Won't you please let me go
These words lie inside they hurt me so
And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what I want to do
I'm not the kind that needs to tell you
Just what you, want me to

I saw you this morning, I thought that you might like to know
I received your message in full a few days ago
I understood every word that it said
And now that I've actually heard it, you're going to regret

And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what you want me to
You're not the kind that needs to tell me
About the birds and the bees

Do you find this happens all the time
Crucial point one day becomes a crime
And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what I want to do
I'm not the kind that needs to tell you

I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you

I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you

I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you, I've lost you
I've lost you


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"Age of Consent" as written by Bernard Sumner Gillian Lesley Gilbert

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  • +3
    General CommentI think its about an older guy and a younger girl and he wants her to let him go because its wrong and he doesn't want to tell her how he feels about her because he knows the relationship can't go anywhere
    HeythereDelilahon May 26, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentNevermind my last comment. I just saw that specific teaser trailer and indeed it's "Age of Consent".

    Anyway, I'm not quite sure that it is an official trailerm, though.
    Alienoon June 27, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe starting chords of this song make me melt every time...
    mcooneyon July 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcatchy song
    publicon April 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentage of consent refers to a point in life where a decision must be made and you're old enough to realize the impact of deciding according to how YOU want to decide... the "crucial point" is that moment in all those times when we know that answering one way may cause loss.....in other words, we've reached a point in life where decisions become similar to "crimes" because they have hurtful consequences.

    in the song's case it's obvious a guy a dumps a girl and she's sad about it. he's been pressuring her to give in to him and she's refused...he's tried to coax her and even pressure her into it and she's held firm...she's old enough to know what HE wants and she's not going to give in just because he wants it... she's at a point where she knows she doesn't have to answer him the way he wants...she knows what she wants and she knows it's going to cause loss.

    the first line indicates what the result was. he tells her "please let me go"...he's dumping her. they hurt her........BUT.......she's passionate about not being pressued into what he was pressuring her to do - and she tells him so.

    she lets him know she's not confused why he dumped her and she let's him know that he'll regret dumping her for that.

    in the last lines she's talking about the inescapability of serious consequences when you are mature enough to make impactful decisions that sometimes result in loss....in spite of the losses, guess what, she's not one that's going to give in to pressure ....she's her own person and at an age where she can consent to what she wants.












    nevianon February 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnybody else noticed that target used the opening for this in one of their ads? eh?
    mediocremurphyon November 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about the perfect relationship gone sour. I think that the two people understood each other quite well, ("I'm not the kind who likes to tell you...") but something got cocked up in there resulting in their breakup/estrangement("I've lost you...". I also think this is one of the best love songs ever written, and that bass line is divine!

    I really like deathscythe's interpretation as well, makes a lot of sense!
    ajklopotoskion February 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is 100% about my boyfriend, Lorne Armstrong. Chris wouldn't let him go. My lies hurt him. I wasn't the type who liked to tell him just what I wanted to do, and he wasn't the type who needed to be telling me about the birds and the bees. I received his poems on MySpace and got his offlines. He regrets sending those to me now. I talked to Derek and ended up losing him.
    KaylaArmstrongon January 06, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's just about a purely physical relationship. Sounds like the guy actually might care for the girl but is just being hurt over and over.
    Somaliveon December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, the song heard on the trailer of "Marie Antoniette" is "Ceremony".
    Alienoon June 26, 2006   Link

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