Colleen, never to be crowned queen
Never an evergreen
Floating above the scene
As still as a figurine

Expressionless, so serene
But I know what makes you scream
So don't you run out of steam
I know you, Colleen

It's been all messed up since the very beginning
You act so tough, people think that you're winning
Everyone wants something from Colleen

Colleen, perpetually between
What is and what could have been
Floating through your routine
Every day since you were fifteen

And as rosy as you make it seem
I know life for you ain't been a dream
To have to deal with the things you've seen
While they work you like your

Machines break down, but you can't break with them
It's too late now, so don't break the rhythm
Everyone wants something from Colleen

Colleen, if ever you walk into
A dead-end street, come clean
Don't say that it's all, all in your mind
Because I know what you mean, Colleen

Hey, it's been all messed up since the very beginning
It's too late now, 'cause we're already in it
Everyone wants something from Colleen
And no one gets 'cause she's no one's Colleen, Colleen



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"Colleen" as written by Theodore F Leo

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    General Commentgreat song; i love the whole new album
    Typhonon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song; i love the whole new album
    Typhonon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentColleen is the Irish word for girl, so I think this could be just a universal song that applies to any girl. I don't know specifically what any of the lyrics mean, but jsut my thought.
    decemberistson July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentColleen is gaelic for 'young girl'. The meaning of the name Colleen is significant and definitely on purpose. So like decemberists i think the song is universal for every girl as they go through stages of their lives. Girls often feel inadequate because of the standards set by society, like they're never good enough. This song is basically saying you are good enough, so believe it.
    colleen2221on June 25, 2009   Link

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