Someone else's boy, you've had it so hard
Will you grow up to be you
Or a sum of your parts just hanging in the air?
Someone else's boy, tell me your convoluted stories through half-rotten mouth
I will decipher them, to tell the world of your heart
How beautiful things can come from the dark
Oh, boy

Someone else's boy, I have seen your face
Light in the stars, it was then I knew
That your heart was pure, that it had not yet been destroyed
Oh, no

Someone else's boy, I have hope for you
That you will keep your love for the world
Even though it beats you down, every day
For the rest of your stay

If you could sweep up the pieces and watch them swirl
You could even find love in the arms of someone else's girl

Someone else's boy, though your life has been short
You've seen more pain than most of us know
If you make it through this, vacuum up the mess
Smile to yourself, lying on your nice new clean floor

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    General's sounds so unique for it to be such a stale topic...beautiful is all i can say...absolutely the dark
    ChariBarion November 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMeowAllieCat... I was "someone else's boy" in the way that you describe and I find your compassion to be beautiful. This song, of course, if beatiful as well. As the song suggests, what he may need is someone to listen to his convoluted stories.
    violexon March 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song.
    I can't believe it hasn't been on an album release.
    It is so self less and beautiful. Clearly shes in love with this person, but he 'meant' for "someone elses girl". Either they couldn't make it work or whatever and she wishes him the best, its such a beautiful sentiment, with such a sorrowful gorgeous tune behind it. *swoon*
    PJ.on April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me feel bad about breaking so many people's hearts, really. so many have said that they have loved me, and i never actually loved them back. this song is beautiful
    KissTheFlameson May 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh wow i love this song.
    it's perfect for a boy i know.
    deathmarkdon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlovelovelove azure ray.

    i think it isss about a girl who wants this boy,
    but he belongs to someone else.
    and hes probably unhappy, and this girl wont let him speak for himself
    ( hence the "tell me your convoluted stories through half-rotten mouth, ")

    and she knows hes unhappy, and she thinks he deserves a new love, but she knows it isnt her.

    in the end shes happy for his change

    (Smile to yourself, lying on your nice new clean floor.)


    just a thought
    ssslowlikehoneyon February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno, I really like these lyrics. I think it's about her liking a boy who's with someone else and she can tell he's unhappy being with the someone else. and the line 'You could even find love in the arms of someone else’s girl.' I think the 'someone else's girl' is her, saying that she's with someone but she's not that happy either.

    I like it. It show's the unhappieness that can be had even when your with someone. The way it feels to be with someone while wanting someone else. The way it feels to want someone who is already someone elses.

    kind of reminds me of a relationship I'm trying to start right now, though he's not truly with someone and i'm not truly with anyone either. The same feelings are there.
    rockstrNdisguiseon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is all about my step son. He literally is someone else's boy, put through so much unnecessary pain. But he has that child-like resilience, and I hope to heaven he makes it out unscathed. (That is my hope for him. In reality, his pain is surfacing and it becoming clear. He understands what the situation with his mother really is, yet at the same time, he doesn't understand, because children want to idolize their mother. She can't have flaws in his eyes, because that would unravel his world.)

    This song applies to him so literally, it gives me chills.
    "Smile to yourself, lying on your nice new clean floor "
    His mom recently got a new apartment, and he does have a nice, new clean floor...

    Someone else’s boy, I have hope for you
    That you will keep your love for the world
    Even though it beats you down, every day
    For the rest of your stay

    The first time I heard this song, I was driving in my car on the interstate, listening to the Saddle Creek sampler. I was bawling my eyes out by the time it was over.
    MeowAllieCaton January 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis would be a song i'd wanna listen to before i die
    it's an amazing song.
    Henry lethamon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes this song come from a recording or album or anything? i can't get hold of it anywhere!
    missygeorgiaon July 27, 2007   Link

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