"Julianne" as written by and Folds....
I met this girl, she looked like Axl Rose
Got drunk and took her home and we slept in our clothes
In the morning put my feet on the floor and thought
Being awake never felt like this before
And Julianne ya know she wouldn't approve
Talked all day on the phone 'cause I had nothing to do
Got rid of Axl by the afternoon
Being awake never felt so clear and blue

That's all I knew
Guess that I was innocent too
I'll sing a song and it won't be the blues
Cause I don't miss Julianne

My friend she told me she felt sorry for me
She said the truth would come crashing down on me
That I'd be sorry but the truth of it is
That I feel guilty for not giving a shit

That's all I knew
Guess that I was innocent too
I'll sing a song and it won't be the blues
Cause I don't miss Julianne

I got my bag of trash
I got my bag of trash
I drag it up and down, I drag it up and down the road
How could she miss a man
Who drags a bag of trash down the road

This week I feel like I been born again
I knew that Julianne would have a fit
She'd find a reason for the things that I did
And gave me credit for the things that I've never been

That's all I knew
Guess that I was innocent too
I can try just as hard as I can
But I don't miss Julianne

That's all I knew
Guess that I was innocent too
I can try just as hard as I can
But I don't miss Julianne


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    General Commentthis song is just an open explanation to what really goes on in some (most) relationships that most people want to pretend doesn't happen... it really makes the cheater look like an ass either way.
    stumbelineon April 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGlad I'm not Julianne.
    anna118kon August 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow, never thought of this to be about cheating, but hey, Julianne was probably a bitch anyway :)
    BeanMcDon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentso any person that gets cheated on is a bitch?
    i think it has more to do with the restraint of the cheater that the character of the cheated
    stineabeanon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSure the cheater's confused- he's with a bitch. I didn't think he cheated though, i mean, they slept in their clothes didnt they?! I had a girl like Julianne and girls that try to run your life and are disappointed in you when you quit your job, tend to take dumping quite harshly. That's what i felt guilty for- nice enough girl otherwise but when i came to my senses, i couldn give a shit :)
    benfoldsfanon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General Comment..even had a girlfriend that looked like axl rose.. but i still like her!...
    benfoldsfanon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't think we are supposed to assume Julianne is a bitch. The only thing he says about her is that he doesn't miss her and that she would be angry if she found out that he spent the night with another woman. I'd say that sounds pretty reasonable. And even if he didn't actually have sex with the Axl Rose woman, it's definitely pretty sketchy to get her drunk and spend the night together when you have a girlfriend. It could just be that he felt trapped in a relationship that didn't make him happy. Hanging out with the other woman made him realize that he wanted something more out of a relationship. I've had revelations like that, and it didn't mean that my boyfriend was a dick; it just meant that he and I weren't working out. I think that's the message here.
    LittleBriddieon April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Comment1)I had never thought that he cheated. The last verse might be able to put out a case for it, but I always thought Axl happened after the narrator was through with Julianne. "You know that julianne/She would have a fit" The tense of "would" makes me think that she either hasn't found out yet, or won't find out. Other stanzas lead me to believe that the dumpage has already gone down.

    2)I believe that Julianne was a genuine bitch. He's using the image of "dragging a bag of trash" to Julianne. Sounds like he really thought she was a caring, sensitive, worth while lady, didn'he? Did you compare your non-dickish boyfriend to a bag of trash?

    This song has a really confident, satisfied sound to it. If Julianne were a better person to the narrator, it would probably sound more like Where's Summer B.? instead of Uncle Walter, you know what I'm saying?

    Peace.
    Greyshoeson December 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is actually just about a nowhere relationship, a stupid one night stand when she happened up at his house when they got drunk. nothing even happend, but she got emotionally attatched and bitchy.

    and he feels bad because it never meant anything to him, and is just trying to get rid of her because she is too much for him
    pikachu1559on January 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe line of "We slept in our clothes", I think is "We slept in HER clothes". Which does make an awful lot more sense.
    carlosthedwarfon August 18, 2005   Link

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