"Rollercoaster" as written by and Mark Edward Kozelek....
There's my favorite rollercoaster
Next to the blue water
The one only sissies ride

There's the sun going down
Creating that fluorescent glow
Reminding me I'll never be able
To relive this day except in memory

There's those big barking fish
In the concrete stream
Growling for dog food
Bulging dead eyes that gleam
But where's Dad and where is Mom

Looks like from here on out
It's me and you
Looks like from here on out
It's just me and you

Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

"Rollercoaster" as written by Mark Edward Kozelek

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    General Commentit's hard to tell since most of RHP's lyrics are cryptic

    "the one only sissies ride"--perhaps this symbolizes a fragility he feels

    this all sounds like a vague dream; some distant déjá vú; a faint dream from his childhood he knows he enjoyed but remembers little about. he'd like to relive it but it's impossible to bring it back.
    iamchipdouglason February 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think you nailed it.
    mscatamaranon April 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmelancholy and beautiful song
    piloton September 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAchingly beautiful song about loss of youth, impermanence, nostalgia and memory... as someone who remembers family trips to seaside amusement parks in the New England summers, the warmth and the light and a child's impressions and joys, this song brings up a wellspring of poignant heartache.
    ferraraon April 19, 2013   Link
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    General CommentSomeone above wrote about New England parks on the water. Wow -- Rollercoaster put me right in Salisbury Park, Mass -- defined the place, actually. Every one of MK's songs puts me somewhere. Lyrics, tone, mood -- a true genius.
    nogadoon August 25, 2015   Link

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