you sleep better when you're
you eat better when you're
you sing better when you're
you need me more when you're straight
is this the weekend?
is that your girlfriend?
she's green and innocent
you smoke her like she's incense
she's smilin'
i'll wait 'til summer's over
i'll love you through october
i'll give you everything
i'll trade you anything for her
stay straight for me
stay straight for me
stay straight for me
stay straight for me


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    General CommentThis is one of the first few Veruca Salt songs I heard! I love Veruca Salt. Anyway... I think this song is about a guy who uses a lot of drugs and he's not really spending time with his girl because of it so it's like he's dating the drugs and not her.
    HappySoulon May 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with HappySoul. I think the song is about being in love with a person who is preoccupied with their addictions.
    "i'll wait 'til summer's over
    i'll love you through october
    i'll give you everything
    i'll trade you anything for her"

    These lines show her devotion towards her lover. She is letting him know she'll be there forever, but would give anything to trade places with the drugs in his life. She wants to be his preoccupation
    aliawesomeon December 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn a live version I have of this she says "this song is about a really sexy girl. Or dude, or whatever you wanna call it."
    magickmidgeton June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like magickmidget's interpretation :D
    Aquarius121on September 13, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about a girl who is bisexual, but more romantically lesbian. When she's with a guy, she doesn't get so twisted up inside over him. When she's with a girl, though, the drama of the relationship spills over into the operations of the whole band. So, Louise's bandmate has got herself a new, young girlfriend, and Louise wants her to find a boyfriend instead.

    I'm pretty sympathetic to the interpretation that this is about drugs, too. Particularly, the lyrics, "I'll wait till summer's over/ I'll love you through October" seem to lend themselves to that interpretation. Louise will put up with his or her drug use until the end of the tour season, but if he or she doesn't get straight after that, then Louise will have to reconsider the relationship. It might be a little of both interpretations working in there.
    ASaltyDogon February 13, 2016   Link

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