"Lolita" as written by and Scott West Reitherman....
Lolita, I gotta see ya
I got a fire when she pulls me in
Those young girls love automatic
I want to make you lose your brain
For all I know

Come on over and she’s pulling at my shirt
Like she’s telling me to stay
Well, take a look over here
C’mon, I got the bullets in my head
And she asks me why I came

Shakin’ off the dusty cape
Lacin’ it up again
‘Cause she used to love it
So I bury my shame
She was nineteen and we all rearrange

We could do it all and it’d all go faster
Things could multiply at appalling rates
Then we’d lose our heads
And we’d still go faster
Even on our birthdays

Every night I pray
She comes around my house to stay
And every night I pray
She comes around my house to stay

The hunger has not receded
Those little moments when it wraps my head
The feeblest offers are taken at all costs
But oh, my heart, it wouldn't budge

Shakin’ off the dusty cape
Loosen it up again
‘Cause she used to love it
So I bury my shame
She was nineteen and we all rearrange

Alright, we could do it all and it’d all go faster
Things could multiply at appalling rates
Then we’d lose our heads
And we’d still go faster
Even on our birthdays

Every night I pray
She comes around my house to stay
And every night I pray
She comes around my house to stay


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"Lolita" as written by Scott West Reitherman

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    General CommentI love this song.
    girlofjulyon January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo I guess the singer has this girl that keeps coming on to him but she's way too young. I think he turns her down but he starts thinking about her and hopes she'll show up at his house.

    I don't really get the whole cape part though.
    Shambeon February 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great. i have a feeling its going to get popular real quick. throw me the statue has potential to be a great band.
    Pardonme123on April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAgreed with was Pardonme said.
    otisholmeson May 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti read the book lolita by vladimir nabokov

    in many ways, the song connects
    to connect it to the book, the cape part is about how lolita (a 12 year-old girl) was "in love" with a movie star. Humbert Humbert felt the need to change himself for her, thus putting on the cape.

    as well, may i add HH was a middle-aged man and Lolita's stepfather. he became obsessed with her despite the fact that she was under-age.

    I love this song and the band in general
    alexjfitz732on June 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is extremely addictive, I love ittt. :D


    And I agree with Shambe & alex.
    DoingWellLately.on June 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnybody who references Nabokov is good in my book :)
    riz892on July 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLolita is a general term coined by the book and the later, more popular film. There are, of course, going to be connections in any instance of a "lolita," but it's not necessarily a direct reference to that story.
    I think he's speaking more from personal experience, where a young girl, likely underage (hence the "she was nineteen"/"rearrange" line), is clearly interested in him but he must maintain a platonic relationship due to societal norms although, underneath it all, he really does feel a strong sexual attraction to her.
    BTW, does the girl in the video not look exactly like a younger Denise Richards??
    bocmaximaon July 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfirst off, the movie Lolita is an adaptation from the book. there are two movies, one from the 60s and the other from the late 90s (i believe 1997)

    lolita is a term used to describe an underage girl who appeals to grown men

    since TMTS has made references in other songs, for example to Huey Lewis, i do believe them capable of connecting to book that has turned into a pop culture phenomenon

    i actually came upon this song when i had to do a project and find a song that connected to the book i read, which coincidentally was Lolita. which may also explain why i made connections from the book to the song
    alexjfitz732on July 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentcorrection: connecting to A book

    thats it =]
    alexjfitz732on July 30, 2008   Link

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