Dance Hall Drug

Album: Boys Like Girls (2006)


  • Singer/Guitarist Martin Johnson discussed the motivation behind this song about precocious adolescents: "So many kids are growing up too fast. 13 year olds are giving each other hand jobs in the back of the bus, 14 year olds are already drinking and partying, and kids spend more time worried about growing up and being cool than they do actually growing up and being a kid. This song is basically a lyrical preaching to a 16 year old girl who is stuck wishing she was older, tempted by older guys, sex, grown up situations and drugs. The 'Dance Hall Drug' metaphor is like what ecstasy does to your brain. It gives you a false sense of happiness and reality. In her case, her false sense of happiness is an older, tempting guy, who she doesn't have to give her body up to be happy."

Comments: 2

  • Hannah from Carmel, InI love this song! it is really catchy and this isn't speaking to a girl-it is talking to EVERY girl out there who may be tempted by these things as well. i mean.... seriously. My mom thinks I have a bad tasted in music???????? these kids ROCK!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU GIRLSLIKEBOYS!!!!!!!!
  • Caitlin from Jersey City, NjI love this song!
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