Broken hearted on a Wednesday
Think we're leavin' town on Thursday
Cause bombs were droppin down all afternoon.

I don't forget to pack my lipgloss
It makes me pretty, while I feel lost
Make room for glossy teeny magazines
Ameriteen, Ameriteen
Ameri...

I really like having a boyfriend
He held me close under the stars and
He kissed me there, how memories don't fade
And now the air is getting heavy
And boys with guns are getting ready
It's time for me to leave this all behind
Ameriteen, Ameriteen
Ameri...

And as the teeth of dogs of war sink in,
I feel this thing unfold
And I wish Bobby would stop by
I know he's gone through his window
And as the smoke of us blows by
I will stand by the window
All is not well in the night
Where is the sunlight that I know?

Broken hearted on a Wednesday
Momma's packin up on Thursday
Cause bombs were droppin' down all afternoon


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    General CommentYet another great Vanessa song for which there exists no decent quality recording!
    invertedlitoston April 21, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationits about wars a couple years ago in america and how a teenager would feel back then
    ameriteen = american teenager
    dacubaricangirlon September 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is comparing the people in the war being badly affected and even dying while in a completely different world, eg america, people have such easy lives compared to the people dying in the war but still complain. eg like a typical american girl- her looks are so important that she needs lipgloss, not to mention she has "glossy magazines" and a boyfriend and everything. and then boohoo she breaks up with her boyfriend and is really upset about it... ok, but in contrast, "momma's packing up on thursday cause bombs were dropping down all afternoon".

    we can get out of this song that we shouldn't complain so much about life because while some of us get depressed over little things like a broken relationship (ok, at times these situations aren't little but compared to people dying in wars, it's not as drastic) when people in another world- 3rd world, are dying cause of bomb threats

    the people who have more are too selfish and don't realise it. if only if we helped the people who actually have something worthy of complaint
    galaxy12on May 15, 2013   Link

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