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  • ♪ (rock music) ♪

  • - "I took her out.

  • It was a Friday night.

  • I wore cologne to get the feeling right."

  • I know this song.

  • - I know this song.

  • - OH BOY!!! YES!

  • It's, um, um... Blink 182, "What's My Age Again?"

  • - Blink 182, I believe.

  • Someone's going on a date,

  • they're feeling like they want to impress their lady.

  • They don't want to smell too bad.

  • - That's always a good start.

  • You need to get the feeling right with that good cologne.

  • - Okay, that sounds like a nice start to a date night.

  • - "We started making out, and she took off my pants,

  • but then I turned on the TV."

  • Whaaat?

  • - Okay, so it got a little more R-rated, but that's okay.

  • But then he turned on the TV, so maybe he wasn't feeling it.

  • - I would have thought that he wanted something to happen,

  • if he wanted everything to be feeling right with the cologne, you know?

  • - Maybe she's moving too fast for him.

  • - He doesn't like her like that.

  • Maybe he's saving himself.

  • - This guy needs some serious help with signals.

  • - There's things that interest him more than just the girl in front of him.

  • I'm pretty sure she didn't like that.

  • - ♪ And that's about the time she walked away from me

  • Nobody likes you when you're 23 ♪

  • - "And are still more amused by TV shows.

  • What the hell is ADD?"

  • - I totally know this song now.

  • Like, I got a crazy junior high flashback.

  • - She left him, which I don't really blame her.

  • That's kind of annoying.

  • He kind of sounds like a weirdo.

  • I kind of imagine him being someone who lives with their mom

  • and sits on the couch all day.

  • - When you're 23, you're at a point in your life

  • where you are distracted by all the things that are happening at the same time.

  • Perhaps that's why he mentions ADD, is because there's a lot of distractions.

  • - "My friends say I should act my age.

  • What's my age again? (to tune) What's my age again?

  • "What's My Age Again?" That's the name of the song!

  • There we go.

  • - This guy is just stuck with wanting to be a kid or a teenager.

  • - His friends are like, "Bro, act your age!"

  • And he's like, "I don't know, man. What's my age?

  • What does it really matter, I guess?"

  • - It's the age where you can't choose between being older and younger,

  • and everything's sort of just there.

  • - What is relevant about the number of years that I've been on this earth?

  • This is just me, and you're telling me I should act my age.

  • What does that even mean?

  • - "Then later on, on the drive home, I called her mom from a payphone."

  • - "I said I was the cops and your husband's in jail.

  • This state looks down on sodomy."

  • (giggles) Is that what the song says?

  • - He drove home, he's like-- "Ugh, I hate that!

  • Just [bleep] this bitch!"

  • And then he's like, "You know what? I'ma pull over and prank call her mom!"

  • - It's funny when kids do things like that,

  • but when an adult does something like that,

  • it's like, "Okay, really?"

  • - Pranks, depending on what type of prank you do,

  • could still be funny to those, but also could be

  • going a little bit too far and it's just immature--

  • like, come dude, grow up.

  • - You either love him or hate him.

  • He's gonna be super annoying, or he's gonna be that guy

  • that makes you laugh all the time.

  • - "And that's about the time that bitch hung up on me.

  • Nobody likes you when you're 23

  • and are still more amused by prank phone calls.

  • What the hell is Call ID?"

  • Oh my gosh! He didn't even do *67?

  • That is the prank caller's number one rule;

  • you have to do that so you can't see who's calling.

  • - That's where something's wrong.

  • That's where something's weird

  • because how's there Caller ID on a payphone?

  • See? Right there, Illuminati confirmed right there.

  • ♪ (spooky music) ♪

  • - He's confused about simple things, like "what's ADD?" and "what's Call ID?"

  • So I don't know if he's literally asking, or if he's just being funny.

  • - The mom's like, "Yo, this is Call ID. This is not the cops.

  • You're an idiot. Go away."

  • He prank phone called and everyone's like, "Shut the [bleep] up."

  • You're annoying," and then hung up.

  • - ♪ And that's about the time she walked away from me

  • Nobody likes you when you're 23 ♪

  • - And you still act like you're in freshman year.

  • What the hell is wrong with me?

  • - He knows he's obligated to grow up,

  • and it seems like everybody else is already doing that.

  • - People expect you to behave a certain way,

  • and the truth is that we all go a different pace.

  • So when is the right time to stop doing these things?

  • Should you ever?

  • - ♪ And that's about the time that she broke up with me

  • No one should takethemselves so seriously

  • With many years ahead to fall in line

  • Why would you wish that on me?"

  • - So she broke up with him, obviously.

  • No one should really take themselves so seriously

  • because you're still young and you should have fun.

  • - There's a difference between levity and fun,

  • and just being a jerk and being inconsiderate to other people.

  • - Nobody should take themselves super seriously.

  • I think you should have fun with life

  • and joke around with your friends and family and stuff,

  • but... to a point.

  • - There's a lot of pressure to get a degree, and get a job,

  • and instantly grow up, and I get that because you need to be proactive

  • and have a life ahead of you, but I think it's important

  • to kind of maintain your youth and try to have fun too

  • and not take life so seriously.

  • I appreciate his light-hearted outlook.

  • - "I never wanna act my age. What's my age again? What's my age again?"

  • - He's like, "I don't care.

  • I don't want to act my age. I want to be a kid.

  • I want to do my own thing."

  • - He's thinking of it so drastically, like, "When you grow up,

  • you can never have fun," and that's kind of what it sounds like.

  • But, really, you could grow up and have fun.

  • - Why should we all act our ages?

  • Not even old people that I know act their ages.

  • - I don't want to act my age sometimes, but that's life.

  • You got to start acting your age, otherwise things just aren't gonna get done.

  • - I get up every day and have to handle business as an adult.

  • I feel not ready for everything, but you just gotta do it.

  • - (Finebros) So what was going on in those lyrics?

  • - The song's about someone who is extremely immature.

  • - A guy who can't grow up, and knows that he can't grow up,

  • and he realizes that it's annoying everyone that he can't grow up,

  • but he doesn't care.

  • - Ultimately, he's stating that he'd just rather be himself.

  • I agree with it. I think it's true.

  • - People can probably relate to it, even if they don't want to admit it.

  • Which is understandable, but it's like, "Come on, dude. Everybody grows up.

  • You're not gonna stay young forever."

  • - (Finebros) Do you know the song's artist and title?

  • - No, I don't.

  • - No, I have no idea.

  • - I have something in my head, but I don't know what it is.

  • - I know it's Blink 182.

  • It's probably "What's My Age Again?"

  • - Blink 182, "What's My Age Again?"

  • - "What's My Age Again?"-- Blink 182.

  • - "What's My Age Again?" by Blink 182.

  • - "What's My Age Again?" by Blink 182.

  • I grew up listening to that song. Of course I know it.

  • - (Finebros) It's called "What's My Age Again?" by Blink 182.

  • - Oh, duh!

  • - Really? That's not that surprising, actually.

  • - Oh, Blink 182. A classic.

  • - (Finebros) This song was released in 1999.

  • - Is it really that long? Oh my goodness!

  • - Wow, look at that. I was nine years old.

  • I did not understand what was happening then.

  • - (Finebros) The song was originally titled "Peter Pan Complex"

  • because it deals with never wanting to, or being unable to, grow up.

  • - I like that better. They should've kept it.

  • - (Finebros) How do you think the expectations of maturity

  • for young adults have changed since 1999?

  • - I think, back then, you had a lot more leeway

  • just because there wasn't social media and now everything you're doing,

  • most of the time, it can be recorded or just seen.

  • - People are starting to grow up a lot faster because of social media.

  • A lot of people are starting to want to grow up a lot earlier.

  • They want to be older. They want to be cool.

  • - Nowadays, we're giving it a little bit more time to experiment

  • with who we want to be and what we want to do.

  • My mom was 21 when she had me,

  • so I can't imagine running around with a six year old already.

  • - In 1999, when you hit 18 you're expected to get a job

  • and just nose to the grindstone.

  • But as of right now, I'm just barely 20

  • and still living at home and going to college, you know?

  • That's bad ass!

  • - I've always forced myself to grow up faster then when I should have.

  • But now I did that so much that I find myself boring

  • and I'm like, "Okay, this is wack.

  • I need to go in the reverse. I need to go the opposite direction."

  • I find myself just trying to be like the younger generation.

  • - Thanks for watching another episode of Lyric Breakdown

  • on the React channel.

  • - Have a great song for us to break down?

  • Leave your suggestions in the comments.

  • - I was gonna say goodbye...

  • But then I turned on the TV

  • And that's about the time she walked away from me

  • Nobody likes you when you're 23 ♪

  • ♪ (rock music) ♪

♪ (rock music) ♪

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BLINK 182 - WHAT'S MY AGE AGAIN? (REACT: Lyric Breakdown)

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    Caurora posted on 2016/06/19
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