"Something Else" as written by Joel Madden, Benji Madden and Don Gilmore....
She is a diamond, I am a stone
I come from nowhere, she's been to Rome
Her daddy's a lawyer and mines not around
She has good manners, I'm rough all around

But you could come from something, you could come from nothing
You could be a princess, you could be a working man
But in the end...

We all want something else (We all want something else)
We all want something we can't have
We all want something else (We all want something else)
We all want something strange to us
Maybe a roll in the dirt, or it's a seat in first class
We all want something we can't have.

She wants to go to restaurants in Beverly Hills and people stare
But I don't care it's just what she grew up around.
She drags me to parties where people ask me where I went to college
She knows damn well I barely finished school.
She knows a lot about yearly salaries and trust funds and dividends
She knows that I don't really care at all
But we got together and it's working ok

You could come from something, you could come from nothing
You could be a princess, you could be a working man
But in the end...

We all want something else (We all want something else)
We all want something we can't have
We all want something else (We all want something else)
We all want something strange to us
Maybe a roll in the dirt, or it's a seat in first class
We all want something we can't have.

Well you can spend your whole life looking for something,
Something that might be right in front of your eyes,
But you'll be looking for something else you'll never find.

We all want something else (All want something else)
We all want something we can't have
We all want something else (All want something else)
We all want something strange to us
We all want something else (All want something else)
We all want something we can't have
We all want something else (All want something else)
We all want something strange to us
Maybe a roll in the dirt, or it's a seat in first class
We all want something we can't have.


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"Something Else" as written by Benji Madden Don Gilmore

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    General CommentCompletely about Hilary Duff

    "She is a diamond, I am a stone"
    -Material Girls reference?

    "I come from nowhere, she's been to Rome"
    -Lizzie McGuire Movie

    "Her daddy's a lawyer and mines not around"
    -Isn't her dad really a laywer?
    -His isn't around. Can't he stop singing about it, I know it's a burden to him.. but PLEASE.

    "She has good manners, I'm rough all around"
    -not really sure. but i mean.. look at joel. LMAO. he is oh so "rough"

    "But you could come from something, you could come from nothing"
    -Life background contrast.

    "You could be a princess, you could be a working man"
    -He worked to get where he is.
    -But so did she, BUT she was also a princess in Cinderella Story.

    "But in the end..."
    (followed line) Well DUH everyone wants something else.



    yea thats my view on it. my mom's too. we were picking apart this song in the car this morning.
    younglove_ron March 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOH
    also.

    "She is a diamond, I am a stone"
    -He is a stone. No real personality at all. Have you ever met him? I haven't but the rest of the band came out to meet and greet.
    younglove_ron March 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    i love this band
    they have changed, i miss the old times alot, but i still love them to death
    might be going to see them in Scotland on my birthday
    i love this song!

    its definitely about Hilary Duff though
    im sure
    dark_n_depressedon March 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentat least me and my mom werent the only ones who picked up on it. and i dont mean to be like.. hating on the band.. i mean i love them why would i listen to them if i didnt. they have changed alot though and i do believe that fame has gone two a couple of their heads (joel and benji).

    this cd actually surprised me. i mean i heard it sucked and this and that. its a dancey cd. and thats the music i listen to and i kinda really like it. some songs are ehh but i like em enough :]
    younglove_ron March 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyep its about Hilary duff.

    but i also think that he's trying to say you gotta be happy with what life gives you.

    the part before the last chorus where he says "Well you can spend your whole life looking for something,
    Something that might be right in front of your eyes" meaning he's already got it since its infront of his eyes and he doesn't have to look anymore..

    the next line" but you'll be looking for something else you'll never find." he's trying to say, its not worth it, you're just wasting your time cuz you'll never find it, juz be happy with what you're given =)

    thats just how i feel bout this song.. what do you guys think?
    boredudeon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentagreed. i dont know, im strangly addicted to this song. and its pretty good meaning. seriously. its the truth. we all want something else.. but we already have what we need in front of us, like you said.
    younglove_ron March 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti dont this song is directly about hilary duff. i think it could be just more general.

    the meaning is obvious. opposites attract. everyone wants something different
    XxMidnightHighwayxXon March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut didnt they break up? ...by now?
    1stepbehind29on April 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i agree, i mean i no this song is bout hilary, + i dont lik tht bout it, i used to lik hilary, but now i dnt like her..... still, i really lik the lyrics of this song (the beat, well... not as much, but its still awesum) tho, i think there is a deeper meanin to the song then just bout hilary, really i can relate in a way, i sorta interpeat it meanin more as ppl wantin sumthin they r not sure they cud hav, and how society makes it harder to b wi or hav wot u want (i.e. poor bein wi rich, young wi old, etc... ) and how we all wish 4 sumthin else, how we rnt always grateful 4 the life we hav and we dnt always see the beauty, i really lik this song tho, its good
    *Regretful-Tears*on April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefinately bout hilary.

    cant believe his with nicole now...

    Hoe.......
    SpeakxOfxThexDevilon February 26, 2008   Link

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