The polyester vest she wears at the arcade
On a break from tearing tickets,
Every minute spent on this old pinball machine

Saving up her money to pay her tuition
"Gto a little left over", she thinks
So she pits it in the machine
Cause she's got a high score to beat

Hey Jane, I got a little money
Wanna spend it on a night away?
We'll drive until tomorrow, drive a mile for all our sorrows

Hey Jane, I know you're hungry honey
But I promis you that things will change
Just don;t let your life's income determine your life's outcome

She had a good job that she traded for cocaine
Everyday became the same
And yesterdays were celebrated but forgotton so fast

Cause everyone around her surrounds her in excess
She's trying harder to convince herself
That all her better days are not in the past
And that this paycheck's gonna last


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    General Commentthis song is awesome, probably my new favorite from this album.

    it reminds me alot of the wallflowers, which is not like their other music at all.
    blinkguitar2on August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMost definetly one of my favorite songs on their new album. It's softer than some of their songs.

    Meaning is pretty clear, but....

    Jane isn't very rich, she's saving most of her money to go to school. But with what little she has left over, she plays pinball.

    I love the line "Just don't let your life's income determine your life's outcome". Really nice play of words.
    GalvanizedPeachon October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite lines:
    'Hey Jane, I know you're hungry honey
    But I promis you that things will change'

    One of the best Pink Spiders, second only to teenage graffiti.
    Swatehon January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. It makes me wanna cry half the time. It's pretty obvious that she addicted to cocaine. But it seems she's trying to quit but can't really seem to get out of the scene. She's starting to get on track with her job and school. Maybe I'm reading really deep into it, but I think it kinda seems like she's a bit of an outcast, looked down upon and stuff. But the guy still likes her and wants to help. Maybe to take her away from all of this.

    I agree with GavanizedPeach, "Just don't let your life's income determine your life's outcome" is my favourite line.
    old.shoeon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with GalvanizedPeach.
    I love this song.
    My favorite lines are either "We'll drive until tomorrow, drive a mile for all our sorrows" or "Just don't let your life's income determine your life's outcome".
    I've kind of liked Hot Pink better than Teenage Graffiti but this song makes me like the album a whole lot more.
    megasauruson May 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti Love this song so much

    it makes me cry eveytime i listen to it and its the perfect song for me to listen to when i'm sad


    I love everything in this song


    Hey Jane, I got a little money
    Wanna spend it on a night away?
    We'll drive until tomorrow, drive a mile for all our sorrows

    Hey Jane, I know you're hungry honey
    But I promis you that things will change
    Just don;t let your life's income determine your life's outcome
    dade101on November 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who starts off poor working her way through college. She enjoys the simple things, hence the pinball machine, and is headed in the right direction in life, going to school and such, but as the song goes on she loses herself. She may have been poor in the first half but life was good and she was happy, but when she gets a good job she starts getting into drugs and loses that good job. Now she's poor, into drugs and life sucks. Basically, as it says, don't let your income determine your life's outcome. Just because you have a crappy job and are poor, you can be happy with a good life. Same goes with the good job. Just cause you are making money, doesn't mean you won't have problems and life won't suck. No matter how much you make, you decide what you get out of life.
    ChibiLaurynon June 14, 2009   Link

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