she called my sneakers tennis shoes
i knew she was from the west coast
or the best coast, like she'd say
i had to disagree

i fell in love with a ship
a vessel, with at least 20 holes
yeah but she still floats
i fell in love with the sea
a brilliant tidal wave
she devestated me

come back home
and bring those green eyes
when are you coming home?

i fell in love with a queen
a king who burned my village down
i paid her with love and taxes
i fell in love with the street sign that told me where to go
oh why do i go any where?

come back home
and bring those green eyes
oh when are you coming home?

get back here
cause baby these blue eyes are never as bright without you....

and when i called you in San Fransisco
i knew you had started a new life
without me... you're only you

come back home
and bring those green eyes
when are you coming home?

get back here
cause baby these blue eyes are never as bright without you....

when are you coming home?
when are you coming home?
when are you coming home?



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    General CommentI'm not sure but I think the lyric goes

    i fell in love with a ship
    a vessel, with at least 20 hulls.

    Like i said, I can't be sure..
    tommyhaychon September 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti figured the line was '20 holes' in reference to piercings. seems like the type of girl vinnie would go for.
    rage.loveon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentor maybe its 20 holes because ships with holes don't usualy float?
    hang her highon June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey both loved each other. Things couldn't work out. He never gave up on her. He still loves her, but she's moved on without him even though she means as much to him as before. He just can't let go of that. This song is put together so well. The lines are really simple yet like touching no matter how fagass that sounds. It's the one that got away.
    OneSecondRegretson October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow. Reading these lyrics again basically sums up the last seven days for me. Her green eyes, my blues. The only difference is she didn't run to the west coast. She only wanted to.
    rage.loveon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"she called my sneakers tennis shoes
    i knew she was from the west coast"

    No. Practically everyone except people from the East Coast call them "tennis shoes", not sneakers.

    "i fell in love with a ship
    a vessel, with at least 20 holes
    yeah but she still floats
    i fell in love with the sea
    a brilliant tidal wave
    she devestated me"

    He fell in love with a well-built ship that floats even though she has a lot of problems. She's still the most beautiful ship he's ever seen.

    I love these lyrics. Brilliant. Adorable.
    spicyfloon June 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell, this song is about a dis functional relationship. They both know the other person is not what they want, but because this one person will put up with their bull shit, they stick around because they dont believe that anyone else will. In this situation, the girl is the one with control and domination over the guy. The guy also knows how to control her as well but its more manipulative, because he knows that she is aware of the fact that he is the only one that will do what she says, and still love her, so he holds it above her head. The relationship is a vicious cycle.

    This song has so much symbolism its crazy.

    "I fell in love with the ship
    a vessel, with at least twenty holes"

    To me this is referring to her as the ship and the holes being flaws. "ya well she still floats" basically saying regardless of all these flaws he knows can be fatal, she still wins him over.

    "I fell in love with a queen,
    a king, who burnt my village down,
    I paid her with love and taxes"

    A queen was more of eye candy, and a trend setter, and he is saying she was this beautiful girl, but she was also a king... a king was more dominant and in control, what he says goes and so though she was pretty, she was controlling and in charge.

    When she burnt his village down, it could reference that she had the power to take anything and everything he had. When he "paid her with love and taxes" shows that regardless of her ability to rob him of all he is worth, he is still right there providing her with her needs and loving her just the same

    "i fell in love with the street sign that told me where to go
    oh why do i go any where? "

    street signs give us direction, not only to our destinations, but they are also have control because without them we are unable to find our way really. So he again refers to her has this controlling girl, and with out her he has no sense of where he is. the "why do I go anywhere?" kinda shows us that he knows that she is this dominating person.. but he has no self-control.

    Skipping the rest to
    "with out me... your only you"

    It reflects back to the fact that without each other, they aren’t anything.
    AlexaJourdanon January 07, 2011   Link

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