Mama, I got your white lie ways
Mama, there's nothing you can do or say

I got the rich kid's blues and they got nothing to do with you
I got the rich kid's blues and I'm not sure that I'm pulling through

Why you, why you over my head?
Mama, she told me keep your eyes on the trophy
And the sighing, sighing is out of your bed
And the delirious gestures are so easily misread

Mama, got your white lie taste
Mama, there's nothing you can do or say

I got the rich kid's blues and they got nothing to do with you
I got the rich kid's blues and I'm not sure that I'm pulling through
I got the rich kid's blues and they got nothing to do with you
I got the rich kid's blues and I'm not sure that I'm pulling through
I got the rich kid's blues

Mama, got your white lie ways
Mama, got the rich kid's blues



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Rich Kid's Blues song meanings
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  • +1
    General Comment:Bubble, bubble straight to my head
    The richer, the (drier?) believe in the liar
    You're bringin' trouble, trouble back in my bed
    When nobody can save me 'cause the smoke is my baby, baby

    Mama, I got your white lie ways (or is it wild-eyed?)
    Mama, there's nothing you can do or say

    I got the rich kids blues and they got nothing to do with you
    I got the rich kids blues and I'm not sure that I'm pulling through

    Why you, why you over my head?
    Mama, she told me keep your eyes on the trophy
    And the sighing, sighing's out of your bed
    But the delirious gestures are so easily misread

    Mama, got your white lie taste
    Mama, there's nothing you can do or say

    I got the rich kids blues and they got nothing to do with you
    I got the rich kids blues and I'm not sure that I'm pulling through
    I got the rich kids blues and they got nothing to do with you
    I got the rich kids blues and I'm not sure that I'm pulling through
    I got the rich kids blues

    Mama, I got the rich kids blues
    Mama, I got your white lie ways
    Mama, I got the rich kids blues
    sploupon March 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:To me, this song is about how a lot of "rich kids" can feel.
    Certain verses like "bubble, bubble going straight to my head", "the smoke is my baby", "I got your white lies ways" "keep your eyes on the trophy" meant something for me.. I think this song portrays the almost helplessness of kids in wealthy families who deal with the pressure their parents put on them ("keep your eyes on the trophy") and feel upset about the distance in their family yet have to keep up the illusion of perfection... idk that's just how I see it, i mean, the title is pretty self-explanatory
    fleurdeetoileon April 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion:i think you're right about the "wild-eye", excellent lyrics, thanks!
    ariana826on April 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I agree that that the lyric is probably "wild-eyed" ways.

    Also, I'm positive its: "FOR delirious gestures are so easily misread."

    Otherwise, looks good!

    janice111on June 17, 2011   Link

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