Teenage
Senseless Things Lyrics


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Let me tell ya 'bout a girl i know
- Most the time she's up
But we got on
With problems with her libido
Most the time she's up but too often

Too often; too low.
Let me tell ya I' m slipping in
- Most the bad times I've forgotten
But I've got to say
2 minutes is too much
Most the time I' m up but too often ...

Too often; too low.
You had to tell me that I' m wrong
Now she's gone...
Why did she go?




I'm learning things that
I just don't want to know.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Teenage" by Senseless Things tell the story of a girl who seems to have problems with her libido, and the singer's struggles to deal with those issues. The song starts by introducing the girl the singer knows and how she is mostly fine but has problems with her libido. Next, the singer talks about how he's slipping in and how he's mostly forgotten the bad times, but he has to say that two minutes is too much. The chorus then repeats a few times, with the line "Most the time she's up but too often... Too often; too low."


The last verse is where the song takes a turn, and the girl is gone, leaving the singer to learn things he just doesn't want to know. The lyrics are somewhat ambiguous, leaving certain details to the listener's interpretation. However, the overarching feeling of dissatisfaction and disappointment is evident.


The song captures the difficulties and complexities of teenage relationships, particularly in dealing with sex and sexual issues. The lyrics also speak to the idea of growing up and learning things that one may not be prepared to handle.


Line by Line Meaning

Let me tell ya 'bout a girl I know
I want to talk to you about a girl I know.


Most the time she's up
Most of the time she's happy and energetic.


But we got on
But we had problems.


With problems with her libido
She had issues with her sexual desire.


Most the time she's up but too often
Although she is usually happy, she is often not feeling good.


Too often; too low.
She is frequently unhappy and depressed.


Let me tell ya I'm slipping in
I want to share that I am gradually falling apart emotionally.


Most the bad times I've forgotten
I usually forget the difficult times.


But I've got to say 2 minutes is too much
I have to admit that even a little problem is too difficult for me to handle.


Most the time I'm up but too often ...
Usually I feel happy, but often ...


Too often; too low.
I get unhappy and depressed a lot.


You had to tell me that I'm wrong
You had to point out my mistakes and make me feel bad.


Now she's gone...
Now she left me.


Why did she go?
I do not understand why she left me.


I'm learning things that I just don't want to know.
I am discovering unpleasant truths that I wish I had never learned.




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