"The Rollercoaster Ride" as written by and Martin/murdoch/colburn/cooke/geddes/jackson/campbe....
Hey people, looking out the window at the city below
Hey people, looking out the window, full of fun and sorrow
Hey people, looking out the window at the city below
Hey people, looking out the window, you'll be gone tomorrow

The rollercoaster ride
The rollercoaster ride
Of all the trouble kept her inside

Take Judy, with her bow and arrow, she's a mastermind
Too frumpy for the teenage population of her time
Car coat, she has a quilted jacket with a hood if it rains
Big pockets for the pharmaceuticals she takes to fix her brain

The rollercoaster ride
The rollercoaster ride
Of all the trouble kept her inside
Of all the trouble kept her inside

A puzzle, for the moment settle down to do it with him
You're happy cause your cosy and the rain comes rattling in
It tickles, and it's something that is very good for the skin
You're waiting for a baby, baby, watch the idiot running

You're hanging from the balcony upon the riverboat glass
You're watching with your mouth wide open for the top of the class
She came on with the boys while you were stuck in various poses
If you were to remove your clothes d'you think the singer would notice?


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"The Rollercoaster Ride" as written by Isobel Campbell Christopher Geddes

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    General Commentjudy rules
    nicola234on June 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhy are there no comments? i love this song. has a yo la tengo ish feel to it. judy, from the dream of horses?
    venus in furs 28on December 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsounds like the same judy to me, the teenage rebel who did it with a boy when she was young.

    this song's very mellow, good listening for a rainy day when you feel calm.
    sharkswithkniveson March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMood swings, emotional instability which keeps her "inside" ("inside" where? a psychiatric ward? seeing as her pockets are full of psychiatric drugs?).

    Maybe she slept with someone in the bit where she's working on the 'puzzle.' "You want a baby, baby watch the idiot running." Like everyone you see out on the street they are there one day, and then gone the other. A lot like a rollercoaster- something that isn't constant but always moving. She's very defensive with her bow and arrow- perhaps even thinking of suicide, or maybe she's already chosen a social death by retreating to books ('hanging from the balcony' with her 'mouth wide open for the top of the class').
    neverend412on April 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyea mood swings
    tiffanyloney14on April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSee: Bipolar disorder. Been on many a rollercoaster ride.
    65478on January 31, 2013   Link

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