Boy Next Door
Lulu Lyrics


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Even on the outside
I'm not who I used to be
Now I be
On my solitary from 9-3
On my solitary plus one or two
From 3-9
I don't have the time
For the strangers or their foolery
I don't have to see a lot
To read between the lines
Ignore my intuition and the signs
Then it's all on me
I just cease to play the part
To let the true motives shine
I don't need the sorrow or the empathy
Friends with everybody when it's up
But when you're all alone
And no one gives a fuck
You're left with nothing
Cos they took it all
They want you to believe you're stuck
I'm up with The Divine (God)
Never needed Lady Luck
And if I want a bag
I don't have to fuck or suck
I can bag with my mind
I don't need my looks
And while you tried to bag me
Bitch your king is took
Now I got you shook
Cos you thought that I was down for good
I was only resting
Now you showed your hand
I ain't mad it's pathetic
When I say this it's emphatic
The way they hated on Jesus
Ain't an urban legend
I was crying when I found out that you were a Judas
But that's just the way your attitude is




Cos you were eating at the table with us
But you still decided to be ruthless

Overall Meaning

In "Boy Next Door," Lulu explores the theme of self-empowerment and resilience in the face of betrayal. The song reflects a sense of growth and transformation in the singer's life as they distance themselves from their past self. The lyrics suggest that the singer has grown tired of investing time and energy in superficial relationships and the foolery of strangers. They have developed a heightened intuition to discern people's true motives and have chosen to prioritize their well-being by focusing on themselves.


The song condemns the fair-weather friends who only show support when things are going well. It highlights the loneliness and disappointment that come from realizing that these relationships are shallow and lack genuine care. However, the singer finds solace in their connection with the divine (God) and doesn't rely on luck or external validation to achieve their goals or feel fulfilled. They assert their ability to succeed and thrive in their own right, dismissing the notion that they need to trade their dignity or compromise their values for material gain.


The lyrics also draw a parallel between the singer's experiences and the biblical figure of Judas, emphasizing the pain and hurt caused by betrayal. They express a sense of sadness and disbelief when they discovered that someone they thought was a friend turned out to be deceitful. The phrase "eating at the table with us" suggests a shared bond and trust that, sadly, was broken by the person's ruthlessness.


Overall, "Boy Next Door" is a defiant anthem that celebrates personal growth, independence, and the ability to overcome adversity.


Line by Line Meaning

Even on the outside
Even though I may appear different on the surface


I'm not who I used to be
I have undergone a transformation or change


Now I be
Now I exist or live


On my solitary from 9-3
I spend my time alone from 9 to 3


On my solitary plus one or two
I occasionally have one or two companions during my alone time


From 3-9
From 3 to 9, I continue to be in solitude


I don't have the time
I don't have the availability or willingness


For the strangers or their foolery
I don't have the patience for unfamiliar people or their nonsense


I don't have to see a lot
I don't need extensive evidence or information


To read between the lines
To understand the hidden or implied meaning


Ignore my intuition and the signs
Disregard my gut feelings and the indications


Then it's all on me
Then the responsibility falls solely on me


I just cease to play the part
I stop pretending or acting


To let the true motives shine
To allow the genuine intentions to become evident


I don't need the sorrow or the empathy
I don't require pity or understanding


Friends with everybody when it's up
I have friendly relationships with everyone when everything is going well


But when you're all alone
But when you are by yourself


And no one gives a fuck
And nobody cares or pays attention


You're left with nothing
You are left with emptiness or nothingness


Cos they took it all
Because they took everything away


They want you to believe you're stuck
They want to manipulate you into thinking you have no way out


I'm up with The Divine (God)
I am connected or aligned with a higher power (God)


Never needed Lady Luck
I have never relied on luck or chance


And if I want a bag
And if I desire success or wealth


I don't have to fuck or suck
I don't have to engage in sexual acts or compromise my integrity


I can bag with my mind
I can achieve my goals through mental prowess or intelligence


I don't need my looks
My physical appearance is not necessary


And while you tried to bag me
And while you attempted to deceive or manipulate me


Bitch your king is took
You have lost your power or control


Now I got you shook
Now I have caused you to feel fear or unease


Cos you thought that I was down for good
Because you believed I was defeated or permanently weakened


I was only resting
I was simply taking a break or regaining strength


Now you showed your hand
Now you have revealed your true intentions or actions


I ain't mad it's pathetic
I am not angry, it's simply pitiful


When I say this it's emphatic
When I state this, it is strong and forceful


The way they hated on Jesus
The way people showed hate towards Jesus


Ain't an urban legend
It is not a made-up or fictional story


I was crying when I found out that you were a Judas
I was shedding tears when I discovered that you betrayed me like Judas betrayed Jesus


But that's just the way your attitude is
But that's simply the nature of your behavior or mindset


Cos you were eating at the table with us
Because you were part of our group or community


But you still decided to be ruthless
Yet you chose to act cruel or merciless




Lyrics © O/B/O DistroKid
Written by: Jamia Hopkins Wilson

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