So, she says its time she goes
but wanted to be sure I know
she hopes we can be friends
I think yeah, I guess we can say I
but didn't think to ask her why
she blocked her eyes and drew the curtains
with knots I've got yet to untie

(Chorus)
what if I were Romeo in black jeans
what if I was Heathcliff, its no myth
maybe she's just looking for
someone to dance with

See, it was just too soon to tell
and looking for some parallel
can be an endless game
We said goodbye before hello
my secrets she will never know
and if I dig a hole to China
I'll catch the first junk to Soho

(Chorus)

Sometime from now you'll bow to pressure
some things in life you cannot measure by degrees
I'm between the poles and the equator
don't send no private investigator to find me please
'less he speaks Chinese
and can dance like Astaire overseas

(Chorus)


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No Myth (Romeo in Black Jeans) song meanings
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    General CommentThe singer likes a woman but the woman rebuffs him by insisting on a friendship instead. Yet, the woman is not acting as a friend anymore. In the end, the singer suggest perhaps this woman is not currently in a serious relationship.

    > So, she says its time she goes
    > but wanted to be sure I know
    > she hopes we can be friends
    > I think yeah, I guess we can say hi

    I modified the lyric from "I" to "hi". I think it makes more sense. Basically, it's the usual "let's be friends" bit. Yet, she makes it difficult for a new friendship as this is an awkward situation for both of them. He agrees.. sure we can still just say "hi".

    > but didn't think to ask her why
    > she blocked her eyes and drew the curtains
    > with knots I've got yet to untie

    Yet, he isn't sure why she has made it so difficult. He is shut out of her life after he suggested to bring their relationship to the next level.

    > (Chorus)
    > what if I were Romeo in black jeans
    > what if I was Heathcliff, its no myth
    > maybe she's just looking for
    > someone to dance with

    What if I were a tragic love character like Romeo? What if I was Heathcliff (from Wuthering Heights, yet another tragic love character). Maybe she just is not looking for major relationships now (and probably does not care for melodrama).

    > See, it was just too soon to tell
    > and looking for some parallel
    > can be an endless game

    It was too early to tell if the relationship could have worked out. Looking for some hidden messages could be an endless game.

    > We said goodbye before hello
    > my secrets she will never know
    > and if I dig a hole to China
    > I'll catch the first junk to Soho

    Basically the relationship ended before she got to really know him even as a friend. She will never know him. Not sure on the China and Soho reference. China being the far out, exotic place. And Soho being a small office / home office environment ilke in NYC. Perhaps he can't forget about her?

    > (Chorus)
    >
    > Sometime from now you'll bow to pressure
    > some things in life you cannot measure by degrees
    > I'm between the poles and the equator
    > don't send no private investigator to find me please
    > 'less he speaks Chinese
    > and can dance like Astaire overseas

    Not sure on this part. My best guess is she will succumb to peer pressure to find some "big shot". But, he matters not since life is not always measured by "degrees" (as in college degrees).

    This plays well into his "between the poles and the equator" which is normally guaged by degrees as well. (via longitude and latitude).

    But if she realizes her loss later on, try not to find him unless she has gained in worldly cultures such as being able to speak Chinese and dancing like Fred Astaire.
    ckdamascuson November 21, 2004   Link

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