Well all this time I guess I wished that I had the time to say goodbye
She's a ruby and I liked red, until I disappeared a little too well.

I guess I should have kissed her
that one night when she was leaning in
I guess I should a lot of things, huh?

But Maurine, I can't come to your party, 'cause I think that I'm dead

All through the tunnel, and onto the tram
I wonder what it's like when your hands stop this shaking
It's as cloudy as I dreamt it would be
It's as empty as I thought it would be

I hope it goes well
I hope your dad's good
I hope you've got presents
That make you pretty happy
I hope you grow old and
I hope that you find somebody nice

But Maurine, I can't come to your party, 'cause I think that I'm dead


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    Well said, TheWrongGirl, about interpreting lyrics through the lens of one's own life. I wonder if obscure meaning only CAN be interpreted correctly from the vantage of being immersed in a similar experience. When many words resonate, the recognition of the author's state-of-mind is deep. Otherwise, only vague impressions.

    So it's fair to speculate ElBoricanoBlanco had just initiated a breakup with someone.

    I get the vague impression from this song that SHE initiated the breakup, and he can't be post-romantically "just friends" (go to her party) because her presence exhumes his hopes, which he would rather keep buried (dead).

    Or, drawing from experience of the opposite, he can't bear to be near her when she's still in love with him (go to her party) because he doesn't feel love for her (he thinks he's dead).

    Bob Steinon May 20, 2011   Link

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