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Music Memories – This Week – Story Of A Lonely Guy

The one thing I love about music is that everyone has their own story to tell – the musician, the lyrics, the way the fans decipher them and also the way a song can also create a memory or a meaning to someone. That is what this new article is all about. Each fortnight, we will take a look at a different song and I will take you as a trip down memory lane as to what it means to me. Welcome to Music Memories.



Track: Story Of A Lonely Guy
Artist: Blink-182
Original Release Date: 2001


When you are at high school you get the first experience of freedom as a teenager, like getting the bus with your friends and spending time outside of school with them. I think it is interesting when you hear songs that remind you of a very specific thing and there is one Blink-182 track that takes me back to a very precise memory.

There was a guy that I always saw on the bus home when I was on my way home from school, I never knew his name ( i ended up finding it out but not knowing it was exciting) but I always thought he was cute. He went to a different high school to me and it was always exciting if he ended on my bus – I have no idea why, I never spoke to him, I was too shy but it was just nice to have a bit of eye candy for half my journey.

One song that reminds me of seeing him on the bus was the song Story Of A Lonely Guy – it had no relevance to him but my cassette player always seemed to land on that track whenever I saw him so I found it to sort of be his anthem. For the next four or five years he was on my bus and I got over my crush because as he got older his cuteness went and also I just got over it. However, whenever I hear that song I always have a very vivid image of that boy on the bus.


Facts About Story Of A Lonely Guy

  • Off of the album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
  • The lyrics are about heartache

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