"Purple Sneakers" as written by Tim Adrian Rogers, Andy Kent and Russell Hopkinson....
Had a scratch only you could itch
Underneath the Glebe Point Bridge
And now every boy in a knitted vest
Has got some precedent

So we took a personality pill
And something red to swill
And now every fire has gone out
in every heart that wanted to kill
Let's call it a day

Every thought that once had a sound
We'll have to hide 'til no one is around
'cause there ain't no room in the city today
For explanations that you just can't say
Found out what shame can mean
In purple sneakers and grey jeans
And every walked to a school that once made sense
Sure felt like an accident
Let's call it a day

For every trouble you found
There's a drink to lose it and drown
But do you need somebody, to feel somebody?

Every day that once had a sound
We'll have to hide 'til no one is in town
I don't hate I just feel better
When no one else is around
So we'll take a personality pill
And something red to swill
And now every fire has gone out
i every heart that wanted to kill
Let's call it a day

For every trouble you found
There's a drink to lose it and drown
But do you need somebody, to feel somebody?

You can shave a million ways
To make damn sure that the twelve in you stays
But do you need somebody, to feel somebody?


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"Purple Sneakers" as written by Russell Hopkinson Andy Kent

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    General CommentLove, love, love, this song. As a whole I'm not sure what it means but this bit:

    "So we took a personality pill
    And something red to swill
    And now every fire has gone out
    In every heart that wanted to kill"

    I take it means death through a drug +alcohol overdose?
    flying_fuckon October 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think hes singing about conflict. And a girl. And how they are not happy in life, and are taking drugs and alcohol to avoid conflict and hide their feelings:

    "for every trouble you found, theres a drink to lose it and drown".
    Tigerlilys_songon August 04, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation"personality pill" - anti depressant

    I feel this song is about someone suffering from depression, a broken relationship has made this worse. The "pill" alone isn't enough to ease the pain & forget, alcohol does this, then we pass out!

    Trying to make the 12 in you stay - could be thinking back to how life is so much simpler when you are young.
    casdaveon March 19, 2011   Link

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