A pretty picture of your older sister that I will hide beneath my bed but,
Your broken mother, about the cover, you don't show your face around these parts no more.

Was it really worth it all, to give up laughter in the hall?
And did you cut your ribbon bows, for the man, for the man who seems to know?

You let him use you, you let him cut you down. Until your soul was darker than the well.
But I still love you. I still have your picture by my bed, and it greets me every morning.

Was it really worth it all, to give up laughter in the hall?
And did you cut your ribbon bows, for the man, for the man who seems to know?

Did he promise did he say, that you'd be home again some day?
Cuz while the sun it finally sets. We'll find you drowning.
You don't say, but those words hurt anyways. To California to get your career well on its way.
You'll burn out bright love, but do you know which part to give away?
Of the star, of the star, that you have sold for fame?


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Ribbon Bows song meanings
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    My InterpretationFrom this, I get that Joshua was in love with one of his friends' sisters and he did something too drastic, too emotional for his own good. Maybe he broke into their home to see her..? (bad example) Whatever it was, it made the mother very upset. Maybe the daughter was on the cover of playboy..?
    Eventually what happens is Joshua loses her to another man and later she will regret it because she'll have no more love to give. She should have just stayed with Joshua.
    warthog3on July 08, 2009   Link

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