A Bouvier till her wedding day
shots rang out the police came
mama layed me on the front lawn
and prayed for Jackie's strength
feeling old by 21
never thought my day would come
my bridesmaids getting laid
I pray for Jackie's strength
make me laugh
say you know what you want
you said we were the real thing
so I show you some more and I learn
what black magic can do
make me laugh
say you know you can turn
me into the real thing
so I show you some more and I learn

stickers licked on lunch boxes
worshipping David Cassidy
yeah I mooned him once on Donna's box
she's still in recovery
sleep-overs Beene's got some pot
you're only popular with anorexia
so I turn myself inside out
in hope someone will see

make me laugh
say you know what you want
you said we were the real thing
so I show you some more and I learn
what black magic can do
make me laugh
say you know you can turn
me into the real thing
so I show you some more
and I learn

I got lost on my wedding day
typical, the police came
but virgins always get backstage
no matter what they've got to say
if you love enough you'll lie alot
guess they did in Camelot
mama's waiting on my front lawn
I pray I pray I pray
for Jackie's Strength


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  • +3
    General Comment"Inspired by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. "I saw Jackie as a bride - and I used to think I would never be a bride. I started to look to Jackie and how that woman held the country together after she watched her husband get cut down right in front of her."

    "This wonderful boy had asked me to marry him, and of course I said yes, but I was shocked. You know, there was a part of me that had sworn that would never happen. You fantasize about what it would be like on that day, and then you fantasize about never having that day. Then you're a vigilante and you will never have it. The, all of a sudden, there it is, and you're wondering, 'are we going to make it? half of all marriages end in divorce. is that us?' That was all going on as I got lost on my wedding day."

    merchantpierceon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis whole part, to me:

    stickers licked on lunch boxes
    worshipping David Cassidy
    yeah I mooned him once on Donna's box
    she's still in recovery
    sleep-overs Beene's got some pot
    you're only popular with anorexia
    so I turn myself inside out
    in hope someone will see

    Talks about the thrill of being free and immaturity. And sticking to immaturity. Your pre-wedding and pre-relationship time. Hanging out with friends, not wanting to give that up.
    stentorianon March 30, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"You said we were the real thing," is a guy lying to her to get what he wants... so she needs Jackie's strength to get through it.

    Make me laugh
    Say you know
    What you want
    So I show
    You some more
    And I learn
    What black magic can do

    Is her learning about the pain that can come from showing someone too much.
    infiniteentropyon January 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song bc 1. my name is jackie 2. i was named after jackie o and 3. tori amos rox my sox!
    babyMEon June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely inspired by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and how she was incredibly strong in the face of tragedy and how not everyone can be as strong.
    Misha26on July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeeeeautiful song.
    stickingtosheetson July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'you're only popular with anorexia.' oh man, talk about a powerful lyric &if you analyze it far enough, it's so true.
    readysetscreamon June 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentreadysetscream !!
    I does'nt understand?
    Did Jackie Kennedy have anorexia?
    alice_in_wonderlandon June 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe "got lost on her wedding day" because she lost her virginity to that "wonderful boy" who left her right before they got married, she didnt have "Jackie's strength" to stay a "Bouvier till her wedding day." so yeh, thats what the song means to me
    this is not grandpa
    *blackfoliage*
    grandpaon June 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat does she mean about the hole thing about being 'the real thing' ?
    alice_in_wonderlandon December 06, 2004   Link

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