When I see lay down
Under pink lacquered skies
Baby, I'll give you something
That'll shut your eyes
To this mess
When I love you baby
I mean it more than just the whole world
And when, I take a picture thats instant
Lost tonight, oh baby it burned (burns)
I said I remember it so, I saw your eyes
Go through the tunnel, and I remember
Australian sun, I was eight years old
You were Marilyn Monroe...
Ohahhhya gotta
Take it, oh ya take it on, playing backyard
Blues, blackheart stuck up in their jaw
I can nail, I'll nail this on,
Oh she ate the whole world
Break it down
Oh I've tasted, I tasted too, too many nights
Lost in space, I remember kneeling down
Oh my knees caught in the ground
When I love you baby
I mean it more than just the whole world
And when saw Gypsy Rose
Gypsy Rose... she rose to me
I remember a rolling stone
Oh rolling on down through your bones
Oh ya gotta save, you gotta save your soul well
She hates the whole world
When I love you baby
I mean it more than just the whole world
And when saw Gypsy Rose
Gypsy Rose... she rose to me
Baby
I love you baby I mean it more than just the whole world
And well, when I
Know your sin, I know your sin, I know your ways



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Gypsy Rose Lee song meanings
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  • +2
    General Comment:When I see lay down
    Under pink lacquered skies
    Baby, I'll give you something
    That'll shut your eyes
    To this mess

    (this is to do with the drug abuse and the pain of the world. the drugs ease the heartache of everyday pain we go threw.)

    When I love you baby
    I mean it more than just the whole world
    And when, I take a picture thats instant
    Lost tonight, oh baby it burned (burns)

    (a picutre thats instant means an image thats captured in your head and memorised for a life time. lost tonight means how it isnt there its a photographic memory.)

    I said I remember it so, I saw your eyes
    Go through the tunnel, and I remember

    (this means how when she first layed eyes on tim her former husband the world stood still and it was like she was looking threw a tunnel and only he was at the other end.)

    Australian sun, I was eight years old
    You were Marilyn Monroe...

    (marilyn monroe was her love/idol at the time of her childhood before she met tim.)

    Ohahhhya gotta
    Take it, oh ya take it on, playing backyard
    Blues, blackheart stuck up in their jaw

    (relating to her childhood, black heart is a band so it must of been songthings she sang as a child.)

    I can nail, I'll nail this on,
    Oh she ate the whole world
    break it down

    (she took in the whole world)

    Oh I've tasted, I tasted too, too many nights
    Lost in space, I remember kneeling down
    Oh my knees caught in the ground

    (this is refaring to oral sex)

    When I love you baby
    I mean it more than just the whole world
    And when saw Gypsy Rose
    Gypsy Rose... she rose to me

    (gypsy rose was telling her her future, one day she will find someone to love.)

    I remember a rolling stone
    Oh rolling on down through your bones
    Oh ya gotta save, you gotta save your soul well
    She hates the whole world

    (rolling stones the magazine, rolling on down threw your bones is related to music.)

    When I love you baby
    I mean it more than just the whole world
    And when saw Gypsy Rose
    Gypsy Rose... she rose to me
    Baby
    I love you baby I mean it more than just the whole world
    And well, when I
    Know your sin, I know your sin, I know your ways

    (rafaring to gypsy rose telling her her future and who she will love the last line refaring to he will in the future create a sin and she will figure him out for who he really is.)
    jennifercostelloon April 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think there's a little bit of a darker, bittersweet side to this song than just two young girls playing dress-up... I have a feeling she wrote "Young Girls" about the same friend-Gertie Rouge, or someone similar? there are fond memories of being young interspersed with tragedy and going through tough shit as they're older. I think this was around the time Brody got into heroin, and probably with her best friend. The "pink lacquered skies" might be similar to seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, except the pink comes from the pink rocks of heroin, and seeing the world through that glaze. And when her "eyes go through that tunnel" might refer to when they constrict when she's high. Obviously there are some hard times referenced here, with "too many nights Lost in space, I remember kneeling down, Oh my knees caught in the ground" like she's praying for her friend in a way, "you gotta save your soul". And at the end, having been through the good times together as kids and the hard times together later on, "I know your sins, I know your skin, I know your wings."
    ladyswitchbladeon March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This band is great, good job Brody. This isn't my favorite song by them (I think they've written better songs). It is non-the-less a good song and its obviously about some type of love. (Then again many songs are linked to love in some way).
    DebaseRFreaKGirLon February 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i believe this song is Obviously about Brodys hubby Tim Armstrong.. :)
    sbailey85on May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I thought the song was about Gypsy Rose Lee...

    "I was eight years old
    You were Marilyn Monroe... "
    dwellon June 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I am hooked on this song.I think it is so beautiful.For me it is a love song.Like a dream a fantasy of what like could be.
    xRancidCoffeexon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:yeah great song, it really kicks ass !!!
    Platschion July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i read an interview not too long ago... its about brody and her friend when they were little. they used to dress up as marilyn monroe and gypsy rose all the time. fairly straightforward.
    lobstergirlon July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:good song
    TheCasualties12on September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:HAHAHAH and someone thought it was about brody and tim. wow, imagining tim dressing up like marilyn monroe isn't a pretty sight. ;)
    hippie_trashon October 12, 2002   Link

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