"Red Dress" as written by and Joshua Allen Cain Justin Pierre Courtney....
Like your hair much better that way
When it hangs out front when it hangs out front
With tilted head like a listener
But I'm just thinking about the red dress
I like the red dress

I'm on my way I'm on my way I'm on my way
From coast to coast I'm chilly most I'm chill
I never knew the way to Pasadena
But now I know and now I know and I am grateful

You say you'll burn this city down
With stars and stripes with stars and stripes
And ask if I'll move out west with you
But I'm still thinking about the red dress

I like the red dress

Coast to coast and in too deep
Saving our secret for the weekends
Which I can't remember
Motel walls and in disguise
Telephone calls we don't reply
With drink I see things better
I'll see you around
We'll bring the house down
We'll bring the house down

I like the red dress

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"Red Dress" as written by Joshua Allen Cain Jesse Mack Johnson

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    General CommentObviously this song is about Budweiser Beer. The Great American Lager.

    First off the can of Budweiser is red, hence the red dress.

    As for the lyrics, the ending of the song goes as follows:

    i like the red dress
    coast to coast and in too deep
    saving our secret for the weekends
    which i can't remember
    motel walls and in disguise
    telephone calls we don't reply
    with drink i see things better
    i'll see you around
    we'll bring the house down
    we'll bring the house down

    He is stating he likes budweiser. Then when he said he's saving the secret for the weekend, he is saying he really likes to drink Budweiser on the weekends. And when you're drunk you're most truthful and more willing to tell secrets.

    Motel walls in disguise, you get drunk and pass out in a hotel.

    Telephone calls we don't reply = drunk dialing.

    With drink I see things better! Pretty literal.

    We'll bring the house down! Which he is talking about his parties while drinking Budweiser.

    I think we should all love the red dress.
    danlargemanon July 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti like the red dress too
    its pretty
    Belotte Driveon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit's pretty literal, so no comments except for the fact that this is their best song, in my opinion.
    letigre_ohhyeaahhhon January 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentred dresses are awesome now cause of this song.
    TheUglyOrganon February 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentam i the only one that noticed the connection between this song and the move "Requiem for a Dream" But the woman goes crazy when she bcomes addicted to diet pills, and then she becomes obsessed with this old red dress of hers.
    fissonon December 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think he's pretty much talking to a girl or girlfriend of his, and she's trying to get a point across but he's not listening, because he's staring at her cleavage or some other body part. Just sayin'.
    laurenlizzyshaneon January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRed dresses are commonly used and have historically been used in poetry and music as a symbol for prostitution. With that in mind, look at the song again. Although Justin is not singing about a prostitute, he is clearly singing about how he enjoys the sexual aspect of a relationship more than the emotional.
    "with tilted head like a listener
    but i'm just thinking about the red dress"

    he's pretending to be listening to the girl, but in reality he is just been thinking about sex.
    RetiredExploreron March 24, 2006   Link
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    into the airwaveson May 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about an affair...
    'saving our secret for the weekends'
    'motel walls and in disguise, telephone calls we don't reply' (- he won't answer the phone in front of his real girlfriend.)
    the girl in the red dress is his 'bit on the side' who he sees as nothing more than a sex object, but she gets too clingy and asks to move in with him - 'and ask if i'll move out west with you' so he backs off realising he's 'in too deep' - and says 'i'll see you around'... the classic line to let someone know it's finished.
    kayrayson March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen I bought my prom dress, which is red, I thought about this song.
    OMGbanannaon April 17, 2007   Link

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