"True Romance" as written by Shane Told, Neil Boshart, Joshua Bradford, William Hamilton and Paul Koehler....
I'm not here to judge you
I'm just here to tell you what you have done wrong
Beautiful girl looking her best, takes off a towel
Puts on a dress
Fixes her hair to look good for someone
Waits in a car to go to a motel
To a motel

[Chorus:]
I may not always be perfect
But I'll always try
Will you say your prayers, just to be honest with yourself?
Will you save your soul?
Is this what you wanted all along?

Husband can't bear to just lie to himself
Stock market falls and he loses it all
He sleeps alone for the third time this week
He's become numb, he just wants this to be

[Chorus]

Blood on the floor
What have you done?
Heart in your hands
What have you done?

[Chorus]

Beautiful girl sleeps by herself
Half the bed's cold, she knows it's her fault
She's given in and admitted defeat
She'll be fine


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"True Romance" as written by Neil Boshart Joshua Bradford

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    General Commenti think its about trying to be what you are not
    trying to be perfect to impress others
    and about the realization that its ok to be yourself and to be alone
    the last verse in the song where it says "beautiful girl sleeps by herself..." is a reflection of realizing that she is fine by herself and doesnt need to be with someone
    pinkninjaon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHm, I somewhat agree with pinkninja. BUT, it also seems like it could be about making mistakes.

    i'm not here to judge you
    i'm just here to tell you
    what you have done wrong
    [[This seems like someone sees that someone they know has made a mistake of some sort.]]

    beautiful girl looking her best
    takes off her towel, puts on a dress
    fixes her hair to look good for someone
    waits in the car to go to a motel, to a motel
    [[This is just describing the situation. In this case it kind of sounds like she's cheating.]]

    i may not always be perfect
    but i'll always try
    [[This is saying everyone trys to be perfect to avoid doing something wrong, but everyone makes mistakes, even when they try not to or don't mean to.]]

    will you say your prayers
    just to be honest with yourself?
    will you save your soul
    is this what you wanted all along?
    [[I'm not really sure about this part, but it could be about the person not wanting to admit to themselves that they did something they regret. It sounds like they just want to stop feeling guilty but they can't.]]

    heirs became bigs who just lie to himself
    stockmarket falls and he loses it all
    he sleeps alone for the third time this week
    knees become numb he just wants this to be (over)
    wants this to be
    [[This sounds like the person spends so much time doing work, like so many people do, that he feels like that's only thing he really has and when something goes wrong he loses pretty much the only thing he has.]]

    boy on the floor
    what have you done?
    head in your hands
    what have you done?
    [[The person is finally questioning themselves (or someone is questioning them) about whatever they did. It sounds like they can't really believe they would have done something that bad.]]

    beautiful girl sleeps by herself
    half the beds cold
    she knows its her fault
    she's given in and admitted defeat
    and she'll be fine
    [[The end of the song seems the person is realizing their mistake, whatever it may have been. They're admiting it's their fault but they know things will get better and life will go on.]]

    Either way, this is an amazing song. I agree it's the best off Arrivals & Departures lyrically wise. :]
    michelle__x3on July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti hate to say it, but "heirs became bigs who just lie to himself" makes no sense whatsoever. it is actually this:

    Husband can't bear to just lie to himself.
    Stock market falls and he loses it all.
    He sleeps alone for the third time this week.
    He's become numb, he just wants this to be over,
    wants this to be...
    deckitbruiseiton July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I wonder who posts these lyrics, some of them are way screwed up. It completely throws off the meaning of the song.
    YayNel-Chanon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentokay, i think we can all agree the lyrics posted are insanely wrong. anyways, im pretty sure this song is about a girl cheating on her husband, her husband becomes broke, is aware his wife is cheating, and commits suicide.. (the lyrics are definitely blood on the floor.. NOT boy on the floor.. read the CD booklet.) but yeah she knows part of his downfall is her fault, however, she didn't care about him that much if she cheated on him, so she'll get over it and be fine. hence the title "true romance." and if youve ever listened to this band before it's pretty obvious silverstein considers infidelty and suicide truer than idealistic interpretations of romance.
    firefly424on August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh and the prayer part is just the girl aware that what she's doing is wrong, but she's praying instead of taking responsibility for her actions or changing. the part about "is this what you wanted all along" is questioning why she's praying because if she wanted to save her soul she shouldn't commit adultry.
    firefly424on August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand "i may not always be perfect but i'll always try" is basically saying that the situation the song is about is reality, and happens.. and you should try to be better than that but if you cant be, its okay, but try.. or something of that nature.....
    firefly424on August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti believe that the "beautiful girl" described is not cheating on her husband, but is in a relationship that is entirely unhealthy and perhaps a bit abousive. Calling her a "girl" as opposed to woman or any other word suggests that she's very innocent and insecure, which would make her more succeptable to being in one of these relationships. the "blood on the floor" section is about her finally having had enough and killing her boyfriend. however, i think this is more of a vision or idea, rather than what she actually does. In the very last part i think that she has finally ended things with her boyfriend and though she is lonely, she is "fine" for the first time in years.

    As I said, this is just my opinion.
    lauren2694on August 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti believe that the "beautiful girl" described is not cheating on her husband, but is in a relationship that is entirely unhealthy and perhaps a bit abousive. Calling her a "girl" as opposed to woman or any other word suggests that she's very innocent and insecure, which would make her more succeptable to being in one of these relationships. the "blood on the floor" section is about her finally having had enough and killing her boyfriend. however, i think this is more of a vision or idea, rather than what she actually does. In the very last part i think that she has finally ended things with her boyfriend and though she is lonely, she is "fine" for the first time in years.

    As I said, this is just my opinion.
    lauren2694on August 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhy would the girl be getting dressed up to go a motel if not to cheat??

    the only other time anyone gets dressed up to go to a motel is to lose their virginity in high school..

    and dont you think its a weird coincidence that the unrelated husband in this song is sleeping alone while this girl is sleeping in a motel, if the 2 have nothing to do with eachother??

    and why would any song have a completely random tangent about a husband in the middle of it if it's otherwise entirely about some girl of no relation??

    isn't it also a weird coincidence that the husband wants everything to be over, or in other words wants to die, and later in the song there's some unrelated male who's dead??

    and lastly, since when are any of silversteins underlying messages about girls breaking the cycle with abusive men?? this isnt the red jumpsuit apparatus.. this is silverstein, whos most famous words are "maybe when you find out that im dead you'll realize what you did to me." most of their songs are about the shit girls put them through.

    obviously i think your opinion is very, very wrong. in fact i even find every other comment on the page pretty accurate. i dont even kind of see where your opinion is coming from, unless you felt like telling us that it's what the song MEANS TO YOU, not what the song MEANS IN GENERAL.

    If it wasn't already blatantly apparent, since i was the one who wrote this, this is just my opinion.
    firefly424on August 29, 2007   Link

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