Early September and the kids start school
Leaves are floating in the swimming pool
I wish I had a proper reason to cry
A reason not so abstract
More like a broken clause in a contract

All those things your'e supposed to do
I could have done them if I had you
You could have made me a righteous citizen
I could have made all those right decisions

But now I don't know who my friend is
Can you tell me Rocky Dennis
Now I don't know who my friend is
Can you tell me Rocky Dennis

Mama told me I was born a lion
Mama told me I was born with a belly to lie on
Mama told me I was born a liar
Mama told me I was born with a heart to rely on

But now I don't know who my friend is
Can you tell me Rocky Dennis
Now I don't know who my friend is
Can you tell me Rocky Dennis

Can you tell me, can you tell me tonight ooohohh ohooo
Oooh tonight
Can you tell me toniiight


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Jens Lekman's Farewell Song to Rocky Dennis song meanings
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    General Commentthe piano opening to this song is killer.
    its amazing how much you can depend on someone else just having a place in your life and how jarring it can be when . this is a very reflective song.
    brownmagicon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpeople thought his name was "rocky dennis" so he wrote this song to clear things up...
    tricksinesson January 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I wish I had a proper reason to cry
    A reason not so abstract
    More like a broken clause in a contract"

    oh i love this. To me, this particular line is about coming to a point in your life where youre so emotionally flat lined, that you get confused at the things you ARE able to cry about. Abstract things; maybe color combinations that strike up emotions. Non abstract; a broken clause in a contract-- something that makes sense.
    butters227on February 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbut brownmagic, didn't jens start to play music under the name Rocky dennis? As many famnous writers does sometimes. I've forgot the word for it ^^
    But a wonderful song
    Spelkatton June 06, 2008   Link

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