"Sugar" as written by and Brian Fallon....
I guess you need a little sugar
Cause you always wander around.
How would you like a little fancy,
Whenever you feel a little inside out.
I heard you need a vacation,
Said I bored you right to tears.
I heard my love was a season
That you wore for the pretty girls.

You said no,
That's not the way it goes.
You said no,
That's not the way it goes.

But it is, don't lie,
I've seen that curl up around your smile.
And it is, don't lie,
Who do you think that you're kidding this time?

Only I know, I know you get lonely at night,
I know, I know you get lonely sometimes,
I know, I know you get lonely at night,
Nobody knows you like I do.

I guess you need a little sugar
Cause you never wait around.
I heard you like it to shiver,
It's like right up your spine.
I saw you walking with him,
Down the steps that I walked you in.
I got hurried for midnight,
With slippers of glass and perfect fits.

You said no,
That's not the way it goes.
You said no,
That's not the way it goes.

But it is, don't lie,
I've seen that curl up around your smile.
And it is, don't lie,
Who do you think that you're kidding this time?

Only I know, I know you get lonely at night,
I know, I know you get lonely sometimes,
I know, I know you get lonely at night,
Nobody knows you like I do.

Nobody else waits on you
When your hands shake like the breeze,
And your mind is a permanent dream,
Left your head long before you broke through my door.

Baby, baby, but it is, don't lie,
I've seen that curl up around your smile.
It is, don't lie,
Who do you think is gonna be laughing this time?
It is, don't lie,
I've seen that curl up around your smile.
It is, don't lie,
Who do you think that you're kidding this time?


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"Sugar" as written by Brian Fallon

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentLong story short, I think this song is basically about a girl who never truly loved the guy. A girl who more or less, was a bit of a tramp, who fooled around with other guys. And then when he confronted her about issues, she tried to play him like the fool, but it was so obvious that he knew the truth of the matter.

    "No, that's not the way it goes"
    "But it is, don't lie. I've seen the curl up around your smile"

    Absolutely amazing song. Been streaming this album non-stop. This song in particular.
    kamikazedreameron September 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMan this song is great. Sad that there aren't more comments, I'm hoping that it's because the lyrics are pretty straight forward, and people aren't looking them up. I needed to know what he said about the slippers exactly because I couldn't quite make it out, but knew it was an awesome line.

    The reference to Cinderella is pretty amazing if you think of it. People tend to look at that fairy tale and what it means to girls, but I think the fairy tale also teaches boys some pretty crazy stuff about relationships.

    I think that you both are correct, and that the song is about him falling for a girl who is a bit of a tramp, but I think that what makes this song unique is the reason for the pain in falling for that girl. He found the girl that the slipper fit on perfectly, his Cinderella, but she didn't want him necessarily. She continued to look for the sugar after her prince charming had come. His love was a season, a temporary deal, to the girl, but to him it was forever. He realizes that her season as a pretty girl will eventually end though, and that no one else will be waiting on her anymore. He's not going to be and that's why he asks "who do you think gonna be laughing this time". It's not going to be her, who smiles when she lies, but him who will refuse to take her back.
    idlj13on June 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely about a girl who isn't sincere about her feelings towards a guy. She's trying to deceive him but he's finally figuring her out.

    Also 'sugar' cane be interpreted as love or affection but it can be a reference to coke. So his lover could be a coke addict which would work with the rest of the song:

    "How would you like a little fancy,
    when you feel a little inside out"
    -about how the drug could make her feel better.

    "i heard you like it to shiver
    It's right up your spine"
    -Shivering is a symptom of cocaine use/overdose

    "Nobody else waits on you
    When your hands shake like the breeze
    And your mind is on permanent vacation"
    -tremors is also a symptom of cocaine overdose. The permanent vacation can be a reference to being high or being in a coma which can result from coke od.
    HunteroftheDuskon January 17, 2012   Link
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    General CommentOkay, my theory doesn't complete fit just right, it's not one of Cinderella's glass slippers (pun intended), but here it is:
    I get the feeling that in this song the guy (Brian Fallon or just a fictional person) starts out thinking that he's the girl's main guy and she's cheating on him with someone else ("I guess you need a little sugar 'cause you always wander around," "Only I know, I know you get lonely") and then he realizes that HE is the other guy ("I saw you walking with him, down the steps that I walked you in. I got hurried by midnight, with slippers of glass and perfect fits") because she's in a hurry to get back home before her husband or boyfriend does so he won't find out about her affair, and to me the chorus is the guy who was the other man in the relationship is telling her not to ask him for any more dates because he knows what's going on.
    paperbackwriter1993on December 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI've got a horrible crowes tattoo, this song hits so hard after getting divorced. This album was a breath of fresh air and I honored it on my arm. Best album of 2011
    matchboxconfessionalon May 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. I can't see it being about cocaine, as I think fallon is pretty religious I can't see him being with a drug addict. Never thought of that though. I think its him getting the last laugh, which is great. It struck me that maybe she was just with him cuz he's a rock star (my love was a season that you wore..." -- what's your horrible crows tattoo? That's gotta be sick -- I have a GSA one. I used to live in Red Bank and run into Brian on ocassion out and he was like the coolest most down to earth guy in the world. He asked where we lived (gf at the time) and then he's like oh I live on such and such a street. I was like dude you're a rock star my gf is going to be camped out on your lawn. Really cool. Hard to miss him with the tats in public. He was behind me in line at the PJ 20 trailer.
    rbach48on January 18, 2014   Link

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