"Love Story" as written by and Mike Burkett....
Partly owned tuder house
Wooden white picket fence
Mother waits for father
In a backless dress
Hardly used a diaphram
Put back into its case
A one way trip down memory lane
As she awaits
I don't want to know
Cheat me

I don't want to know
Children play in the yard
Mother stares at the wall
Father says he's gonna be back late
So don't wait up
About a quater to 3
Father stares at the wall
Stained thicker than water
Who's gonna clean it up

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"Love Story" as written by Mike Burkett

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    General Commentlyrically i think this is the best song fat mike ever wrote. it sticks a cruel twist on the mythic suburban white picket fence life. It is a bent version of the 1950s sitcom.
    Ange*Gaucheon July 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a couple that have been married for a while, the wife wanted to do something romantic, but her husband who cheats on her, comes home late from being out all night with his mistress. He came home to find that after a long night of thinking about her life, she had shot herself in the head while wearing her most seductive dress. The housewife is no longer around, who's gonna clean up the mess? Such a great sad song, one of Mike's finest
    met_the_declineon June 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree with met the decline.i don't think it's the dad that shoots himself. the mother wants to spend time with the father (waiting in a backless dress), but never does (hardly used diaphragm). she knows he's cheating on her, but pretends like nothing happens, (i don't wanna know, cheat me). finally, when the father comes back (about a quarter to 3) and he finds that his wife has killed herself (stained thicker than water).
    thankgoditsmondayon April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg this is a mad song.... AND NO1 HAS VEIWED IT very disapointing!!!~!
    kamikaze_foolon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm with kamikaze fool. this song is awesome. although it may be obvious, i'm going to go ahead and give my interpretation of the song. seems to be a relationship falling apart. i'm guessing "father" shoots himself, judging by a wall stained "thicker than water." i guess slashed wrists could leave a wall bloody, but a self inflicted gun shot wound seems a bit more likely. "i don't want to know, cheat me" seems to be an ignorance is bliss line. the writer would rather be cheated with a happy family image than see that it is falling apart. yeah. i'm a moron.
    subverted0on June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song...its like viewing a family thats totally oposite of the happy black and white tv family like leave it to beaver....this song really rocks.
    spxafixnofxx420xgirlon July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDECLINE IS RIGHT. so is thank god dude.
    I must say a splendid song, a bit arty too.
    paedroughon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think decline and thankgoditsmonday's right... english isn't my mothers thoung but when i looked up Diaphragm i suposed it has something to do with sex (?), but it's hardly used so the relationshpit can't be that good.. at first i didn't think the song was that deep.. but now i can almoast se it when i close my eyes, the children is playing in the yard, and the mother just stairing to the wall, she know's that he's lying about why he's beeing late, she don't want that life so she shots herself..sad
    algifarion June 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYour diaphram is the muscle beneath your lungs that you use to breathe

    Hardly used diaphram = Not much physical activity?
    milkmanon December 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdiaphram is a contraceptive. ie. like the condom for but for women. So yeah, she wasnt having any sex with her husband.

    I dont know, but this song sounds alot like something nirvana would do, at least the first half because it goes really fast. Even fat mikes sounds abit like kurt (as close as he can i guess) when hes singing slow, but then again i dont like nirvana and i love this song.
    Logan55on February 12, 2005   Link

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