Song of the Day #3,568: ‘Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)’ – Bleachers

Soundtrack curation is a hip job these days, whether it’s Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther, Justim Timberlake’s Trolls or Lorde’s Hunger Games. The most recent example of a hit-maker focusing on the big screen is Bleacher’s Jack Antonoff’s work on Love, Simon.

Love, Simon is a charming romantic comedy that has taken on greater meaning because it is, amazingly, the first major studio film to feature a gay teen as its protagonist. And it’s good, not just groundbreaking.

Antonoff includes a few songs by his band Bleachers, new tunes by Khalid and Troye Sivan, and some classic Whitney Houston and Jackson 5 hits.

The film’s theme song is ‘Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song),’ also by Bleachers, an exuberant track that feels like Paul Simon crossed with The Velvet Underground.

[Verse 1]
Fake young when we met
Everything seemed alright
Like children sing on the sidewalk
Cut straight through the moonlight

[Pre-Chorus 1]
But how I love those days we didn’t get out of bed
Left your taste in my mouth
Your strange voice in my head

[Chorus]
Oh, I wanna hear it again
Cause back then we were caught in a love song so loud, oh yeah
No not so typical love song
Cause it hurt us again and again
So sang that I really need you so bad, oh yeah
No not so typical love song
Cause it hurt us again and again

[Post-Chorus]
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, hey
La, la, la, la, la
Ok look out

[Verse 2]
You’d leave the cities and chase bullet holes
That’s actually star light
And in those rare moments you and I were brilliant
We were gonna be alright

[Pre-Chorus 2]
But god I loved those days we couldn’t get out of bed
Left your taste in my mouth
All your words in my head

[Chorus]
And now I wanna hear it again
Cause back then we were caught in a love song so loud, oh yeah
No not so typical love song
Cause it hurt us again and again
So sang that I really need you so bad, oh yeah
No not so typical love song
Cause it hurt us again and again, woo

[Post-Chorus]
Sha, la, la, la, la, la, la
Sha, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Sha, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, so bad, oh yeah
Sha, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

[Outro]
1, 2, 3, 4
I wanna be alright
I wanna be alright
I wanna be alright with my baby tonight
I wanna be alright
I wanna be alright
I wanna be alright with my baby tonight, oh yeah
So sang that I really need you so bad, oh yeah
No not so typical love song
Cause it hurt us again and again

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,568: ‘Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)’ – Bleachers

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’m so pleased this movie has been so well received, and the soundtrack, including this song, was very good.

  2. willedare says:

    I agree. My sweetheart and I went to see it to support a major movie about a gay teenager and were happily surprised by some of the plot twists — especially by who ended up sharing the view from the top of the ferris wheel. Thanks for sharing this song!

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