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    General CommentIt's actually:
    "Melbourne is a tropical London
    I met a girl in a tropical London
    Abandoned in a tropical London"
    Melbourne has a lot in common with London, and it' (sub)tropical - thus "tropical London". He met Brody there, and it's also where she abandoned him.
    Violent Femmeon June 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is definatly about Brody.
    "if you lose me you lose a good thing" - about there divorce.
    "Melbourne is a tropical London
    American in a tropical London" - Brody being from melbourne and she moved to america when she met tim, and later marrying him.
    "Medication led to an altercation" - the medication bit could mean either the antidepressants brody was prescribed when they were in marrage counsilling or it could also refere to drugs........causeing an altercation which is a heated argument
    mogsetyon April 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthank you M.O.T.O. i had no idea what this song was about.
    BlackLungFeveron December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my fave rancid song ever, maybe because its about Brody, who is one of my idols. But i just think its really great, i guess the lyrics are so great cuz Tim must of felt so many emotions about the topic he was writting about.
    acid angelon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song its really good you can really tell that he means everything he says in this song i really like it
    losersrock11on March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti didnt know Brody and Tim are not together anymore?
    :confused:
    Good song anyhow.
    Rocklovinggirlon May 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow didnt you know????this song is brilliant
    jonutaon July 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbesides being tim's ex-wife, who's brody?? how come she's your idol what does she do what's her story. why is LONDON inculded in the lyrics
    melbourne=brody
    american =tim
    london =??
    BRILLIANT is the word for this song, great for getting drunk with your friends listening to rancid
    diegopon August 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDiegop, Brody is the singer from The Distillers. I think she's written a song or two about him, too, and she's definitely mentioned him before.

    Anyway thanks for the clarification, mogsety!
    fatalle424on November 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. but i love Rancid and mogsety made it pretty clear on what it means.
    BruisedxVioletxon May 12, 2006   Link

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