"hey montana" as written by Max Collins, Tony Fagenson and Jon Siebels....
Hey Montana take your daughter back
From the bathrooms of Angeles Vall

She believes in destiny
Her name's always mispelled
Waitressing to pay he rent
Drinks to quell the smel
Of people breathing way too close
Folks who don't mean well

No one sees the color of your eyes
No one sees you smile
No one knows the secrets that you hide
No one sees you cry

She parks her car two blocks away
From apartment 15A
She walks with somber in her step
And scores along the way

Blue's your hue you tiny thing
Dropping patrons wine
Singing to your own sad song
Two feet stuck in the mire

Hey Montana take your daughter back
It's clear she needs your care
These bustling streets are icy vains
Of a beast who snuffs her prayer

Her bones and the truth show through


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"Hey Montana" as written by Max Collins Jon Siebels

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    General CommentSo this girl grew up in the big state of Montana, right? And she wants to be a movie star. Yeah, that's the gist of it. But I like getting into line by line translation.

    Hey montana take your daughter back,
    From the bathrooms of Angeles Vall.
    - That's basically saying that the girl needs to go back to her roots, her old time home is more her style.

    She believes in destiny
    Her names always misspelled
    - Destiny, as in this she believes she was meant to be in pictures. However, she's not well known, or given respect.

    Waitressing to pay the rent
    Drinks to quell the smell
    Of people breathing way too close,
    Folks who don't mean well
    - This is saying that she needs some kind of job before making it big, and waitressing is it. But while doing it she has to deal with the bad people in Los Angeles/Hollywood -- the skeezes.

    No one sees the color of your eyes
    No one sees your smile
    No one knows the secrets that you hide
    No one sees you cry
    - Another testament to her unknown...ness. She feels that she has all of this talent and potential, but no one is able to see what she sees in herself. The last line is a result of these oversights.

    She parks her car two blocks away, from apartment 15A
    She walks with somber in her step and scores along the way
    - Back to the poor situation, with an undoubtedly shitty apartment. Now, the scoring part: that's kind of tricky. Either she scored some drugs or had sex with someone on the way home, though I'm leaning towards the drugs part. It's more fashionable, after all.

    Blue's your hue you tiny thing Dropping patrons wine
    Singing to you own sad song
    Two feet stuck in the mire
    - First line, she's depressed. The other parts are basically referring back to her job, her depression, and her inability to get out of it.

    Hey montana take your daughter back
    It's clear she needs your care
    These bustling
    Streets are icy veins of a beast who snuffs her prayer
    - Hey, girl who's trying to make it in Hollywood? Go home, because this city is chewing you up.

    Her bones and the truth show through
    - I'm thinking she died, somehow, someway, or at least lost all hope.
    soemoithurtson May 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI never thought of the thing about the girl being from montana and it being a call for her to give up her dreams and move back home. I think you are right on that part, now that I think about it. The problem, however, seems to be that you missed a big sub-theme of prostitution. She might have moved to Angeles Vall to be a movie star, but in order to survive she became a prostitot[sic].

    Lines that corroborate:

    Hey montana take your daughter back,
    From the bathrooms of Angeles Vall.
    -Take her back from the bathrooms of Angeles Vall? She scrubbing toilets? I think this might just be a metaphor for the double minus life she is leading or it could be something about her turning tricks.

    Waitressing to pay the rent
    Drinks to quell the smell
    Of people breathing way too close,
    Folks who don't mean well
    - I think the waitressing is just a front for the other business she keeps. The folks who don't mean well I think are her clients. That is what is meant by the breathing way too close thing.

    No one sees the color of your eyes
    No one sees your smile
    No one knows the secrets that you hide
    No one sees you cry
    - If what you say is true and she did move to Cali to become famous, then these four lines put an interesting spin on things. I think the "no one" here is are her clients again. They don't see the girl that moved down to become famous, they only see the hot peice they are going to get.

    She parks her car two blocks away, from apartment 15A
    She walks with somber in her step and scores along the way
    - Scores along the way?

    Her bones and the truth show through
    - I think this is the only line that might go along with the drug use thing.

    Yeah. That's what I think.
    blindchameleonon May 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenteh i guess i kind of agree with both of the above. see i've been thinking its a song about a woman who is into prostitution and drugs who has a kid that she should be thinking about. so i literally was thinking there's a woman named Montana and someone is saying get your life together for your kid.
    seein_redon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoh i forgot another thing, i've seen documentaries and stuff about prostitutes who will keep their kids in the bathroom when they're working so that's what i got from the line "From the bathrooms of Angeles Vall" cause she's keeping her kid in the bathroom while she's working.
    seein_redon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentim with red on this one
    mmonier123on November 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't know. To me, this song is about a girl who left home and went out on her own, not necesarily to pursue dreams. The world is really harsh to her, and she's kinda depressed and abused by it. Montana to me is her father. The "no one sees the colour of your eyes..." bit is more like "no one cares, no one knows who you are, but you're really beautiful" to me, kind of saying how low things have gotten, but how high they ought to be.
    raveness17on November 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentok i changed my mind
    mmonier123on November 21, 2004   Link
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    General Comment'Her bones and truth show through' - She's probably not had a good meal for a while, and her starvation shows her bones and the truth of her misery.
    Browneyedgurlon June 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite eve6 song.
    grungebeavis15on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think blindchameleon is the most correct. though i originally thought it was about prosititution too, now that i think about it their really isnt anything that suggests it directly.

    the thing that chameleon missed most was that its just as much about substance abuse as it is about being stuck trying to be discovered in hollywood, with the lines like "Drinks to quell the smell", "No one knows the secrets that you hide", and "scores along the way"
    abnormallityon July 18, 2006   Link

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