It’s been a while
How you’ve come back in style
Singing hey nonny na na na na

Back on the block
Really nothing but talk
Singing hey nonny na na na na
C’mon hey nonny na na na na
C’mon hey nonny na na na na

One two three
Tell her that I just can’t go on
Tell her that there’s just something wrong
Tell her that I just can’t go on
Uh huh

Tell her that I just can’t go on
Tell her that there’s just something wrong
Tell her that I just can’t go on
Uh huh

Back by demand
Do whatever you can
You look older I can tell by your hands
Drinks only gin, says it's how to keep thin
And she’s crying after every meal
Lord you don’t know how you’re making me feel

Rrraah
Tell her that I just can’t go on
Tell her that there’s just something wrong
Tell her that I just can’t go on
Uh huh

Tell her that I just can’t go on
Tell her that there’s just something wrong
Tell her that I just can’t go on
Uh huh
Oh no


Six records in
Don’t know where to begin
Singing nonny na na na na
Tell her that I just can’t go on

You’ll follow through it’s the best you can do
Singing hey nonny na na na na
Tell her that I just can’t go on
C’mon hey nonny na na na na

Tell her that I just can’t go on


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    General Commentdrinks only gin says its how to get thin
    ghostson May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThank you so much ghosts! I knew I wasn't getting that one line and I was hoping for a kind soul to come along and tell me, thank you for your help!
    cajames4on May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's actually "drinks only gin, says it's how to keep thin"
    Ash_Lon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThank you too Ash L! That helps, probably someone who already is thin, keeping thin. (When I was listening to it, I kept hearing "drinks only gin, says its Atticus Finch" which I knew was completely off!) Thanks! :)
    cajames4on May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIs this song talking about a girl who has an eating disorder? maybe bulimia?
    I don't know, the part that made me think that was this:

    "Drinks only gin, says it's how to keep thin
    And she’s crying after every meal
    Lord you don’t know how you’re making me feel"

    And when he says you look older I can tell by your hands... when you are bulimic you do end up looking older after purging especially if you have been doing it for awhile because you get dark circles under your eyes, as well as a lot of other complications. Your hands can also get very dry... i think i read that somewhere.

    When he says in the first verse "how you've come back in style".. reminds me of how being really "thin" is in right now... especially what they portray in the media through celebs such as Nicole Richie, Lindsay, Keira. I mean, I guess the pressure for girls to be thin was always around, but especially these days... we see these pictures of stars looking so emaciated on the covers of magazines and on tv and I know a lot of girls do look up to them and want to look like that.

    Maybe this girl wants to get better...but it's a lot harder to actually follow through with the actions. It's hard for him to see her going through this, and he doesn't know what he can do to help her. There is nothing he can do or say to help her or heal her. He feels helpless and is saying "I just can't go on".

    I don't know...this is what I thought about when I heard this song.
    iceh2oon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about his ex zooey deschanel..
    peaceischeaperon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI kept hearing Atticus Finch too! I love this song so, so much.
    ccchelseabellon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmaybe i'm interpreting this too personally, but i think it's about getting back with an ex and knowing it's not the same and knowing it won't really work, and that you both will be happier off together, but it's just too comfortable to leave.
    spottedotson April 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentooops. i meant happier off apart.
    spottedotson April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI felt like it was him comforting his ex because she wants to stay together with him but he wants to move on. He feels really bad but it's unfair to her to keep up the charade.
    hearingvoicesxxon July 27, 2009   Link

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