Boy Next Door
Sister Hazel Lyrics


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Have you heard about me
Said a word about me
I'm the boy next door yeah well

Do you think about me
Or even dream about me
I bet I do more about you
Cause you don't know my name
So you can't feel my pain

Cause I don't need to be your superhero
I don't wanna be the boy next door either
I just wanna be more than a zero
Cause I need something more
Cause I deserve much more

Have you ever seen me
Or felt the air between me
And you as you pass me by bye
Will you ever turn and
See that I've been learnin'
Anything that will help me talk to you

Cause you don't know my name
So you can't feel my pain

Cause I don't need to be your superhero
I don't wanna be the boy next door either
I just wanna be more than a zero
Cause I need something more
Cause I deserve much more

I might be the only self destructive superhero
Cause I can fly
But I don't know quite how to land
Without a crash
Without a crash

Will you ever touch me
Or stop and laugh to crush me
You've seen me before
Did you notice me
From the window railin'
It's easier than failin'
I can't take much more

Cause I don't need to be your superhero
I don't wanna be the boy next door either
I just wanna be more than a zero
Cause I want something more
Cause I deserve much more

Cause I don't need to be your superhero
I don't wanna be the boy next door either
I just wanna be more than a zero
Cause I want something more
Cause I deserve much more

(Have you heard about me)
I deserve much more
(Have you heard about me)
I deserve much more




(I'm the boy next door)
I deserve much more

Overall Meaning

In "Boy Next Door," Sister Hazel frontman Ken Block sings about his unrequited love for a girl who doesn't even know his name. He ponders whether she thinks about him or dreams about him and wonders if she even notices him when they pass each other by. He yearns to connect with her but feels invisible.


The chorus of the song is a declaration of his worth and desire for more than just being seen as the boy next door or a zero. He acknowledges his own self-destructive tendencies and his inability to land without crashing, but still, he desires to be more than what he is perceived to be.


The lyrics of the song capture the feelings of many people who have experienced unrequited love or have felt invisible and underappreciated. It speaks to the human desire to be seen and valued for who we are and what we have to offer.


Line by Line Meaning

Have you heard about me
Have you been told anything about me?


Said a word about me
Have you made any comments about me?


I'm the boy next door yeah well
I am your neighbor, but I am more than that.


Do you think about me
Do I ever cross your mind?


Or even dream about me
Have I ever been in your dreams?


I bet I do more about you
I think about you a lot more than you do about me.


Cause you don't know my name
You don't even know who I am.


So you can't feel my pain
You don't understand the hurt that I am feeling.


Cause I don't need to be your superhero
I don't have to save the day for you.


I don't wanna be the boy next door either
I don't want to be just the average neighbor.


I just wanna be more than a zero
I want to have some kind of significance in your life.


Cause I need something more
I am longing for something greater.


Cause I deserve much more
I am worthy of more than what I have.


Have you ever seen me
Have you ever laid eyes on me?


Or felt the air between me
Have you ever been in close proximity to me?


And you as you pass me by bye
As you walk past me.


Will you ever turn and
Will you ever look back at me?


See that I've been learnin'
See that I have been trying to better myself.


Anything that will help me talk to you
Any information that could help me initiate a conversation with you.


I might be the only self destructive superhero
I may be my own downfall in trying to be a hero to you.


Cause I can fly
I have the capability to do amazing things.


But I don't know quite how to land
But I am struggling to come back to reality.


Without a crash
Without making a mistake or ruining everything.


Will you ever touch me
Will you ever make a physical connection with me?


Or stop and laugh to crush me
Or will you just stop and ridicule me?


You've seen me before
You have been aware of my existence before.


Did you notice me
Did I catch your attention?


From the window railin'
From the window sill or balcony.


It's easier than failin'
It is easier than admitting defeat.


I can't take much more
I am at my limit.


I deserve much more
I am worthy and deserving of greater things.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: RICHARD MARX

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