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Not the Boy Next Door
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Album: Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Three
Released: May 1, 2012
By: Cast of The Boy from Oz
Sung by: Kurt Hummel with Brittany Pierce, Mercedes Jones, and Tina Cohen-Chang
Place: The April Rhodes Civic Pavilion
Episode: Choke

Not the Boy Next Door from The Boy from Oz is featured in Choke, the eighteenth episode of Season Three. It is sung by Kurt with Brittany, Mercedes, and Tina as back-up.

He performs this as his NYADA audition piece for Carmen, the dean of the college. He originally plans to audition with The Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera, but Carmen appears unimpressed by his choice, and at the last minute he changes his song choice.

He switches gears at the beginning of his audition, clearly having planned this as a possible back-up. His Phantom costume is revealed to be a tear-away early in the performance, revealing his black formal shirt and tight gold lamé pants underneath. Carmen is incredibly pleased with Kurt's quick change and him taking a risk by changing his audition song.

Lyrics

Kurt:
Comin' home used to feel so good
I'm a stranger now in my neighborhood
I've seen the world at a faster pace
And I'm comin' now from a diff'rent place

Though I may look the same way to you
Underneath there is somebody new

I am not the boy next door
I don't belong like I did before
Nothin' ever seems like it used to be
You can have your dreams, but you can't have me

Oh, I can't come back there anymore
'Cause I am not the boy next door

You've been savin' those souvenirs,
Faded photographs from our foolish years
We made plans, but they're wearin' thin
And they don't work out 'cause I don't fit in

And those mem'ries will just weigh me down
'Cause I got no place to keep 'em uptown

I am not (Tina, Brittany, and Mercedes: do do) the boy next door (Tina, Brittany, and Mercedes: do do)
I don't belong (Tina, Brittany and Mercedes: do do) like I did before
Nothin' ever seems like it used to be
You can have your dreams, but you can't have me

Kurt with Tina, Brittany, and Mercedes:
Oh, I can't go back there anymore
'Cause I am not the boy next door

Kurt (Tina, Brittany, and Mercedes):
I'm not sorry for just bein' me
But if you'd look past the past you could see
That I am not
(You are not)
(The boy next door)
(You don't belong)

Kurt:
Nothin' ever seems like it used to be
You can have your dreams, oh, but you can't have me

Kurt with Tina, Brittany, and Mercedes:
I can't go back there anymore
'Cause I am not (Tina, Brittany, and Mercedes: You are not)
I am not (Tina, Brittany, and Mercedes: You are not)
I am not the boy next door

Trivia

  • Tina, Brittany, and Mercedes are wearing the same gold dresses in this song as they did when performing the Journey Medley in Journey. This outfit was also worn on The X-Factor during their performance of Don't Stop Believin'.

Errors

  • At the beginning of the performance, Rachel sits in the audience next to Blaine and Will with bangs and a black dress when moments before, she had curly hair and a white dress. The change would be impossible in such a small period of time. (Although she was wearing a wig ready to come on in this song, but she is ready for Don't Rain on My Parade).

Gallery

Videos

The Boy From Oz - Not the boy next door(02:35)
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Glee-Not The Boy Next Door (Full Performance)(02:09)
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Glee - Not The Boy Next Door(02:22)
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