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John Hughes Movie Lyrics - Maisie Peters


Soundtrack: How to Date Billy Walsh

Song Lyrics

John Hughes Movie Song Lyrics


[Verse]
This wasn't how it's supposed to go
I should be the one you're dancing with
Spinning with a vodka Coke
Everybody at my fingertips
I was gonna get my coat
And baby, you were meant to follow me
And I was gonna act surprised
Even though I'd know you wanted me

It's not like I've been crying, no
There's just smoke in my eyes

'Cause this ain't no John Hughes movie
Where the girl gets the guy
You look right through me
Every time you walk by
I keep waiting for the heartbreak music
That's never gonna come
'Cause if you don't want me
Then you're not the one

Sitting on a bathroom floor
Tryna get my composure back
Think I built it up too tall
Knew I should've worn my Adidas
Maybe if I'd reined it in
You wouldn't wanna kiss somebody else
And you don't owe me anything
So I'm just gonna walk home by myself

And it's not like I've been crying, no
There's just smoke in my eyes

'Cause this ain't no John Hughes movie
Where the girl gets the guy
You look right through me
Every time you walk by
I keep waiting for the heartbreak music
That's never gonna come
'Cause if you don't want me
Then you're not the one

Oh, oh, no, you're not the one
What am I gonna say? What am I gonna do?
All of our stupid friends know that I'm here for you
Guess I misunderstood, thought you liked me too
What am I gonna say? What am I gonna do?
Everyone told me so, don't wait around for you
Guess I misunderstood, thought you liked me too

'Cause this ain't no John Hughes movie
Where the girl gets the guy
You look right through me
Every time you walk by
I keep waiting for the heartbreak music
That's never gonna come
'Cause if you don't want me
Then you're not the one

Oh, oh, then you're not the one
Oh, oh, no, you're not the one

You're not the one, not the one, no
You're not the one, not the one, no
Not the one, no
Oh, oh, no, you're not the one
You're not the one, not the one, no
You're not the one, not the one, no

'Cause if you don't want me
Then you're not the one


April, 30th 2024

Song Facts:



  • Genre: Pop

  • Lyricist: Maisie Peters

  • Composers: Maisie Peters

  • Soundtrack: Featured in the soundtrack for "How to Date Billy Walsh"


Artist Info:


Maisie Peters is a British singer and songwriter, talented with linear storytelling in her lyrics, which are graphically descriptive and relatable. Her music typically blends pop, folk, and indie genres. Peters has been praised for effortlessly conveying the delicate emotional nuances of relationships and the profound impacts of personal growth. This talent has earned her a reputation as an emerging superstar on the contemporary music scene. Her songs often explore themes of young love, heartbreak, and self-discovery, told with cleverness and emotional depth.

Annotations and Meaning:


"John Hughes Movie" by Maisie Peters is a touching song that reflects on the bitter feeling of unrequited love, juxtaposing the real world against the idealized love stories found in films directed by John Hughes, where everything resolves perfectly. The song cleverly contrasts these idealized narratives with the more complex and sometimes painful reality of love.
The lyrics, "This wasn't how it's supposed to go / I should be the one you're dancing with," establish a narrative of expectation versus reality. The protagonist imagines being the center of attention, only to face disappointment when things don't proceed as envisioned. The vivid imagery, such as "Spinning with a vodka Coke / Everybody at my fingertips," emphasizes the initial confidence of the protagonist and her subsequent letdown.
The chorus, "Cause this ain't no John Hughes movie / Where the girl gets the guy / You look right through me / Every time you walk by," underscores the theme of rejection. It highlights the realization that life is not a predictable film script and that emotional outcomes cannot be controlled. The repeated line, "If you don't want me, then you're not the one," signifies a painful but essential acceptance of reality and self-worth, emphasizing that unreciprocated feelings signal that a person is not the right match.
The bridge, "What am I gonna say? What am I gonna do? / All of our stupid friends know that I'm here for you / Guess I misunderstood, thought you liked me too," adds a layer of social anxiety to the personal heartbreak, exposing the protagonist's internal turmoil and embarrassment.
This song effectively captures the complexity of emotional experiences in relationships, contrasting cinematic fantasies with the often harsher realities of personal interactions.

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