Boy Next Door
Kelly Clarkson Lyrics


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Hello mister, how you're doing?
I didn't catch your name!
No I'm not from here,
I've just moved in, it's only been a few days.
No, I don't mind, that could be fine,
We could hang out some time, oh!
But I gotta run now, hope to see you soon!
Oh, oh!

Bridge:
Wake up in the morning, get that paper
Walking on the hallway heading forward,
And we pass by, and this is how
He doesn't know what he does to my heart!
Gotta catch him by the afternoon,
If I miss him I don't know what I do,
Yeah it might sound crazy, but it could be my baby!

Chorus:
I think I'm in love with the boy next door,
Don't ask if he feels that same way sure
I can tell by the way he turns to look at me,
I believe I fall in for the boy next door!
Yeah!
The boy next door, oh yeah!

I check the man everyday
But about the same time I know he's there!
So I can catch a quick glimpse of his smile!
Make it seem as a coincidence,
I know I can see right through my eyes that I'm falling for him
And that's no lie, no, no!

Bridge:
Wake up in the morning, get that paper
Walking on the hallway heading forward,
And we pass by, and this is how
He doesn't know what he does to my heart!
Gotta catch him by the afternoon,
If I miss him I don't know what I do,
Yeah it might sound crazy, but it could be my baby!

Chorus:
I think I'm in love with the boy next door,
Don't ask if he feels that same way sure
I can tell by the way he turns to look at me
I believe I fall in for the boy next door!
Yeah!
The boy next door, oh yeah!

I get butterflies when he's around,
And I can't help to wonder if he knows!
But when I feel my... Sweaty,
... Says let's go I'm ready,
Can't remember having a crush like this before!

Chorus: (x2)
I think I'm in love with the boy next door,
Don't ask if he feels that same way sure
I can tell by the way he turns to look at me
I believe I fall in for the boy next door!




Yeah!
The boy next door, oh yeah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Kelly Clarkson's "Boy Next Door" are a playful and flirtatious take on falling in love with a neighbor. The song tells the story of the singer, who just moved in, spotting the attractive man next door and wanting to get to know him better. The opening lines set the scene of the encounter and the possibility of them hanging out in the future. The bridge talks about how the singer sees the boy next door every day and how he makes her heart skip a beat. She wants to catch him in the afternoon because missing him would be too much to bear. The chorus admits to the singer's growing feelings and the belief that she is falling in love with the boy next door, despite not knowing if her affections are reciprocated.


The lyrics also reveal some playful tactics the singer employs to get closer to her crush, such as trying to catch a glimpse of him and pretending that their encounters are coincidental. But the most telling part of the song is the singer's growing attraction to the boy next door, culminating in her confessing that she has never had a crush like this before. This song is an upbeat, playful, and relatable take on the experience of falling in love with someone who lives nearby.


Line by Line Meaning

Hello mister, how you're doing?
Introducing herself to a new acquaintance and making a pleasant inquiry about his wellbeing.


I didn't catch your name!
Expressing a polite interest in knowing the person's name.


No I'm not from here, I've just moved in, it's only been a few days.
Disclosing that she is a recent resident of the area.


No, I don't mind, that could be fine, We could hang out some time, oh!
Embracing the possibility of socializing with her new acquaintance at some future date.


But I gotta run now, hope to see you soon! Oh, oh!
Taking leave of the conversation with a friendly farewell and the hope of future encounters.


Wake up in the morning, get that paper, Walking on the hallway heading forward, And we pass by, and this is how, He doesn't know what he does to my heart!
Reflecting on daily routine where she encounters the boy and feels puzzled by the way he affects her emotionally.


Gotta catch him by the afternoon, If I miss him I don't know what I do, Yeah it might sound crazy, but it could be my baby!
Expressing the urgency of missing the boy's presence and being keen on establishing a connection with him, despite feeling like it might be irrational.


I think I'm in love with the boy next door, Don't ask if he feels that same way sure, I can tell by the way he turns to look at me, I believe I fall in for the boy next door! Yeah! The boy next door, oh yeah!
Admitting to having romantic feelings for the boy next door, getting a sense that they may be mutual, and also acknowledging the powerful nature of the attraction.


I check the man everyday, But about the same time I know he's there!
Confessing to keeping tabs on the boy's comings and goings and recognizing the regularity of his schedule.


So I can catch a quick glimpse of his smile! Make it seem as a coincidence, I know I can see right through my eyes that I'm falling for him And that's no lie, no, no!
Admitting to orchestrating opportunities to see the boy and also fully aware that the attraction is deepening with time.


I get butterflies when he's around, And I can't help to wonder if he knows! But when I feel my... Sweaty, ... Says let's go I'm ready, Can't remember having a crush like this before!
Describing the physical and emotional responses she has to the boy's presence while also questioning whether or not he is aware of her feelings, and noting that her attraction is particularly intense.




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Comments from YouTube:

shelby55

im SO glad kelly didn't put this on any album (if this demo was for her) it sounds like something a disney or nick star would sing

kara123h

Its kinda funny cyz my boyfriend does live next door to me haha :)

Tracy Cook

I agree this is definitely not Kelly Clarkson.

Bhutan

:)

Sixta

this isn't kelly

Jesús Garza Rdz.

isn´t kelly ¬¬ Kelly is better than this ¬¬*

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