She was underwhelmed, if that's a word
I know it's not, 'cause I looked it up
That's one of those skills that I learned in my school

I was overwhelmed, and I'm sure of that one
'cause I learned it back in grade school
When I was young

She said, "You is funny"
I said, "You are funny"
She said, "Thank you"
and I said, "Nevermind"
She rolled her eyes
Her beautiful eyes

The point is not the grammar
It's the feeling
That is certainly in my heart
But not in hers

But not in hers
But not in hers
But not in hers
But not in hers

We were talkin' about people that eat meat
I felt like an ass 'cause I was one
She said, "It's okay," but I felt like
I just ate my young

She is obviously a person with a cause
I told her that I don't smoke or drink
She told me to loosen up on her way to the L.C.

She skips her classes and gets good grades
I go to my courses rain or shine
She's passin' her classes while I attend mine

While I attend mine
While I attend mine
While I attend mine
While I attend

She wrote out a story about her life
I think it included something about me
I'm not sure of that but I'm sure of one thing
Her spelling's atrocious

She told me to read between the lines
And tell her exactly what I got out of it
I told her affection had two F's
Especially when you're dealing with me

I usually notice all the little things
One time I was proud of it, she says it's annoying
She cursed me up and down and rolled her are's, her beautiful are's

She says I'm caught up in triviality
All I really want to know is what she thinks of me
I think my love for her makes me miss the point

I miss the point, I miss the point
I miss the point, I miss the point
I miss the point, I miss the point
I miss the point, Hey mister

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"Underwhelmed" as written by Chris Murphy Andrew Scott

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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite songs lyrically. Paints such a clear picture.

    To me the girl in the story likes the boy, but certainly not to the extent that he likes her. She is a free spirit and certainly doesn't worry about the little things. The boy, for all his infatuation, just doesn't "get" her, and misses every message she sends. The boy reacts opposite to how the girl wants every time.

    Message: "You is funny" - Response: Correcting grammar.
    Message: "Its okay" - Response: Boy feels guilty.
    Message: Read between the lines - Response: Grammar again.
    Message: ..caught up in triviality. - Response: Boy wants to know what she thinks of him.

    Each time the girl gets frustrated with the boy, the boy gets lost in his attraction to her - "Her beautiful eyes / Her beautiful R's"

    I love the last couple of verse. The line "Her spelling is atrocious" is magic. A line like that shouldn't work in a song, but here it is perfect.

    The language barrier, as mentioned by others above is definitely there. I've always pictured the girl as French speaking, simply because Sloan is an eastern Canadian band.

    I could spend way too much time picking apart this song, and I probably already have. Again, a lyrical favourite of mine.
    elricoricoon May 25, 2007   Link

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