10 Days Late

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"10 Days Late"
Third Eye Blind - 10 Days Late.jpg
Single by Third Eye Blind
from the album Blue
Released March 2000
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:05
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s) Stephan Jenkins
Arion Salazar
Third Eye Blind singles chronology
"Never Let You Go"
"10 Days Late"
"Deep Inside of You"

"Never Let You Go"
"10 Days Late"
"Deep Inside of You"

"10 Days Late" is a song by the American alternative rock band Third Eye Blind. It was released in March 2000 as the third single from the band's 1999 album Blue. It peaked at #21 on the Alternative Songs chart. A music video was shot for the single.


"10 Days Late" was written by band members Stephan Jenkins and Arion Salazar.[1] The song is about a friend of Jenkins who had gotten his girlfriend pregnant at a young age; Jenkins was the baby's godfather.[2]

According to Jenkins: "This [song] is more than just a modern rock hit about menstruation. It's sort of acknowledging how life is going to come along, and your status quo will be interrupted. It's gonna happen."[2]


"10 Days Late" was released as the third single from Third Eye Blind's 1999 album, Blue.[3][4] It was also included on the band's 2006 compilation album, A Collection.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"10 Days Late" spent 10 weeks on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart. It peaked at #21 on June 17, 2000.[1]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was directed by Francis Lawrence and was shot in March 2000.[3] It features the band performing the song in a living room.[6]


Chart (2000) Peak
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[1] 21


  1. ^ a b c "10 Days Late - Third Eye Blind". billboard.com. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Pesselnick, Jill. "The Modern Age". Billboard, July 8, 2000, p. 77.
  3. ^ a b Gottlieb, Meridith. "Third Eye Blind 'Late' For New Video". mtv.com, April 20, 2000. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  4. ^ "Blue - Third Eye Blind". allmusic.com. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "A Collection - Third Eye Blind". allmusic.com. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  6. ^ "Third Eye Blind - Ten Days Late (Official Music Video) HD" on YouTube, July 20, 2010. Retrieved June 26, 2011.

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