Are your friends really your friends?
Are you still waiting for the end of the day?
Hey, hey, when will you learn to love what’s sent from up above?

Riga girls go like this
Make me wish I was someone else
Oh, Riga girls are you sad?
Oh, I wish I had someone

Just a little bit of snake oil, tin foil
It takes so little charm to keep you hanging on
But it’s a facade like the sky, like the moon, like your eyes

Riga girls like to kiss
Make me wish I was someone else
Oh, Riga girls are you sad?
Oh, I wish I had someone

Who would want you as you are?
What can you give they couldn’t get from someone else?
What life of ease, what wedding bells, what pretty stones, what precious wealth?

Don’t be lonely, why don’t you call me?
It’s called a come on, come on, come on baby
Does your heart echo like a hall
‘Cause there’s no one there at all


Lyrics submitted by delial, edited by haeranara

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  • +2
    General Commentokay he actually explained it at a concert. steve tannen, the guy from the weepies, accidentally got on a spam list and got 500 emails a day. and he was so lonely at this time that sometimes he would actually read them. and he said they all had interesting subjects like 'STEVE!!!' and he would be like, yeah?? lol (he's so cute). so one said "RIGA GIRLS!!!!!!!! GO LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and he opened it and got a TON of porn. lol so but it's a beautiful song, he was able to explain loneliness in this interesting way based on a very odd story. i think the "riga girls are you sad?" part is just... so touching. fantastic band.
    hab204on June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRiga is indeed the capitol of Latvia where it just so happens that prostitution is incredibly common and very cheap. So I always just related this song to that, almost a Holden Caufield moment where you just pay a prostitute to have someone to listen to you and pretend as if they cared.
    ccockerillon February 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyah thats exactly what steve tannen said at the show i went to and i heard that story. i love the song though, i think its just like so odd that i can find it relatable, and i think a lot of people can. as stupid as it sounds, relating average people to porn stars but you have to just think how lonely they are to do the things they do, and when he says "oh i wish i had someone."
    and that makes me sad cause i always thought the last line was "is your heart of gold like a hall? cause theres no one there at all." but i guess echo makes much more sense. rats
    cbc21492on April 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat is a riga girl?
    hab204on March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea, I have no idea. I enjoy the song. I tried looking up definitions and whatnot of "riga" and all I could find was that there is a "gulf of riga" and apparently its the capitol of Latvia.
    katkilladon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyah hab is right it the name is derived from a spam e-mail subject line.
    PoorMansSuperman49on December 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentccockerill, you said it best with holden caufield. =]
    jdeppsfavfan1on July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Does your heart echo like a hall 'cause there's no one there at all?"

    Priceless lyrics.
    mandamarieon October 08, 2008   Link

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