"Sneaky Louise" as written by Keith Michael Goodwin, Daniel Eliezer Schwartz and Timothy John Arnold....
Sneaky Louise, sneakin' around the house.
We caught you lookin for jewelry.
Are you looking for something to sell?

Don't you know that we've been wondering how you got this way,
and wondering

Why is it so hard for you to believe in what we're saying? (x2)

Sneaky Louise, you shouldn't be on your knees, begging us for money.
Next time we're gonna have to let go.

Don't you know that we've been wondering how you got this way,
and when it will end.

Mom and Dad don't know what to do.
Why must you make them choose,
between their life savings and you?

Why is it so hard for you to believe in what we're saying? (x2)

Sneaky Louise, we aren't having fun, we're scared for you
Don't you know that things are going to change if you want them to.

Why is it so hard? (x6)

Why is it so hard for you to believe in what we're saying?

Why is it so hard? (x2)

Why is it so hard for you to believe in what we're saying?


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    General Commentapparently this song is supposed to be about their friend and her drug problem - she always stole prescription pills and was begging for money.
    pretty straightfoward, i guess.
    neonseason July 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I actually talked to Keith Goodwin about this song and he said he wrote this about how he dated a girl that lived in Dayton, OH and she was addicted to oxycontin and just her whole downward spiral because of it.
    YourSweetestDownfallon November 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSneaky Louise
    Goodwin: This is a song very close to my heart. It sounds like a happy tune, but anytime someone comes up to me at a show and asks me why I wrote it, I start to tear up when I'm telling them. My best friend growing up is hooked on Oxycontin and is more than $25,000 in debt to her family between what she's stolen from them and what they've put into rehab. The worst part is that she doesn't understand how she is affecting her family and friends and she's still using. No, her name is not Louise. I also lost a family member in a similar situation three years ago and it still hurts--not to mention the 20 other friends I had from high school that are all heading in the same direction. I wouldn't normally write about this, but it seems to be haunting me. How do we help them? Musically, this song has a classic pop sound. It has a great 12-string [guitar] part throughout. The end has gang vocals representing the millions of people who have loved ones are addicts singing, "Why is it so hard for you to believe in what we are saying?"
    BrittanyCrystal0824on January 27, 2011   Link

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