What's this odd game that’s all over the airwaves
It's their, loose lips
That lay me so sick with an ear pinned down on your chest
And all I heard were sighs from that shotgun
That she hides so well so well under that dress, my my, what an awful mess
Does that dress fit alright?
I want to know why it falls off and on
Are you okay, baby?
Hopefully Mississippi will end you like it did me
I’m a cabaret, a champagne café everyone uses to celebrate,
I’m just not ready to rot and dance and laugh to the sweetest death I ever had
And oh my, you look awful with a mouthful of sex like drugs, but I just can’t seem
To switch off this machine that turns ivory into kerosene
Does that dress fit alright?
I want to know why it falls off and on
Are you okay, baby?
Hopefully New York City will lose you like it did me



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    General CommentI have the actual lyrics to this song from northstars website. these are close but there are a couple errors

    What’s this odd game that’s all over the airwaves?
    It’s their loose lips that laid me so sick with and ear
    pinned down on your chest…
    And all I heard were sighs from that shotgun
    that she hides so well under that dress
    My my what an awful mess…

    Does that dress fit alright?
    I wanna know why it falls off and on
    Are you ok baby?
    Hopefully Mississippi will lynch you like it did me...

    I’m a cabaret
    A Champaign café
    Everyone uses to celebrate
    But I’m just not ready to rot and dance and laugh
    to the sweetest death I ever had…
    My my you look awful with a mouthful
    Of sex …like drugs
    but I just can’t seem to switch off this machine
    That turns ivory into kerosene

    Does that dress fit alright?
    I wanna know why it falls off and on
    Are you ok baby?
    Hopefully New York City will lose you like it did me

    I’ve got glass eyes that has dined so many times
    with thighs and sighs that scream I got to get mine...
    brokenchordson April 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs off Pollyanna, although I'm having an difficult time finding the deeper meaning. It seems like a end-of-a-relationship song, regretting what went wrong but accepting it. What does everyone else think?
    tbsbnincnSon April 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcheating possibly
    FellSoFar178on April 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful.
    foreversendon May 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat a lovely song. I can't think of what it means...cheating maybe? The whole dress falling on and off for different men..
    fireplaceon September 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe story to me seems like he's at home by himself drinking or doing drugs, knowing that his relationship with a girlfriend has to end because she cheated on him.


    awesome song im seeing them live next week with Straylight run at the downtown woohoo
    Handgun Stopwatchon October 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe song has to be about cheating... if you look at the lyrics they kind of spell it out for you:

    "what's this odd game that's all over the airwaves?" suggests that he's heard about her cheating (using airwaves, like a radio, as a general term for a lot of people), and he's directly asking about it; it could also mean that she's cheated with many people

    "it's their loose lips that made me so sick" the words 'their loose lips' imply that many people know of her cheating, and when he found it, made him sick because he didn't want the relationship to end and he wasn't expecting her to cheat

    "Does that dress fit alright? I wanna know why it falls off and on, Are you Okay, Baby?" This part is him asking her if there's something wrong with the dress and that's why it falls off; he doesn't want to think about the idea of her cheating. He asks if she's okay to see if he can do anything to change what she does

    "i'm a cabaret, a champaign cafe, everyone uses to celebrate, I'm just not ready to rot and dance and laugh..." This part is saying how he feels used, like a piece of entertainment for her (Cabaret) he's not ready to rot to a sweet death (sweet because he had her)

    "oh my you look awful with a mouthful of sex-- like drugs" Referring to the fact that she has sex with more than one guy is an 'awful' idea-- she's addicted to sex like its a drug

    "I just can't seem to switch off this machine that turns ivory into kerosene" --refers to her as a machine, the ivory is a symbol for what he thinks sex should be, valuble... the kerosene is what he thinks she sees sex as, something less desireable

    This is how i see it... What do you think? let me know :)
    ditahockeyon October 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat analysis ditahockey. Way to be. Northstar rocks.
    SomeKid19on October 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmaybe about pregancy...
    YesterdaysTomorrowon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdear lord i adore this song.

    i think its mainly about the failing relationship and what a whore the girl he loves is,yet how lost and drugged up and sex crazed (to be frank) he has become,and how he has lost himself.
    promisexkepton November 12, 2004   Link

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