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
Writer(s) Stephan Jenkins
Arion Salazar
Third Eye Blind singles chronology
"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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