Ruby, oh baby don't you know
Girl you're silence hurts me so
Are you listening
Ruby, oh baby can't you see
It's the stars (scars?) of misery
Oh are you listening
Troubles they seem to follow me
As far as i can see it must be my destiny
Troubles they carry you around
From the crib into the ground
They will never set you down

Ruby oh baby can't you see
I'm so sad it's killing me
Are you listening
Ruby if you like to think outloud it might really help me out
Are you listening
Troubles they seem to follow me
As far as i can see it must be my destiny
Troubles they carry you around
From the crib into the ground
They will never set you down

Babababa..
(Are you listening girl x2)

Troubles they seem to follow me
As far as i can see it must be my destiny
Troubles they carry you around
From the crib into the ground
They will never set you down

Are you listening girl
Babababa...
Are you listening girl


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    General Commenti hate this song
    polythenepamon March 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    LiveOnCokeon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dance to this song
    shewouldnton June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you don't love cute '60's pop throwbacks, you'll probably hate this song. :)

    Looking strictly at the lyrics, they do sound a little condescending and dumbed-down. But listening to the song, you've got to realize that he's narrating a pretty pessimistic life philosophy to a wonderful sing-a-long pop tune, which is interesting - almost desperate. It's a device Of Montreal uses a lot, which is probably why I like it.

    And I love the "ba-ba-ba-ba"s in the middle.
    nineandninetyon November 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe it's "it's the source of misery"
    LeSerpentMascaraon January 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe it's "it's the source of misery"
    LeSerpentMascaraon January 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentnow when i hear this, i just remember the bassist inviting me on stage to assist with the babababas.,,, greatest night ever, at the turf club in st paul. the apples are so fun live.
    hab204on September 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like to think it's about taking care of an infant.

    PS-- the lyric is "Ruby, oh baby can't you see, it's the SOURCE of misery", or at least that's what I've always figured
    eleventyon June 21, 2009   Link

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