"Shorty" as written by and Marvin Lequient/mc Rae Hough....
It's certainly true, there's better things to do
And though I don't know everything
I wouldn't tell you anything if I did.
The last time I saw you act like this
We were kids.
What am I to do?
My heart goes out to you.
Over reacting, over again
Just between friends.
What am I to do?
I won't come between you two.
What was I to do?
I gave it.
What was I to say?
I gave it all I could.
How was I to know?
I bet you'll never find another friend like me.

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"Shorty" as written by Marvin Lequient Hough Marvin Hough

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    General CommentTo me, this long is all about stepping back and just letting things work out between two group of people. Two friends who suddenly have issues with each other and you're stuck in the middle. It's a song, I think, about getting out of the way of issues.
    Benel Germosenon August 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Get up Kids songs. Sounds to me that he is taking about a close friend that leaves him or dies.....Otherr peoplle tell me what you think
    PunkrawknEmo4on December 01, 2001   Link
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    General CommentI Dunno, but to me this song just seems like hes the third wheel in some kind of relationship and eventually his "thought to be" good friend goes with the other person over him. Its just him getting the last word....or at least thats what I get from the song...but I could be totally wrong! ;) He gave it all he could, but you cant always be the only one giving effort, it becomes too much for you and you jsut want to give up until they come around....
    MokeSDokeon December 05, 2001   Link
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    General Commentto me, i hear him talking about how his girlfriend is paying more attention to another mutual friend. He feels that he's over-reacting to the situtation, but in the end, he'll let it happen. He feels that because of the betrayal, they can't be friends anymore, and she'll never find another friend like him. but, who knows....
    taylorgibsonon December 06, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is definitly about him and this girl being best friends but he has feelings for her and expects her to have them too, but she has a boyfriend and doesnt feel the same way she just considers him a good friend.
    getupkid21on December 09, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song. One of the best by The Get Up Kids, I would say.
    ABottledSoulon January 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgetupkid21 i agree with you all the one, this song means alot.
    bizeeon January 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me this song represents a situation that i'm going through right now.....there are 2 ppl that have become good friends & then they become friends w/another person & this person pushes 1 of the original friends out of the friendship....you try to fight but in the end you realize that you can't win....& it hurts...
    luckyleoon January 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is like my situation at this moment...my bf and i are best friends, but lately hes become really good friends with his ex-gf and that upsets me and i over react...they say they're just friends...
    soimpossiblymeon February 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song cuz it can be related to a bunch of different situations. GUK's songs can all be read and understood in different ways. This is such a good song though.
    tallgrl45on May 04, 2002   Link

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