gothic flavor
how i miss you
if i only
once could
kiss you

i'd be happy
for one moment
of my lifetime
i'd be there

and the water
running over
me is growing
ever colder

make me happy
for one moment
of my lifetime
i'd be there

make me happy
for one moment
of my lifetime
i'd be there


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Burndt Jamb song meanings
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    General CommentI wudn't say he's missing the one he loves but more fantasising about that whom he admires. Its sounds alot like a teenage infatuation. Maybe the one moment is at like a party and he gets what he wants. the gothic flavour could be that of stale cigarettes and alchohal sticking in the girls mouth. Just a thought really...
    mushmanon February 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs on maladroit. doesn't it just make you happy? :)
    Lindzy1124on May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me wanna cry and dance and be happy all at the same time
    FlipperBombon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey got one wicked chorus going on in this song, oh and good lyrics
    sean7711on June 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I didn't think Maladroit would be very good, since the Green album wasn't all that great, but I guess Riv and the gang got their act together... not near as good as Pinkerton. A lot better than Green, I'd say it's about the quality, or a little better, than Blue.
    .pinker.on June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPure groovin' tunage.
    emann333on June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentphat song, i think maladroit is a great cd.
    egut521on June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i think maladriot is great too, and i think i prefer it over Blue... Blue has really nice songs but maladriot songs are just harder and more kickass!
    Anyway i agree with FlipperBomb; damn nice song but weird cause it makes you wanna cry and dance and be happy all at the same time...
    auroraon June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentall i know is that rivers had a girlfriend who is gothic, hence 'gothic flavor'....i guess he just misses her...

    he also keeps an encyclopedia of songs by bands like oasis and green day...it's in the rolling stone issue...so he can basically figure out the formula for the perfect hit song...
    skittles05on June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Burndt Jamb" is quiet and simple, with a trippy, upbeat rhythmic melody. It makes me feel utterly happy each time I listen to it, and it's a refreshing change of pace on "Maladroit." Anyway--Rivers misses the girl he loves. It's that simple. The best lyrics are:

    "If I only once could kiss you,
    I'd be happy
    for one moment
    of my lifetime
    I'd be there."
    marytylermooreon July 05, 2002   Link

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