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 Comment"They're all still on their honeymoon"
    Refers to the happy start of a relationship

    "But I'm the only one who knows, that Disneyland's about to close"
    Refers to the inevitable ending of the relationship, most likely do to self sabotage hinted at in much of her music- (Now that I've met you, would you object to, never seeing each other again)

    "I don't suppose you'd give give it a shot, knowing all that you've got are cigarettes and red vines."
    Refers to there being no nutritional value in either cigarettes or red vines, so they can sustain a person. She is suggesting that she is not of value and can't sustain the relationship.

    "I'll be on the sidelines, with my hands tied watching the show"
    Is comparing the relationship to a football game. The cheerleaders are on the side line cheering the players on to victory. In this case she lacks confidence in her partner's ability to save the relationship and she is doing nothing to help because she is jaded by the failure of past relationships.

    This is echoed again in the line "so you're running round the parking lot, till every lighting bug is caught"
    He is grasping at straws trying to save a failing relationship while she "waits in the car" and that line hints at another song of hers where she is (driving sideways) getting nowhere in a relationship due to her failure to act and do her part to repair it.

    By the end she is releiving him of any guilt or responsibility with the line "would it really spoil everything if you didn't blame yourself"
    The whole 'It's not you it's me' bit, because she finally acknowledges that she is the cause of the failed relationship.

    Anyway, that was my interpretation. Let me know if you agree or if I helped bring a perspective that you hadn't considered.
    Inkwellingtonon December 30, 2015   Link

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