"27 Jennifers" as written by and Mike Doughty....
I went to school with 27 Jennifers
16 Jenns, 10 Jennies, and then there was her

It's the sweet shine of,
Yeah, force of divine love
The blessed arrival of you

You might be the one that I've been seeking for
You might be the strange delightful
You might be the girly who shall end all girls
You might be the sweet unspiteful

I rode the bus with 27 Jennifers
15 Jenns, 10 Jennies disapproved of her

Yeah, get from my sight, man,
Gladness is a blight, and
Happiness stinks up the room

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"27 Jennifers" as written by Mike Doughty


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    General Commentfirst...
    16 Jenns + 10 Jennies + 1 her = 27

    then later...
    15 Jenns + 10 Jennies + 1 her = 26??

    haha I'm lost. and is there any reason it's 27?
    Let_The_Led_Outon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe line is "15 jenns, 10 jennies disapproved of her", obviously hes in love with one of the jennifers or something, and i dont think theres any reason its 27
    RandomOckon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was never good at math... but i think somethings a little "fishy" here...

    15 Jenns, 10 Jennies disapproved of her = 25... oh well its Doughty, you dont question his amazingness..
    jackiwillbeon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe's saying that 15 jenns, and 10 jennies disapproved of her. so one jenn liked her. that makes 27
    WhiteWolfon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, but damn it reminds me of standardized testing...
    ZidaneTribalon June 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits probably 27 just because 27 is weird number. google it, the number 27 pops up everywhere. more weird math: if you add the numbers from 2 to 7, it equals 27.
    playbass27on August 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentumm who cares about how many there were lol- hes talking about hes found someone who might be "the one" for him and nobody approves but apparently he doesn't care- damn song after song of mike doughty's reminds me of my life lol.
    NarrowSoulon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm a Jennifer and I went to school with a bunch and when I heard this song I just started laughing. Now it's sort of my theme song :P
    undergroundwooon January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthere's my take - he went to school with 27, and 25 disapproved of her, that leaves just her and one other "Jenn", who actually liked her so much that she stole her away. the last 3 lines sum it up beautifully. classic doughty.
    Dohboyon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn a recent radio interview, Doughty said that growing up it SEEMED like there were 27 Jennifers in his class. 20 years ago, Jennifer was the most popular girl's name. 27 is just a random number that means "a lot." He's just being playful with all the math.
    ResoNateon April 03, 2008   Link

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