I want to take a streetcar downtown
Read Henry Miller and wander around
And drink some Guinness from a tin
'Cause my U.I. cheque has just come in
Ah, where you been... because

Everything is coming up rosy and grey
Ah, the wind is cold but the smell of snow warms me today
And your smile is fine and it's just like mine and it won't go away, 'cause
Everything is rosy and grey

You've been under my skin for more than eight years
It's been eight years of laughter and eight years of tears
And I don't know what the future can hold, or will do, for me and you
But I'm a much better man for having known you
Yeah, you know that's true, because...

Everything is coming up rosy and grey
Ah, the wind is cold but the smell of snow warms me today
And your smile is fine and it's just like mine and it won't go away, 'cause
Everything is rosy and grey

Well, I've been told that there's a sucker born every day
Well, I wonder who, yeah, I wonder who
Maybe the one who doesn't realize there's a thousand shades of grey
'Cause I know that's true, yes I do, I know that's true
How about you?

Well, they're picking up trash and they're putting down roads
And they're brokering stocks, the class-struggle explodes
And I'll play this guitar just the best that I can
Well, maybe I'm not and maybe I am
Who gives a damn? Because...

Everything is coming up rosy and grey
Ah, the wind is cold but the smell of snow warms me today
And your smile is fine and it's just like mine and it won't go away, 'cause
Everything is rosy and grey

Well, I've kissed you in France and I've kissed you in Spain
And I've kissed you in places I'd better not name
And I've seen the sun go down on Sacre Coeur
But I like it much better going down on you
Ah, you know that's true because...

Everything is coming up rosy and grey
Ah, the wind is cold but the smell of snow warms me today
And your smile is fine and it's just like mine and it won't go away, 'cause
Everything is rosy and grey


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Rosy And Grey song meanings
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    General CommentWell, I've kissed you in France and I've kissed you in Spain
    And I've kissed you in places I'd better not name
    And I've seen the sun go down on Sacre Coeur
    But I like it much better going down on you
    Ah, you know that's true because...

    These lyrics are great. I just love how they have multiple meanings. Sexual and Literal. "I've kissed you in places I'd better not name," I've seen the sun go down... But I like it much better goign down on you" This is just brilliant. The double meaning on going down on you. and the fact that it could either be the sun going down on you or I. Both can be interpreted as the subject here. It all depends on what "it" means in that line.

    Also, Rosy and Grey. These are the colors that people see the world. Rosy is like looking upon the world with rose-colored glasses. Meaning that you don't see all the good and bad. Grey is similar to seeing all the good and bad mixed together at once. You don't see just black and white, but a mixture of the two. This song's title shows being happy, but also seeing the world for what it is.
    mafiachuckon April 13, 2004   Link

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