you've got such a pretty voice but you gotta get so fucked up to sing. fucking clutzes funny boning moaning "yea". you're dumbteen bumteen cumteen runtteen plumteen bumpteen dumpteen runteen pumpteen years old. you say it's the Verda Pierce in me versus the Bell Hooks in me. pointillist communication. trapped in grammar and calendars. all this whitebread makes me wonder. and dear lord for poor fiona. swore on some music awards she wish'd she'd never been born. in a language of awkward sighs, and you. you're always using cooing.


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    General CommentI don't think this song is actually about Fiona Apple, while her award show behavior is definitely mentioned. It is part of the overall metaphor. I also love the the puns using feminist writers. These aspects combined are why I believe this song is about the awkwardness it is to be a young woman in the modern time as understood from a man.
    Malhavicon February 01, 2015   Link
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    General Commenttim kinsella's voice in this song is just so great..and its a crazy crazy song...for a while i always prefered cap'n jazz over joan of arc but it was this song that made me like them more.
    PLANESon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes this song is absolutely fantastic, ive always loved it. it's just great
    apparently, it's about fiona apple
    daffyon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah this part is about fiona apple---"and dear lord for poor fiona. swore on some music awards she wish'd she'd never been born."
    PLANESon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell the whole song is about fiona, i think when he says all the bumpteen cumpteen... year names he is saying she may be older than her age for what has happened. i do not know much about fiona though
    claudioon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is perfect.
    RecoveringPainon March 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAll this white bread makes me wonder. Genius.
    Andykinsellaon January 20, 2009   Link

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