Jude Law and a Semester Abroad
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Whatever poisons in this bottle
will leave me broken sore and stiff
When it's the genie at the bottom who I'm sucking at,
he owes me one last wish
So here's a present to let you know I still exist
I hope the next boy that you kiss has something terribly contagious on his lips

But I got a plan (I got a plan)
To drink for forty days and forty nights
A sip for every second-hand tick
And every time you fed the line,
“you mean so much to me”
I'm without you

Tell all the English boys you meet
about the American boy back in the states
The American boy you used to date
who would do anything you say
Tell all the English boys you meet
about the American boy back in the states
The American boy you used to date
who would do anything you say

And even if her plane crashes tonight
she'll find some way to disappoint me,
by not burning in the wreckage,
or drowning at the bottom of the sea
Jess, I still taste you, and thus reserve my right to hate you
And all this empty space that you create
does nothing for my flawless sense of style
It's 8:45(it's 8:45), the weather is getting better by the hour(rains all the time)
I hope it rains there all the time
And if you ever said you miss me then don't say you never lied
I'm without you

Tell all the English boys you meet
about the American boy back in the states
The American boy you used to date
who would do anything you say
Tell all the English boys you meet
about the American boy back in the states
The American boy you used to date
who would do anything you say,
who would do anything you say

Never gonna get it right, you're never gonna get it(15x)

O.k no more songs about you. After this one I am done. You're gone.[repeat until end]

Tell all the English boys you meet
about the American boy back in the states
The American boy you used to date
who would do anything you say
Tell all the English boys you meet
about the American boy back in the states




The American boy you used to date
who would do anything you say

Overall Meaning

The song "Jude Law and a Semester Abroad" is a post-breakup song filled with both anger and sarcasm as the singer tries to move on from their ex-girlfriend. The lyrics mention a bottle of poison that will leave the singer broken, sore, and stiff. The reference to a genie at the bottom of the bottle is a metaphor for the act of drinking, and the singer says that the genie owes them one last wish. To let their ex-girlfriend know that they still exist, the singer sends her a present in the form of a hope that the next boy she kisses has something contagious on his lips. The singer makes it clear that they are not doing well without their ex-girlfriend and describe drinking for forty days and forty nights with a sip for each second-hand tick.


Line by Line Meaning

Whatever poisons in this bottle
No matter what harmful substance I consume


will leave me broken sore and stiff
it will have detrimental effects on my physical and emotional well-being.


When it's the genie at the bottom who I'm sucking at,
If it's the final bit of substance in the bottle that I resort to consuming,


he owes me one last wish
the expectation is that I would get my final desire or request fulfilled.


So here's a present to let you know I still exist
This gift is to inform you that I'm still alive and doing things, even without you in my life.


I hope the next boy that you kiss has something terribly contagious on his lips
This statement is an insult, wishing ill-health to the next guy you'd ever kiss.


But I got a plan (I got a plan)
I have a strategy to overcome these negative feelings


To drink for forty days and forty nights
I'll consume alcoholic beverages excessively for over a month.


A sip for every second-hand tick
I'll take a gulp for each second that goes by.


And every time you fed the line,
And whenever you gave me empty assurances,


“you mean so much to me”
by saying I'm important to you.


I'm without you
I'll keep living without you by my side.


Tell all the English boys you meet
Inform every British guy you come across


about the American boy back in the states
about the guy living in America


The American boy you used to date
That American guy you previously dated


who would do anything you say
who blindly followed your whims.


And even if her plane crashes tonight
Even if her plane crashed today


she'll find some way to disappoint me,
She'll always manage to let me down.


by not burning in the wreckage,
Instead of dying in the mishap,


or drowning at the bottom of the sea
or perhaps by drowning in the sea


Jess, I still taste you, and thus reserve my right to hate you
I still remember you vividly enough to disdain or resent you.


And all this empty space that you create
All the emotional distance you've put between us


does nothing for my flawless sense of style
doesn't help me feel better about myself


It's 8:45(it's 8:45), the weather is getting better by the hour(rains all the time)
It's 8:45 and the weather is improving, unlike it always rains.


I hope it rains there all the time
I'd prefer it raining incessantly there.


And if you ever said you miss me then don't say you never lied
If you confess that you miss me, don't deny that you've never told the truth.


Never gonna get it right, you're never gonna get it(15x)
You will never understand me, this sentence repeats fifteen times.


O.k no more songs about you. After this one I am done. You're gone.
No more songs about you. I'm completely done with you. You're no longer in my life.


Tell all the English boys you meet
Tell each Englishman you meet


about the American boy back in the states
about the American bloke still living in the USA


The American boy you used to date
The guy from America you once dated


who would do anything you say
who would be happy to follow your commands.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: BRIAN LANE, GARRETT TIERNEY, JESSE LACEY, VINCENT ACCARDI

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@donhaley8553

Jess, I still taste you
Thus reserve my right to hate you
And all this empty space that you create
Does nothing for my flawless sense of style

It's 8: 45, the weather is getting better by the hour
I hope it rains there all the time
And if you ever said you miss me
Then don't say you never lied, I'm without you
^^^^^^kills me everytime^^^^^^^^^^^



@dedenfirman6972

Whatever poison's in this bottle
Will leave me broken, sore and stiff
But it's the genie at the bottom who I'm sucking at
He owes me one last wish

So here's a present, to let you know I still exist
I hope the next boy that you kiss has
Something terribly contagious on his lips

But I got a plan
(I got a plan)
I'll drink for forty days and forty nights
A sip for every second-hand tick
And every time you fed the line
“You mean so much to me...”
I'm without you

[Chorus]
Tell all the English boys you meet
About the American boy back in the states
The American boy you used to date
Who would do anything you say

Tell all the English boys you meet
About the American boy back in the states
The American boy you used to date
Who would do anything you say

[Verse 2]
And even if her plane crashes tonight
She'll find some way to disappoint me
By not burning in the wreckage
Or drowning, at the bottom of the sea

"Jess, I still taste you, and thus reserve my right to hate you
And all this empty space that you create
Does nothing for my flawless sense of style."

It's 8:45 (it's 8:45)
The weather is getting better by the hour (rains all the time)
I hope it rains there all the time
And if you ever said you miss me then don't say you never lied
I'm without you

[Chorus]
Tell all the English boys you meet
About the American boy back in the states
The American boy you used to date
Who would do anything you say

Tell all the English boys you meet
About the American boy back in the states
The American boy you used to date
Who would do anything you say

Who would do anything you say

[Bridge]
Never gonna get it right
You're never gonna get it
Never gonna get it right
You're never gonna get it
Never gonna get it right
You're never gonna get it
Never gonna get it right
You're never gonna get it
Never gonna get it right
You're never gonna get it
Never gonna get it right
You're never gonna get it
Never gonna get it right
You're never gonna get it

No more songs about you
After this one I am done
You are, you are, you're gone
No more songs about you
After this one I am done
You are, you are, you're gone
No more songs about you
After this one I am done
You are, you are, you're gone
No more songs about you
After this one I am done
You are, you are, you're gone



All comments from YouTube:

@Tefl0nDANE

I hate that I will never see them play again

@heymeowdy2876

feel the same saw them every west coast stop I could afford when they got back together. I'll miss them forever

@verwhocares2837

I think Brand New and Taking Back Sunday will never stop be awesome. Even when I'm gonna be 60 I'll still be rocking on these two 🤘

@beezybeez4207

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@bikeman1x11

i m 54 and they are among the best out there

@schman111

I'm right there with ya....37 here

@joshuastafford2703

26 I’ll be rocking TBS and Brand New for ever

@bikeman1x11

im 55 qnd still think they are two of the best

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@toastburntbread

how great is the "even if her plane crashes, she'll still find a way to disappoint me" line?

@shiv9011

toastburntbread yesss my favourite

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