"Mandy" as written by and Clarence Greenwood....
Hey ya hey hey hey ya hey hey'..
She said everything you've learned yeah you've been told
How can I get you to forget for awhile
She's at my door won't leave me alone
And she says that she'll make my pain go bye bye
But I know about Mandy cause Mandy you never forget
If she was a blonde I'd tell her go home
But Mandy's a brunette
And she got noting left to wear
She'll get your heart forget your heart she'll get your heart again
And she got nothing left to wear
She'll get your heart forget your heart she'll get your heart again yeah my friend
Hey ya hey hey hey ya hey hey'..
She said everything you've earned yeah you've rolled
I'll double it up if you give me a try
She's at my door won't leave me alone
And she said that she'll make my pain fly by
Twine the slot machine of the century part Vietnamese and Hinduese
She'll set you free like an indica tree
In the back of a black Cadillac limousine
Well she's got nothing left to wear
She'll get your heart forget your heart she'll get your heart again
And she's got nothing left to wear
She'll get your heart forget your heart she'll get your heart again yeah my friend
Hey ya hey hey hey ya hey hey'..
Well she's got nothing left to wear
She'll get your heart forget your heart she'll get your heart again
And she's got nothing left to wear
She'll get your heart forget your heart she'll get your heart again


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"Mandy" as written by Clarence Greenwood

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    General CommentIt is definitely not wear. If you listen closely to that particular word, you can hear him put emphasis on the n. Clearly "win" in my opinion. These lyrics have a few errors.

    I think it is about maybe an ex-girlfriend or a girl he had "something" with."She said everything you’ve learned yeah you’ve been told. How can I get you to forget for awhile": But she ended up hurting him. She's trying to get him back. She wants him to forget what happened in the past.

    But he remembers what she did to him, but always how great she was. He doesn't mind a blonde, but is crazy for a brunette.

    "And shes got noting left to win,
    She’ll get your heart, forget your heart, she’ll get your heart again": Shes got everything else she wants, she wants him. She loves him. He knows although she hurt him in the past, he is crazy for her and totally in love. He knows that she can get him back, (because of his love for her), but he also knows he could hurt him, (because of her past). This is what the song is about. That struggle within himself. To take her back or not...

    The rest of the song is just him making the case to himself to take her back. With the chorus again being that struggle.


    I also want to say something about Citizen Cope as a group. THEY ARE AMAZING. Clarence Greenwood. His music is so different than anything that I have ever heard. If I am glorifying them to a friend the question of what kind of music they are seems to rise. I don't have a genre to put them in. They touch on issues, experiences, and feelings in so many different levels that anyone can find something meaningful in a song. How are they not bigger?!?! My favorite artist by far. Let it be said that I have never seen someone play with more raw emotion and passion than Clearance Greenwood. What a performance.
    dickersonb1on September 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't get it, I always listened to this song and assumed he was saying "she's got nothin left to win," not "she's got nothin left to wear," which is what every lyrics site has him saying. "Win" makes much more sense, plus it actually rhymes with "again," at least much more than "wear" does. Anyway I'm going to stick with "win" because it makes the song make some sense. Does anyone know about this?
    pittsnogledon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI guess maybe it means that some girl keeps coming back for more money, since she has nothing to wear. This actually makes sense because it seems like she comes to him with quick investment opps when she says "everything you've earned...I'll double it up if you give me a try." I still don't like 'wear' because it doesn't rhyme well, but whatever.
    pittsnogledon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it means that
    He's crazy about this girl. And she keeps winnning him over. And whenever he finally lets her go she always gets his heart back.
    I love his music. I can deffinently relate to all of it.
    malthebirdon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsorry guys but this song is about his drug addiction to heroin...when he says mandy hes referring to heroin...

    katiemc88on May 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation will assume that the lyrics do say "win" instead of "wear", and I will support the argument that Mandy represents heroin. This song serves as the singers explanation of his relationship with heroin. Since his relationship with heroin was so intimate, the singer appropriately gives the drug characteristics of a seductive woman.
    Hey ya hey hey hey ya hey hey�..
    She said everything you�ve learned yeah you�ve been told
    -A reference to the general apathy that can result from drug abuse. Drugs have made him believe there is no truth in the world; he only knows what he has been told to believe.

    How can I get you to forget for awhile
    -The emotion deadening effects of heroin are enticing. As his apathy undoubtedly morphs into depression, he can hide these dark emotions only under the numbing effects of heroin. These are the physiological effects of the drug that drive him to take the drug.


    She�s at my door won�t leave me alone
    -He is physically addicted to the drug. His drug abuse has made his body lose its ability to produce natural endorphins. The pain and discomfort caused by this phenomenon serve as a constant, obsessive reminder of the numbing effects of heroin. Thus, he never truly gets his mind off of heroin.
    And she says that she�ll make my pain go bye bye
    -Again, a reference to the enticing effects of heroin.
    But I know about Mandy cause Mandy you never forget
    -The physiological effects of heroin make it hard for him to forget it.
    If she was a blonde I�d tell her go home
    But Mandy�s a brunette
    -This serves as a reference to black tar heroin. He liked his drug strong, and only black tar heroin would suffice.
    And she got noting left to wear (win)
    -Heroin is not a rationale creature. It is simply a chemical that man abuses. Heroin itself, has no motives for its actions. It simply is. Thus, this chemical truly has nothing to win.
    She�ll get your heart forget your heart she�ll get your heart again
    -His addiction is so strong he does not feel that he has the strength or heart to overcome his addiction.
    And she got nothing left to wear
    She�ll get your heart forget your heart she�ll get your heart again yeah my friend
    Hey ya hey hey hey ya hey hey�..

    She said everything you�ve earned yeah you�ve rolled
    -A reference to the singer's impulsive nature. He probably had a gambling problem.
    I�ll double it up if you give me a try
    -As his drug addiction completely takes over his life he now considers, or possibly is, selling heroin in order to sustain his addiction.
    She�s at my door won�t leave me alone
    And she said that she�ll make my pain fly by
    Twine the slot machine of the century part Vietnamese and Hinduese
    -The drug is probably shipped from Vietnam, or some foreign country he doesn't know. Living with the drug is the biggest gamble he can make.
    She�ll set you free like an indica tree
    -The indica tree is considered a panacea in certain Indian Ocean states. Heroin seems to cure all his problems while he is under the influence of the drug.
    In the back of a black Cadillac limozine
    -You can take the drug anywhere. The singer was probably driving to a show in a limo when he did the drug.
    tra377on December 16, 2010   Link

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