"Kathleen" as written by Ryan Evan Mccann, William Aaron Bibby, Matthew Benjamin Blakeway and Robert Hall....
You're sympatico
And of all the lifts home and all the mixed feelings
You're cuts above
And you don't own worries or a chest full of heartache
And Yes, I know
That I'll never work out exactly how you're thinking
But, Let me know when i'm needed home

And I'll come
You can leather me with your lips

I've gotta give it to you
You give me problems
When you are not in the mood
I've gotta give it to you
You give me problems
And made me give in to you
Our dealer hates me you know
Cause he used to see her but she sold
Him off on down the river

It's impractical
To go out and catch a death with a dress fit for the summer
So you don't
Instead you call me up with a head full of filth
And yes, I know
That I'll never acquiesce anything you're thinking
But, Let me know when i'm needed home

And I'll come
You can leather me with your lips

I've gotta give it to you
You give me problems
When you are not in the mood
I've gotta give it to you
You give me problems
And made me give in to you
Our dealer hates me you know
Cause he used to see her but she sold
Him off on down the river


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"Kathleen" as written by Robert Hall Matthew Benjamin Blakeway

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    General CommentHere's my interpretation:

    You're simpatico
    And of all the lifts home and all the mixed feelings
    You’re cuts above
    And you don’t own worries or a chest full of heartache
    And Yes, I know
    That I’ll never work out exactly how you’re thinking
    But, Let me know when i’m needed home

    And I’ll come
    You can leather me with your lips


    *Here he is saying that she is a nice girl and she is better than other girls he's given rides to (one night stands or past flings). The idea that she doesn't have worries means that she is kind of careless with relationships/doesn't commit enough to get hurt. He knows that he's not what she wants but he'll still come running if she calls. To leather is to wear down so she is wearing him down with sex or maybe words? Maybe both?*

    I’ve gotta give it to you
    You give me problems
    When you are not in the mood
    I’ve gotta give it to you
    You give me problems
    And made me give in to you
    Our dealer hates me you know
    Cause he used to see her but she sold
    Him off on down the river

    *Now the idea that she gives him problems when she isn't in the mood can be interpreted 2 ways, she either isn't in the mood to deal with the relationship or she just doesn't want to have sex. I think he likes the problems though because he gives into her. The last part is self explanatory.

    It's impractical
    To go out and catch a death with a dress fit for the summer
    So you don’t
    Instead you call me up with a head full of filth
    And yes, I know
    That I’ll never acquiesce anything you’re thinking
    But, Let me know when i’m needed home

    *She isn't one for bars and clubs but she she does call him for essentially a booty call. He doesn't necessarily agree with how she thinks about the relationship but once again he'll come back if she calls him*
    santadiablaon July 14, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot sure why you think it's about drug use.

    I think it's about a girl with a laissez faire attitude to their relationship - she goes out in skimpy dresses without him, and uses him for lifts home, she dumped her last boyfriend (their dealer) for him just because he was the better offer (sold her ex down the river).

    Meanwhile he is hanging on her ever word waiting for her to call or to invite him in.
    Haybobson June 16, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI feel like this song is about drug usage.
    cryptsteron January 16, 2015   Link

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