You broke the doorknob off the door
The door swung open easily
You sauntered into the poorly lit store
And looked around lazily
We stole every bit of candy they had inside
Gobbled it all up greedily on our three-month ride
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone

We headed out to the getaway car
Hit the open road
Saw something written in tall clear letters on your face
But I could not break the code
We had hot caramel sticking to our teeth
The only love I've ever known burning underneath
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone


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The Recognition Scene song meanings
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    General Comment"this is a song from sweden about a point in time when everything sacred goes profane"
    shewouldnton November 07, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThey're drug addicts, and, obviously, petty criminals. "The Recognition Scene" is the point of a story or play where a character makes a great realization about his surroundings. He's realized that she's not going to make it through the addiction one way or the other, so he starts missing her before she's even gone.
    fragmentepsychologyon December 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAs with almost all Mountain Goats songs, people tend to over-analyze
    I think that's the point though, to get your own idea of what the meaning of the song is.

    I always try to take their lyrics in a literal sense and so to me this song is about him spending time with a girl (as children, presumably), stealing candy with her and then kissing her. He then realizes that in a forseeable future, she will be out of his life (moving away to another town or something) and he knows that he will cherish this moment they're having forever
    5emtio4yraon January 23, 2014   Link

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