"Bruises" as written by Caroline Elizabeth Polachek, Jonathan Patrick Wimberly and Aaron Marshall Davis....
I tried to do handstands for you
I tried to do headstands for you
Every time I fell on you yeah every time I fell
I tried to do handstands for you
But every time I fell for you
I'm permanently black and blue, permanently blue
For you

I tried to do handstands for you
I tried to do headstands for you
Every time I fell on you yeah every time I fell
I tried to do handstands for you but every time I fell for you
I'm permanently black and blue, permanently blue

For you ooh
For you ooh
So black and blue ooh
For you ooh

I grabbed some frozen strawberries so I could ice your bruising knees
But frozen things they all unfreeze and now I taste like
All those frozen strawberries I used to chill your bruising knees
Hot July ain't good to me
I'm pink and black and blue (For you)

I got bruises on my knees for you
And grass stains on my knees for you
Got holes in my new jeans for you
Got pink and black and blue

Got bruises on my knees for you
And grass stains on my knees for you
Got holes in my new jeans for you
Got pink and black and blue

For you ooh
For you ooh
So black and blue ooh
For you ooh

Do doo do do do
Do doo do do do
Do doo do do do
Do doo do do do
Do doo do do do
Do doo do do do
Do doo do do do
Do doo do do do


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"Bruises" as written by Caroline Elizabeth Polachek Aaron Marshall Davis

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  • +1
    My OpinionI enjoy this song, it's really cute.
    I think that, whether or not you go with the giving head interpretation, it's about a relationship meaning more to the girl than to the guy.
    I will admit, it did make me think of giving head the first time i heard it (i know mind in the gutter), with the whole 'got grass stains on my knees for you' bit, but either way, i think it's about a girl who's pretty much in love with a guy and will do anything to try to impress him (if you wanna interpret it that way, that includes giving head). The guy's not particularly mean to her, but he doesn't feel that same way that she does, he just kinda goes with it. Don't know why i get that impression, but i just do. Might have something to do with the fact that he tries to help her by icing her knees, but ends up eating the frozen strawberries. Just my opinion... thought you might enjoy it...
    Anyway whatever it's supposed to mean, it's a great song :)
    annienon April 13, 2009   Link

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