They're counting on a guilty conscience to save you
But I'm banking on the deep blue eyes and the face too
They always said, always said, always said you were easy
Oh...

If I could have just one piece of that I'd be so good
Come over to the sweet ones baby
And I'll tell you where to go
I can't see them when they walk in sideways
I don't know, I don't know


Come over to my house, I'll tend to you solo
You're so fabulous and well-dressed-up like a talk show
They always said, always said, always said you were easy
Oh...

if i could have just one piece of that i'd be sold
Come over to the sweet ones baby
And I'll tell you where to go
I can't see them when they walk in sideways
I don't know, I don't know


Oh so sadly...
Love you madly...
Want to take you home

Oh and if I could have just one piece of that I'd be so good
Come over to the sweet ones baby
And I'll tell you where to go
I can't see them when they walk in sideways
I don't know, I don't know


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    General CommentThat song's so catchy :) I bought sarah's album the day I first heard "Sweet Ones", and it's well worth it. Just love her.
    marie-pon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a great sound. It's almost cabaret. Very new to me, and I like it. :)
    HatredInTechnicoloron June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIf you think this song is great... try listening to some of her other songs... they'll knock your socks off ;)
    nikolitaon June 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn attempting to analyze this song I realised that the lines "I can't see them when they walk in sideways" and "they can't see you when you walk in sideways" would mean that the person in question is either one-dimensional or two-dimensional.

    Think about it -- we are 3D. Height, width, and length.
    2D is height and length -- no width, which means if you turn yourself sideways you'd be virtually invisible. 1D is generally impossible, but nevertheless you'd be invisible when turned sideways.

    Just a theory.
    gabhrieluon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't feel this one at all. It's not one of my favorite songs upon many listens - I've never really looked at the lyrics either so all I can think about is that she feels she always go for the sweet ones?
    Simplisticon July 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsing along..Really LOUD! haha this is such a fun song, i love it!
    I'm not too sure what it means, but it makes me happy anyways :)
    *mLe*on July 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually about popular/famous people. In an interview, Sarah said that "Sweet ones" was meant to be a sarcastic way of saying that she doesn't want to be popular if it means that she has to be shallow or "one dimensional."
    nikolitaon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've only heard this song twice but I love it. It does have a very cabaret feeling to it. I love the piano sounds and the chording is beautiful.

    From what I can read in the lyrics the message seems to be about shallow or fake people. When she says "if I could have just one piece of that I'd be so good" it could refer to someone she loves but is too self-absorbed to love her. Or it could refer to desire many people have of becoming popular and famous. I really like the guilty conscience idea, it definately plays up the theme of the song. And the imagery is quite exquisite. This is my new favourite song.
    alouiseon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti really didn't like this song at 1st but after i listened to it a few times and realized the meaning of it, i can't stop listening to it...it's really catchy and fun....i just love it....
    faith92601on July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this too. it's hard to find any satire in it at first, but i guess thats the beauty!
    paranoia_girlon July 27, 2002   Link

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