"Alison's Starting To Happen" as written by and Evan Dando....
She'd shake it up, was hard to make out.
Now it's plain to see
I couldn't cook to save myself,
Found my life a recipe.
I never looked at her this way before,
But now she's all I see...

Alison's starting to happen,
Alison's starting to happen,
Alison's starting to happen to me

It's so mesmerizing,
Can't describe it,
All that inside, hey.
No one's heard her last name, I ain't asked,
So, who am I to blame?
An earthquakes started forming underneath my feet today...

Alison's starting to happen,
Alison's starting to happen,
Alison's starting to happen to me

Oh, this world is topsy-turvy,
And it is mine to eat.
She's the pebble in my mouth and underneath my feet.
She's the puzzle piece behind the couch, made the sky complete.

Alison's starting to happen.
Alison's starting to happen.
Alison's starting to happen.
Alison's starting to happen.
Alison's getting her tit pierced.
Alison's growing a Mohawk.
Alison's starting to happen to me.


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"Alison's Starting to Happen" as written by Evan Dando

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    Song ComparisonThe lines

    It's so mesmerizing,
    Can't describe it,
    All that inside, hey.

    seem to me to be a misquoting of the lyrics to Rocks Off by the Stones:

    Feel so hypnotized, can't describe the scene
    It's so mesmerized, all that inside me
    matthefton February 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song
    I can't explain why
    it just is
    divicanon March 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song is about Alison from the band named Smudge. Evan Dando was good friends with her and wanted to write a song about how she made him feel
    starla-janeon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis was the first song on the album, after Mrs Robinson, that I really got in to.
    Its more or less about a guy finally starting to "notice" a girl she's known for a while as a romantic partner. Very cute!
    TheSilverNobleon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe way i take it its like he has known a girl for a really long time and she's starting to come up in the looks department. its like when you have a friend and they all of a sudden change and they become really interesting to you. from what it sounds like she was a sort of plain boring girl and he looks over and shes becoming really cool and punk and whatnot
    Konfusion28on June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite line in this song is "She's the puzzle piece behind the couch that makes the sky complete."
    sydbarrett5on June 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's about doing acid with Alison from Smudge.
    dinerstateon July 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Alison from Smudge. They were sitting around taking e, and everyone came on except Alison. 20 minutes later Alison started to happen. Apparently the first question she gets asked is whether she has her tit pierced.
    scratcheron October 06, 2009   Link

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