take your parents credit cards
buy a bunch of crap that you don’t need
and will never ever use
your mom and dad are out of town
and they trust you implicitly
a rubber chicken for the mail man
is on your horizon

and there is nothing
that i’d rather do

your sugar daddy’s turning 50
he shops for you indiscreetly
a fashion show
in his penthouse and black silk kimono
step out into your short shorts
put out as often as you need to
to make his summer number one

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Poe Poe song meanings
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    General CommentPretty self-explanatory. Comparing a child's reliance and exploitation of his parents to a man's reliance and exploitation of his older, rich lover/"sugar daddy".
    pinch_of_hopeon January 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthow did you find these lyrics?
    BigNothingon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe sinister quality of the singer's voice really makes this song. It's about a person's vanity and dependence through life. But the music makes this sound so creepy, like the kid is some kind of vampiry leech creature. The way he sounds like he's whisper-yelling these words desperately into the night (with sounds like chimes in the background), and even the title with its gothic associations (Edgar Allen Poe), help do this.
    orangefriendon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjust because a man is singing doesnt mean it's about a man. there's more than a few songs by xiu xiu sung from a girl's perspective... i imagine this song is about a girl mostly because the line "step out into your short shorts, put out as often as you need to" yeah short shorts could be worn by a man to impress his gay lover... but it's more of a feminine piece of imagery in my opinion... also ive never heard anyone say put out when they are talking about a guy... i could be wrong... maybe the only reason that i picture a girl instead of a guy being the subject of this song is because im not bisexual like jamie is.
    briaNruNruNruNon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCould someone please explain to me what "a rubber chicken for the mail man is on your horizon" is supposed to mean?
    Coowon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the rubber chicken is just symbolism for pulling immature bullshit. leaving a rubber chicken for the mail man to find the mail box when your parents aren't around to discipline you. making the wrong decision and being too young and stupid to realize how dumb you're being. like whoring yourself out for clothes, for example.
    kos-moson September 09, 2008   Link

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