"Cherry Chapstick" as written by and Ira David Kaplan....
Someone else's date in someone else's door
There's a girl with cherry Chapstick on and nothing more
It's such a lurid pose and she seems this close
But not to me

Clear as day, crawling home at night
Wondering why the girls don't look at me when I walk by
And the way they make me feel
It's way too real to believe

Another girl ???
Wondering what it would be like if I could be that smooth
I could think about all that I missed out
It's hard to do

Someone else's date in someone else's door
There's a girl with cherry Chapstick on and nothing more
It's such a lurid pose and she seems this close
But not to me

Running around in circles all day long
Running around in circles all day long




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    General CommentIt's not a big mystery, its about wanting that unatainable beauty and never quite getting it... On one hand, he wants it, but the desire is to real, too physical. For him, he can not attain this beauty, but, perhaps it is a blessing in disguise, maybe attaining it doesn't really get you anywhere in the end anyways.

    The moral: Better to find one love, than to waste your time pining over superficial beauty.
    Poor_Americanon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne question.
    What Ira sings between second and third strophes?
    I just can´t understand those lines.
    herminioon August 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbest ylt song.

    felt the need to comment after reading serpentinepad's comment: you speak in past tense but really this song was recorded about ten years before those you mentioned and probably ten years before you heard it, too. bandwagon douche.
    lawnwrangleron January 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is quite literal.

    Looking at pretty girls all the time, wondering who's the lucky guy dating them.

    Beauty so out of your league that you won't even try, just try to find solace in contemplation; and perhaps delude yourself calling their attitude 'lurid', 'cause they revolt you... yeah, they sure do revolt your hormones. ;)
    Prometeoon April 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so good up until the final guitar feedback. It's too fucked up I think. They were brilliant at it on "We're an American band" but they perfected it with "Pass the Hatchet". Still a great song though
    serpentinepadon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentimo, a song that reflects alot of American culture. we want desired objects so badly that when we get them they still seem unatainable or distant(?)
    we crave for our desires, not fufilling them
    everyzoeon December 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, lawnwrangler, you are SO COOL that you heard about a band before someone else!

    Sarcasm aside, I think Poor_American is correct, or it is about the insecurities of love... what if someone better is out there?
    1fishon April 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn response to Prometeo's post:

    I couldnt agree more. People typically read song lyrics, and try to decode everything into some symbol or metaphor for a thing going on in pop culture or society. I totally dont have anything against the first poster at all; seems like a smart person. But thats just the kind of response Im reffering to. It just seems over- analytical. I believe this song, like Prometeo said, is just about feeling so so insecure about relationships and whos doing what. Heck, even just insecurity about what the opposite sex thinks of you. Period. But like I said, thats just me, and I could be wrong.

    But yeah, as asked by another poster, what DOES Ira say between the third and second strophes? It isnt listed anywhere, and I cant make it out on my own. Its driving me crazy.
    Not Alwayson November 17, 2008   Link

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