Daughter to the pop veneer
Shining like a new mint quarter
Shining like the Franklin Mint
Seedy like the lampshade quarter

Rolling with the dopes you know
Rolling with the wrong gun on you
Going down to Baltimore
Going in an off-white Honda

Oh I miss the girl, miss the girl, miss the girl
I want to give myself to the water
Speeding to the rupture line
Rat-a-tatting boombox moocher

Darling with the boop shuh-nai
Rat-a-tatting lose your future
I dream that she aims to be the bllom upon my misery
She rocks the mop style, she needs the rest

And I know it's not the same thing

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"I Miss the Girl" as written by Michael Doughty Mark Degliantoni

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    General Comment"I dream that she aims to be the bloom upon my misery". That's a fucking awesome line.
    bush_h8eron April 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentya know.. they have off-white preludes? ..he's talkin' about killin' himself in there somewhere .. i forgot though.. i think doughty has lady troubles.
    yiggie241on July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyrics are suppost to be " Oh I miss the girl, miss the girl, miss the girl, I want to give myself to water WELL" meaning he want to throw himself into a water well. hense suiside.

    and i dont think preludes come off-white, i think it might be an Accord cause i cant really see any others in off-white
    DexMTripon April 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about missing a girl ;)

    i agree with bush_h8er tho.. awesome line
    jay314on September 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think its about a guy and his obsession with a girl who is far too into herself and the whole "night life/rock star" scene. "daughter to the pop veneer", shes a product of the whole fame/fortune look (the look being outwardly pleasing but inwardly thin or shallow). he is saying that while she shines outwardly (like a new mint quarter), shes seedy as all hell on the inside. then he goes into his own conflict on how though he knows how shitty she is, and how much he wants to get away and wash himself clean of her and her drama (i want to give myself to water), he's still attracted to her and what she excites in him (speeding to the rupture line). and then of course theres my favorite line "i dream that she aims to be the bloom upon my misery), which basically just reaffirms that he is aware of how his infatuation with her will ultimately bring about his own ruin and misery.
    otakubuckyon December 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always wondered what people this song might be about, anyway...

    I hear:

    "She rocks mop style, and leave the rest"

    It certainly sounds like he says "leave" all three times, at least to me. Now I know Mike isn't very clear sometimes in his singing in Soul Coughing... so I dunno. Hell, I thought he said "mob-style" and not "mop style"

    That being said, what the hell is rocking mop style?

    Of course, there's a lot of alternative bands in the 90s where it was cool to sing about total nonsense so who knows? (and that's fine with me, I don't want politics and crap in my music anyway)
    kyuss80on June 06, 2010   Link

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