Teenage
Veronica Falls Lyrics


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What are you gonna do?
I've been waiting a while to take you
You'll friends will understand
Will I leave holding your hand?

Driving late at night
I let you listen to the music you like
Then I'll drop you home

When I'm gonna see
I carved your name in the cherry tree?
From the window when you look outside
I'll be there though I won't hide!

Driving late at night
I let you listen to the music you like
Then I'll drop you home

What are you gonna
What are you gonna do?
I've been waiting a while to take you
What are you gonna
What are you gonna do?
I've been waiting a while to take you
What are you gonna
What are you gonna do?




I've been waiting a while to take you
What are you gonna do if you're looking for someone new?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Veronica Falls's song Teenage describe the nervous excitement and anticipation of a teenage crush. The singer of the song has been waiting for a while to make a move on their crush and is wondering if they will come along for the ride. The lyrics suggest that the singer is willing to take a risk to see if their crush feels the same way, with lines such as "You'll friends will understand" and "Will I leave holding your hand?" conveying a sense of insecurity and fear of rejection.


The second verse of the song highlights the singer's dedication to their crush, with references to carving their name into a cherry tree and being present for them even when they don't realize it. The sense of urgency is further reinforced by the repeated chorus of "What are you gonna do?" as the singer wonders if their crush will reciprocate their feelings or move on to someone else.


Overall, the lyrics to Teenage capture the essence of the teenage experience - a time of intense emotions and uncertainty, where every interaction with a crush feels like a high-stakes game.


Line by Line Meaning

What are you gonna do?
Asking the listener about their intentions.


I've been waiting a while to take you
Expressing anticipation of spending time with the listener.


You'll friends will understand
Assuring the listener that their friends will approve of their plans.


Will I leave holding your hand?
Wondering if the outing will lead to a romantic moment.


Driving late at night
Describing the setting of the planned outing.


I let you listen to the music you like
Showing consideration for the listener's preferences.


Then I'll drop you home
Concluding the planned outing.


When I'm gonna see
Asking the listener when the next meeting will be.


I carved your name in the cherry tree?
Revealing a romantic gesture.


From the window when you look outside
Implying that the artist is watching the listener from afar.


I'll be there though I won't hide!
Assuring the listener that the singer will be there for them.


What are you gonna do if you're looking for someone new?
Asking the listener how they would react if they decided to seek a new partner.




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trip fontaine

This song is perfection. The whole band had a great gloomy kid sibling vibe. RIP Patrick Doyle

Rafael Cruz

They are amazing. Soft voices, heartwarming lullabies.

Herbie Shine

This is a lovely sound. Pure perfect old skool "indie"
Only just discovered them through research into beachy head.
They have some great songs

jeff68br

Veronica Falls has been a great discovery to me! Wonderful melodies, amazing performances, simple videos: all the way I love!

jamsee1

Wherever i go in life, wherever i find myself... will always carry Veronica Falls music with me. Being different, being special is what great creativity can produce... Veronica Falls were very beautiful with their music 😊.

nofcootje18

The 90's when I was young, unable to talk to girls, no money, people telling me what to do and still living at home with my parents. Those days were great!!!

MisterSting

Two members were also in The Royal We. Their album is magnificent (but more pop than etherial). You might also like Felt's 'Forever Breathes the Lonely Word' (I'm sure you'll find the brilliantly-titled 'All The People I Like Are Those That Are Dead' on here).

Gregg Weiss

This song is timeless. My #1 song of 2013.

VicRattlehead79

Awesome song. Can't wait for the new album!

Mark Nakamura

Better than anything on their last album.. Hopefully the new album sounds like this

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