"You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" as written by and Britt Daniel....
Life can be so fair
Let it go on and on
I can push for good
You got that cherry bomb
Blow out that cherry bomb for me
We lost it long ago
You and me

Now you know your way back from the spirit far
Brush your teeth for bed
Blow out that cherry bomb
Blow out that cherry bomb for me
You got to know it's on your sleeve
Know it's on your sleeve
Know it's on your sleeve (come on)

It was the longest day that I had ever known
I watched you start that drive alone
Blow out that cherry bomb for me
It's gonna burn right up your sleeve
Burn right up your sleeve

So there you go again
Out in your dressing gown
Get yourself to bed
Blow out that cherry bomb

Oh, life can be so fair
Let it go on and on
I could pay to have all your cherry bomb
Oh, life can be so fair
Let it go on and on
I could pay to have all your cherry bomb


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"You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" as written by Britt Daniel

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  • +5
    General CommentLife can be so fair, let it go on and on
    I got loose for good and you got that cherry bomb
    Blow out that cherry bomb for me
    We lost it long ago, you and me

    Now you know your way back from the spirit farm
    Brush your teeth for bed, blow out that cherry bomb
    Blow out that cherry bomb for me
    You've got to know it's on your sleeve
    Know it's on your sleeve
    Know it's on your sleeve (c'mon)

    It was the longest day that I've ever known
    I watched you start that drive alone
    Blow out that cherry bomb for me
    It's gonna burn right up your sleeve
    Burn right up your sleeve

    Oh so there you go again out in your dressing gown
    Get yourself to bed, blow out that cherry bomb
    Oh, life can be so fair, let it go on and on
    I got paid and my hand on your cherry bomb

    Oh, life can be so fair, let it go on and on
    I got paid and my hand on your cherry bomb

    Those weren't so bad.

    I found a cool interview on eMusic where Britt Daniel explains some of the songs on the new album. About You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb he said:

    That central image of the "cherry bomb" came naturally. Sometimes lines just come to you while you’re singing, and you’re not sure where they came from. I came up with the cherry bomb being representative of a need to blow out this romantic flame. Breaking up — or being broken up with — can be pretty devastating. This song is saying “You need to blow out that flame, we lost it long ago.” It’s actually a really sad song.

    We tried this one I don’t know how many different ways. We recorded it three times, and it was one of those songs we really struggled with. At one point we had a kind of “space rock” arrangement — which is a cool version and the people who heard it were like “Ah, I still like that version better,” but this is the one that seemed to work best for me.

    That consistent drum beat that runs through the whole song — Jim’s smart like that. Sometimes what a song needs is just a very steady rhythm. Jim’s got a real musician’s point of view about songs. I don’t mean to slander most drummers, but sometimes the drummer’s way of looking at a song is “get your rocks off.” Jim is more about what’s right for the song. One of the first things I noticed about Jim: we met in a recording studio and, after going through a song once, he remembered where all the stops were. He had a real sense for what was going on in the song, which was a very different experience for me.
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    LoserNo1on July 26, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree. The cherry bomb is a symbol of explosion like you said but also of how their love is almost systematic in the sense that its fuse is slowly burning away until it completely explodes. I think he is saying that they need to face the facts and call it off before the bomb burns the whole way through.
    rossismadon July 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think of a cherry bomb as something rebellious teenagers are into. It's like a symbol of angsty adolescence. With that in mind, the singer is trying to get her to give up on her childish ways. Life really is fair, you don’t have to go around blowing up mailboxes anymore to get back at “the man”. You should just settle down. Reminds me of “Furr”.

    Obviously, this is just my personal take on it. Above, the writer of the song pretty much says it’s a breakup song. But still, why a cherry bomb? Why’d he pick that specific thing? Maybe my idea is still a little correct. Maybe he’s leaving her because she’s a bit childish. Maybe that’s why a cherry bomb seemed like the perfect symbol for her. Or maybe he just needed an explosive with a wick that sounded good.
    clovuson March 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionIt's about a virgin who gets herself pregnant, and on the way back from the abortion, instead of going home to her parents, she goes back to him. And he takes her in and takes her upstairs and puts her to bed.
    lordtzer0on December 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere may be a few inaccuracies in these lyrics, but I am gonna stop trying to correct what people are posting for Spoon's new album.......I THINK this song is a funky way of saying he's got an explosive girlfriend. I think she goes off on him one too many x's & now it's OVAH.
    terri kayeon June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me it feels like the cherry bomb is her love for him. or her heart. he says "you got to know it's on your sleeve", which makes me think of the saying to wear your heart on your sleeve. it starts with him saying "we lost it long ago", meaning their relationship ovbiously, and then there's the stuff about the sleeve, then thinking back on the break up. then he says " it could burn right up your sleeve", meaning her love will only hurt her. throughout the song he repeats "blow out that cherry bomb", wanting her to forget about it, but at the end surprises us with "i could pay to have all your cherry bomb" (i could pay to have all your love), which makes me think that maybe the cherry bomb is her love for someone else. maybe she cheated on him, and he's really been begging her to blow out her love for this other guy. anyway, that's my take on it. love the song.
    smunchy pbon July 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the cherry bomb is a first rate orgasm and that she keeps leaving him and coming back. That's why he says she found her way back from the spirit farm - she found her way back into his life from the place where he mentally puts people that are dead to him.

    There's so much bedtime imagry connected to the cherry bomb. Like brushing her teeth for bed and putting on her nightgown and then blowing out the cherry bomb.

    But the overall feeling is so positive, "Life can be so fair, let it go on and on" unless I'm reading this from widely different experience and that's meant to be celebritory for someone else getting screwed.

    At any rate, at the end, the correct lyrics say something about "I got paid and my hand on your cherry bomb." So he's finally got a handle on what makes her tick whether it be her explosive temper or her love for him or what makes her orgasm.
    LoserNo1on July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the cherry bomb is a first rate orgasm and that she keeps leaving him and coming back. That's why he says she found her way back from the spirit farm - she found her way back into his life from the place where he mentally puts people that are dead to him.

    There's so much bedtime imagry connected to the cherry bomb. Like brushing her teeth for bed and putting on her nightgown and then blowing out the cherry bomb.

    But the overall feeling is so positive, "Life can be so fair, let it go on and on" unless I'm reading this from widely different experience and that's meant to be celebritory for someone else getting screwed.

    At any rate, at the end, the correct lyrics say something about "I got paid and my hand on your cherry bomb." So he's finally got a handle on what makes her tick whether it be her explosive temper or her love for him or what makes her orgasm.
    LoserNo1on July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops, sorry for the double post
    LoserNo1on July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, these lyrics are awful. I'll correct them when I get home unless someone gets out their lyric sheet before me.
    LoserNo1on July 24, 2007   Link

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