Fan Theories

Name: Mandy
Email: thirdebluver@aol.com
Theory:

I think the song Good for you is about a stalker. Stalkers never think that what they are doing is bad. He wants, whoever the person he is stalking, to like him. Like, "my smile will not mislead you". The stalker thinks he is the best mate for that person, and all he wants to do is "be there for the things your going through".


Name: Derrick
Email: mailme85@yahoo.com
Theory:

I totally disagree with the theory that the song is about a stalker. I think its more about a woman who is extremely self-centered. Stephan repeats one line in which this self-centeredness of this woman is highlighted, "Even on the nights when I don't know where my life should go, is it good for you." He is at a crossroads and all that matters to this girl is herself. I could be so far off with this theory, I haven't researched it or anything, it's just what makes sense to me.


Name: Bernadette
Email: teb729@aol.com
Theory:

This song is actually kind of cool the more you listen to it. i dont think this song is about a stalker at all.i think hes talking to someone that hes loved a long time but never really told, so she doesnt love him.when he says "my smile will not mislead you" it kinda means that hes gotten really good at hiding how he feels so theres no way she'll ever know the truth. "cuz i've been alone, my faith turned to stone" is implying that hes had this bottled up for so long that it wouldnt matter if he did tell her. throughout the whole song it kinda seems like hes saying "dont mind me, im just here." hes lonely without her but he kinda acts happy so that no one will know:"everything is fine, im lonely all the time".and i think hes kinda angry at himself for not saying anything and at her for never noticing or guessing:"all i wanna do is be there for the things that your going through, is that good for you?"i think he kinda blames stuff on her and his lack of courage:"u haunt my nights when i dont know where my life should go".basically, she surrounds him and he cant help getting mad that he cant bring himself to tell her the truth.whoa, i just made that up as i was typing it!


Name: Jessica
Email: Zodaic3ebluez@aol.com
Theory:

I think the song Good For You is about trying to conince this person that your intentions are true that you wont hurt them ex. "My smile will not mislead you" that you just want a connection with them ex. "all I wanna do is be there for the things that your going threw" But at the same time you have this outstanding need to be with them ex. "You roll me out I go wild with doubt I grab at you, I can't stop grabbing at you".


Name: Kait
Email: kaycrescent9@cs.com
Theory:

"be there for the things your going through", meaning you just wanna let some1 know it's ok, you can come to me, i'll listen and be sympathetic and all that good sh!t.


Name: Dan
Email: Oonnerkid1387@aol.com
Theory:

I think this song is a concerned friend trying to help another troubled friend. "All i want to do is be there for the things that you're going through" a quote i would use to help a friend


Name: Danielle
Email: Chicagodiva8@aol.com
Theory:

I totally disagree with Mandy and here are my reasons: "Hey, will you stay awhile, My smile will not mislead you, Cause I've been alone, And my faith turned to stone, Still there's something in you, I believe in."

I think how it begins is that it is a breaking friendship because he brought up the idea of going further and making it a relationship. He's asking her to stay longer and talk this out, because he sees something deep down inside of her, that gives him hope and he believes in her, that she has potential to get a long way and he want to help her.

"A wind it starts to blow, I'm taken in your undertow."

He is saying that she holds so much power over him if she only knew. He's wrapped around her little finger because she says things different than what he expects and makes him think, and he just falls more and more in love with her.

"All I want to do is be there for the things that you're going through, Is that good for you, Is that good for you. You haunt my nights when I don't know wehre my life should go."

She is constantly on his mind, and he just wants the best for her, which he believes he is, but not as a stalker, but as a relationship based off a friendship.

"My smile will not mislead you. And roll with me. I go wild with doubt, I grab at you, I can't stop grabbing at you, Cause I feel you cross my mind in disarray, Intoxicated ricochet, There's nothing wrong, Just don't take too long.

He is saying now you know exactly what my feelings are, come take me up on it, because he believes that there is soemthing that they have that will keep the fire burning within for both of them. She crosses his mind in disarray because he is so confused as to whether it was smart to tell her his feelings and they constantly are going in cirles. He says he can bare it, but just please make up your mind quickly because he really loves her and will treat her as she should be.


Name: Stanton
Email: stantonshek@aol.com
Theory:

This songs about either a rapist or stalker. In the demo Hungry all the time kinda gives out a sexual feeling that takes the record versio - a stalker to a rapist. In the record it's definally a stalker. Hey child please stay awhile kinda points to the direction of a child molester but I think it's more stalkish.

Good For You

Hey, will you stay awhile
My smile will not mislead you,
Cause I've been alone,
And my faith turned to stone,
Still there's something in you,
I believe in,
Close to the pierce,
I go wild and fierce,
Still I let you be,
I feel you next to me,
'Cause outside I feel,
A wind it starts to blow,
I'm taken in your undertow.
Everything is fine
But I'm lonely all the time,
All I want to do is be there for the things that you're going through,
Is that good for you,
Is that good for you.
You haunt my nights when I don't know where my life should go,
Is that good for you,
Hey, child please stay awhile.
My smile will not mislead you.
And roll me out.
I go wild with doubt,
I grab at you,
I can't stop grabbing at you,
Cause I feel you cross my mind in disarray,
Intoxicated ricochet,
There's nothing wrong,
Just don't take too long,
All I want to do is be there
For the things that you're going through.
Is that good for you,
Is that good for you.
You haunt my nights when I don't know where my life should go,
Is that good for you.

Song Info

Musicians:

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

Can Be Found On:

Third Eye Blind, 1997

Alternative Versions

Third Eye Blind, 1997

Band Comments:

"This is a gothic rock song about being a Stalker." - Stephan Jenkins