"Broken Bones" as written by Bradley Daymond Ralph and Christopher John Sheppard....
Let me tell you darling I've been high most of my life,
And a dream is just a wish that a heart makes,
I used to sell ya, sell ya, sell ya only things you could find in a drugstore.
People used to tell me, tell me, tell me, just what kind of high they were looking for.
Take a ride on a purple airplane,
Honey I don't know when I'll be back again.

Cause I got broken bones,
Not from the sticks and stones but from the names that you call me.
I got broken bones,
Not from the sticks and stones but from the names that you call me.

Hey you got the picture do you know what I mean,
I'm the fire baby and you're the gasoline.
You like my characteristics, you like my stones,
Call me all the names you say and break my bones.

Well let me tell you I've been high most of my life,
And a dream is just a wish that a heart makes,
I used to sell ya, sell ya, sell ya only things you could find in a drugstore.
People used to tell me, tell me, tell me, just what kind of high they were looking for.
Take a ride on a purple airplane,
Honey I don't know when I'll be back again.

Cause I got broken bones,
Not from the sticks and stones but from the names that you call me.
I got broken bones
Not from the sticks and stones but from the names that you call me.

Hey you got the picture do you know what I mean,
I'm the fire baby and you're the gasoline.
You like my characteristics, you like my stones,
Call me all the names and say break my bones.

Take a ride on a purple airplane,
Honey I don't know when I'll be back again.

Let me tell you darling I've been high most of my life,
And a dream is just a wish that a heart makes,
I used to sell ya, sell ya, sell ya all the things you could find in a drugstore.
People used to tell me, tell me, tell me, just what kind of high they were looking for.
Take a ride on a purple airplane,
Honey I don't know when I'll be back again.


Lyrics submitted by ChrissyTina

"Broken Bones" as written by Christopher John Sheppard Bradley Daymond Ralph

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    General Commenti have no clue what this mean. shes talking about being a dealer and then getting hurt by this guy... ok what? random?
    ChrissyTinaon May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSometimes singers just write songs that don't mean anything..
    PunKinDrubliCon September 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, this song sounds like it is about being in pain. Words and verbal abuse can hurt as much as any other kind. And, some people escape that pain with drugs. "I've been high most of my life." And the person wants to get out of this self-destructive situation "a dream is just a wish that a heart makes" but feels hopeless and without any choice in the matter.
    tannicferon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about somebody who takes drugs and deals them, to escape pain, i think they have been mentally abused so they take drugs to esape to the pain. 'Take a ride on a purple airplane, honey i don't know when i'll be back again'. I think thats referring to getting 'high' and escaping far away. 'People used to tell me what kind of high they were looking for' i think refers to what sort of drugs they want to buy. I think the 'i'm the fire your the gasoline' is referring to her and the person, but this person mentally abuses her so she takes drugs to escape that. I love the 'A dream is just a wish that the heart makes' very very creative but i'm not sure where this comes into the song meaning. But ye thats my vie won what it means maybe i'm wrong these are metaphores for a deeper meaning.
    mixedtasteinmusicon May 01, 2008   Link

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