When you kiss me and say you love me
It makes me feel so good
I wanna break down and give in to you
I wanna believe that you're the one

You gimme my pills and sing this strange song
And all my hurting goes away
I start to drift off with you beside me
I wanna believe that you're the one

Cry and cry and let it out
We have to face that it's over now
Even as I anoint your door
I'm looking out for something more
Cry and cry, I'm crying too
'Cause no one touches me like you do
I don't want my mom to know that I've been a dirty boy

I try my darnedest to be a bastard
I want you to think that I don't care
But I feel sorry, and you're so pretty
You start to cry, and I kiss your mouth

Cry and cry and let it out
We have to face that it's over now
Even as I anoint your door
I'm looking out for something more
Cry and cry, I'm crying too
'Cause no one touches me like you do
I don't want my mom to know that I've been a dirty boy

You're a tragic girl, you lead a tragic life
I'm just meant to be your latest tragedy
Ain't no butterfly girl, this ain't no butterfly love
I'm just meant to be your latest tragedy

I try my darnedest to be a bastard
I want you to think that I don't care
But you're so pretty, and I feel sorry
I start to cry, and I kiss your mouth

I don't want my mom to know that I've been a dirty boy

You're a tragic girl, you lead a tragic life
I'm just meant to be your latest tragedy
This ain't no butterfly girl, this ain't no butterfly love
I'm gonna have to be your latest tragedy


Lyrics submitted by whybother737

Tragic Girl song meanings
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    Lyric Correctionit's "you lead a tragic life" and not "you need a tragic guy" i think.
    BaronVonHimmlenon October 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWow. I hear an album - hate it. Wait two years- love it. Wait 12 years - hear some more of it. True pinkerton awesomeness.
    krazykarl0920on October 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentfinally...
    indrafon October 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThanks for the correction, Baron.
    whybother737on October 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentRivers was big into Puccini's Madame Butterfly for the Pinkerton album. Most of the songs contain references to the opera throughout the album. The references to Butterfly coincide with the theme of the opera, and River's identification with his "Pinkerton" side. You would have to read up on or watch the opera for a comprehensive explanation, but basically, the character Pinkerton (Rivers) lies to Butterfly (Tragic Girl), which results in her death - a tragedy.
    captainrodon January 07, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningIts not a reference to Madame Butterfly. Its about his personal nurse who helped him recover from his leg surgery. He found her to be much more helpfel than his mother(I think his mother) because she would listen to his complaining about his life and his negative feelings. I also think he eventually created a relationship with her in his own mind.
    berto21on January 08, 2012   Link

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