Bee girl, you're gonna die
You don't wanna be famous, you wanna be shy
Do your dances alone in your room
Becoming a star will become your doom
Bee Girl, be a girl... (2x)


You know time is long, and life is short, begin to live while you still can
Believe in nothing, believe me, those who can be trusted can change their mind
The anxious is the present, unwrap your gifts, take your time
Everything you imagined, needn't be stuck in your mind
Bee Girl, be a girl (2x)


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    General CommentOn one of the bootlegs that came out in all the stores (plain whitish gray cover..one of the European shows I think) he explains that it was about Shannon Hoon.

    It is obviously using the theme of the No Rain video to show how the "Kurt" thing happens to "rock stars", and a plea to keep the childish side of yourself because Adulthood and Death are waiting for you soon enough.

    The Anxious is the Present...unwrap your gifts take your time....

    So true
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttake a deep breath buddy, i said i dont know much about him :)
    JordyWordyon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry bro - it's just I am hugely passionate about Shannon and the music he left us. He is so missed...I didn't even know the man and it feels like a hole.
    Hoon4Everon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe bee girl was the sister of the drummer of bind melon
    RLPatriots0499on February 15, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis meaning of this song is two fold.

    In the more obvious sense, it's a plea to the little girl who appeared in the Blind Mellon video No Rain, who seemed to be under the impression that she was a celebrity after her stint as "the bee girl" and went on numerous talk shows acted as though she'd opened up a new career for herself.

    on the other hand, it's a plea to Blind Mellon lead singer Shannon Hoon, who had taken to the his rock star status a little too well and went a little wild with partying and drugs.

    unfortunately, he later died of a cocaine overdose in his bunk on the Blind Mellon tour buss.
    thewalkingmanon April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes, a message to the bee girl after meeting her and her mother. Word has it that her mother was quite the slave driver. Tough situation of an 11 year old.
    danny_Horneyon April 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentShannon Hoon, your going to die if you don't quit the band and if you don't stop drugs. Rock n' Roll is fun but its a "bitch" too! Fame simply kills some of its inductees.
    Arc_Lighton November 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentas far as i know the bee girl on the blind melon cds is shannon hoons daughter - i could be wrong but i read that in an interview with a blind melon members...either way the song is a simple take from eddies point of biew of a person who is becoming famous when it won't do them any good - something he knows about all too well - and gives his opinion on it - "becoming a star will become your doom"... if you're not ready to be in the public eye all the time, dont become a star.
    JordyWordyon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI dont know who Shannon Hoon is, but I love this song. Somehow, it always makes me cry.
    tami4on January 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentshannon hoon was the singer of Blind Melon. he died of a drug overdose, duno much about him.
    JordyWordyon January 05, 2006   Link

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