They're all still on their honeymoon
just read the dialogue balloon
everyone loves you--why should they not?
And I'm the only one who knows
that Disneyland's about to close
I don't suppose you'd give it a shot
knowing all that you've got

are cigarettes and Red Vines
just close your eyes, cause, baby--
you never do know
and I'll be on the sidelines,
with my hands tied,
watching the show

Well, it's always fun and games until
it's clear you haven't got the skill
in keeping the gag from going too far
So you're running 'round the parking lot
til every lightning bug is caught
punching some pinholes in the lid of a jar
while we wait in the car

With cigarettes and Red Vines
just close your eyes, cause, baby--
you never do know
and I'll be on the sidelines,
with my hands tied,
watching the show

And tell me, would it kill you
would it really spoil everything
if you didn't blame yourself
do you know what I mean?

Cigarettes and Red Vines
just close your eyes, cause, baby--
you never do know
and I'll be on the sidelines,
with my hands tied,
watching the show
watching the show


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    General CommentTo me this song is about when your parent's have separated and your mum is in a new relationship. The honeymoon reference seems to me that really uncomfortable voyeurism you have as a child looking at a parents new relationship.....your new stepdad buying you red vines and your mum and him the cigarettes. It gives me a feeling of the helplessness you have as a child and being totally dependent on your parents' decisions. I have a vivid recollection of just this type of situation and the first time I heard this song it rang so true to me. The 'disneylands about to close' line makes me think of an end to childhood. But my absolute favourite lines are, 'would it really kill you, would it really spoil everything...etc. because I have been a child of a broken home and have children who have suffered a broken home is the whole thing about blaming yourself for how things have turned out......I just love this song and the emotions it evokes. Aimee is a great songwriter.
    britchick1on March 25, 2011   Link

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