Hey you, new wave, come over here
You're the prettiest thing I've seen all year
Hey you, new wave, don't turn away
Close those pouty lips and listen to what I say

Why must you smoke that clove cigarette?
Why must you act like you've got a hole in you head?
Why don't you split the squares and love me instead?

You're all shiny and clean, I've seen you in my dreams
Like the Rolls Royce I can't have
Your presence makes me scream

Sour grapes, you leave such a bad taste
Sour grapes, I don't need you anyways
Sour grapes, feeding, feeding my rage

Hey you, new wave, I pity you
When you get old, what will you do?

What will you do when you turn 21?
You're cockteasing at the singles bar just for fun
What will you do when you turn 31?
What will you do when you don't know how to love anyone?

I wanted her cherry, I got sour grapes
I refuse to climb the ladder for you
I refuse to pant and paw for you
I need love, don't need no beauty queen
But still, when I look at you, I scream

Sour grapes, you leave such a bad taste
Sour grapes, I don't need you anyways
Sour grapes
Just go riding right by me on the crest of the new wave
Sour grapes, feeding, feeding my rage


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    General CommentSour Grapes is an idiom it means:

    To decide that an out-of-reach prize was probably not worth having.
    manilaboy1vicon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat an awesome song, I can't believe no ones commented. Obviouslly, it's about a chick that messes around with his head so badly, that he just can't take it anymore. "Your presence makes me scream" and "You leave such a bad taste" pretty much explain that. Milo is a genius.
    RainingFlameson July 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat an awesome song, I can't believe no ones commented. Obviouslly, it's about a chick that messes around with his head so badly, that he just can't take it anymore. "Your presence makes me scream" and "You leave such a bad taste" pretty much explain that. Milo is a genius.
    RainingFlameson July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome Descendents song. This band helps me get through good/bad girl situations.
    TheFeeshon October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRadical song...Descendents don't get enough recognition. That's the way punk goes though

    sounds to me like the song is about a prick tease, the dude likes her and is bullshitting himself by saying he doesn't want her, but that only makes the frustration worse.
    River Wolfon January 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgenius...

    "Sour grapes, you leave such a bad taste"
    ZombiaFiendon February 18, 2007   Link

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