I sat in the swamp with a little pink piggy
Who loved roller-skating and playing pretend
The boy that she loved was a real snackmaster
The world was a beach ball and we were all friends
Then he died alone and the last time I saw her
It looked like the reaper had rapped on her door
She said "Do you remember singing ice ice baby with me
Laying down on the reef bathroom floor?"

How could I ever forget? I could never forget
I will never forget
How could I ever forget? I could never forget
I will never forget

Jimmy and Johnny just stare at each other
While their mother hangs in the Holiday Inn
Your funeral on your son's seventh birthday
Is the worst thing you could ever give him
I bet he'd like flowers, balloons, and a card
"Unconditionally yours, all my love, from your mom"
Much more than wearing that little black suit
And saying goodbye forever to you

I haven't forgotten the times that I teased you
And everyone else pointed at you and laughed
Permanent damage was not my intention
But I could not foresee the aftermath of my actions

I was so small
Wanted to grow in the eyes of my enemies
For awhile I felt tall
But they knocked me back down now I'm here on my knees

Looking at my face in a bed of pine needles
And wondering if anyone stills knows my name
I turned full circle and another half circle
And tried to go back the same way that I came
"Look alive Dawson, your heels are dragging
I never knew anyone could move so slow
You may be a hotshot now, but you are still a cow
A big fat F, why don't you just go home?"

I guess that that means I did not make the team
I'll just lay on the ground and look up at the trees
The old bedford oak, the tall evergreens
This is not a joke, this is not a dream
Not sleeping, just resting in pieces that I wish were peaches
I saw your dad later that day
Maybe he shot himself, could've been someone else
Asked me to tell you what he had to say

"You don't have to end up with people who self destruct
Go find a lover who will never leave
Fear of abandonment, self hate, and discontent
Will go away when you let yourself grieve
And forget about me, forget about me, forget about me"

How could I ever forget? I could never forget
I will never forget
How could I ever forget? I could never forget
I will never forget
How could I ever forget? I could never forget
I will never forget
How could I ever forget? I could never forget
I will never forget


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  • +1
    General Commenti think shes talking about the moldy peaches breaking up when she says peices that i wish were peaches
    BOREKon October 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentkimya used to live with two of her friends who sadly became heroin addicts. one of them overdosed and died, the "swamp" was the nickname for their living room.
    the part about the mother commiting suicide was a true story. kimya worked at a daycare and a mother did that to her kids.
    kimya's songs are so real and personal.
    xfeelinsinisteron January 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely one of the most heartbreaking songs i know. the verse about "jimmy" and "johnny" always gets to me.

    kimya is so strong to be able to write like this.
    growtallon February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuicide. suicidal thought, and the pain someone goes through when someone they love kills his or herself. she has a good point, it would be so selfish to kill yourself if you have kids. and i know for a fact that the loved ones will never forget and they will always remain scarred, just like she said.
    annajacobson August 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnot sleeping, just resting in pieces that i wish were peaches.

    this song is wonderful. kimya dawson is too cute.
    mediocrityy_rulesson August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI gather its about a friendship with a girl when she was younger .
    People made fun of them and Kimya turned on the girl.
    -I was so small. Wanted to grow in the eyes of my enemies-
    And after a while the kids that she was trying to impress
    went back to making fun of her.

    -For awhile I felt tall but they knocked me back down now I'm here on my knees-
    I also gather that the girl had problems with her father.
    Something like that perhaps.
    oh_wednesdayon December 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI gather its about a friendship with a girl when she was younger .
    People made fun of them and Kimya turned on the girl.
    -I was so small. Wanted to grow in the eyes of my enemies-
    And after a while the kids that she was trying to impress
    went back to making fun of her.

    -For awhile I felt tall but they knocked me back down now I'm here on my knees-
    I also gather that the girl had problems with her father.
    Something like that perhaps.
    oh_wednesdayon December 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of being bullied at school and wanting to commit suicide
    But anyways! An interpretation:
    First verse-From the point of view of someone whose friend's boyfriend/lover killed himself ("then he died alone") and when the lady saw her friend again she looked awful, destroyed emotionally, and then the friend starts talking about how it used to be, back when she was happy ("do you remember singing ice ice baby with me")
    Second verse-From Kimya's point of view, talking to/about Jimmy and Johnny's dead mother. You couldve done so much more for them than killing yourself "I bet he'd like flowers, balloons, and a card
    "Unconditionally yours, all my love, from your mom"
    Much more than wearing that little black suit and saying goodbye forever to you"
    Third verse- From the point of view of a bully who pushed someone to the edge and they commited suicide. They feel bad about it now the person has died.
    Next 3 verses-From the point of view of the person who is being bullied, Kimya.
    Last verse-This is the person who is commiting suicide. They think the friends and loved ones who dont want them to die should find someone else, someone better who wont die on them, and just forget them. Of course, they wont do that.
    "How could I ever forget?"
    I love this song so much. Hope all my blathering made sense.
    Maidenizzyon May 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is most obviously about suicide, the pain left behind from it, and leading up to. For some reason, I feel like she's talking about Borderline Personality Disorder with the last line, or perhaps throughout the song.

    "You don't have to end up with people who self destruct
    ----
    Fear of abandonment, self hate, and discontent"

    Since self destructiveness, low self esteem, emptiness, and the fear of being abandoned are all key parts of that mental disorder. As well as having bad experiences as a child, picking on others because of insecurities, ext.
    It just all seemed connected to me.
    UnderagedxThinkingon August 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis has got to be my favorite song of hers. Hands down...
    **DELETED**on September 29, 2008   Link

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