taylor was a good girl never want to be late, complain, express ideas in her brain
workin on the night shift passin out the tickets
youre gonna have to pay her if you wanna park here
well mommys little dancer has quite a little secret
workin on the streets now never gonna keep it
its quite an imposition and now shes only wishin that she wouldve listen to the words they said
poor taylor

she just wonders around unaffected by the winter winds yeah,
and she'll pretend that
shes somewhere else so far and clear about 2000 miles from here

peter patrick pitter patters on the window
the sunny sillouhette wont let him in
and poor old pete's gotta nuthin cause hes been falling
and somehow sunny knows
just where hes been
he thinks that singin on sundays gonna save his soul
now that saturdays gone
and sometimes he thinks that hes on his way
but i can see
that his brake lights are on

and he just wonders around unaffected by the winter winds yeah,
and he'll pretend that
hes somewhere else so far and clear about 2000 miles from here

she's such a tough enchilada,
fill up anoda
give in which you gotta give
to get a dollar bill

she used to be a limber chick
in times of benedict
and now she's finger lick-in
to the man
with the money in his pocket
flyin in his rocket
only stoppin' by on his way to a better world

and taylor finds a better world
and taylor's gonna run away


Lyrics submitted by blueangelrugby

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    General Commentwhat a great song
    kozmikon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentooh the acoustic gets me every time... he has such a way with words
    emopunkgrl23on March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthat girl has a nice name...happen to like it since its mine...but other then that its a great song
    foxytay08on March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti looove the guitar in this song, it just makes ya wanna, i dunno, smile.
    you had timeon May 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentlove this song
    RachBeNiceon May 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is redone on his new album "on and on" and its an amazing version....he kind of gave a dmb=lillywhite session -> busted stuff-like new twist to it
    angelic453on June 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love the new version of this song on the new album, its so amazing, not that the original isnt good...jack johson is absolutely incredible, the philly concert with ben harper is gonna be unbelievable!
    FuzzyMonkey10on June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commentalso, i believe the lyrics are 'such a tough enchilada, filled up with nada, givin what ya gotta, give to get a dollar bill", i could be wrong but either way i love that part
    FuzzyMonkey10on June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFuzzMonkey10 is right on the "enchilada" lyrics. This song has such a catchy beat to it, even though (I think) it's about infidelity. Taylor reminds me of Julia Roberts' character in Pretty Woman, because she knows she can be better than, ahem, what she is. If anyone gets a chance to check out the JJ/Ben Harper concert this summer, it is absolutely amazing -- JJ is the best live act I've ever seen!
    BarbiErica1on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song tells the story of a girl called taylor who turned from being a "good girl" with a good future, into a street worker who has lost her way in life. She once was respected by society, but is now useful only to "the man with the money in his pocket". Taylor realizes this and procedes to take her own life at the end of the song ("and taylor finds a better world, and taylor's gonna run away")
    unobtrusivetoneson April 12, 2004   Link

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