Driving off through the downtown streets
I am all alone with my allergies
The night grows cold and I think of her
Like it helps at all when the music dies
And the song on the radio reminds me of her
And in my head, my mind goes back to a moment lost
A flashback scene from before the fall, before it was over too soon
Of upper arms, and auburn hair and the smell of her that filled the air
The car goes on, a bullet of thundering loss
And the song on the radio reminds me of her and it goes
Sugarpie honeybunch, I don’t want to lose you and I can’t help myself I love you
And nobody else will do

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Sure, Baby... Hold Back song meanings
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    General Commenti think he's talking about a song that reminds him of her. basically he's saying "like it helps when the music dies", in other words, the song will die/stop playing but the thoughts it stirs don't go away just because the song is over. that's my interpretation at least.
    oofuson April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAfter a breakup, he can't get the girl out of his head.

    I don't understand the line "Like it helps at all when the music dies" because then he goes on to sing about the song on the radio...is he talking about the music he makes? Like, after losing this girl, he feels like he can't write anymore?
    ceb291on February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can relate to this song a lot. It's just about breaking up with someone and hearing on the radio a song about having someone, and never wanting to lose them. And just that awful feeling of not wanting anyone but the one you lost. And the line where it says, "like it helps at all when the music dies"...I think that means he hears a song that reminds him of her but it's not like the thought of her goes away just because the song ends. Maybe I'm wrong though..just my interpretation.
    morningloryon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about having broken up with someone, and wanting them back, and taking a drive through town, with flashbacks of memories.

    I believe the 'song on the radio' is 'Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch' by The Temptations, and is supposedly a song that the guy and the girl listened to together, which also reflects how he feels about her now.
    PrincessLyron September 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat a sick song. i found the demo version of it and it just reminded what a sav max was even when he was in highschool. i wonder if this was a song he wrote in intention for the "her" to hear it. or else it coulda jus been something he came up w/. either way. good song.
    GlriusBlnknDshWrldon January 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know where i can find this song? itunes doesn't have it--
    lindserron October 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI cannot get enough of this song. Max is a freakin genius. The Temptations cover is so great at the end.
    bandofoutsiderson September 11, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" is a 1965 hit song recorded by the Four Tops for the Motown label.
    silentNateon September 19, 2010   Link

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