Teenager
Deftones Lyrics


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I climbed your arms
Then you pulled away
A new cavity moved into
My heart today

The more she sings
The more it seems
Now I'm
Now I'm through
With the new you

Now I'm through
With the new you
New you

I drove you home
Then you moved away
New cavity moved into
My heart today

The more I scream
The more it seems
That I'm through

Now I'm through
With the new you
Now I'm through
With the new you
Now I'm through




With the new you
New you

Overall Meaning

Deftones' song "Teenager" appears on their album "White Pony" and explores themes of love, heartbreak, and the passage of time. The opening lines "I climbed your arms, then you pulled away" sets the tone for the song. The singer is describing a love affair that started out passionate but was cut short prematurely. They then describe how a "new cavity moved into my heart today" indicating that the memory of this lost love has caused them pain and heartache.


Throughout the song, the singer laments the loss of this love, expressing their frustration with the situation, and ultimately declaring that they are "through with the new you." The repetition of "now I'm through, with the new you" further emphasizes their emotional withdrawal from the situation. The line "the more she sings, the more it seems" evokes the idea that music can be therapeutic and is often used as an outlet for emotional expression.


The title itself, "Teenager", may indicate that the song is about a young love that was never fully realized, as teenagers are often thought of as being impulsive and reckless with their emotions. Overall, the song paints a picture of someone struggling to move on from a past love, wrestling with the painful memories and emotions that persist.


Line by Line Meaning

I climbed your arms
I embraced you tightly


Then you pulled away
Then you distanced yourself from me


A new cavity moved into
A new empty space was created


My heart today
Within me, emotionally


The more she sings
The more she expresses herself through music


The more it seems
The more it appears to be true


Now I'm
Presently, I am


Now I'm through
I have reached the end with no further interest


With the new you
With a version of you that I do not recognize


I drove you home
I took you to your residence


Then you moved away
Then you left that place


New cavity moved into
Another void was created


My heart today
Within me, emotionally


The more I scream
The more I shout out in agony


The more it seems
The more it appears to be true


Now I'm through
I have reached the end with no further interest


With the new you
With a version of you that I do not recognize


Now I'm through
I have reached the end with no further interest


With the new you
With a version of you that I do not recognize


Now I'm through
I have reached the end with no further interest


With the new you
With a version of you that I do not recognize


New you
A different version of yourself




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Chino Camilo Moreno, Chi Cheng, Abe Cunningham, Stephen Carpenter

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Andrei_s_thoughts

LYRICS 🥀🥀🥀
I climbed your arms, then you pulled away
New cavity moved into my heart today
The more she sings, the more it seems
Now, oh

[Chorus]
Now I'm through
With the new you
Now I'm through
With the new you
New you

[Verse 2]
I drove you home, then you moved away
New cavity moved into my heart today
The more I scream, the more it seems
Now I'm through

[Chorus]
Now I'm through
With the new you
Now I'm through
With the new you
Now I'm through
With the new you
New you



@mgunnz9233

My interpretation:

The first verse to me is describing growing up with unfit parents

Then the chorus describes how when you grow into your new self as a teenager, nobody can or wants to understand you, and you may not even understand yourself or your purpose.

2nd verse is the break ups, and emotional rollercoaster of how quick life changes from teenager to adulthood. Friends stop hanging out, people move for better jobs etc.

So many ways to interpret this. I love it and speaks to my own personal life.



@Pride317

Lyrics

I climbed your arms, 
Then you pulled away
New cavity moved 
Into my heart today
The more she sings, 
The more it seems
Now, oh

Now I'm through
With the new you
Now I'm through
With the new you
New you

I drove you home, 
Then you moved away
New cavity moved 
Into my heart today
The more I scream, 
The more it seems
Now I'm through

Now I'm through
With the new you
Now I'm through
With the new you
Now I'm through
With the new you
New you



@nick_neverknowsbest

Lyrics:
I climbed your arms
Then you pulled away
A new cavity moved into
My heart today

The more she sings
The more it seems
Now I'm
Now I'm through
With the new you

Now I'm through
With the new you
New you

I drove you home
Then you moved away
New cavity moved into
My heart today

The more I scream
The more it seems
That I'm through

Now I'm through
With the new you
Now I'm through
With the new you
Now I'm through
With the new you
New you



All comments from YouTube:

@robertoclemente7066

The band that changed my life.

@alyssamago1954

Saaaaame

@samattckwrkx3674

Same. More than a band its an emotion that carries you thru your teenage angst/ first loves/heartbreak/ growing up. Etc. DEFTONES TILL THE GRAVE.

@vivianefernandespereira1653

Nossas vidas hahah 🖤

@IcarusAtreides

They taught me that sometimes people can be wonderful artists but crap as human beings.

@1218reyes

the band that saved my life 🤘

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@random_me666

As a teenager in 2020, this song is spot on, on how I feel about everything. The time passing quickly and the realization of adulthood coming close to cut you up, eat you and grind you, then spit you out.

@jacktaylor1758

Hell yeah man, I’m a senior in high school and it makes me so upset to see how much time has passed. Especially when you remanence the childhood years of not having to worry about anything, just play pretend and be happy, now everything is flipped upside down and life is truly about to begin. Good luck with yourself brother.

@CLOUDFIRE-nk9zn

Very motivational; youtube is a fucking shit regarding and because the shitty damned censorship and age restriction

@liljeep2888

bro i'm a junior and i feel like my life is coming at me so quick, it's giving me horrible anxiety and stress and it's like i wanna make time stop and just calm down but i can't.

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