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13 Hellogoodbye Lyrics That Sum Up Your Middle School Love Life

🎶 Hello, I’ve missed you quite terribly 🎶

When hellogoodbye hit the radio with “Here (In Your Arms)” in 2006, it was the perfect jam to sing with the windows rolled down. It was also the first single off the band’s first full-length record, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!, which came out 10 years ago today — so it’s time to revisit this feel-good tune.

Here are some evocative images from the song’s music video paired with all the hellogoodbye lyrics you couldn’t help but quote in your Myspace and AIM profiles (and when you probably used them). Man, those were the days.

  1. When you have an innocent little crush.
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    “Every drawing that I drew was never, ever as cute as you” (from “Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn (Take It Back to Square One)”)

  2. When you tell your friends about them.
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    “Serious as a heart attack” (from “Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn (Take It Back to Square One)”)

  3. When they tell you they like you back, too.
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    “I never knew a heart existed outside of make believe” (from “I Saw It on Your Keyboard”)

  4. When you see them in between classes.
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    “Hello, I’ve missed you quite terribly” (from “Here (In Your Arms)”)

  5. When you have your first kiss.
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    “We lock lips and throw the key out” (from “Stuck to You”)

  6. When they wait 12 hours to text you back.
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    “For every inch we get, we need a mile more” (from “All of Your Love”)

  7. When they don't text back at all.
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    “I cut like a knife and I dance just like a dream” (from “Jesse Buy Nothing ... Go to Prom Anyways”)

  8. When you doubt yourself.
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    “Should I trust the postage due / To deliver my heart to you?” (from “Dear Jamie ... Sincerely Me”)

  9. When you break up after 48 hours.
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    “This separation seems a sad crime” (from “Call N Return (Say That You’re Into Me)”)

  10. When you try to get them back.
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    “I’ve got a letter I would like to send / It’s lacking strings of words with punctuation at the end” (from “Dear Jamie ... Sincerely Me”)

  11. When you meet someone new.
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    “We’re having fun but something tells me I miss someone” (from “Call N Return (Say That You’re Into Me)”)

  12. When you accept it's over.
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    “Thanks for a summer I’ll always remember” (from “Bonnie Taylor Shakedown”)

  13. When you finally move on.
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    “You deserve every grin that you get” (from “Two Weeks in Hawaii”)