Boy Next Door
Triple Image Lyrics


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Dear Stevie,
I just wanted to let you know,
that I've been thinking about ya lately.
And since you've been gone,
I wanna let you know,
that I miss you boy, I miss you boy.
Well it's been 3 weeks since you went away,
it might sound crazy but I count the days.
I miss the little things that we used to do,
and those are the things that I liked about you.
And now you're gone I don't know what to do.
You never knew I had a crush on you.
i miss you boy, I miss you boy

Well I wake up in the morning and get ready for school,
combin' my hair, trying to look cool.
But I looked in the mirror and I said to myself,
why'd you have to leave me all by myself?
I know you didn't know it never said it before,
but I had a crush on the boy next door.
I miss you boy, I miss you boy

(CHORUS)
I had a crush on the boy next door and now hes gone
shoulda told him before but its never too late to be my friend
maybe someday I'll see you again and I wanna tell you from my heart
I know what it's like to be apart
I miss you boy (I miss ya boy) I miss you boy (I miss ya boy!)

Well as time goes on its easy to see,
that you were the one the one for me.
I don't know how to say it you know its true,
cuz all I do is think about you.
Cuz you're on my mind every minute of the day,
and now its time to you hear me say
I miss you boy I miss you boy

Well the summer times coming,
I wanna see you again.
I hope you come back,
and be my best friend.
Now i hope in my heart that this dream'll come true,
cuz without you its like a roomin of you
I want you to know, I never felt this before but I miss you.
Love, the girl next door
I miss you boy, I miss you boy

(CHORUS X 3)
::ring ring::
'Hey, this is Briana leave a message at the tone!'
Hey Bree this is Stevie.
Sorry I didn't get to say goodbye,
but i hope you get this message,
cuz I miss ya so much
I know you're far away,
but we can still keep in touch
I know you never knew I never said it before
I got a crush on you the girl next door
I miss ya girl...I miss ya girl





(CHORUS TO FADE)

Overall Meaning

The song "The Boy Next Door" by Triple Image tells the story of a girl who is missing the boy next door, who she had a crush on but never got to tell. The lyrics are a letter to the boy, named Stevie, expressing the girl's feelings of loneliness and regret since he's been gone. She counts the days since he left, reminisces about the things they used to do together, and confesses that she wakes up every morning thinking about him. She wishes she had told him about her crush before he left, but now she just wants to be friends with him again. The song ends with Stevie leaving a message for the girl, letting her know that he misses her too and hopes they can stay in touch.


Line by Line Meaning

Dear Stevie,
The writer addresses Stevie explicitly in a written statement.


I just wanted to let you know,
The writer had some things to share with Stevie.


that I've been thinking about ya lately.
The writer has been having thoughts and feelings about Stevie that are new, unusual and noteworthy.


And since you've been gone,
Ever since Stevie left, the writer has been starting to miss him.


I wanna let you know,
The writer wants Stevie to know a particular thing or things that matter to them.


that I miss you boy, I miss you boy.
The writer is lonely and misses the presence of Stevie in their life.


Well it's been 3 weeks since you went away,
Stevie has not been around for several weeks, and the writer feels their absence.


it might sound crazy but I count the days.
The writer is so invested in Stevie that they have a desire to monitor how long he has been gone.


I miss the little things that we used to do,
The writer remembers with fondness the small moments and activities they shared with Stevie.


and those are the things that I liked about you.
The specific things that the writer enjoyed about Stevie have to do with their shared hobbies or behaviors.


And now you're gone I don't know what to do.
The writer is wondering how to move forward without Stevie in their life.


You never knew I had a crush on you.
The writer has romantic feelings for Stevie, which they never directly revealed to him.


Well I wake up in the morning and get ready for school,
The writer is a student, and they are following their usual routine.


combin' my hair, trying to look cool.
The writer is taking an extra step to look good as they anticipate seeing Stevie or people in general.


But I looked in the mirror and I said to myself,
The writer is having a moment of personal vigilance.


why'd you have to leave me all by myself?
The writer is feeling abandoned by Stevie and wondering why he left them alone.


I know you didn't know it never said it before,
Stevie was never aware of the writer's romantic feelings towards him.


but I had a crush on the boy next door.
The writer harbors romantic feelings for Stevie who was their neighbor/frand.


I miss you boy, I miss you boy
The writer still wants Stevie back and is pained by his continued absence.


(CHORUS)
The writer restates their main point in the lyrics with more emphasis and (potentially) different backing vocals.


Well as time goes on its easy to see,
As the days continue to pass, the writer is becoming more reflective.


that you were the one the one for me.
The writer has realized that Stevie was the person whom they could have connected with romantically.


I don't know how to say it you know its true,
The writer is having trouble expressing their affection for Stevie but is sure about their emotions.


cuz all I do is think about you.
The writer is experiencing many 'lovey-dovey' thoughts and feelings about Stevie.


Cuz you're on my mind every minute of the day,
Stevie occupies most of the writer's thoughts and time, making them feel emotionally uncomfortable.


and now its time to you hear me say
The writer feels that this moment is the right time for Stevie to hear about their emotions.


I miss you boy I miss you boy
The writer is still in love with Stevie and continues to express their longing.


Well the summer times coming,
The writer is excited for the possibilities of the upcoming season.


I wanna see you again.
The writer has an actual desire to see Stevie personally again.


I hope you come back,
The writer is waiting/anticipating Stevie's arrival back home.


and be my best friend.
The writer wants to be romantically involved with Stevie but also to maintain a strong friendship if that is not possible.


Now I hope in my heart that this dream'll come true,
The writer optimistically speculates that their romantic wishes will be realized in the future.


cuz without you its like a roomin of you
Without Stevie, the writer is restless and affected emotionally.


I want you to know, I never felt this before but I miss you.
The writer is feeling their emotions so deeply that it is new to them, but they want Stevie to know how much they miss him.


Love, the girl next door
The writer reiterates their previous point that Stevie was their neighbor.


(CHORUS X 3)
The writer repeats their point of longing for Stevie with even greater emphasis and duration.


::ring ring::
This special sound effect is indicating that we are moving to another part of the narrative.


'Hey, this is Briana leave a message at the tone!'
Stevie is calling Briana's phone, which has a recorded greeting.


Hey Bree this is Stevie.
Stevie has connected to Briana's voicemail just as it started recording.


Sorry I didn't get to say goodbye,
Stevie is feeling apologetic about not saying goodbye personally to Briana, which he likely intended to do.


but i hope you get this message,
Stevie is communicating to Briana via this recorded message instead of face-to-face.


cuz I miss ya so much
Stevie is expressing how much he misses Briana before he could see her again.


I know you're far away,
Stevie senses that Briana is not near him at that moment.


but we can still keep in touch
Stevie wants to maintain a level of contact with Briana despite their physical separation.


I know you never knew I never said it before
Stevie is revealing that just like the writer, he also harbored romantic feelings for Briana without directly revealing them.


I got a crush on you the girl next door
Stevie is intending to confess his romantic feelings to Briana since he also had a crush on her who was his neighbor.


I miss ya girl...I miss ya girl
Stevie is expressing his longing and waiting to see Briana in person again.




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@reptaronice96

Yep, this one I got on that Nickelodeon CD from the cereal box

@svdni

Yeeessss bro ! Lol

@Princessneenee91

I still got the cd lmfao

@michelleesposito8694

SAME 
and aaron carter's how i beat shaq

@bloodmoonvampire6632

me too and I listened to it nonstop on my radio when I was 8

@bloodmoonvampire6632

+Mickey Esposito that's the only other song I remember from that CD. did Aaron Carter sing that song?

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@bigstar66

The piano goes way too hard for a song that only existed in a cereal box.

@Yamisage94

This song has literally been in my head for over 12 years without hearing it a single additional time during that 12 year gap. I'm now 22. life in a strange way seems to have come full circle today lol

@cynthiaclifford214

Noah Cook sameeee!!!

@overmefirst6493

Bro literally same, this song been in my head for over 10 years and i’m 21 now with corona going on and it’s still my shit!

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