"Rose-Colored Times" as written by and Lisa Loeb....
Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes closed.
Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes open wide.
Shabby tried to comb her hair with the gift from her grandma, her blood.
Tangled she got halfway.
Sticky and powdered with dirt from the ground where her mamma had left her,
Had left her, had left her.
Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes closed.
Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes open wide,
With your eyes open wide.
Rusty the screen door, she opened it.
Raised from the ground.
Mamma left me her ring, mamma left me no family,
Just barstools, and boyfriends, and whiskey at nighttime, and bedtime,
Bedtime, bedtime, bedtime.
I'll go with the man who looks like my father,
The neighbors all tell me to go with him.
He better take caution, he better take care of me,
'Cause if he don't he, better beware of me.
Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes closed.
Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes open wide,
With your eyes open wide,
With your eyes open wide,
Wide, wide, wide,
Eyes open wide.


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"Rose-Colored Times" as written by Lisa A. Loeb

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    General CommentOne of my favorite Lisa Loeb songs.

    Its about being an only child who is pretty much abondoned by her mother in favour of boyfreinds bars and alcohol.

    "Sticky and powdered with dirt from the ground where her mamma had left her."

    "Mamma left me her ring, mamma left me no family. Just barstools and boyfriends and whiskey at nighttime, and bedtime."

    In the end she goes back to live with her father.
    Onlineon June 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentQuote from Lisa Loeb:

    "It's haunting. "Rose Colored Times" was inspired by the movie Paper Moon. It's about a woman remembering her childhood. The choruses get progressively harder and louder. The imagery of being on an amusement park ride as a child means several things: it's exhilarating and fun, but it's also frightening and disorienting. Ironically, some of the electric guitars were recorded at Tatum O'Neal's beach house."
    Onlineon June 05, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"In the end she goes back to live with her father. " - probably not. It clearly says "looks like my father". Why would she say about her father that "he better beware of me"? It probably refers to how girls often choose for a husband/partner a man who is in fact similar to their father (i.e. to make up for the loss of a male role model).
    cookiemanon July 10, 2006   Link

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