We were playing in the sand
And you found a little band
You told me you fell in love with it
Hadn't gone as I planned

When you had to bid adieu
Said you'd never love anew
I wondered if I could hold it
and fall in love with it too

You told me buy a pony
But all I wanted was you


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  • +3
    General CommentTally Hall = one of my favorite bands ever.
    Seriously, they're so wonderful.
    Dance With Me Loison August 27, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe music video for this is very clever & great. Very nice animation. Check it out on the youtubes if you haven't already.
    jmcieslakon January 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love how the last line brings the whole thing together. a short and sweet song.
    juicybananaon October 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI feel as though the first part is about a girl he meets, falls in love with, and has a child with.

    "I wondered if I could hold it
    and fall in love with it too"

    This is referring to a baby, holding it and falling in love with it.

    "You told me to buy a pony
    But all I wanted was you"

    This part's talking to the kid, how after the woman left him, he still has his child there to love and that's enough for him.

    Maybe nobody else sees it like this, but I sure do. It occurred to me today.
    TristynSon May 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"We were playing in the sand
    And you found a little band
    You told me you fell in love with it
    Hadn't gone as I planned"

    So, the singer is playing a band on the beach. The lady fell in love with their music and the band. She is a complete stranger and never planned on falling in love (haha see what I did their?)

    "When you had to bid adieu
    Said you'd never love anew
    I wondered if I could hold it
    and fall in love with it too."

    They fell in love, but for some reason, she had to leave (That's what bud adieu means if you didn't know: leaving). She promised to only love him and him only but when she left, he fell out of love, hence the "I wondered if I could hold it, and fall in love with it too."

    "You told me buy a pony
    But all I wanted was you"
    She called him for the first time, probably manipulating him, asking for things years later. and just by hearing her voice, he remembered the things they did and fell back. I honestly think this song is just about hopeless love.
    IWasHiddenon April 08, 2020   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton the last wave, there is a backwards message that asks "Wouldn't the world be better off if we took nonsense more seriously?"

    A perfect cap to such a fun album.
    cadman1357on June 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTristynS, I like your interpretation, but it means something else to me. It's about a girl. The one I'm in love with, we were together, and she left for college, and refuses to speak to me. She hates me. Honestly, I cry about it every once in a while.

    "You told me to buy a pony,
    But all I wanted was you"

    Get it?
    BlandLavenderon September 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe bit at the end

    "You told me to buy a pony,
    But all I wanted was you"

    I think it is about a girl who wanted her boyfriend to buy her things(pony because its one of those stereotypical things girls want)but he was happy just with her there.
    Givilon November 11, 2011   Link

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