Everyday you can see
Changes in her hair and smile
I can wait a million days
While her smile goes away

Sometimes I feel dizzy
By (the slices in her hand)
Secrets in her (lipstick mouth)
(Shiny or/shining on) never again
(Shiny or/shining on) never again

Capture a smile and then that's all
You won't know her so it's ok
Funny how things change
Funny how things change

Lyrics submitted by numb, edited by smallwonderrobot

Roseblood Lyrics as written by Hope Sandoval David Roback

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  • +4
    General Commenti thinkk thiss songg is about a girl..that like..is usually hiding her pain behind a smile that slowly fades with each day.and like..yeah..
    that probably makes no sense..but whatever..
    alexxxfaceeeon October 12, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAMOSPHERE- there is a natural kind of flow in Sandoval's beautiful vocals that takes you to another place...
    mussolinion July 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis used to be my theme song...when I was extremely depressed. But oh yeah, I'll always sense the beauty in this every time I hear it.

    As far as interpretation goes, I think it's of a broken girl. Someone who's stuck in a depression and doesn't allow others into her world. Someone who is beautiful on the outside, but feels ugly and broken on the inside and tries to hide it.

    That line "Surely you'll love her again" I believe is supposed to be "Shiny on her again."
    Psychedeliaon October 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy absolute favorite song of theirs.
    "I can wait a million days,
    While her smile goes away"

    I agree that its about a girl with deppresion and that she is being looked past by everyone until its to late to do anything about. Her deppresion has gotten to a point in which no one knows who she is anymore and that fact is being accepted my the narrorator.

    Artslut- I also think Hope is singing "sometimes i feel deceived". And, "shining on her again"....
    emmalinon May 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about a guy who loves a girl, but can't tell her.. "everyday you can see changes in her hair and smile".. He is watching her everyday.. If you've ever had a major crush, you'll know the feeling..
    People look a little different from day to day.
    He watches so closely that he sees it all,("I can watch forever while her smile goes away") also the cuts on her wrists("the slices in her hands").. Maybe it is also about loosing a fairytale.. The perfect girl is living in a nightmare also..("the secrets in her lipstick mouth"), creepy things that you don't want to hear a perfect girl to say.
    But it doesn't matter, because they will never really meet. They will never really know each other and he can go on dreaming and watching her, imagening a fairytale that doesn't exist.

    One thing though, I don't get the ending: "funny how things change".. What changes?
    blue155on September 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI read the lyrics like this:

    The narrator, a girl, is singing about a man that she loves that loves someone else.

    "every day you can see
    changes in her hair and smile
    i can wait a million days
    while her smile goes away"

    every day this man is watching the object of his affection while his admirer is watching him. The narrator can wait a million days while the object of his affection will eventually leave. Maybe the object of his affection is bipolar or depressed.

    "sometimes i feel deceived
    by the slices in her hands
    secrets in her lipstick mouth
    Shiny on her again"

    The narrator feels deceived by the girl because by the slices in her hand she may be thinks the girl will commit suicide and she'll be gone for good and the man will come to her (mean I know but that's how I see it). And the secrets in her mouth are probably pills like what the others said.

    "capture her smile and then that's all
    you won't know her so it's okay
    funny how things change
    funny how things change"

    The narrator is saying this to the man she likes that probably sees her as a friend. She's telling him remember her smile and that's it and walk away. Since he doesn't know her and is probably just infatuated with her, it's okay to walk away.

    Funny how things change, to me, is the narrator smirking, because the man is all hers now.

    That's how I see it. I always saw it like that when I first heard the song.

    I'm dying to know the story behind this song.
    BornAgainRebelon January 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so pretty! But, then again, what Mazzy Star song isn't? So tranquil....
    lady_picture_showon June 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite mazzy star songs. pretty.
    lipssocoldtheyburnon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's obvious the song is about depression.
    "everyday you can see
    changes in her hair and smile
    i can wait a million days
    while her smile goes away"
    You watch someone as their depression slowly overwhelms them.
    "sometimes i feel dizzy
    by the slices in her hands
    secrets in her lipstick mouth
    surely you'll love again
    surely you'll love again"
    Possibly reference to suicide? Dizzy due to loss of blood "slices in her hands" ? Secrets in her mouth? Pills? Surely you'll love again may be a way of trying to console the depressed person
    "capture your smile and then that's all
    you won't know her so it's okay
    funny how things change
    funny how things change"
    Maybe how sometimes depressed people can be overlooked easily?

    I'm an ameture at this songmeanings stuff
    Hope and Roback rock btw :D
    uselessopinionon August 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Psychedelia is partly right, I think it's "shining on her again" not shiny

    I also hear "sometimes i feel deceived" not dizzy, but who knows.
    artsluton August 14, 2009   Link

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