I kinda like the way you dot your "J"s
With giant circles of naïveté
The kind of circles include everything
Don't mean to damn you with the faintest phrase
It's just a symptom of the blave age
I want to live in
He would be amazed.

So you've got some curb appeal
But can you cook a three course meal?
Or are you just a present waiting to be opened up and parceled out again? Hey!

You are a gardenia,
pressed in the campaign journal in the rucksack of an Afrikaaner candidate for mild reform.

It's like we're at a Ponzi Scaminar
There's no escaping
Without a door prize
They're operating at significant loss.
And now the way that you watch your weight,
Richard Avedon, Richard Avedon would,
Richard Avedon would surely approve.

So much for your curb appeal.
So much for your three course meals.
'Cause I am not a present waiting to be opened up and parceled out again. Hey!

Well the torture of the Van Wyk Expressway at 5pm on friday gives you some idea of how rejection makes me feel.
Well you are a Gardenia,
You are a gardenia.


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    General CommentShe's beautiful but it ain't worth it.
    BelialCaron December 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think the line, "i want to live in" is actually "walter lippmann."

    also, "it's like we're at a ponzi scheme now" i think is, "it's like we're at a ponzi scaminar." the play on words at the end makes the next line make sense.

    i think the song is by a guy who thinks too much when it comes to girls. he wants to ask a girl out and is going wild on the scenarios trying to convince himself it's not worth it. what it really he is that he's just afraid of rejection and just hangs back because of it.
    whachumacalliton December 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's
    "It's just a symptom of the blithe age," meaning cheerful or jovial.
    PhilipWithOneLon April 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe first verse is:

    I kinda like the way you dot your J's
    With giant circles of naivety
    The kind of circles include everything
    Don't mean to damn you with the faintest praise
    It's just a symptom of the blithe age
    Walter Lippmann
    He would be amazed

    Definitely agree that its 'Ponzi Scaminar' as well
    boxelderon August 02, 2011   Link
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    General Commentdoes he mean Walt Whitman?
    sordidalienon January 17, 2014   Link

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