13 lyrics that totally work as pickup lines

Lyrics don’t only work as tweets and Instagram captions, you can use them in real life, too, in your own love endeavors—as long as you pick the right ones. Lucky for you, we compiled some of the best and brightest lyrical lines from your faves in the scene—that are ripe for romance. Buckle up, memorize these bad boys, and get ready to kiss! Something’s in the air…

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Taking Back Sunday “You’re So Last Summer”

Lyric: “The truth is you could slit my throat/And with my one last gasping breath I’d apologize for bleeding on your shirt”
Why it works: You’d literally die for this person! That’s love, man.
How to use it: Ideally, the person you’re using this on is a little morbid and will be into the idea of a cemetery date, or something.

Secondhand Serenade “Fall For You”

Lyric: “Tonight will be the night that I will fall for you over again/Don’t make me change my mind/I won’t live to see another day/I swear it’s true/Because a girl like you is impossible to find”
Why it works: Pretty much all Secondhand Serenade songs fall under the pickup-line umbrella, but this slice of sentimentality takes the cake.
How to use it: When you’re asking someone for a moonlit stroll. Can you feel the romance?

Fall Out Boy “Just One Yesterday”

Lyric: “Anything you say can and will be held against you/So only say my name”
Why it works: You’re asking another person to hold you, more or less — but like, sexily.
How to use it: When you’re looking for a short-term fling.

All Time Low “Your Bed”

Lyric: “So take me to your bed/And we can mess around”
Why it works: There’s no metaphor here. It’s all about getting it on.
How to use it: While listening to this song in your significant other’s bedroom, ideally. Anywhere else is just completely inappropriate, probably?

Panic! At The Disco “Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off”

Lyric: “Let’s get these teen hearts beating faster, faster”
Why it works: This is assuming you’re both teenagers, or are at the very least young at heart. Whatever the case, who could say no?
How to use it: Before asking your crush to Warped Tour.

Twenty One Pilots “Tear In My Heart”

Lyric: “The songs on the radio are okay/But my taste in music is your face!”
Why it works: You’re telling another person that they’re better than even the most popular songs, and that’s sweet as heck.
How to use it: While asking someone out on a record shopping date.

Blink-182 “First Date”

Lyric: “When you smile, I melt inside/I’m not worthy of a minute of your time”
Why it works: Honestly, most of “First Date” works as a pickup line. Other options: “Is it cool if I hold your hand? Is it wrong if I think it’s lame to dance?” and “I dread the thought of our very first kiss/A target that I’m probably gonna miss.” Desperation doesn’t work on everyone, but these are definitely the sweet kind of nervous.
How to use it: When your crush loves nerds and on your way to a science museum.


Green Day “Last Night On Earth”

Lyric: “You are the moonlight of my life every night/Giving all my love to you/My beating heart belongs to you”
Why it works: Name a more romantic song; we’ll wait. The world is ending and our pal Billie Joe Armstrong professes his eternal flame of love? Yes, please.
How to use it: When the world is ending, and you need to profess your love, duh.

Pierce The Veil “Besitos”

Lyric: “You’re my favorite explosion”
Why it works: The song, as a whole, isn’t the most positive (and we really won’t ruin it for you), but the line is sweet and saucy.
How to use it: When asking out an edgy crush, a person who has an appreciation for the darker things in life.

Motionless In White “Synthetic Love”

Lyric: “Unlace your body, I want total control”
Why it works: Can you think of anything more intimate than entering someone’s unlaced body? It’s kinda gross, but mostly sexy—in a goth way.
How to use it: When asking out a zombie, probably.

New Years Day “Scream”

Lyric: “I can make your dreams come true”
Why it works: The lyrics get a lot more explicit from there, but this line is nothing but suggestive. You can imagine what they’re referring to…
How to use it: When you’re real confident.

State Champs “Perfect Score”

Lyric: “We’re not as alone as we would like to be/So take me to a place where it’s just you and me”
Why it works: Nothing is more romantic than wanting to be alone with someone, right?
How to use it: When asking someone to join you for a one-on-one picnic.

Hey Violet “Brand New Moves”

Lyric: “Since the last time we danced I learned some brand new moves/Since the last time we kissed I learned a thing or two”
Why it works: You’re immediately sending out a message of dancing and kissing… You know something is about to happen!
How to use it: When sending that late-night text to that ex you’re not totally over yet, who’s (hopefully) not over you, either.