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Hospital song meanings
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    General Commentto me, this song sounds kind of creepy and infatuated. lines like "when you get out of the dating bar, i'll be here to get back into your life" suggest that this girl is looking for someone else.
    all the stuff about tears in his eyes and lack of sweetness in his life are just fine, angsty additions.
    what i really don't understand is the part about her being in the hospital. i wish there were more discussion on this strange song.
    castson February 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFor years I assumed this song was about a guy who was in love with a woman who was much richer and socially elevated than he was, and that she was in the hospital for some sort of mental breakdown or even a suicide attempt.

    But thinking of it now in a more modern, less naive, context the narrator seems more like a stalker. “Let me back into your life”? Does he follow this woman around both loving and hating her? Did he do something to her that resulted in her hospitalization? Did he injure her?

    I don’t know - probably I’m way off - seems a little dark for Jonathan Richman.
    moikon December 23, 2018   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. Best on the album ,methinks.
    schadenfreude87on June 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah its great. someone told me its about a prostitute, that's why he says he can't stand what she does. i wonder.
    scatter_brainon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's about jewish princesses, as Richman says in a live version of this song.
    JasonBourneon September 09, 2007   Link

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