Spoonful of sugar in Montreal city
When the leaves are dying and look so pretty
At home the ships are on the rocks and sinking
And as hard as we try
We just can't stop thinking

Dirt in my fist roots on my sleeve
This year the trees fell before the leaves
People like me like people like you
Cause people like you are far too few

Oh night daylight had got nothing on you
And nothing's everlasting when your
Always just passing through Oh no!

Ear full of music just when I need it
Your sould won't sing unless you bleed it
Lookin' for answers through the night owl's window
A million miles an hour through the wind n' snow
A spoonful of sugar in Montreal city

Nothing can cure this homesick disease
This fall the trees fell before the leaves


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    General CommentSeems like this is about a person who has uprooted and taken to wandering... "passing through". What has been left behind is something valuable... "people like you are far too few". The fleeting comforts found are not enough to "cure this homesick disease". The trees falling before the leaves, departing home before something came to fruition.
    Lrxston February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIm the maritime girl who lives in montreal. So for me this songs explains what I feel for home in that "nothing can cure this homesick disease" and there are those people that come out of the maritimes and I am completely drawn to because of the kind of people they are ... so much heart and depth in a world thats blowing by and fading dying we live for those still moment as life used to be, its those moments and people that you wouldn't trade for the world who bring a spoonful of sugar to a bitter million mile and hour world.
    uptoearthon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the hurricane that happened in 2003. Matt was obviously on tour during this time in montreal, and he makes continued reference in his music to a girl who's at home, upset he's never there. Matt makes frequent references to drugs, which could be the 'sugar' in this song. But the boats on the rocks and trees falling before the leaves is 100% about the hurricane. He's homesick, and wished his love life wasn't so rocky.
    lindsaybeaon June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the hurricane that happened in Hali in 2003. Matt was obviously on tour during this time in montreal, homesick as usual. Throughout his albums he makes continued reference to a girl who's at home, upset he's never there. Matt also makes frequent references to drugs, which could be the 'sugar' in this song. But the boats on the rocks and trees falling before the leaves is 100% about the hurricane.
    lindsaybeaon June 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti saw matt mays solo recently in my hometown at the east coast music awards, and i firstly have to say he was FANTASTIC.
    SECONDLY, he played this song solo and he gave a little intro in which he said this song was written once when he was in montreal playing all night at a bar or whatever, and when he woke up in the morning he went to the store and saw a headline that said "JUAN DEVISTATES HALIFAX" (hurricane juan) and halifax being very close to his hometown he became concerned and wondered "who or what is juan?"
    Newfieon March 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm almost positive the "spoonful of sugar" is heroin.
    Primus2112on April 30, 2013   Link

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