My love is alien, I picked her up by chance
She speaks to me, with ultra-high frequencies
Radio band of gold
Gonna listen til I grow old
Oo hoo hoo

what more can a poor boy do? Oo hoo hoo
what more can a poor boy do? Oo hoo hoo hoo

The crackle of the radio
A message in the evening sky
You're looking at an interplanetary Romeo
I'll never see her face
between us there's too much space
Oo hoo hoo

what more can a poor boy do? Oo hoo hoo
what more can a poor boy do? Oo hoo hoo hoo... yeah?!

Keep losing you...Ooh hoo hoo

what more can a poor boy do? Ooh hoo hoo...
what more can a poor boy do? Ooh hoo hoo...
What more, what more...
What more, what more

What more can a poor boy do?


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Poor Boy Lyrics as written by Edward Rayner Brian Timothy Finn

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    General CommentVery strange lyrics, but, I think its about a long distance relationship? Or for yearning for a lover that isnt there.
    bkat004on March 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about a person who is in love via radio with a girl in another planet and is saddened because they will never meet and therefore calls himself a 'poor boy.' This also makes the piano solos seem normal as its the reply he gets for the signals he sends out
    mcnieceracingon October 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI believe that this song, though describing an 'alien' relationship, is about relationships that are desired and can never be; for what ever reason - distance, other relationships, etc. I know the feeling... gonna listen till I grow old...
    Raubhautzon June 12, 2012   Link

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