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Once there was this kid who
Got into an accident and couldn't come to school
But when he finally came back
His hair had turned from black into bright white
He said that it was from when
The cars had smashed him so hard

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

Once there was this girl who
Wouldn't go and change with the girls in the change room
But when they finally made her
They saw birthmarks all over her body
She couldn't quite explain it
They'd always just been there

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

But both girl and boy were glad
'Cause one kid had it worse than that

'Cause then there was this boy whose
Parents made him come directly home right after school
And when they went to their church
They shook and lurched all over the church floor
He couldn't quite explain it
They'd always just gone there

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

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    UnregisteredSep 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm
    The reference to the church may allude to certain religions where followers claim to be overcome by the power of spirit of their diety and shake and/or speak in tongues. The "Quakers" are one such religion.
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    AmbzOct 12, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    The car tidbit is in reference to him being in the accident. When going through something traumatizing, a person's hair can change to a white color due to shock.

    What I am unsure about is the last part. I am thinking of something along seizures since it says "they shook and lurched all over the church floor".

    Regardless though, this song is deep.
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    UnregisteredJun 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    My mom god rest her, when she was alive would always watch the evening news. Whenever she heard a story of senseless violence, or anything that was senselessly unfair, she had no words to say, she would just shake her head and say mmm, mmm, mmm! Here you have three stories that depict senseless shame on three kids who did not deserve to be placed in their predicaments. How do you respond to their stories? All you can do is shake your head and say mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm.

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