When Harry met Sally it was settled
That Mary Jane would fall for Spiderman
The story was set in stone like
Tarzan and Jane, Yoko and John
You were like my Hollywood movie
The butterflies and Central Park kiss
Of course you would pursue me, I was Julia Roberts
I mean, how could you resist?

Well, I am the Fourth of July
I'm throwing you a fire in the sky
You could go blind in my light
But you were looking for an orchid
And I will always be a dandelion
Dandelion

So I put on the best of my Warhols
I could have been your Marilyn Monroe
But you had only eyes for the Mona Lisa
You shared my cab ride all the way home

But I am the Fourth of July
I'm throwing you a fire in the sky
You could go blind in my light
But you were looking for an orchid
And I will always be a dandelion

I am a middle class home, I am a worn out banjo
I'll never dance in Swan Lake, I'll never play the cello
I am the Northern Lights, I am invisible
I am a dandelion, I am forever wild

I am the Fourth of July
I'm throwing you a fire in the sky
You could go blind in my light
But you were looking for an orchid
And I will always be

You were looking for a tea light
And I will always be a forest fire

A dandelion...


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    General Commentthis song is about julia roberts apparently, makes sense though lol
    shopaon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits also about andy warhole and alot of other people... but julia roberts is the best so yer it just about laot of famour ppl
    shopaon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually about a boy who she liked but who didn't like her back. What I don't understand are the lines "Of course you would pursue me, I was Julia Roberts
    I mean, how could you resist?" Is that supposed to be sarcasm??
    Shukeon July 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentObviously it's about a boy who didn't like her back, but more importantly it was because she was a free spirt and he needed someone who wasn't so wild. Antje uses the pop culture and history icons to make a comparison and be more artistic.
    OceanCityLightson July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song; it's one of my favourites.
    It talks about a failed love, but it's so... I don't know; I fell happy when I listen to this song...
    :)
    Neïson September 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the "Julia Roberts" line is a figurative reference to someone who is stereotypically "irresistible," at least in a physical attraction sense. Perhaps she is suggesting that the failed relationship that the song describes began as a result of physical attraction, or at least that was a part of it.

    Also, in concert, Antje has said that she bases most of her songs on her life, so it could be a sly reference to something that actually happened to her. She looks vaguely like Julia Roberts (y'know, not a *lot* but at least a little bit) so it could be something that some boyfriend said about her at some point, so she incorporated it into a song about him.
    MatCon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment "You were like my Hollywood movie"

    this is her, knowing this guy, and falling in love with him .. and with the hope that things will play out as in a movie.

    "Of course you would pursue me, I was Julia Roberts
    I mean, how could you resist?"

    this is her hope, her dream, that just like any hollywood movie, where she's the star (e.g. julia roberts), he would also fall in love with her. because that's how hollywood movies are .. formulaic and simple.

    "But you were looking for an orchid
    And I will always be a dandelion"

    but unlike a hollywood movie, the love is not fated to happen ..

    and from there, she just goes further depth about how she's not what he's looking for (and perhaps it's implied that he's missing out by not paying better attention), but she is who she is, and she's ok with that.
    foozaoon August 16, 2009   Link

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