I can't take you home with me
Too bad 'cause it's so hard to be
In love with no place to go.
You've got no home except this place you come
Surviving selling drugs doesn't seem so fun
But you're still so carefree.

In the cold dark night we can hide.
On the fire escape while the junkies inside
Worry about their next fix.
Chewing gum and holding hands
My friends would never understand
Why I fell for you...

Such a pretty mess, you ripped the dress
The dress you borrowed
Drowning in your sorrows outside the club.

In the cold dark night we can hide.
On the fire escape while the junkies inside
Worry about their next fix.
Chewing gum and holding hands
My friends would never understand
Why I fell for you...

Innocent and playful, you remind me
Of a little child
And all I ask is that you, you find me
Once in a while

Once in a while...


Lyrics submitted by Ken Braley

Pretty Mess song meanings
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    General CommentWell, first of all I think the person who submitted the lyrics has part of it wrong. I think it is "Doing junk, holding hands" but, I don't have a lyric sheet so I cannot justify this. To me, this is a premiere punk rock love song. Pretty much about a guy who falls in love with a junkie drug dealer. Definatly, Mixtape worthy.
    descendent528on March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure its actually "chewing gum, holding hands." their not in the crackhouse, their outside on the fireescape.
    bicyclewhoaon October 11, 2006   Link

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