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  • NOTE: Since no official lyric publication of this song exists, the following lyrics may contain errors.

When I was thirteen, I liked the boys on the TV show
Teen Beat posters pasted up my window
And I took them to the bedroom in my mind

When I was fourteen, I liked the girls in the punk rock bands
That sexy lady, Lorna Doom, she was my man
And I took her to the closet in my mind

I think I’m lonely, but I like it this way
She thinks she’s lonely, but she likes it this way
I guess I’m lonely, but I’m comfortable this way
I know I’m lonely, but I like myself

When I was fifteen, I liked the boys with the rap
Shooting me with their BBs and all that fucked up crap
And I took them to the Valley in my mind

When I was sixteen, I liked man with the stand-up bass
Talking slow in that big smoky place
And I took him to the joint in my mind

I think I’m lonely, but I like it this way
She thinks she’s lonely, but she likes it this way
I guess I’m lonely, but I’m comfortable this way
I know I’m lonely, but I like myself

When I was seventeen, I liked the ladies in the ad
Struttin’ swiftly what I know I never had
And I took ’em to the Paris in my mind

Now I’m eighteen, I like the ones without a face
Gettin’ off in that really dirty place
And I take them to Western, or is it Vine?

I think I’m lonely, but I like it this way
She thinks she’s lonely, but she likes it this way
I guess I’m lonely, but I’m comfortable this way
I know I’m lonely, but I like myself

Nineteen, shit
Twenty, peaked
Twenty-one, I ain’t done
So I take them to Western, or is it Vine?

I think I’m lonely, but I like it this way
She thinks she’s lonely, but she likes it this way
I guess I’m lonely, but I’m comfortable this way
I know I’m lonely, but I like myself
Myself
Myself

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