"A Picture Postcard" as written by and David S Von Bohlen Daniel John Didier....
If I put my hands to your stomach,
or put my lips to your hand.
Birmingham has gone to motors.
Take me home, keep your eyes on the road.

So don't forget to kiss me if you're really going to leave.
Couldn't you take the second bus home?
Couldn't you just take me with you?
I'm convinced that you're from mars.


Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by ranprieur

"A Picture Postcard" as written by David S Von Bohlen Daniel John Didier

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    My InterpretationThis is a concise and powerful breakup song.

    "Don't forget to kiss me if you're really going to leave."

    If she loved him, he wouldn't have to remind her.

    "Couldn't you take the second bus home?
    Couldn't you just take me with you?"

    He struggles to accept that this is not going to happen.

    "If I put my hands to your stomach, or put my lips to your hand"

    She's not touching him -- he's touching her, looking for something that he will not find.

    "Take me home, take me home, take me home"

    Again, a desperate plea for emotional union, and then resignation:

    "Keep your eyes on the road"

    She's taking the bus, so this is no longer about her trip home tonight, but her life without him.

    "I'm convinced that you're from mars"

    And a final acknowledgment of her alienness and inaccessibility.
    ranprieuron March 21, 2018   Link

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