they're gonna find intelligent life up there on the moon
and the canterbury tales will shoot up to the top of the best seller list
and stay there for 27 weeks

and the chicago cubs will beat every team in the league
and the tampa bay bucs will make it the way to january
and i will love you again
i will love you, like i used to
i will love you again
i will love you, like i used to

the stars are gonna spell out the words to tommorow's crosswords
and the phillips corporation will admit that they've made an awful mistake
and bill gates
will single handedly spearhead the heaven seventeen revival

and the chicago cubs will beat every team in the league
and the tampa bay bucs will take it all the way to the top
and i will love you again
i will love you, like i used to
and i will love you again
i will love you, like i used to


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  • +1
    General Commenti love this song.
    especially as a cubs fan.
    i think its about a guy trying to say that nothing can go back to the way it was
    thisisjimon November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe first time i heart this song i thought it was such a clever way to say "Go to hell! You sucked, I'm over you, and i'm never coming back!" I kinda used it as a mantra, rem9inding myself to stay away from boys I learned the hard way were no good for me. Then the Bucs won the super bowl, and it's like the entire meaning of the song change. I freaked out and tried to explain to my dad the social implications of their victory, and he just kind of looked at me like i was crazy. At lease my freinds understand.
    BlackEyedAngelson November 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGiven that A) John D. wears his record-collector geekdom on his sleeve and B) it was still the early-mid '90s, I've always thought that the Phillips Corporation's awful mistake was developing and marketing the compact disc. At that point in history (young 'uns take note) many people were pissed at the record companies for switching from vinyl and cassettes to CDs and then charging way more money for them (cf. the Big Black CD compilation "The Rich Man's Eight-Track Tape").

    I used this song to teach English to high school kids in Hungary, circa 1996. The cultural references were tough for them, but once they got it, they totally loved it.
    kagion September 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Philips thing is definitely about the introduction of the compact disc.
    yurkyurkon July 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about things that'll never happen, even if you hope they will. As much as the singer may like to see the Cubs and Bucs win, they won't. The Canterbury Tales to become popular and well-read, it won't. He won't figure out tomorrow's crossword, etc.

    Then the chorus brings this meaning into the context of a relationship of how he may like to love someone again, but won't be able to for whatever reason.

    The next song on the album, "Going to Utrecht", includes the repeated line:
    "I would not believe it, even if I saw it with my own eyes." This follows the theme of impossibility, like the Cubs actually winning a World Series.
    TheLostPariahon October 31, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcheap-sex, grow up.

    some people are not a best speller, but at least we understand what she was talking about.
    carebearx13xon November 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCheap-Sex, at least she had a comment on the SONG, not on bashing another user.

    Anyways, good song.
    AudiLuvaon December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is obviously an irony laden song making a declaration that the possibility of the singer ever feeling the same way about the subject is nonexistent. I like it because, as with many of their songs, it adds to the irony by utilizing a happy-go-lucky melody juxtaposed with bitter lyrics.
    smashingthewineon January 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI fucking love this song. Does anyone know what the Philips Corporation reference is about?
    MammaBirdon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I fucking love this song. Does anyone know what the Philips Corporation reference is about?"

    I think it's a reference to Philip Morris, the cigarette manufacturer.
    cheerupemokidon December 08, 2006   Link

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