Oh Julie, meet me by the vending machine
Oh Julie, I'm gonna buy you a wedding ring

Eating french fries by the dock of the bay
lots of ketchup and mayonnaise
You said this town's too big for our hearts
you can't tell where it ends or starts

Oh Julie, the future could be so bright
Oh Julie, the ticket inspector's out of sight

What will you do when you graduate
if you stay here you'll suffocate
And all your friends are moving to London
while the cherry trees are still in blossom

Oh Julie
Oh hold me, hold me trough the sweet hereafter

Being with you can be very fatal
somehow we forget to pray for the angels
then the angels make sure that our hearts are devoured
make us jump from the Eiffel Tower

Oh Julie, you know that I ain't for hire
but you can have me, you can trade me for your cigarette lighter

Take a step from the humdrum
tearing down the Colluseum
They said we'd hit the bottom
but the cherry trees are still in blossom

Julie, you know that I ain't for hire
but you can have me, you can trade me for your cigarette lighter
Oh Julie



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    General CommentLekman's vocal and lyrical style reminds me a lot of Leonard Cohen in this song. Especially compare
    "I love to be with you
    but you make me forget so very much
    I forget to pray for the angels
    and then the angels forget to pray for us"
    -So Long, Marianne

    Bein with you can be very fatal
    Somehow we forget to pray for the angels
    Then the angels make sure our hearts are devoured"
    -Julie
    benjaneimon December 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first time I heard this I thought it could be a Magnetic Fields cover.
    Moses19on March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. It's like somewhere between Simon & Garfunkel's "Cecilia" and Leonard Cohen's "So Long Marianne."
    hapal loveron April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the lines, "Oh Julie, you know that I ain't for hire, but you can have me". It just sums up to me how proud and independent we normally are, and then we're just crumbled to our knees by one person, and we don't care what becomes of us.

    I tend to read this song as tragic, though - I always feel like this relationship turned out badly, and this is him writing about his abject failure afterward.
    nineandninetyon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. but the other version is much better.
    i can't help but smile every time i hear the line "but the cherry trees are still in blossom".
    stephyeffyon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo, as the complete "The Office" geek that I am I can't helped but be reminded of Jim and Pam in the opening lines. Jens Lekman is one of my favorite artists and as stephyeffy said I can never stop smiling when I hear his songs.
    WanderingGirl1012on June 10, 2008   Link

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