I love the garbage
But sometimes I miss the rain
I said don't look back
People never change

I keep stubbing my toes
looking through garbage for clothes
Inspiration sleeps in squalor's bed
He brings me ice cream & cigarettes
And takes away my breath
Ice cream & cigarettes
This one's the one
This is the only one
This one's the one

Now get this straight
Well I won't wait
Inspiration sleeps in squalor's bed
He brings me ice cream & cigarettes
And takes away my breath
Ice cream & cigarettes

This one's the one
This is the only one
This is the one


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Ice Cream & Cigarettes song meanings
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    General CommentMaybe its' singing about loving in poverty? Living in squalor, surviving of ice cream and cigarettes. All she needs is this guy.

    I don't know, i'm not very good at cracking lyrics. Great song at any rate :)
    barely.consciouson December 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think you are right, barely.conscious, but I would like to add something.

    I think you can see it prevailing, and the poverty is a metaphor for a bad situation in live in general.
    There is someone in the lyrical self's live, who tries to help it and sweetens it's life with ice cream and helps her to ignore or to handle the things better with the cigarettes.
    "And takes away my breath [...]
    This one's the one
    This is the only one
    This is the one"

    This part discribes the lyrical self's addiction toward the person. When it loses this person, it has lost everything.
    Even her breath...
    theReston March 10, 2009   Link

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