"Little Miss S." as written by Edie Arlisa Brickell, Kenneth Neil Withrow, John Bradley Houser, Brandon Aly and John Walter Bush....
Shooting up junk in the bathroom
Makin' it with punks on the floor
Livin' the scene of her limousine
Little Miss S. in a mini dress
Living it up to die
In a blink of the public eye

Day-glo point in an electric chair
Electric dye in her lovers hair
A pretty sight in the middle of the night
Made up for everyone to see
Swinging on the branch of a broken family tree

You got a lot of living to do without
You got a lot of living to do without
You got a lot of living to do without life

The village idiots in her bed
Never cared that her eyes were red
Never cared that her eyes were dead
In the hours that her face was alive
It was the thing just to be by her side

You got a lot of living to do without
You got a lot of living to do without
You got a lot of living to do without life

Hey, alright

You got a lot of living to do without
You got a lot of living to do without
You got a lot of living to do without life

You got a lot of living to do without
You got a lot of living to do without
You got a lot of living to do without life


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"Little Miss S." as written by Edie Arlisa Brickell Brandon Aly

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    Song MeaningThis song is about Edie Sedgwick, in case you wondered.
    jankouton May 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI never read these above words until now. I've really liked this song, and the entire album "Shooting Rubber Bands at the Moon" for decades, reconnecting with it from time to time, yet I've never really thought of the meaning of this song, as well as other songs I enjoy, until this past year or so. So, why the sudden interest in song meanings? Well, I'll tell ya...

    It's all about perspective, I suppose. You see, I'm one of the millions across the country that suffer from the Disease of Addiction. Like many others, I have chronic pain and was started on prescribed pain medicine. Even taking it appropriately as prescribed, everyone begins to build a tolerance to it, which means that more and/or higher doses are needed to achieve the same pain control. For me, that eventually led to my body being addicted to it and thus having to seek out more and more, eventually turning to sniffing heroin.

    Thankfully, gratefully, I am now in Recovery, meaning I am clean, drug-free. My mind, body and spirit are rejoicing in this freedom from not having those chemicals inside me anymore! I've been struggling to get clean for 2 years with the help of Rehab professionals, peers in Recovery, and God as my everything.

    So, getting back to the lyrics and meaning of this song saddens me, as it speaks of someone in the throes of Addiction. I purposely capitalize the word addiction because it is something that demands respect if it is to be overcome, I believe. It demands respect in that no matter how many days, weeks, years, or even decades someone in Recovery has been clean, it's a daily struggle to not fall back into that lifestyle as our Disease is patient, cunning, and baffling... always wanting us to fail no matter what. These are not just abstract thoughts or ideas, but real and present in everyone with an Addiction be it drugs, one of which IS alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, overeating, etc, etc, etc.

    For the person(s) that this song speaks of I can offer only 2 things: my prayers and the fact that their active Disease of Addiction can be stopped with help from the Narcotics Anonymous (NA) program (na.org) and a willingness for them to choose today to not pick another drug or drink.

    God Bless and Godspeed,
    NurseDave
    Nursedavek@hotmail.com
    NurseDaveon October 28, 2018   Link

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