Fan Theories

Name: Tras
Email: map311@aol.com
Theory:

Stephan says this song was written by placing himself in the perspective of a teenager who's girlfriend becomes pregnant. The lyrics are self explanatory after that...


Name: Rene
Email:
Theory:

It is very obvious 10 Days Late has to do with a girl and a guy, who hace been "intimate", and she has something to tell him. She has missed her period by ten days and now she thinks she is pregnant. I can hear the uncertainty in Stephan's voice. He is singing "Give me a minute to figure out my state." Meaning his state of mind. Also "The bicycles go passing by" thing, it sort of represents in our times of frailness we remeber silly details of life. Another lyric "Your eyes look at me for what to do, I can't lie, I don't know." You know he is confused his situation. The choir sings on how not to leave the girl and blessings will come to him. Lastly, some irony in "funny how she always cried out daddy", while having sex, she called him daddy, and now he really will be one. i love this song, you can really feel for the characters.


Name: Kohlë
Email: punkpenguin31@aol.com
Theory:

This song is about a guy who's just found out his girlfriend's knocked-up and he's just thinking about how this will change his life.


Email: Redhotchilliboy@mr-potatohead.com
Theory:

My theroy is that it's about a girlfriend who is ten days late for her periods, and he relizes that his life is gonna change if his girlfriend is pregnant. It's about fearing the fact that your girlfriend is pregnant


Name: Ryan
Email: Ryan1319@juno.com
Theory:

This song is about an unmarried couple or two people who decided to have casual sex. "She's got something big to tell me", well that something "big" is that she is pregnant with his baby. 10 days late is referring to her menstral cycle. It is also ironic because in the song there is a line that says "funny how she always cried out daddy" and now he is going to be the daddy of the baby. And "boy your life got complicated" is another example of how life is going to change. Many people know someone like this and I am glad Jenkins writes a song about it because it is a very serious issue


Name: Travis Morgenstern
Email: Kidjock43@cs.com
Theory:

I was at BFD in june and Stephan opened up this song by saying this song's about fucking, and the consequences."


Name: jamie
Email: harmlesstigerrrr@hotmail.com
Theory:

This song is about two young people who fell in love, and now the girl is pregnant (ten days late for menstration). And now they need to figure out what to do, but the guy does'nt know (blue eyes looked at me for what to do, I can't lie, I dont know!)


Name: Andrew
Email: andrewde_lange@hotmail.com
Theory:

It's about Stephan's godchildren. "Funny how she always cried out 'Daddy, I got a big surprise', she said 'I'm in trouble now and it cannot wait'" - talkin about a kid obviously.


Name: Tom
Email: tborrell@hotmail.com
Theory:

this song is totally about finding out that your girl is late. then talks about trying to deal with it. "give me a minute now to figure out my state" then the chior comes in "time has come for you to choose, baby daddies keep your boo" there they are thinking about abortion, but they do't want to, they want to keep their boo. then the girl is looking to the guy for what to do, and he doesn't know. when he is first told she is late, the guy is in shock. he kinda fades out and notices other things "low ride bycicles go cruzin' by, I laugh I don't even know why." that is pretty much it.


Name: Tiana
Email: jenkins186@home.com
Theory:

"she's ten days late" - uh.. how can you not pick up that he got his gf knocked up big time and her period is late? Haha. So yea, thats my really thoughtful theory.


Name: Bart
Email: Bart.Keller@home.com
Theory:

I think the reason this song has no meassages or theories is because it is so obvious. The Girl is 10 days past her period, she's pregnant. The narrator is fine with it, at first "I can't wait to see this through" But by the end of the song he is sadly walking away "I walk away oh no, don't go". His concius is yelling at him right then but he ignores it and leaves the girl behind.


Name: shaked
Email: shaked_100@yahoo.com
Theory:

It's obviously about a guy who got his girl pregnant - "She's ten days late". I've read it's not Stephan's personal experience but it happened to a friend of his so he wrote the song. I've read it again today and I think the guy leaves the girl at the end "I walk away but, oh no Don't go..." I can't prove it by the lyrics but I got the feeling the bastard took off. Anyway, it's not saying clearly what happens at the end but it's a story of a guy whom his girl is pregnant.


Name: Toria
Email: Toria_54@hotmail.com
Theory:

I think that it's about his girlfriend being pregnant and just finding out about that. He has to think about what he's gonna do. "Time has come for you to choose. Baby daddies keep your boo. Many blessings come to you. Baby daddy keep your boo."


Name: Pepper
Theory:

Certainly it's about a guy dealing with hearing his girlfriend is pregnant. I don't think Stephan depicts this guy as deeply in love with her. When he says he can't wait to see this through, I'm thinking he wants it aborted, and forgotten. He doesn't want to deal with it, and looks to the ocean for answers, and escape. Calling out for daddy during sex suggests she's looking for someone to take care of her, and he's not that. He was enjoying the good time, and that's it. It was nice to know you, but see ya. I'll remember you pregnant - hey that's pretty. I think this is a message for women who think they are in a real, loving comitted relationship, and share the most intimate part of themselves, and coming up short when reality hits them in the face. Sex like drugs are alot like playing Russian Roulette. You may not get pregnant or addicted the first time, but you never know, and if you keep it up your bound to get something you did not expect or want (at least while you're young, and on you're own) No one wants to have an abortion, but when you find you're life is about to be responsible for another existence for the rest of its life, and you're not ready to be responsible for your own it seems like a reasonable solution. However, it's the woman who feels the guilt, and shame, and trama. Stephan is showing a typical male response to a typical male having casual sex, and or being in a relationship that is about sex, and not true, passionate, committed love.

10 Days Late

Click your heals
And feel you come for me
Care free, she's got something big to tell me
At the ocean
Talk back at the ocean
There's no simple way
To let you know
Funny how she always cried out daddy
I got a big surprise, she said
I'm in trouble now
and it cannot wait
She's ten days late
Boy, your life got complicated
Well I can't wait
To see this through
She's ten days late
Ten days late
Low ride bicycles go cruising by
I laugh
I don't even know why
Talk back at the ocean
Consequence and ozone
Catch a glow
Oh no, baby, oh no no
Give me a minute now
To figure out my state
Oh I know
She's ten days late
And I don't know
Where to take it
But it's still great
Knowing you
She's ten days late
Ten days late

Time has come for you to choose
Baby daddies keep your boo
Many blessings come to you
Baby daddy keep your boo

Your eyes look to me for what to do
I can't lie
I don't know
At the ocean
Talk back at the ocean
No one’s laughing
Now what do I say
I walk away but, oh no
Don't go
At the ocean
Talk back at the ocean
Give me a minute now
To figure out my state
She's ten days late
And I'm never going to fade it
I guess I'll always be
Knowing you
Crawl up the bedpost!

Song Info

Musicians:

Kevin Cadogan: Guitar
Brad Hargreaves: Drums
Stephan Jenkins: Songwriter, Percussion, Vocals
Arion Salazar: Songwriter, Bass, Vocals, Percussion, Theremin

Can Be Found On:

Blue, 1999
No official CD Single released, but there is a promo disk out with a radio edit version of the song.

Alternative Versions
  • 10 Days Late (radio edit)

Blue, 1999

Band Comments:

"I have these godchildren now, that yknow, the song 10 Days late is written about". - Stephan Jenkins