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It's these substandard motels on the (lalalala) corner of 4th and Fremont Street
Appealing only 'cause they're just that un-appealing

Any practiced catholic would cross themselves upon entering
The rooms have a hint of asbestos and maybe just a dash of formaldehyde
And the habit of decomposing right before your very (lalalala) eyes
.

Along with the people inside
What a wonderful caricature of intimacy
Inside, what a wonderful caricature of intimacy

Tonight's tenants range from: a lawyer and a virgin
Accessorizing with a rosary tucked inside her lingerie
She's getting a job at the firm come Monday
The Mrs. will stay with the cheating attorney
Moonlighting aside, she really needs his money
A wonderful caricature of intimacy

Yeah (Yeah)

Oh, and not to mention the constable and his proposition for that "virgin"
Yes, the one the lawyer met with on "strictly business"
As he said to the Mrs. well only hours before

After he had left, she was fixing her face in a compact
There was a terrible crash
(There was a terrible crash)
Between her and the badge
She spilled her purse and her bag, and held a "purse" of a different kind

Along with the people inside
What a wonderful caricature of intimacy
Inside, what a wonderful caricature of intimacy

There are no..
Raindrops on roses and girls in white dresses
And sleeping with roaches and taking best guesses
Shades of the sheets and before all the stains
And a few more of your least favorite things

Raindrops on roses and girls in white dresses
And sleeping with roaches and taking best guesses
shades of the sheets before all the stains
And a few more of your least favorite things

Inside, what a wonderful caricature of intimacy
Inside, what a wonderful caricature of intimacy

Raindrops on roses and girls in white dresses
And sleeping with roaches and taking best guesses
Shades of the sheets before all the stains
And a few more of your least favorite things

Raindrops on roses and the girls in white dresses
And the sleeping with the roaches and the taking best guesses
Shades of the sheets before all the stains
And a few more of your least favorite things



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  • ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
    +4
    ChrisFishA-CrossRiffMay 29, 2008 at 10:02 pm
    Charlie is pretty dead on.
    It's the story of a man who is "happily married". He is cheating on his wife with a girl that he tells the "Mrs." is new at his law firm. She knows what he's doing with her but doesn't mind because she loves the money. After the man leaves, the Constable comes in and tells her to give all the names of the people she's been with (she's a prostitute) for immunity.
    He's right. It's basically what goes on behind the scenes of the american dream. Unfaithful marriages, beautiful girls that are prostitutes, and corrupt cops. Go america!
    Haha. But it's a great song and a great rendition of a "The Sound of Music" song.
  • c
    +3
    charliemo18May 11, 2008 at 8:47 am
    This is how I interpurrated the song. It is a kind of trashy motel where it is kinda corrupt and all the bad things happen. It is like truth of thge world people wanting jobs just cheating on the application. Also the chorusaindrops on roses is kind of like saying about the girls in white dresses. White resembles purity and virginity and then in the nxt line it talks about the men they slept with kind of referring that they robbed them of innocence or of their self of that to try and get the must out of that person eg job, money. I think the motel is a metaphor of what really happens behind closed doors and literally you have rooms and closed doors in the motel. It shows life is not always what it seems.
  • m
    +1
    manyacullenSep 12, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    Actually, the "raindrops on roses and girls in white dresses" line is a parody of the song "my favorite things" from the musical The Sound of Music. The actual song says those lines and then goes "these are a few of my favorite things." But Panic! Changes it to be "there are NO raindrops on roses and girls in white dresses," lists the horrible things that are and then adds "and a few more of your least favorite things."
    this could be a referral to a lot of the people in the song, since they are all doing something they shouldn't and it leaves them in a bad place.
  • s
    0
    soulxwhisperAug 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    The hotel rooms are decomposing not a person decomposing within the hotel room altho it dose go on tho say along with the pepole inside but that is not to be confused with them being dead formaldehyde is to preserve deciced remains that is the stuff that the cute two headed animals live in ^ ^ it says that the lawyers wife stayed with him idk if this means that she knows that hes cheeting or she doesn't know so she has no reasonto leave thinking all is well?

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