"Sex And Candy" as written by and John K. Wozniak....
Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had so much time
To sit and think about myself
And then there she was
Like double cherry pie
Yeah there she was
Like disco superfly

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream

Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had too much caffeine
And I was thinkin' 'bout myself
And then there she was

In platform double suede
Yeah there she was
Like disco lemonade

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this must be my dream


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"Sex and Candy" as written by John K. Wozniak

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  • +5
    General CommentOh just get a life. If you can see all of that sick stuff in the song, then there is obviously something wrong with you. You know nothing...the lead singer attended a school called Marcy Open School, and he never got to play on the playground as a kid because he always got teased. He named his band Marcy Playground after the school. The singer has admitted that the lyrics in this song are all euphemisms for sex. But it is NOT about child molestation.
    violetzebrason April 24, 2002   Link
  • +5
    General CommentHere's the singer's exact quote, ""Well, I was dating a girl and she was going to Bryn Mawr College and it's where my dad teaches. And I was probably 17 or something like that and she was like 18. I always liked the older girls. (laughs) But we were in her dorm room, and her roommate came in and she saw us there, and she was like, 'Oh, it smells like sex and candy in here.' And I always remembered that. And that was back in the late '80s"... "I was like, hey, let's just throw in that phrase that's been sticking in my head for the last 5 years or whatever."
    clabiceon May 24, 2011   Link
  • +4
    My OpinionThis is about a cross eyed transvestite hooker and how her breath smells like sex and candy. It's so obvious.


    "Who's that lounging in my chair? - the hooker you brought home.
    Who's that casting devious stares in my direction? - she's cross eyed.
    SkiNNySteVe28on January 02, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis is my favorite song ever. I have other songs that'll be my 'Flavor of the Month,' but this is always the #1 for me. And I know it's just a bit of nonsense, but the very first time i heard it, I thought it was awesome. It had to be explaned ad nauseum when it came out...basically John Wozniak the lead singer had just finished having sex with his girlfriend, and they were having a post cotial cigarette when the girlfriend's roommate walked in and said 'Ooh, smells like sex and candy in here.' And so he made a song based on those words. A weird song with a weird story.
    violetzebrason February 04, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"Hanging 'round
    Downtown by myself
    And I had so much time
    To sit and think about myself
    And then there she was
    Like double cherry pie
    Yeah, there she was
    Like disco superfly"

    I think that this guy was walking around.. after all he's got the whole day to do nothing but brood.. and he sees this beautful vixen, as tempting as "double cherry pie"

    so they have sex (and the whole things so sweet) but the chick takes over his mind, "casting devious stares" in his direction..

    He's goes back out to think and such, and all he can think about, besides himself is her.. how he want's her "disco lemonade."

    That's just my interpretation!
    neonic
    neonic-inkon April 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is so groovy
    TruthSoFamiliaron April 27, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is purdy. Yeah don't use the term gay as an insult. Why not use the term hetro as an insult instead. fools.
    Spideygurlon May 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI had to add my two cents. I think that perhaps it's about a woman seducing the speaker. I haven't seen the video, but this song just seems to sexy to be about much of anything else.

    So think about it. He's by himself, he looks up there's this very attractive woman trying to seduce him, he gives in, he's exstatic, but doesn't know her, (who's that lounging in my chair, casting devious stares) and frankly can't believe that she's going to have sex with him. (Mama, surely this is a dream, must be my dream)

    Pretty simple, eh? No need to overanylize this one.
    ladygraceon April 24, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretationi believe its much more simplistic an overview of a man that is lost in thought coming home to find his girlfriend has a companion that was there for more than just a visit and he can still smell the activities they did. He becomes shocked and is in disbelief so he wanders the streets only to see her everywhere he goes but only glimpses, brief visions of her just as disco lemonade was here then gone just as quickly. Its the classic betrayal, its about a woman that cheats
    edgeofnowaon December 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok, i am not positive about the origin of the song, but the band name i do know about: Marcy's is a catholic scholl where the lead singer went in his childhood. he rememeberd sitting in class and staring at th payground, Marcy's Playground.
    Brandon_bepon April 16, 2002   Link

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