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Standin' on a corner,
suitcase in my hand.
Jack's in his car, says to Jane, who's in her vest,
Me, babe, I'm in a rock n' roll band.
Ridin' in a Stutz Bearcat, Jim,
those were different times.
And the poets studied rows of verse,
and all the ladies rolled their eyes
Sweet Jane.....Sweet Jane.....Sweet Jane
Now, Jack, he is a banker,
and Jane, she is a clerk.
And the both of them are saving up their money...
then they come home from work.
Sittin' by the fire...
radio just played a little classical music for you kids,
the march of the wooden soldiers
and you can hear Jack say
Sweet Jane.....Sweet Jane.....Sweet Jane....
Some people like to go out dancing
And other people, (like us) they gotta work
And there's always some evil mothers
they'll tell you life is full of dirt.
And the women never really faint,
and the villans always blink their eyes.
And the children are the only ones who blush.
'Cause life is just to die.
But, anyone who has a heart
wouldn't want to turn around and break it...
and anyone who ever played the part..
he wouldn't want to turn around and fake it...
Sweet Jane....etc...and out



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    UnregisteredJul 25, 2012 at 1:19 am
    Of course there are people who are so cynical that they say only children blush... But this world also has believers who want their hearts not to break when they find true love, and can believe in wooden soldiers coming to life, and if they are posing [playing the part] they can even then believe in their role.
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    luckspotterOct 28, 2009 at 11:52 pm
    I don't think they have much meaning beyond their own sick and beautiful self-contained universe. Lines like children are the only ones who blush are true in the song but in the rest of life they're not true. But the song creates its own reality.

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