"Found Out About You" as written by and Doug Hopkins....
All last summer in case you don't recall
I was your and you were mine forget it all
Is there a line that I could write
Sad enough to make you cry
All the lines you wrote to me were lies
The months roll past the love that you struck dead
Did you love me? Only in my head.
Things you said and did to me
Seemed to come so easily
The love I thought I'd won you give for free

Whispers at the bus stop
Well I heard about nights at the school yard
I found out about you

Rumours follow everywhere you go
And when you left I was last to know
You're famous now and there's no doubt
In all the places you hang out
They know your name and know what you're about

Whispers at the bus stop
I heard about nights out in the school yard
I found out about you
I found out about you

Street lights blink on through the car window
I get the time too often on AM radio
You know it's all I think about
I write your name drive past your house
Your boyfriend's over I watch your lights go out

Whispers at the bus stop
I heard about nights out in the school yard
I found out about you


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"Found out About You" as written by Doug Hopkins

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    General Comment.metrotimes.com/editorial/…

    "His then-girlfriend had left him, left him with a black eye. She had cheated on him and sucker-punched his face in the lobby of a downtown venue after an REM show. Those lines 'I write your name/Drive past your house/Your boyfriend's over/I watch the lights go out'... he lived that. You could read his depression as clearly as his words. He was wrecked by drink and heartbreak. Big dark circles under his eyes. His parents had intervened; got him help. But it didn't help much.

    He strummed carefully on a Gibson electric that wasn't plugged in because the pawn shop had his amp. Lyrics were neatly arranged chicken scratches on the back of a crumpled show flier.

    He stopped. "This won't make any sense without the bassline." So he plucked out the bass part. "The droning fifth on the pre-chorus will make the singer sound like God," he said. He stopped again because he was so proud of the "AM radio" reference in the lyric. He repeated it."
    JAM4321on March 29, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentKnow what sweetums? Works both ways. This song came out after I fell in love for the first time and it turns out he was bi and was doing EVERYTHING& EVERYONE...I found out about him...
    Thia007on November 14, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwhat a beautiful way to let out the sorrow and anger felt after finding out your girlfriend was a cheating whore. found out about you is about a summer love that the guy thought was much more. she meant everything to him and he's shocked that she didn't feel the same way. but to her, he was just another notch in the post. after the break up, the guy becomes obsessed with her and obviously spends many hours wondering how he didn't notice her promiscutiy.
    GinBlossomson January 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentperfect... fucking... song


    i hate you bitch
    imoveritfoshoon July 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell jstagrl22 i guess you owe me a million dollars..... The song was actually written by Doug Hopkins who was the bands guitarist up until the recorded the CD that this song was on. He was fired due to problems with alcohol and depression. The band did not want to lose their label deal so they decided to kick him out. He also wrote Hey Jealousy and Until I Fall Away. But it really does not matter 'cause he took his own life in late 1993.
    Richie311on March 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about a stalker. The last verse makes that clear ("it's all I think about / I write your name, drive past your house"), and if you read the first part of the song in that light I think maybe the whole, what he talks about like a real relationship, was "only in his head" (as the lyrics say). Some stalkers believe they had a close relationship with their victim, when in fact it was, at most, just politeness or friendliness from the victim's point of view. I think this guy blew an acquaintance or friendship way out of proportion and now is obsessed with the girl and trying to justify his behavior.
    law4on October 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentobviously it is about a girl he wanted but never had other than her faking it. too bad for her, cuz he's dead now :(
    sharx98on May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this tune ^-^ Kinda like jimmy eat world, but less noisy and more poppy.'Outside Looking In'- best of the gin blossoms... a must buy cd. One of the few cds i've bought and i love more than 4 songs on that same disc. Enough said? Not only Numb also recommended.
    it's shakin starson May 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a girl who cheated on this guy, and even though she's moved on after their breakup, he still misses her. the lyrics here have minor mistakes, but nothing drastic. a beautiful song.

    FAVORITE PART: [depends on mood]
    starlightfadingon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the guy is just telling his ex that he knows she was messin around on him and stuff but he was too into the relationship to see it then. Its a great song.
    aaron_lewis_shoeson August 23, 2002   Link

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