"$5 Pearls" as written by and Carabine/walther....
Well it's a waste of time, 'cause you and I will never rhyme
But who can blame us if we try
And I can't stay mad reading your letters, your hand writing's so bad
But your love is so good

How do I know, how do I know you really care?
How do I know, how do I know you're really there?
How do I know, when to stay and when to go
When I feel so…

'Cause I'm a Scarborough girl, wearing my high heels and my $5 pearls
In an imitation world
And I can't have him, 'cause he's down in L.A. and that's too far to swim
So you'll just have to stand in

How do I know, how do I know you really care
How do I know, how do I know you're really there
How do I know, when to stay and when to go
When I feel so…

Well I guess we're all just the same
Guarding the fire from the rain
By holding our hands in the flame

How do I know, how do I know you really care
How do I know, how do I know you're really there
How do I know, when to stay and when to go
When I feel so…

How do I know, how do I know you really care
How do I know, how do I know you're really there
How do I know, when to stay and when to go
When I feel so…


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    General CommentI first heard this song at the Mariposa Folk Festival back in 2005 and I fell in love with it. I was so excited when they finally put it on an album.

    I think the song is fairly straightforward about uncertainty and insecurity in what might be a long distance relationship.

    I really love the line "guarding the fire from the rain by holding our hands in the flames." That line alone and the way they sing it keeps me playing the song over and over.
    Sylviedon February 03, 2012   Link

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