She cured the plague of the holy child
And all the while
She just walked in
And "boom!" she said
In her room with her red fingernails
And a grip on the answers.

When it's home
And I'm broken, let's fix.
When it's home
And I'm swollen, let's kiss.

When it's home
And we're walking, she'll lead
If she's waiting, we'll leave.
I'm so gracious.

If you touch it
It's cold.
If you drop it
It breaks.
If you hold it
It shakes.
"Boom!" she said.

My name's "I Dare".

All the while...

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    Daryl says: "There are like 3 or 4 girls in my life that I'm genuinely friends with and it's this girl that I'm good friends with and it's not like I'm in love with her, she's just a really close friend of mine. Her real name is Boomica in hungarian. So that song means a lot because it's the only not negatively empowered song on the record. And, like, I can not only relate to her, but I'm in love with her person, you know? And that's such a big thing for me to be able to say that so I knew i had to write about it cuz I felt so passionately about it."

    deaffromsilenceon May 06, 2009   Link
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    ok , Daryl said this song was about a female friend of his that was not a romantic friend, but just a really good person. He said how he admired her and that she was a wonderful person to be around and that he loved her, but not in a romantic way. that they were always just good friends. Now that i know that, i love this song even more. The best friend i ever had was a guy and we were never romantically involved. I think it's great when a guy can respect a girl for who she is and not just her looks. That's what my friend Shey did, and that's what Daryl is saying, and i love him for it. Daryl is an amazing songwriter, and the more i know about his songs, the more i think he is a great person.


    deftonesgirl_57on September 13, 2002   Link
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    this song is the most incredible song you'll ever hear in your whole life. download its so amazing..sigh..daryl is the man

    ScreamingInfidelityon January 05, 2002   Link
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    wow...i never found this song that great. i's an absolutely incredible song. but it's actually one of my least favorite songs on the album. but hey that's really awesome that you like this song so much. and yes. daryl is the man.

    backupdorkon February 17, 2002   Link
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    daryl is such an awesome person, i got to see and meet them a couple of weeks ago, theyre awesome!

    SongMeaningson March 13, 2002   Link
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    this song is so great!, even though the lyrics are sorta confusing [like if you were hearing it for the first time, .. i couldn't tell what the hell he was saying] .. but once you learn the lyrics its an awesome song <3

    xgrrbabion April 25, 2002   Link
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    this song is dope but i think they shoulda done a little is fucking dope as fuck though

    chulavistaon May 16, 2002   Link
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    This song is one of my favorites off this album. The only positively driven song on the album about a friend that was very dear to Daryl. Daryl is the man, and noone can sing like he can.

    EmoNJEon May 24, 2002   Link
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    Considering that the album is so vitriolic towards this one girl, this song is quite nice lyric-wise. I think he's kinda praising this girl in a way. I can't explain what I mean! Help me out here!

    Harry Manbackon July 26, 2002   Link
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    when he says "my name is i dare" it makes me think that he is "daring" the girl to love him. now, isnt that sweeeeeet?! also, i think he is saying she is way to good for saying "she'll lead" and whenever she enters the room its like BOOM. lastly, i think: If you touch it, it's cold. If you drop it, it breaks. If you hold it, it shakes. Hold and it shakes. Cuz "Boom!" she said. Boom... she's dead.

    is refering to love, or their releationship, comparing it to a fragile vase or something. i dunno. what do YALL think!

    chrisypoo13on July 26, 2002   Link

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