't want to
    but listeing to this song made me realise, even if you don't have anything in common, make things & make it work. If you truely love someone that much it will work;
    it worked for me and i love the relationship i'm in :D
    iyerron March 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think this is about a guy who wants to get back together with a girlfriend or keep his relationship alive with her. She's always negative saying they have nothing in common and that thier lives are to busy to keep up this relationship. He is desperatly tryin to keep things afloat and remembers a move, Breakfast at Tiffany's, they must of both seen and liked. That one thing they have in common that she can't dispute, and they start from thier
    snowboarder27on December 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Has anyone who listened to this song actually watched "Breakfast @ Tiffany's"???
    Thia007on November 17, 2011   Link

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