Boy Next Door
Megan Joy Lyrics


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You gotta love
You gotta love
You gotta love
You're my boy next door

Boy next door
Boy next door
7-years-old up in my tree house
Slide through the window, rockin' the Beatie Boys
And that noise kinda made me freak out
Made me start to think about my first real make-out
At school I sat right next to you
You shared your headphones and we bobbed our heads to Paul's Boutique
And I think I was in love before you flipped the tape
And that was our first date

(You gotta love) Like apple pie
(You gotta love) Like the Fourth of July
(You gotta love) And it's so sublime
You're my boy next door
(You gotta love) That makes me smile
(You gotta love) And it's so damn fly
(You gotta love) Right by my side, cause you're my boy next door

Boy next door
Boy next door

Chapter two, now we're in high school
Underneath the bleachers after the footbal game
You say "Will you be my steady?"
Didn't you know I was yours already?
I think those were the best days of my life
Makin' out in the treehouse listenin' to our song til the break of dawn
Those nights went on and on and on and on and on....

I'm tellin' ya'll it's a sabotage

(You gotta love) Like apple pie
(You gotta love) Like the Fourth of July
(You gotta love) And it's so sublime
You're my boy next door
(You gotta love) That makes me smile
(You gotta love) And it's so damn fly
(You gotta love) Right by my side, cause you're my boy next door

Even when you're far away, babe you're right here in my heart
We will never be apart, cause you're my boy next door

Boy next door
Boy next door

(You gotta love) Like apple pie
(You gotta love) Like the Fourth of July
(You gotta love) And it's so sublime
You're my boy next door
(You gotta love) That makes me smile
(You gotta love) And it's so damn fly
(You gotta love) Right by my side, cause you're my boy next door

Oh, my boy next door
My boy next door
(You're my boy next door)

So damn fly
It's so sublime




So damn fine
Right by my side

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Megan Joy's "Boy Next Door" are centered around the memories and experiences of a teenage girl with a boy she has known since they were seven years old. The song begins with the lyrics, "7-years-old up in my tree house," which establishes the setting and how their relationship began. The girl recalls how the boy, her "boy next door," made her feel and how the music they listened to helped to build and strengthen their connection. The song then transitions to their high school years, where they engaged in a more intimate relationship, exemplified by their secretive make-out sessions under the bleachers. The song's chorus highlights the depth of the girl's feelings for the boy, as she notes how he makes her feel "like apple pie" and "like the Fourth of July" and how he is always "right by her side." The song concludes with the girl, now a woman, declaring how she will always hold him close, even if he is physically far away, as she sings, "even when you're far away, babe you're right here in my heart."


The lyrics of "Boy Next Door" highlight the power and impact of first love, and how the experiences we have as teenagers stay with us long into adulthood. The song reminds us of the joy and innocence of young love, and how it can create memories that we cherish for a lifetime.


Line by Line Meaning

You gotta love
The singer emphasizes that love is necessary throughout the song.


You're my boy next door
The singer sings to the boy next door about her feelings.


Boy next door
The title of the song is sung multiple times throughout the chorus.


7-years-old up in my tree house
The artist reminisces about a time she was in a treehouse with the boy next door at seven years old.


Slide through the window, rockin' the Beatie Boys
The artist recalls how the boy next door would come through the window and play music by The Beastie Boys.


And that noise kinda made me freak out
The singer got scared by the music that the boy next door played.


Made me start to think about my first real make-out
The singer's nervousness while listening to The Beastie Boys brought her memories of her first kiss.


At school I sat right next to you
The artist talked about how she used to sit beside the boy next door in school.


You shared your headphones and we bobbed our heads to Paul's Boutique
The artist describes how she and the boy next door listened to the Beastie Boys album Paul's Boutique together.


And I think I was in love before you flipped the tape
The artist says she thinks she fell in love with the boy next door before he even played the music.


And that was our first date
Listening to music together was like a first date for the singer and the boy next door.


(You gotta love) Like apple pie
Love is more important than anything else, even something as recognizable as apple pie.


(You gotta love) Like the Fourth of July
Love is like a grand celebration, much like the 4th of July.


(You gotta love) And it's so sublime
Love is divine, tranquil, and harmonious.


(You gotta love) That makes me smile
The thought of loving someone brings joy to the singer's face.


(You gotta love) And it's so damn fly
Love is cool, hip, and stylish, which adds to its appeal.


(You gotta love) Right by my side, cause you're my boy next door
The artist likes having the boy next door by her side because he makes her happy.


Chapter two, now we're in high school
The singer and the boy next door move on to high school.


Underneath the bleachers after the football game
The singer and the boy next door spent time together under the bleachers, possibly after a football game.


You say "Will you be my steady?"
The boy next door asks the artist to be his girlfriend.


Didn't you know I was yours already?
The artist already considered herself the boy next door's girlfriend.


I think those were the best days of my life
The artist reflects on how happy she was during her high school days with the boy next door.


Makin' out in the treehouse listenin' to our song til the break of dawn
The treehouse was a place where the singer and the boy next door would kiss and listen to music for hours on end.


Those nights went on and on and on and on and on....
The happy moments with the boy next door seemed to last forever.


I'm tellin' ya'll it's a sabotage
It is a reference to the Beastie Boys song titled Sabotage.


Even when you're far away, babe you're right here in my heart
The singer's love for the boy next door never fades, even when they are apart.


We will never be apart, cause you're my boy next door
The proximity of the boy next door will forever keep them together.


So damn fly
The artist again describes the boy next door as cool and stylish.


It's so sublime
Love is divine, harmonious, and peaceful.


So damn fine
The singer describes the boy next door as good-looking and attractive.


Right by my side
Being by the boy next door's side brings the singer joy and happiness.




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Comments from YouTube:

Wil Brooks

LOVING THIS! It's my new Spring Jam! The kind you listen to driving around with the windows down

Hamza One

This should be on the radio NOW!!

Victor LAYE

Why doesn't anyone know this ? Probably one of the most underrated songs ever

Steven Esparrago

I love her music,Sooooooo UNIQUE! I LOVE HER!!

Yo Sup

My new megan fave....but sweet love is still on the top :)

Fiers Rachman

Is there a higher quality of this song? It feels distorted, but it's a really good song. So are her other songs.

MsKaylachristine

i really liked her american idol audition, it was so oldschool. i want something like THAT. any one have any ideas?

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But the truth is, people will eventually compare her to those UK artists. e.g. Duffy and Adelle. Just like the problem of some of the new AI9 Top 12 girls are having. Nevertheless, I'm totally supporting her though. She has the looks, personality and voice. And ALL of her songs I've heard so far are really really good.

Princesstayler9

Where did you get this song? I love it!

crabclaw85

Where can I download her songs? I really want them. I'm too impatient to wait for her CD :P

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