Yes, the chords are simple and so are the lyrics, but that just adds to its charm. On his Rand R he came home for 2 weeks and we became pregnant.. I'm having a girl and we are gonna name her Delilah.i am from Hong Kong and I like this song. makes me cry because her bestfriend was murdered about 3 months ago by her own dad . Matt from Cherry Hill is the most intelligent person on here so far because he knows what he is talking about.I don't think its about a pedophile; I don't know what the author intended. English is not my first language, I like this song. I cannot help bet laugh at the people who find that it 'reminds them of so-and-so'. Although I disagree about the song "sucking", he is correct in that NEITHER THE PLAIN WHITE T'S NOR ANYONE IN THAT BAND wrote the song "Hey There Delilah". It says the release date is 2005 but I hear all over the radio now on all the top 40 stations everywhere I have been in the country the last 3 months(Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma). I met a boy I fell in love with from a different continent but he didnt want to keep it going long-distance as he wanted us both to live our lives free.I just think the interpretation lies with the listener. Have a concert because of this song, we buy tickets because this song easy to understand for the ESL student all over the world. The only song that can possibly me more obnoxious than this one is 'Roxanne' by the Police (by the way I like the Police). Was this released 2 years ago and it didn't get big or promoted til now?? I still love him and talk to him all the time and I know he misses me too but theres nothing either of us can do,we plan on getting back together next summer,but weather that happens Im not sure....... I say semi because we're not an item, but we could be except for distance. this song is NOT about an child predator, Delilah is in her 20's.Tom Higgenson WROTE it, so techincally it is by the Plain White T's, smart one.Plus, it seems apparent to me that they'll never work out in the end.It looks like he hasn't had any higher education, yet she will graduate from college in two years.Chances are that there is no hope for this relationship... This song is to me a song about the naivety that goes into pursuing long distance relationships that are doomed to inevitable failure. This song is good, i liek how you can someohw find a way to relate to it but yet it bugs me how the chorus just repeats "Ooh it's what you do to me" over and over again!!!! couldn't they have come up with something a little more creative? .everyones entitled to their opinion Actually, Haley from Manhatten, Higgenson DID NOT write this song.I don't know who wrote "Hey There Delilah", but even if Plain White Tees didn't write it, they still managed to make it beautiful. Just out of curiosty though, does anyone else think that it is kind of a rip of Good ridance by Green Day. When this song came out My husband was on his way to Iraq and we listened to it everyday, I listened to this song almost Everyday and it made me Cry but it also made me look forward to him coming home for good!! was the ringtone my 13 year old sister had when her bestfriend called her. He killed her mom,too.....I really could care less who wrote it,the Plain White T's made the best of this song. I'm not trying to argue with anyone,its just how I personaly feel and everyone should respect that. This is a common misconception, due largely to the fact that Tom is claiming he wrote it.Either way, this is a a sweet song, even if it is an imaginary relationship. Most everybody thinks this is a sweet song, and maybe that's the intention, but this is the way I see it...
He has big plans of being a rock star, but that's quite the pipe dream there.
Most people that do pursue a career in music end up failing, but even if he does beat the odds, that could potentially be a worse situation for their relationship, because the "high-flying" life of a rock star will tend to destroy the possibility of having a meaningful relationship (how many rock-stars have long lasting marriages? Either way, she will, after graduating, be in a different place (metaphorically speaking, though possibly geographically as well) than the guy she left behind.
i heard Tom met her after she attended a show of theirs.
and once he wrote the song about her, Delilah went to see it performed while her boyfriend waited out in the car! Have you noticed how radio stations play decent music over and over until you are just sick of it?
You have no idea what the girl is thinking, or doing from the song...
for all we know the guy is home longing for the girl and the girl is out living up the life in New York City.