He's so Unusual
Cyndi Lauper Lyrics


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You talk of sweeties bashful sweeties
I've got one of those
Oh he's handsome as can be
But he worries me

He goes to college
And gathers knowledge
Oo, what that boy knows
He's up in his Latin and Greek
But in his chicin' he's weak cause,
When I want some lovin'
And I gotta have some lovin'




He says please stop it please
He's so unusual...

Overall Meaning

In the first stanza of Cyndi Lauper's song "He's so Unusual," the singer expresses her concerns about her bashful, sweet boyfriend. She admits that he is handsome but worries about him because he refuses to give her the love she needs. Her boyfriend attends college and is quite knowledgeable, especially when it comes to Latin and Greek. However, the singer highlights his weakness when it comes to expressing his love for her. Whenever she seeks intimacy, he begs her to stop, and this unusual behavior makes her sing, "he's so unusual."


These lyrics suggest a common theme of 'growing up' and becoming more independent in a relationship. The singer's boyfriend seems to be upskilling himself and gaining knowledge, but that's not enough to fulfill the singer's emotional needs. As we mature, priorities change, and sometimes partners need to reassess their relationship to see if they have grown too far apart. The singer feels like her unconventional boyfriend is not meeting her conventional romantic needs, which leads her to ponder if their relationship is right for them.


Line by Line Meaning

You talk of sweeties bashful sweeties
You talk about your significant other, but I have one too


I've got one of those
I have a sweet and bashful significant other


Oh he's handsome as can be
He is very good looking


But he worries me
But I have concerns about him


He goes to college
He attends college


And gathers knowledge
And he is gaining knowledge


Oo, what that boy knows
He is very smart


He's up in his Latin and Greek
He excels in languages like Latin and Greek


But in his chicin' he's weak cause,
But when it comes to romantic situations, he is not very confident


When I want some lovin'
When I want affection


And I gotta have some lovin'
And I really need it


He says please stop it please
He is hesitant and asks me to stop


He's so unusual...
He is not like other guys




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ABNER SILVER, AL LEWIS, AL SHERMAN

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