Blind girl I missed you
I've missed you so much
I've been sending you letters, trying to call you
But I can't seem to get in touch
I bet your mom and dad are scared of me
Or maybe they just care about their daughters

I think back upon summer camp
and I think I want to show you more colors
Here's white, here's black
Here's the color of my heart as it started to crack
Beet red, not blue
I think I'm in love with you
I think I'm in love with you

Blind girl I wish you were here
I wish we'd come closer
I wish you had met my family
My mom and Bulldozer
I think back upon summer camp
On New Year's Eve when we danced
I could sit and watch my life go by
Or I could take a tiny chance
'Cause some day I'll be stuffed in some museum
Scaring little kids
With the inscription carpe diem
Something I never did

But can you remember how we rode shiny horses
And we set courses for the sky and the ocean
And I tried to explain it to you but it was too huge
Blind girl I miss you
Blind girl I miss you
Blind girl I miss you

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Rocky Dennis' Farewell Song song meanings
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    General CommentAn absolute treat. Jens Lekman knows how to write a great song.
    ArrestedDevelopmenton April 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou're right, jens is like a mouthful of your favorite candies. AD, wanna petition for a movie!?!? :D
    sounddon May 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely. I'm seeing him at the end of July. It shall be a wonderful time.
    ArrestedDevelopmenton June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the line is actually "maybe they just care about their dollars." In Jens' Scandinavian inflection, that would more or less rhyme with "colors." Also, beautiful song. I like how he tries to "explain the ocean," which probably means both the actual ocean and the deep field of feelings he has for her, but he can't make her understand.
    TGon October 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is based on the movie "Mask" starring Eric Stoltz and Cher.

    Rocky Dennis is the name of the main character who suffers from a physical deformity. He falls in love with a blind girl at summer camp who can't see what he looks like. There is a really touching scene where he tries to explain colors to her through feelings and temperatures.
    pezjunkyon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHence, "daughters."
    ThisKidLovesLifeon May 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell the movie is actually based on a true story about an American boy born Roy L. Dennis in 1961. He was born with an incurable bone disease called craniodiaphyseal dysplasia also commonly known better as Liontitus.

    The disease causes build ups of calcium onto the skull causing massive facial disfiguration and drastically shortening life expectancy. Thus the boy rocky dennis only lived till he was 16.

    In any case the song is beautiful. cheers
    dcshineon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits definitely "dollars", i listened to this song on maximum volume about 20 times today.
    tricksinesson January 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Cause some day I'll be stuffed in some museum
    Scaring little kids
    With the inscription carpe diem
    Something I never did"

    ahh how i love jens.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon February 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful, beautiful. One of my favourites. There's only one thing bothering me... who/what is Bulldozer?
    badmoonon March 20, 2008   Link

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