"Jackie and Wilson" as written by and Andrew Hozier Byrne....
So tired trying to see from behind the red in my eyes
No better version of me I could pretend to be tonight
So deep in the swirl with the most familiar swine
For reasons wretched and divine

She blows out of nowhere, roman candle of the wild
Laughing away through my feeble disguise
No other version of me I would rather to be tonight
Lord she found me just in time

'Cause with my mid-youth crisis all said and done
I need to be youthfully felt, 'cause God I never felt young

She's gonna save me call me baby run her hands through my hair
She'll know me crazy, soothe me daily, but yet she wouldn't care
We'll steal her Lexus, be detectives, ride round pickin' up clues
We'll name our children Jackie and Wilson, 'raise em on rhythm and blues

Lord it'd be great to find a place we could escape sometime
Me and my isis growing black irises in the sunshine
Every version of me dead and buried in the yard outside
Sit back and watch the world go by

Happy to lie back, watch it burn and rust
We tried to work, good God it wasn't for us

She's gonna save me, call me baby, run her hands through my hair
She'll know me crazy soothe me daily but yet she wouldn't care
We'll steal her Lexus, be detectives, ride round pickin' up clues
We'll name our children Jackie and Wilson, raise 'em on rhythm and Blues

Cut clean from the dream that night, let my mind reset
Looking up from the cigarette, she's already left
I start thinking of the art for what's left of me and our little vignette
For whatever pour soul is coming next

She's gonna save me, call me baby, run her hands through my hair
She'll know me crazy soothe me daily but yet she wouldn't care
We'll steal her Lexus, be detectives, ride around pickin' up clues
We'll name our children Jackie and Wilson, raise 'em on rhythm and Blues


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"Jackie and Wilson" as written by Andrew Hozier Byrne

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    My InterpretationHonestly I see this as the narrators hope for the future. He hopes for a woman to save him from whatever it is (drugs, alcohol, depression, bad habits, choose your pick of the lot). "She's gonna save me call me baby/ Runnin her hands through my hair". She will know and accept his problems and they will have fun doing not normal couple things.

    He speculates about how they tried the real world but it was for neither of them therefore they keep to themselves and live their own little lives. They will have similar views and have kids to reflect that. They will live wild, contained lives. Free and easy.

    I see this song as a daydream of what the narrator hopes for in the future.
    cyntismusicon November 24, 2015   Link

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