"Pop Song" as written by and Joshua Hodges....
You’ve got the money and the heartache
And the rest just turns to dust before I get to you
And I always do
I never forget you
Little Wondergirl

You’ve got a hand up in the window
Like the baseball bat lying next to your bed
To protect yourself
Oh but it's such a joke
A silly dream
My, my, my, my, my, my

Your body is a board
A rusty bag of nails
Lying by the sea

Your skin is slipping off
The seaweed and urchins
Feed on your bones

Your body is a board
A rusty bag of nails
Lying by the sea

Your skin is slipping off
The seaweed and urchins
Feed on your bones

You’ve got some big plans for your nice house
And some good friends you’ve got
A lot to live for
You even have health insurance
Oh what a bore
You could have so much more

You’ve got your head looked out the window
Through the curtains like I couldn’t see you
But of course I do
I never forget you
I’m your only friend
My, my, my, my, my, my

Your body is a world
As deep as it gets
Laying by the sea

Your skin is slipping on
The seaweed and urchins
Bleeding on your clothes


Lyrics submitted by rockmyjellies, edited by x1800yolk, aricule

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  • +3
    Song MeaningI don't think this song is about a pop star, or romance.

    I believe this song is about a girl who takes her life for granted, wishing for something more thrilling, and in doing so she's become blind to the goodness around her. She's well off (You've got the money) but depressed (And the heartache), probably due to wishing for a more exciting life.

    Evidence of her wishing for a better life is pretty clear- She keeps a baseball bat by her head, to ward off any attackers or rapists, even though that's incredibly unlikely (Oh but it's such a joke, a silly dream). She's got "Big plans for your nice house, and some good friends" She's got a lot to live for, but to her it's a bore, because her life could be so much more exciting in her eyes. She could be a pop singer! And she neglects the boy who cares for her, the singer of the song.

    Starfucker as a rule tends to have an obsession with death (They have a song titled Death is a Fetish), hence the chorus being about her rotting by the sea. She won't realized what she's missed out on until it's far too late.

    Livinglife91on June 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat does this song mean to you?

    This song means a lot to me because you just sung it to my over the phone.

    :-)
    little wonderboyon August 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin addition, it's

    "Your skin is slipping off,
    The seaweed and urchins
    feed on your bones"
    tdloveon February 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the middle of the second verse may be: "Oh but it's such a joke"
    marcwnelsonon October 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionAll wrong.

    It's
    "oh but it's such a joke"

    and
    "your body is a corpse
    a rusty bag of nails
    laying by the sea"
    Mousetrapperon April 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionYou've got the money and the heartache
    And the rest just turns to dust before I get to you
    And I always do
    I never forget you
    Little Wondergirl

    You've got a hand up in the window
    Like the baseball bat lying next to your bed
    To protect yourself
    Oh but its such a joke
    A silly dream
    My, my, my, my, my, my,

    [Chorus x2]
    Your body is a corpse
    A rusty bag of nails
    Lying by the sea
    Your skin is slipping off
    The seaweed and urchins
    Feeding on your bones

    You've got some big plans for your nice house
    And some good friends
    You're got a lot to live for
    You even have health insurance
    Oh what a bore
    You could have so much more

    You've got your head looked out the window
    Through the curtains like I couldn't see you
    But of course I do
    I never forget you
    I'm your only friend
    My, my, my, my, my, my,

    [Chorus]
    rweichleron October 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about a stalker who has killed a girl he's obsessed with. Normalcy didn't work for him and he sees it as a flaw that the girl he obsesses over has. He wants to set her apart by interrupting her promising life.

    She's looking out the curtains trying to hide her face because she's paranoid. He's watching her, so I guess she should be.

    Think of a horror movie.
    "Before I get to you, and I always do"
    the killer always gets to the victim. Even if he's just leisurely walking.

    "You've got your hand up in the window, Like the baseball bat lying next to your bed to protect yourself, oh but its just a joke, a silly dream."
    He's kidnapped her. Shes in the car trying to flag down help, Possibly save her self. The same way she kept her bat by the bed, to save herself incase of an emergency. She's holding on to the thin possibility of hope that she may survive this.
    Of course this guy knows better, he's probably done this before, and they never get away. He probably thinks its laughably ironic because he knows she's already as good as dead. "Its such a joke."

    after whatever hell he's put her through, she's dead now. He's dumped her body in the sea, Its decomposing and it eventually gets washed ashore a on a beach where kids are playing.
    I think the song might be about the kids mostly. Living a fun happy life while death is inevitable and possible at any moment despite precautions taken, dreams or happiness.
    Playing care free, Like a pop song.
    this girl was clenching on to innocence in blatant ignorance of the the strength of this world's evil.

    :D
    lemonseverywheon February 28, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi hear:

    Your body is a world
    As deep as it gets
    Laying by the sea

    as:

    Your body is a board
    A rusty bag of nails
    Lying by the sea
    tdloveon January 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems to be pretty straight forward just like all the other songs. A pop star that doesn't live like he would with the money.
    MIghtyChorizoon March 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYour body is a world
    As deep as it gets
    Laying by the sea

    the second line is definitely "a rusty bag of nails"
    my sister and i messaged the band and they confirmed it.
    haha.
    lolgoawayon September 24, 2009   Link

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