José pushed me in the swing
I explained what it was that a BJ meant
His stories were dark and deep like
His eyes your eyes so full of secrets
I guess I loved you right when
My mom said your mom's a lesbian
It's been so long I probably wouldn't know you
if I saw you again

I followed Eric 2nd through 5th grade
His raspy voice down the long hallway
He liked the dirty drawings I made
Girls with impossible breasts
I tried to sell him one for fifty cents
Now they're in the back of Mrs. Waltz's desk
and I hope I never see that boy again


Young love is in the air
Young love is cheap I mean it's everywhere
This ain't no statement of knowlege
It's just my defense
I've been ignoring the cost

Is this love is this love that I've lost?
Worst of all ain't nothing big enough
Ain't nothing big about this at all
Honey, I don't want to be OK
With never seeing you again

You kids on the boardwalk come back in
To the dry, choked up land

(I want truth and beauty
I wanna love someone simply
I want truth and beauty
I wanna love something
without it having to need me)

Beauty
I wanna love someone
I want truth and beauty
I wanna love something without it having to


Lyrics submitted by SeasonsInVerse, edited by adngai

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    My InterpretationThe song seems to be about innocent love and innocence in general. The key seems to be in the final two sections:

    "You kids on the boardwalk
    come back in
    to the dry, choked up land"

    These lines create the contrast that the singer wants to demonstrate... that between the "kids on the boardwalk" (the innocence that she describes in the first half of the song) and the "dry, choked up land." Adult 'love', for her, is a desert in comparison. She wants simple love back again, like she felt as a child.
    Trophycaseon June 04, 2014   Link
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    General CommentAw, this song is too sweet and good :) Truth and beauty abounds.
    m00ndogon February 06, 2015   Link

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