Oh, God, deliver me
From my enemies
These women in green
Winter coats
Working for the tip
Don't paint your lips

And don't bite, I'm bating you
And don't cry, 'cause they want you to
Mama, I'm sleeping it off
Worn thin from red lights and scotch
How I hate being cross
But you should hold your booze

Please don't drop bombs on me
I beg of thee
Just leave me in peace
I have cold, kind, and lemon eyes
Oh, lemon eyes
Oh, my God

And don't suck your gut so tight
Don't cut your hair so nice
Mama, I'm sleeping it off
Worn thin from red lights and scotch
How I hate being cross
But you should hold your booze

Don't bite, I'm begging you
Don't leave when I curse at you
Mama, I'm sleeping it off
Worn thin from red lights and scotch
How I hate being cross
But you should hold your booze


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Cold, Kind, And Lemon Eyes song meanings
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    General CommentFrom my understanding the term "Lemon Eyes" is a referrence to doing quaaludes.

    Here is a link for information about methaqualone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    The "Cold, kind" part would corralate with being on quaaludes but seeings how it's seperated by a comma, plus the word 'and', it looks to me as if he talking about multiple sides of his personality. (Whether under the influence or not)

    The drug is a powerful hypnotic and sedative. So the rest of song basically falls in line. "Please don't drop bombs on me.. I beg of thee.. Just leave in me in peace" - Richard doesn't want to get into an argument when he's feeling that great. Why ruin the high?

    I never thought about the red light district theory but it completely makes sense. Especially for the "wommen in green.. winter coats.. working for the tip" If you take that into accoutn then think of this. Richard has a girl friend and she's fed up with his life style of sex and drugs. So she then takes to the bottle so as to cope with her pain.

    These are my gueses though they could very well be wrong. Beautiful song though. Emily gives me the shivers with those kind of vocals. And Erik, dear God can he play the violin.
    simplerecordson July 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment*worn thin from red lines and scotch :]
    mikion May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnow that i listen to it it's obviously 'worn thin from red lights and scotch'
    mikion June 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgiving in to temptation.
    immekusauruson October 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwoundn't* correlate
    simplerecordson July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy fav song from them, the acoustic version was amazing. I love it .
    Jonnystormon April 14, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti think it's red lights, as in a red-light district (neighborhood of legal prostitution and other sex industry businesses).
    we don't have them in the US.

    he's tired of that lifestyle, of getting smashed and going out to do shit like that.
    charcoalsketchon November 22, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentanother lyric that correlates is: "these women.. working for the tip".
    charcoalsketchon November 22, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI came here to say basically the same things as charcoalsketch.
    spacegameon April 05, 2009   Link

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