"Bicycle Tricycle" as written by and Rosie Thomas....
Bicycle tricycle take me far with
My hands on your handlebars. I can't
Be homecoming queen for every boy
That falls in and out of love with me

I won't look back
I've been here before
I've been here before
I'll turn my back
Whatever it takes to let him go

Flower dress strawberry red
I must confess you're my safety pin
Hold me together hide me well
So he cannot tell the state that I am in

I won't look back
I've been here before
I've been here before
I'll turn my back
Whatever it takes to let him go

Roller skates figure eights
Roll me away and I won't complain
I'll bring my raincoat boots and umbrella
So he can't ever rain on my parade

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"Bicycle Tricycle" as written by Rosie Thomas


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    General CommentBeautiful vocals. The rifts are soothingly nostalgic.

    I gathered two types of tales from this song:
    Upon my first listen, I thought the speaker had gone through a bitter break-up with someone, or has some loose ends with relationships, and is struggling for closure.

    Perhaps the last part of what I'd just said could be incorporated with my second impression. After more
    plays, and blasting the volume on the ending dialogue, I realized this song is about her father. I
    guessed that maybe at some point in her childhood,
    divorce happened and her father left. She could have grown up without that paternal guidance, and the lack of an unconditional relationship with a male figure has had an effect on the way she handles men now. And recently, he's trying to reach in after many years. I'm not sure if I should go as far to assume that another scenario is hidden in the storyline. Perhaps she was violated in some way, and the allusion of homecoming queen talks of her beauty and how guys superficially look at her. What ever the case, the desire to escape into a childish realm is a preparation---the innocence of youth gives her soul comfort. This figure keeps coming back into her life and she's trying to push it away, "turning her back" just as he'd done to her before. The lyrics are set for a broken home, with the father playing a crucial role. The last minute of the track has an eerie conversation of the mother and daughter--it repeats, like it won't go away. And somewhere in the background, a father's faint voice comes in.

    The piano is just as sensational and haunting as "Farewell."

    handsbehindglasson September 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dunno know but this one just make my eyes felt teary..
    bear_hug20on August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with what you said about it possibly being about her father. Maybe she doesn't want to set herself up for another disappointment ("So he can't ever rain on my parade"), and she also feels like he is disappointed in her, he expects to much from her ("I can't be homecoming queen...")

    Such a beautiful song. It's like she steps into her inner-child and sings with such honesty.
    TurnsandLeapson January 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, definitely about her father...
    missmeon June 24, 2009   Link

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