"Taffy" as written by and Lisa Loeb....
My friend's got a bruise on his leg, a bruise on his leg
Everytime you speak.
My friend's got a bruise on his leg, where I press my knee
Everytime you speak.

Actually, bottom line, you tell the truth sometimes.
Sometimes you tell the truth like you're pulling taffy.

My friend's got a bruise on his arm, a bruise on his arm
Everytime you speak.
My friend's got a bruise on his arm, where I shove my elbow
Everytime you speak.

Actually, bottom line, you tell the truth sometimes.
Sometimes you tell the truth like you're pulling taffy.

My friend's got a bruise on his ribs where I poke my finger
Everytime you speak.
My friend's got a bruise on his ribs, his rib cage is now numb
Everytime you speak.

Actually, bottom line, you tell the truth sometimes.
Sometimes you tell the truth like you're pulling taffy.


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"Taffy" as written by Lisa A. Loeb

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    General CommentQuote from Lisa Loeb:

    "It's about a gesture; about sitting next to a friend and elbowing them in the side when you're talking to another person who's totally lying to you. It's about that bruise you get when your friend's nudging you. "
    Onlineon June 05, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Pulling Taffy" = stretching things, an old phrase that means "he's kind of making this up". So even when he tells the truth, it's not exactly truthful, but like he's "pulling taffy".
    itzedon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlways thought this song meant to be about a girl with a friend who's parent abused him so everytime the boy speaks he gets hit and the girl notices his bruises and suspects the parent or the boy are lying about his abuse
    AC/DC Fanon February 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's just about that one guy (or girl) who is lying no matter what they're saying. Nobody takes them seriously, and every time they open their mouth, all of their friends exchange glances or elbow each other or roll their eyes or whatever. I had a friend like this when I was growing up. I think the narrator has finally gotten so frustrated with this person, that she's telling them exactly what everyone thinks about him/her. The music makes the song sound sort of confrontational.
    superfedoraon July 19, 2010   Link

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