Set Adrift on a Memory Bliss

The camera pans the cocktail glass,
behind a blind of plastic plants;
I found the lady with the fat diamond ring.
then you know I can't remember a damn thing.
I think it's one of those de ja vu things,
or a dream that's tryin' to tell me something.
Or will I ever stop thinkin' about it.
I don't know, I doubt it.
Subterranean by design,
I wonder what I would find if I met you,
let my eyes caress you,
until I meet the thought of Missess Princess Who?
Often wonder what makes her work.
I guess I'll leave that question to the experts,
assuming that there are some out there.
they're probably alone, solitaire.
I can remember when I caught up
with a pastime intimate friend.
She said, "Bet you're probably gonna say I look lovely,
but you probably don't think nothin' of me."
She was right, though, I can't lie.
She's just one of those corners in my mind,
and I just put her right back with the rest.
That's the way it goes, I guess.

Baby you send me
Set adrift on memory bliss of you

Careless whisper from a careless man,
a neutron dance for a neutron fan;
marionette strings are dangerous things,
I thought of all the trouble they bring.
An eye for an eye, a spy for a spy,
rubber bands expand in a frustrating sigh.
Tell me that she's not dreaming.
She's got an ace in the hole,
it doesn't have meaning.
Reality used to be a friend of mine,
'cause complete control, I don't take too kind.
Christina Applegate, you gotta put me on.
Guess who's piece of the cake was Jacc Bond
She broke her wishbone and wished for a sign.
I told her whispers in my heart were fine.
what did she think she could do?
I feel for her, I really do.
And I stared at the ring finger on her hand,
I wanted her to be a big PM Dawn fan,
but I had to put her right back with the rest.
That's the way it goes, I guess.

Baby you send me...
Set adrift on memory bliss of you


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  • +4
    General Commentenigmatic. I think it's about a playboy who sees the 'one who got away' is now married. It's about fantasizing or trying to ignore the feelings memories.

    He finds the 'one who got away' has a "fat diamond ring" and is shocked ("can't remember a damn thing.") He can't stop thinking about her and how she's married/engaged. The engagement looks perfect on the outside ("an ace in the hole"), but its meaningless. She still "wished for a sign" that this is the right thing. Maybe she still loves him even though she's marrying someone else.

    He's used women before with his "marionette strings" and regretted it. One of those exes, a ("pasttime intimate friend") talks about how he doesn't even care about her. And he agrees. He just pushes away the memories of these relationships, denies them until he's no longer connected to reality.

    It's oddly nostalgic, but still callous. Like he's saying, "I prefer my memories to your reality."
    susiestentoron December 04, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIs Broken24 saying Chelsea Clinton is Hot? No way is she even close to hot bro. Wow!
    jameydogon March 06, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe Christina Applegate part is a reference to 'Bonita Applebum' by A Tribe Called Quest!! dance-lyrics.com/songs/…

    bomb song!
    Maikeon April 05, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI heard this song today, and it brought back a ton of memories so I figured I'd look to see if it's on here. It is!

    I've always thought this song was about a guy who has a way with the ladies and he sees someone he feels he could possibly love or is in love with but she is married or engaged and then he goes through this whole scenario of how things could play out, but in the end realizes that it would'nt work so he 'had to put her right back with the rest.'

    Great song!
    GreyGirlon October 10, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI really think the Backstreet Boys version of this is better. Slower and more...just better. This one song is a bit busy for me, less "refreshing" than the Backstreet Boys version.
    JayCee21on March 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's beautiful!!! it always puts me in a mellow mood. -definetly a 'bubble bath' song!
    Miss Darkkon January 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI want to know what the Christina Applegate part means.
    Reynard Muldrakeon December 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA guy wanting a girl that is with someone else now, he keeps stringing her on with words and songs. Making it hard on her to leave it behind...........I am crazy to think you are looking up this song. You probably don't know about this site.
    dfbakeron December 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has baffled me for years. I sat up recently with my boyfriend one night and was determined see what he was saying. I think its about a guy who has enjoyed using women as pawns for most of his life but regrets using one that could have been special if he had been willing to try.
    virgingin11on September 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningLike someone mentioned, there's a lot of nostalgia in the lyrics. One question, if anyone knows. I'm pretty sure "a neutron dance for a neutron fan" is in reference to The Pointer Sisters. Is "A careless whisper from a careless man" a reference to "Careless Whisper" by George Michael? It makes sense, but not sure how any of this fits together.
    mgoodwin16on April 10, 2011   Link

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