Bigger Boys And Stolen Sweethearts
Arctic Monkeys Lyrics


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There's always somebody taller with more of a wit
And he's equipped to enthrall her and her friends think he's fit
And you just can't measure up though, you don't have a prayer
Wishing that you'd made the most of her when she was there

They've got engaged, there's no intention of a wedding
He's pinched your bird and he'd probably kick your head in
Bigger boys and stolen sweethearts
Oh, you're better off without her anyway
You said you wasn't sad to see her go
Yeah, but I know you were though

Now you don't know what she's up to, you can only assume
If she's not in the front of the shops then they've gone to his room
Bet she's gone 'round in her school stuff, bet that's what he likes
I know you thought she were different and you thought she were nice

But she's not nice, she's pretty fucking far from nice
She's looking at you funny rarely looking at you twice

Bigger boys and stolen sweethearts
Oh, you're better off without her anyway
You said you wasn't sad to see her go
Yeah, but it's so clear you were though

Have you heard what she's been doing? Never did it for me
He picks her up at the school gates at twenty past three
She's been with all of the boys but never went very far
And she wagged English and Science just to go in his car

They've got engaged, there's no intention of a wedding
He's pinched my bird and he'd probably kick my head in
Oh, now the girls have grown
Yeah, but I'm sure that they still carry on in similar ways

Bigger boys and stolen sweethearts
Oh, you're better off without her anyway
You said you wasn't sad to see her go
Yeah, but I'm only pretending, you know
Yeah, I'm only pretending, you know




I was only pretending, you know
I was only pretending, you know

Overall Meaning

The Arctic Monkeys’ song Bigger Boys And Stolen Sweethearts is a tale of unrequited love and teenage angst. The singer is infatuated with a girl who is taken by someone else, someone whom he perceives as bigger, taller and more charming than himself. It is clear that the singer is feeling insecure and inadequate, as he cannot measure up to his romantic rival. He regrets not making more of an effort to win her over before she got taken. He is left to speculate on what the couple could be up to, and his imagination runs wild with jealousy and bitterness.


Throughout the song, the singer expresses his anguish and confusion about the situation. He initially tries to convince himself that he’s better off without her, but deep down, he knows that he’s still hurt by the rejection. He even goes so far as to pretend that he’s not bothered by it, although it’s clear that he is. He also talks about the girl’s promiscuity, which adds to his feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt.


Overall, Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts is a melancholy reflection on young love and heartbreak. It captures the sense of uncertainty and confusion that often accompanies adolescent relationships, as well as the pain of rejection and the insecurity that can stem from being compared to others.


Line by Line Meaning

There's always somebody taller with more of a wit
There's always someone better, taller, and wittier than you.


And he's equipped to enthrall her and her friends think he's fit
He's charming enough to captivate and her friends think he's attractive.


And you just can't measure up though, you don't have a prayer
You can never match up to his standards as you are not good enough.


Wishing that you'd made the most of her when she was there
You regret not seizing the opportunity to be with her when you had the chance.


They've got engaged, there's no intention of a wedding
She's engaged, but there's no intention of a wedding.


He's pinched your bird and he'd probably kick your head in
He stole your girlfriend and would hurt you if you tried to take her back.


Now you don't know what she's up to, you can only assume
You don't know what she's doing and can only guess.


If she's not in the front of the shops then they've gone to his room
If she's not at the store, she's probably with him in his room.


Bet she's gone 'round in her school stuff, bet that's what he likes
She's probably wearing her school uniform, which he likes.


But she's not nice, she's pretty fucking far from nice
She is not at all nice and is very mean.


She's looking at you funny rarely looking at you twice
She's looking at you strangely and is not interested in you anymore.


Have you heard what she's been doing? Never did it for me
Have you heard what she's been up to? She's never interested me.


He picks her up at the school gates at twenty past three
He picks her up at the school gates at 3:20 PM.


She's been with all of the boys but never went very far
She's been with all the boys, but nothing serious happened.


And she wagged English and Science just to go in his car
She skipped her English and Science classes just to ride in his car.


Oh, now the girls have grown
The girls have grown up now.


Yeah, but I'm sure that they still carry on in similar ways
But I'm sure they still behave in similar ways as before.


Yeah, but I'm only pretending, you know
But I'm pretending not to care about her anymore.


I was only pretending, you know
I was only pretending not to be sad about losing her.




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Written by: Alex Turner

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