"Sweepstakes Prize" as written by and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn....
You remind me of a firework, boy
You touch the ceiling, you touch the floor
You sparkle and burn but you take your time
And I bet I could carry you across state lines

I'd tell you why, but I don't know
It's simple and so complicated
I could walk all day on the railroad track
But there's much more to it than that

You know all of my secret ideas
The ones I'm giving up on and the ones I'll keep
And everybody sees a funny look in our eyes
'Cause we know that we already won the sweepstakes prize

I'd tell you why, but I don't know
It's simple and so complicated
I could walk all day on the railroad track
But there's much more to it than that

I ask you if you ever think that maybe
It's what's inside of us that drives us crazy
Fingers feeling underneath your skin
There's blood and bones and some rivers to fall in

I'd tell you why, but I don't know
It's simple and so complicated
I could walk all day on the railroad track
But there's much more to it than that

I'm so lucky because I asked you once
"What are you doing? Do you want to come up
For a cup of tea? Come visit with me
We'll play guitars and I'll give you my number"

I'd tell you why, but I don't know
It's simple and so complicated
I could walk all day on the railroad track
But there's much more to it than that

I'd tell you why, but I don't know
It's simple and so complicated
I could walk all day on the railroad track
But there's much more to it than that


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"Sweepstakes Prize" as written by Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn

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    General Commenti think "come and visit with me
    and then i'll give you my number "
    is
    "come and visit with me
    play guitars and then i'll give you my number" (?)
    somegrrrlon April 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentpossibly.. but there's much more to it than that..
    lefttheretodrownon April 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is a cover. Does anyone know who originally wrote/performed this song?
    impacton May 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about new love, and falling in love. Hesitation... and going for it head first. Don't you always feel like you won a sweepstakes prize when you first fall in love?
    PandaCakeson January 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsomegrrrl is right about the correct lyrics--the version of this song on the album "You Think It's Like This But It's Really Like This" goes:

    "come visit with me we'll play guitars and I'll give you my number"

    It plays on the idea of finding someone who's "one in a million" -- someone who matches up with you just right, despite the long odds of anyone being like that. Her character in the song plays the sweepstakes by asking the guy to come up for tea and guitar-playing, and it turned out to be a win (not so much because he agreed, but because they turned out to be a great match). The song is about the elation and wonderment of discovering love.
    thriggleon April 28, 2008   Link

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