"Ten Cent Blues" as written by and Stacy/dupree Dupree....
Dear orthodox,
I can't control my feelings,
And who hit me?
I just might be
Coming round the bush
And my stilts, they began cracking
Subsequently pushed

And I looked to see that it was she
Just some abandoned little crook like me
Adieu, adieu, and fare thee well
This was the ending, please

Oh, whoa,
I was attached on bended knee
But I declined my leave

But who could blame
A fraction of her being?
She is cheesy, she is scrawny
With her uncanny styling
I'm teasing, she is pleasing
She just has no wit

And I'm sorry I don't have her face
And I'm probably gonna lose this race
There is no doubt she's such a mouse
With such an abstract grace

Oh, whoa,
There is no cure, I am sure
For these ten cent blues

And then she chose to dissect me
And I was casted into poverty
But I did not agree with her
She said, "Now, you've got nerve,"
But I don't care if I'm granted
For all these things
If I were one among this crowd
Would you call that defeat?

In a way it's making me crazy
In a sense that it's making me stronger
A likely chance, and it's probably proven
In the end we'll all walk away

Shaking hands on the doormat
I salute you, sir
A stranger and a happy fit
I'm glad I'm part of it
And that I saw it all


Lyrics submitted by mockingsmile

"Ten Cent Blues" as written by Sherri Dupree Chauntelle Dupree

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    General CommentYeah this song may have something to do with the relationship triangle that Sherri, Chad, and Hayley Williams from Paramore was in. And NogoodBoyo, hahahahahhaha.

    It might just be a lovely arrangement of words, but I thought the song meaning was pretty clear for you.

    Dear orthodox,
    I can't control my feelings,
    and who hit me? I just might be
    coming round the bush,
    and my stilts, they began cracking,
    subsequently pushed,
    [It felt like everything was going well (stilts) but then everything fell apart, and she doesn't know how to handle it]

    and I looked to see that it was she,
    just some abandoned little crook like me.
    Adieu, adieu, and fare thee well.
    This was the ending plea.
    [Then she saw the cause of all this and saw who had caused it, and it hurt because it was a friend ("like me"), and she is now attempting her last at getting him back ("ending plea")]

    Oh, whoa...
    I was attached on bended knee, yet I declined my lead.
    [She was connected to him by matrimony ("bended knee"), but she didn't want to try to be the only person that wanted to keep the relationship ("lead")]

    But who could blame
    a fraction of her being?
    She is cheesy, she is scrawny,
    with her uncanny styling.
    I'm teasing. She is pleasing.
    She just has no wit,
    [She doesn't want to blame her, but she really can't help it. The girl who cause all the calamity is just chasing after the guy mindlessly.]

    and I'm sorry I don't have her face,
    and I'm probably gonna lose this race.
    There is no doubt she's such a mouse
    with such an abstract grace.
    [She's admitting that she probably won't end up with the guy, and apologizing that she's not that girl.]

    Oh, whoa...
    There is no cure, I am sure, for these ten cent blues.
    [The whole effect of the situation is hurting her more than anything.]

    And then she chose to dissect me
    and I was casted into poverty.
    When I did not agree with her,
    she said, "You've got nerve,"
    [The girl really decided to go for it, and the girl married with the man was pushed into a painful state. When she (the married one) spoke up, the other girl shoved everything into her face.]

    but I don't care if I'm granted for all these things.
    If I were one among this crowd would you call that defeat?
    [She's given up and doesn't care anymore. If she was just another face in the crowd, would it really be that bad?]

    In a way it's making me crazy,
    in the sense that it's making me stronger.
    A likely chance, and it's probably proven.
    In the end we'll all walk away.
    [All of this has made her stronger, but made her hurt incredibly. She says it'll be resolved in the end, and she'll just walk away from those two people.]

    Shaking hands on the doormat, I salute you, sir.
    A stranger and a happy fit--
    so glad I'm part of it,
    and that I saw it all.
    [She's saying goodbye to the whole ordeal, and that she's glad she was able to gain more strength through the hurt. A stranger and a happy fit, the stranger is the man she was married to and the happy fit is the girl who finally got him.]

    Whew! My interpretation.
    blue_plateson October 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about two girls who were going after the same guy. The speaker is trying to be civil about the situation, but she admits that the other girl is pretty much brainless, although pretty. She thinks that she's gonna lose the battle with the other girl because she doesn't have her face. The other girl then takes matters into her own hands by trying to make the speaker look bad ("Then she chose to dissect me..."). The speaker says that she's wrong, but in the end doesn't really care either way because they'll all end up parting relatively peacefully. She's also thankful that she was a part of the whole thing, although it drove her insane, because it ultimately made her stronger.

    Just a thought...I may be completely off...especially if Stacy wrote this.
    SammyB334on August 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe end actually says:

    A stranger and a happy fit
    So glad I'm a part of it
    And that I saw it all
    manprettys_pantieson August 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually, the end says;

    a stranger END, a happy fit so glad i'm part of it and that i saw it all
    laurahazelbabyon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand the second verse, last line is actually;

    this was the ending plea

    and where it says "...yet i declined my leave", it is actually "... but i declined my lead"
    laurahazelbabyon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It's my favorite from the new album! and yeah someone should fix the lyrics.

    I'm not sure what this song is about but I think it's beautiful. Does anybody know what it means?
    pottergirlon August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazingly, I don't know how to edit this. what do I do?
    mockingsmileon August 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites, but the meaning is completely lost on me. Stacy probably wrote this one, all of her journal entries on the website are even more out there.
    CrossMyChronoon August 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^ haha, i was thinking stacy wrote this one for that very reason.

    i wonder if the fact that Stacy and Sherri alternate vocals in this one changes the meaning at all...
    ehfferon August 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, I definitely think you're right because the first lyrics written were:

    But who could blame
    a fraction of her being?
    She is cheesy, she is scrawny,
    with her uncanny styling.
    I'm teasing. She is pleasing.
    She just has no wit,

    and I'm sorry I don't have her face,
    and I'm probably gonna lose this race.
    There is no doubt she's such a mouse
    with such an abstract grace.

    Oh, whoa...
    There is no cure, I am sure, for these ten cent blues.

    so I think that's the main point of the song. again, could someone tell me how to edit the lyrics so they're correct?
    mockingsmileon September 05, 2007   Link

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