Bonnie and me, we were only thirteen
She had a camera, we had a dream, sat in a tree
Taking pictures of thee...

But that was twelve years ago
And now you're here but I'm on my own
And it's no fun... it's no fun without her
Why can't it be just Bonnie and me?

Bonnie and me, jumping on beds
We were smalltown Salomés, you were John the Baptist's head
We dress only in violet, we dress only in red
And if one of us breaks then the other repairs...

But that was eleven years ago
And now she's very near (?) the snow
And it's no fun... it's no fun without her
Why can't it be just Bonnie and me?

Do you remember the way we were love's foot soldiers
And we were hiding in the grass for you?
We were love's foot soldiers and we were wading through the mud for you
We were love's foot soldiers and we were fighting in the grass for you
We were love's foot soldiers and we were waiting in the cold for you


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    General CommentThe lyrics booklet that came with my CD says the line is

    "But that was 11 years ago
    and she's much closer than you know"

    But that sounds seriously wrong. I always thought it was either,
    "And now she's buried in the snow"
    Or something like "And now she's married in the snow".

    If it was the married one,I think the song would take on the meaning of childhood friends, grown up & the one has just gotten married. After the wedding, the other friend reminisces and wishes it could be just the two of them again, like when they were children, because now her friend has her own family to care for & spend time with, she feels alone.
    Luion November 24, 2009   Link

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