"Potato Girl" as written by and Maida/lanni....
We live, we die
I don't know the reasons we ask why
We hate, we push
Recent tests show we are all misunderstood

Something's seizing
You know you lost your mind
You know we all need saving
She found you late last night
You feel the madness gaining
You know you just can't win
You know this
But I'm just so tired of waking up on the ground
I never knew the girl
And I never knew the world hurt

We beg, we pray
But everything still happens anyway
Something's teasing
Your conscience can't decide
She stopped your will from caving
But left you paranoid

You feel the constant straining
She reappears divine
You noticed
But I'm just so tired of waking up all alone

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    General CommentThis song, I believe, is the finest song I have ever heard. It reminds me of a girl I liked, but never really knew her well. And the world is a savage place, but not realizing it at all until you find out that all is not fair and good. This song could also be about the fact that a girl, once was lost, but found you. A person you never knew was around you.
    EmokidAlexon April 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGaurdian angels, the only thing I can think of when I listen to this song. "She stopped your will from caving, but left you paranoid" I don't think an actual person can do that.
    BipolarBearson May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"You know we all need saving "
    my fav part of the whole song. totally true.
    some-emo-kiDon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite is the first verse. I half agree with Bipolar. I think that some people depend on or love someone so much that, that is the only thing they live for at times. Not wise when they break your heart though.
    TheCatThatPouncedon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think that its about a girl.. but shes an angel.. just like he said he never knew her.
    Sparrow1332on June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes. an angel! "she reappears divine." right!
    dorkalinaon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it is about an angel, it says that "i'm just so tired of waking up all alone" he probably misses being with somebody, and he's hurt by people being mean and cruel, his 'guardian angel' tried to help him out maybe, but it didn't work.

    this is my favorite song by our lady peace.
    RebelPancakeon August 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love Our Lady Peace.

    Some one once told me if everyone in the world had a theme song this would be mine.
    I take that as a compliment.
    CrazyAmandaon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt is one of my favorite songs by OLP, It is about how the world is far from prefect, but there is hope is out there. But why would this song be about a guardian angel, because the lyric "we beg, we pray but everything still happens anyway" seems to suggest that God doe'snt answer our prays, and yet the lyric "she appears divine" does suggest that god is there somehow, through the girl. A bit confusing, but still a very awesome song.
    DropsofRaineon March 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe idea of the girl being an angel is beautiful, but Drops is right about the "everything still happens anyway". I think the idea is that it's a normal girl but he is so deeply in love with her that he sees her as an angel, divine. Maybe he messed up his chances with her, which leads to his sort of bitter perspective about God not really caring.
    megamikeon March 15, 2003   Link

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