Do you remember the time I knew a girl from Mars?
I don't know if you knew that
Oh, we'd stay up late playing cards
Henri Winterman cigars
And she never told me her name
I still love you, the girl from Mars

Sitting in a dreamy daze by the water's edge
On a cool summer night
Fireflies and the stars in the sky
Gentle glowing light
From your cigarette
The breeze blowing softly on my face
Reminds me of something else
Something that in my memory's been misplaced
Suddenly all comes back
And as I look to the stars

I remember the time I knew a girl from Mars
I don't know if you knew that
Oh, we'd stay up late playing cards
Henri Winterman cigars
But she never told me her name
I still love you, the girl from Mars

Surging through the darkness over the moonlight strand
Electricity in the air
Twisting all through the night on the terrace
Now that summer's here
I know that you are almost in love with me
I can see it in your eyes
Strange light shimmering over the sea tonight
And it almost blows my mind
And as I look to the stars

I remember the time I knew a girl from Mars
I don't know if you knew that
Oh, we'd stay up late playing cards
Henri Winterman cigars
But she never told me her name
I still love you, the girl from Mars

Today I sleep in the chair by the window
It felt as if you'd returned
I thought that you were standing over me
When I woke there was no one there
I still love you, girl from Mars

Do you remember the time I knew a girl from Mars?
I don't know if you knew that
Oh, we'd stay up late playing cards
Henri Winterman cigars
But she never told me her name

Do you remember the time I knew a girl from Mars?
I don't know if you knew that
Oh, we'd stay up late playing cards
Henri Winterman cigars
And I'll still dream of you
I still love you, the girl from Mars


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    its about a guy who is reminiscing (i cant spell) about a girl who gave him something no one else ever has. thats why she is the girl from mars-coz she was weird in the way that nobody else has ever satisfied him like her. he cant decide what it was about her though and thats why he says she never told him her name, and he tells how he did love her and it wasnt just sex cause he keeps saying all the things they did together like staying up late playing cards.

    joeytheboyon August 08, 2002   Link
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    teehee, if it isn't already apparant ~ one of my favourite songs. can't believe the lack of comments on Ash, still, i just reckons this song rules :)

    *girl from mars*on June 12, 2002   Link
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    amaaaaazing song, it's a true classic, and i can't believe how people hardly anyone has commented on it, it's sooooo cool ! hehehe! mmmmm ash!

    Lorna450on July 07, 2002   Link
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    aww fave song... one of my fave bands! thank god for ASH! life is pretty with them :D

    assortedjellybeanson July 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    my friend gave me this CD, "1977" last week. boy, am i lucky to have such good friends!!

    BtownMeggyon July 26, 2002   Link
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    oh, and i really love the part at the end where you think it's just fixing to end... getting quiet... then BAM! back into the chorus, loud and punked. yeah, that's really cool.

    BtownMeggyon July 26, 2002   Link
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    Ash is freaking awesome. thumbs up

    weakmindedon August 11, 2002   Link
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    i love this song ash rocks, does anyone know if they have a website if u know wmail it to me at adema_goddess360@yahoo.com

    demon_child360on August 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    Joey, that was very insightful. Thanks

    BtownMeggyon August 17, 2002   Link
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    this is the first song that hooks me into Ash ^_^(the second is shining light) this song always reminds me about a girl I used to talk to(on the net) but never told me her real name

    Rifanzaon August 19, 2002   Link

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