She lives in a bungalow
She kills me with rosegarden thorns
She waits for me
My love is unusual
It's painted with roses and thorns
With her I'm complete

She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me

Visions of Mexico seduce me
It goes to my head so carefully
Memories of candles and incense
And all of these things remember these

She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me

She comforts me when
The candles blow out
The cake has grown mold
But the memories are sweet
The laughter's all gone
But the memories are mine
The Mexican princess
Is out of my life

She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits at the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me


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Atlanta Lyrics as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

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    General CommentIn response to Mikalee's question about the meaning of "But what do the lyrics mean? Why does she live by the wall and waits at the door? What doe sthat mean??!!". I think Scott expresses a parallel meaning of "mexican princess" (his former wife and heroin). First, the drug waits for him as well and lives for him (he needs it to survive, it needs him). It leaves his life when he enters rehab, "the mexican princess is out of my life". Second, this wife, she waits for him to change. On an interview with Howard Stern (check out YouTube), he talks about how beautiful his wife is. She waits for him to change through impossible odds, but eventually "the candles" go out and she decides she can't live with him anymore.
    PantherJAAon October 11, 2006   Link

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