"Sugar" as written by and Heather Nova....
On the Vermont Transit bus
I leaned my arm into a little chink of sun
Going somewhere older than I was
Strapped into something tight
Keeping me small

I dug into you like rock climbing
Too scared of coming down
Too scared of going up
Too scared of rock face
I should of split my sides
Or spilled my guts
Or hit you or something
But I was good
And your father's little pancakes
So round and perfect
And me sitting up too straight
Laughing in wrong places
Kissing you
Kissing up
Kissing too soon

Ooh, ooh, when the cock crows
When the morning comes where will I go?
Ooh, ooh, when the cock crows
When the love is gone where will I go?

And when you got me pregnant I stopped the party
And I stopped the typewriter
And I stopped your dumb ball game in the red barn
And I stopped your father and bled instead
And I felt the lie
Aah, something sticky on the inside
A bitter wind in my throat
Oh, stopping me wanting
In my stomach
In my head
And you said

Sugar, sugar, you couldn't come come
Sugar, sugar, without your mother mother
Sugar, sugar, you couldn't taste it
Sugar, sugar, in my throat

Ooh, ooh, when the cock crows
When the morning comes where will I go?
Ooh, ooh, when the cock crows
When the love is gone where will I go?

Sugar, sugar, you couldn't come come
Sugar, sugar, without your mother mother
Sugar, sugar, you couldn't taste it
Sugar, sugar, in my throat

You couldn't, you couldn't taste it
You, you, you couldn't taste it

Ooh, ooh, when the cock crows
When the morning comes where will I go?
Ooh, ooh, when the cock crows
When the love is gone where will I go?


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"Sugar" as written by Heather Nova

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  • +2
    General Commentah hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

    every word in this song is expressed with exact intention and expression. the sucking up to his father, the little perfect pancakes - the metaphor thats shes not perfect & symetrical. its just so real.

    uhm idk larojas. i have this album & its definatly called Sugar & i dont think cuckroach melds with "when the morning comes, where will i go?" because the cock, or rooster, crows in the morning as a rude awakening. she doesnt know where to go to who to run to when the cock cries the blunt crow.
    nottoolateforcoffeeon May 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnottoolateforcoffee, i love how you've described the song and its message. This is exaclty what a song should be - taking your fears and anxieties and putting it all into lyrics. This is the kind of song that can open our eyes to a situation we don't want to be in, and leaving it up to us to finally make the decision to act.
    davydaveon February 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think that I liked this song when it first came out, and now I've lived a little more, and I like it even more.
    xinniefulon July 23, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt is clearly intended to evoke something disgusting since the song is actually called Cuckroach (not Sugar), and so the lyric says "cuckroach" and not "cock crows".

    One thing is for sure: she is not happy about this guy.
    larojason March 01, 2006   Link

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