Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day
Loves to be one of the girls
She lives in the place in the side of our lives
Where nothing is ever put straight

She turns herself 'round
And she smiles and she says
"This is it, that's the end of the joke"
And loses herself in her
Dreaming and sleep, and her
Lovers walk through in their coats

Pretty in pink, isn't she?
Pretty in pink, isn't she?

All of her lovers all
Talk of her notes and the
Flowers that they never sent
And wasn't she easy
Isn't she pretty in pink?

The one who insists he was
First in the line is the
Last to remember her name
He's walking around in this
Dress that she wore
She is gone, but the
Joke's the same

Pretty in pink, isn't she?
Pretty in pink, isn't she?

Caroline talks to you
Softly sometimes, she says,
"I love you" and "Too much"
She doesn't have anything
You want to steal
Well, nothing you can touch

She waves
She buttons your shirt
The traffic is waiting outside
She hands you this coat
She give you her clothes
These cars collide

Pretty in pink, isn't she?
Pretty in pink, isn't she?


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    General CommentI'd tend to agree with the theories of a promiscuous teenage girl than the transvestite simply because there seems to be more evidence in the words.

    Caroline laughs and it's raining all day
    (She laughs even though her life isn't great, and it's 'raining')

    She loves to be one of the girls
    She lives in the place in the side of our lives
    Where nothing is ever put straight
    (She likes to feel like she fits in, and flirting and having sex with guys makes her feel that way. 'The side of our lives' means she's not an important part of the lives of the guys she has sex with, and the situation between them is 'never put right' because she feels for them and they just see her as a meaningless booty call.)

    She turns her self round and she smiles and she says
    "This is it that's the end of the joke"
    (Maybe chatting up a guy in a bar?)

    And loses herself in her dreaming and sleep
    And her lovers walk through in their coats
    (Dreaming of better things, maybe where guys actually like her rather than just use her.)

    Pretty in pink
    Isn't she
    (To me this feels either ironic or, like someone else said, a reference to being naked.)

    All of her lovers
    All talk of her notes
    And the flowers
    That they never sent
    (This sounds to me like she was thinking there was something serious with these guys, so sending them love notes that they ignored. 'Flowers that they never sent' shows that they didn't care about her enough to send her flowers.)

    And wasn't she easy
    And isn't she
    Pretty in pink
    (Pretty obvious- an easy shag, basically. And the guys commenting how good she looks naked?)

    The one who insists
    He was first in the line
    Is the last to
    Remember her name
    (She thinks the guys genuinely care about her when in reality, they don't even care who she is. They'll promise her the world and then abandon her when they've got what they wanted.)

    He's walking around
    In this dress
    That she wore
    She is gone
    But the joke's the same
    (Stealing her things and taking the piss out of her, even further emphasising her not being accepted)

    Caroline talks to you
    Softly sometimes
    She says
    'I love you' and 'Too much'
    (She attempts to give her casual encounters some level of romance, without much sucess.)

    She doesn't have anything
    You want to steal
    Well
    Nothing you can touch
    (Perhaps she's not so well off, which makes her the way she is. There's nothing these guys want from her except what they've already had.)

    She waves
    She buttons your shirt
    The traffic
    Is waiting outside
    She hands you this coat
    She gives you her clothes
    These cars collide
    (Waving goodbye to yet another guy who is leaving straight after getting what he wanted. She is obviously beautiful as the traffic stops for her 'These cars collide'. Maybe the writer was trying to imply that she was better than that and just had to relaise it.)
    spacexoddityon January 22, 2009   Link

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