"Bouncing Ball" as written by Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santosuosso....
The streets were all empty
Like a bad Western movie
And we're stuck calling it home.
Drinkin' to blackout
Days pass and fade out
It's how you know you should go
You sold me on leavin'
And for no reason
You told me, \"Let's paint this town red.\"
Speedin' past cop cars
Fake guns and fake scars
Forgot Bonnie and Clyde
Wound up dead

And I can see you're the bouncing ball,
And I found love with no sense at all.

So we took a road trip
From Boston to Memphis
To see what we'd find
Jesus on billboards
And triple-X book stores
Are what stuck in my mind
Forgot feeling shameless
Go straight to Vegas
And try to seem cool
Now I like my sinnin',
But husks of old women
Were all that I could afford.

I can see you're the bouncing ball
And I found love with no sense at all.

Keep me from crashin',
From burning and smashin'
My way through.
If I had a savior
Not old books and paper
Maybe I wouldn't need you.

Oh, and I can see you're the bouncing ball
And I found love with no sense at all.


Lyrics submitted by makeitmorphine, edited by meglaspell

"Bouncing Ball" as written by Suzanne Santosuosso Ben Jaffe

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    General CommentChanges:

    "That's how you know you should go"

    "You sold me on leavin and for no reason"

    "Fake guns and fake scars"

    "And I can see you're the bouncing ball
    That I follow with no sense at all"

    "Got feelin shameless"

    "Not rule books and paper"

    :)
    skribbelgrlon December 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was "and i can't see you're the bouncing ball; i found love with no sense at all."
    but i'm hearing impaired, probably.

    so, i think this song is really beautiful.
    i think it's about a couple who keeps trying to fool fate to be together,
    but they forgot all those love stories didn't end happily.
    what they do is run off together, "painting the town red."
    and in the end, they realize they can't do it, anymore.
    i love the line "if i had a savior, not rule books and paper, maybe i wouldn't need you."
    i think it means she needs him, because she doesn't have anything else to believe in.
    eyessplitearlyon June 17, 2009   Link

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