It's freezing in Bristol
there's love on the tele
a girl grinning at me
she's doing the shimmy
and she's cruel
and she's skinny
and she's a fool
for the last living rock king
it's her thrill
it's her wonder
it's her will
it's her way home
she's right where she always wanted to be
she can't change
change...
change...
it's lightening in London
([whisper] it's lightening in London)
there's shit on the tele
(there's shit on TV)
you're pushing my buttons
(pushing my buttons)
you know how to touch me
and I knew
that you'd choose me
by the times
that you tried to refuse me
it's your thrill
it's your wonder
it's your will
it's your way home
you're right where you always wanted to be
you can't change
change...
change...
(woah)
it's morning in Philly
([whisper] it's morning in Philly)
my head's feeling heavy
(my head's feeling heavy)
the sun makes me dizzy
(the sun makes me sick)
you monkey, you left me
and I know
that you miss me
by the way
that you kiss and resist me
it's my thrill
it's my wonder
it's my will
it's my way home
I'm right where I always dreamed I would be
I can't change
change...
change...
(woah)


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    General CommentI dunno what it means either sorry...shit does anyone?

    They were awesome on SNL, but I only got to see it cuz some very kind and loving person put it on the net, THANKYOU ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT DID!!!!
    I wish we got some of the shows you get here in Australia.
    Volcano_Girlon September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm kind of retarded, so I have no clue what this song really means.

    Well, the first verse is obviously about media and beauty images and yadda yadda.

    I like it a lot, particularly when she says "you monkey, you left me..." hehehe.
    catherinekson May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not really sure what it means either! haha

    but i gotta say they did a perfect live show at SNL.. it was perfect
    swindler123on July 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs far as I can decipher, it's about Dave Grohl.
    He and Louise Post were seeing each other, until he cheated on her with Winona Ryder.

    The girl on the telly is Winona Ryder, and the last living rock king is Dave Grohl.

    Now, I make no claims that this theory is the correct one, because I'm not sure what the time difference between the writing of this song and the news about Dave cheating on Louise is. I'm not sure which thing happened first. If the song was written first, then it's not about Dave Grohl and Winona Ryder, and my theory is nix. But if the song was written second, then there's a very good chance that it is.

    Even if it isn't, the fact that it could be is good enough for me.
    Arianrhodon April 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought that Nina wrote this song... but I guess it's possible that she wrote about Louse and Dave..
    Dyskrasiaon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm, in the liner notes of Eight Arms To Hold You, the word Post is in brackets next to the title of this song.
    I know Louise sings it, and I assume that it also means she wrote it.
    Arianrhodon June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh.. I thought it sounded like Louise... Either way, like the song. :)
    Dyskrasiaon July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was about Dave and Winona, but although Louise and Dave split in 1997, which is the year EATHY was released, Dave gets thanked in the liner notes. Unless it was a joke, I wouldn't thank my ex in my liner notes, so maybe they split after the album was released. So this song isn't about that at all and has very coincidental lyrics.

    Another theory I have about this one is that it's about different stages in her life. The girl on the telly could be herself - maybe she's seeing her video for the first time. Dave Grohl is probably the last living rock king. Not sure what the other events in the song would be though.
    Lougolason May 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt makes sense being about Grohl. Also, a note on the monkey thing:

    I'd rather leave than suffer this
    I'll never be your monkey wrench
    (Foo Fighters "Monkey Wrench" - from The Colour and The Shape album released 1997)
    tangoshoeson November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard it was about Alison Dyer, the photographer for Geffen. I'm not sure what Louise (who did write it) is trying to say about her.
    vileninon February 20, 2005   Link

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