carson, flannery, and trune
line the bookshelves at home
waiting tables in some cafe
paying my student loans
and if they didn't make me sneeze
i'd get a cat, name her louise
someone to talk to, in the least

a listless intellectual in her prime
scrabble high score: 409
with nothing remarkable to leave behind

smoking lights, working nights
frequent trips to the public library
don't make much of a life
so i'm gonna change
maybe tonight
i'm leaving something
to remember me by

a listless intellectual in her prime
scrabble high score: 409
the note on the bed
"true love is hard to find"
true love is hard to find

Lyrics submitted by Mopnugget, edited by Tjord

Roberta C. song meanings
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    General Commentcasiotone for the painfully alone saves lives. i wanna go out and buy a casio and make this. but not the same because thats plagiarism and plagiarism expells people from school. i know that girl by the way.
    emotionaltreeon March 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"i'd get a cat, name her louise
    someone to talk to, in the least"
    idrawberton July 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment409 is a damn good scrabble score
    Specialiston October 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenteveryone knows that girl.
    edithwrongon September 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWe keep telling ourselves tonight is the night it's all gonna change, but that night will never come.
    saison April 04, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI love this song. I think it's about a lack of satisfaction in your own life. And the sense that you could be doing more with your time. Boredom and loneliness. General apathy. Blah blah blah.

    I AM this girl.
    ankorsfromanchleson April 12, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correctionif they didn't make me sneeze i'd get a cat & name her eloise
    it'd be someone to talk to in the least
    insanitylateron November 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's

    "It's all going to change
    maybe it's not
    leave them something
    to remember me by

    I think it's about a girl who's dissatisfied with her life and so she will be remembered she leaves the note "true love is hard to find" and kills herself
    Tiggyfiggyon December 22, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionA couple of corrections:

    i'd get a cat, name her elodie (I think this is the Elodie later referred to in I Love Creedence)
    someone to talk to, in the least

    I also think "so it's all gonna change" rather than "So I'm gonna change"
    RobertaCon October 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentNot well read myself but the authors listed at the start:

    Carson McCullers, "Her first novel The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts of the South."

    Flannery O'Connor, seems to deal a lot with religious ethics and morality

    And maybe Jerome K. Jerome (not sure) he doesn't seem to fit.

    As for the Change and the note, being the pessimist I've always looked at it was suicide. Though it could be looked at in a more positive light as the title of her book she's going to write (Do good Scabble players also make good writers)

    Someone who's read works by the above could probably draw more light on to their (certain) significance to the meaning of the song.
    Gråvejron June 11, 2012   Link

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