"Pale Green Stars" as written by Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya and Greg Eklund....
Amanda is in love with the sight of the moon
She's got pale green stars in her room
Right above her bed
Put them on the ceiling
Leave on the light
When the sun goes down then the stars might shine
Shining in the dark
Skinny little girl in her room alone
She's got hell to spare in her home
If you can call it a home
Doesn't want to be like anybody else
When no one is around she talks to herself
I can hear her in the night
Hey, hey yeah
It's hard on a girl
When the blood won't come when it ought to come
It's hard on a girl
When you try to walk around on the shaky ground
Hey, hey
Daddy's going away
Scared little girl watching Aladdin on TV
Amanda always cries when you yell at me
Yeah, please don't yell at me
Climb up all the stairs
Close the door
Doesn't want to hear us fighting anymore
Yeah, better call it a day
Hey, hey yeah
It's hard on a young girl
She thinks it's all her fault when it all goes wrong
It's hard on a grown man too
See my baby crying at the window calling out my name
Hey, hey
Daddy's going away
She's got pale green stars in her room


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"Pale Green Stars" as written by Craig Montoya Art Alexakis

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    General Commenti interpretted the part about "the blood wont come when it ought to come" as a girl getting pregnant since she isnt getting her period anymore
    wackydeli3on March 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou people are so dumb! ok as a little girl that went through the same thing..well almost exactly the same thing. the song is about a girl barley entering her teens dealing with puberty as well as he dad leaving. SHe cries when her mom yells at him and she crys for him when he leaves and it hurt him to see his daughter be in pain. Jeez no one died and no one is pregnut
    babydefon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah whoever thinks the dads died they're foolish. It's a girl coping with the animosity between her mother and father. Blood won't come means because of the constant fighting -(amanda always cries when you yell at me)- shes feels its her fault -(she thinks it's all her fault when it all goes wrong)- and she feels depressed so shes trying to cut herself or along those lines. Definitly about a divorce or feud between parents which results in the father just walking out and the effect on the daughter.
    cball911on January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song didn't really apply to me until a few days ago. I mean, it did in a way because my dad disowned me when I was fourteen and right around that time my mom split with the boyfriend she'd had since I was seven. Neither of them have talked to me since except for a two-minute conversation with my dad during which I hung up on him.
    But now my mom and stepdad are getting a divorce and this explains exactly how I feel. I'm seventeen, almost eighteen now, and been fatherless basically my whole life. Now that I've got a stepdad who I love, I don't want to lose that family thing I've always wanted. My stepdad's been more of a father than I've ever had and I don't want him to go away now. But for now, all I can do is turn up Everclear so that I can't hear them fighting and they can't hear me crying.
    Scared little girl
    Watching Aladdin on TV
    Amanda always cries
    When you yell at me

    Yeah- please don't yell at me

    Climb up all those stairs
    Close the door
    Doesn't want to
    Hear us fighting anymore
    And I think the "The blood won't come when it oughta come" is a cutting reference. I remember when I used to cut myself, I couldn't make myself bleed sometimes and I can't quite tell you why but it hurt. It was almost like something was wrong--a normal response wasn't occuring. It's like blood won't drip when it should and love doesn't work when it ought to work. It could also be a metaphor of some sort. Like you're too numb to bleed, cry or feel. I really don't know for sure, but those are some of my favorite lines in the song.
    Also, I really love Art's voice. I mean, it's always wonderful, but it's very emotional in this song. Especially on "Please don't yell at me". That line always gets me.
    devilslittlesisteron June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat does he mean when he says "When the blood won't come"? I have an idea, but I'm curious what others are thinking.
    Apploon June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think its like shes tryin to kill herself bc her parents are getting divorced and they fight all the time and she thinks its all her fault that her dad's leaving but um ya i dont know if thats right or anything but oh well its all good....
    CutePunkGirl1504on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThat's what I had thought too, although I had not looked deep enough to notice that th girl's dad is dead. It makes sense now, though, thanks!

    Do you suppose that Amanda is an alias for Anabella? And that maybe he was thinking about killing himself and the consequences it might have on Ana?
    Apploon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is about his wife and daughter, yes - when the blood won't come when it's supposed to means about her finding out she was pregnant.
    World of Noiseon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentohhhh... silly me, heh!
    Apploon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe dad is dead? I always saw it as the father was leaving because the parents got a divorce, hence "Doesn't want to
    Hear us fighting anymore" and "It's hard on a grown man too
    See my baby crying at the window
    Calling out my name " Is him leaving because his wife divorced him.
    ArsenicTeaon March 27, 2003   Link

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