'I Am Veronica' lyrics

gordyboy9

Let The Bullets Fly.
i never get too hung up on lyrics,we will never know what M was thinking about when he wrote it so its all guess work.
knockabout world being about cliff richard.
congratulations--could be the woman next doors birthday.
your still okay--same woman got a hip replacement last week.
 

BrokenFrame

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i never get too hung up on lyrics,we will never know what M was thinking about when he wrote it so its all guess work.
knockabout world being about cliff richard.
congratulations--could be the woman next doors birthday.
your still okay--same woman got a hip replacement last week.
I thought it was about cancel culture. Point proven.
 

BrokenFrame

Well-Known Member

bhops

Last of the famous international screw ups.
It's clearly about prostitution, anyone who went/lived in cities like London back in the day when phone boxes were still a thing, each phone box would be littered with prostitutes' cards. And of course a reference to what we call 'the world's oldest profession' although Rifke may be right about midwifery, LOL

This wouldn't be the first time he has cast himself in the role of female prostitute., Maladjusted coming to kind. It's a catchy tune and I assume the studio version once cleaned up sounds amazing.


Prostitutes-calling-cards-phone-box.jpg
 
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hazard💥

Guest
“I can also play harmonica” lol.
....class 🙏
Obv it could be a few things - ring the bell to be let it, its your last chance to make a mark , to be that spark, could be art or it could be to be with the one you love, - why wast time, take a chance, call on me (that kinda thing)

As someone else said, if the song is about a working woman, it could be about them saying come on up, shake the everyday away , let do something new
Those cards used to always say stuff like "ring basement bell, " etc

In this case he mentions sliding into her/his pocket, so the bell could be the the bellend or it could be the womans button,clit, (its sometimes called a bell, among other things)
Or is could be as in putting her information into your pocket
(excuse the vulgar wording, with some you need to be explicit )

It could just be a way to imprint an image, of someone going to a hotel (or wherever ) desk and ringing the bell to be heard, to be seen.
Or ringing someones door bell, to escape the everyday
Thats my take, though Im not entirely certain of all lyrics . Be nice to know whom Veronica is and what is the game she plays thats older than America ? is sex trade ,is it sex itself, is it love ?
It could be all these things, I expect its a return to maladjusted and hooker life
Where IS the bell. That's the bloody nightmare !!!!!

hazard x
 
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hazard💥

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Have I made any mistakes? (At first I thought Moz had accidentally garbled 'keep your boat afloat', but he appears to sing 'float abloat' twice, so I suspect it's a deliberate mangling?) As far as I can make out:


I, I, I, I, I am Veronica
The game I play is older than America

There's a tiny spot allocated each of us
So why should each day be exactly the same?
This is your last chance
This is your last chance
So slide me into your pocket now

And press your finger hard
On the top bell, top bell
Press your finger hard
On the top bell, top bell

Dolphins swim to rescue you
Schools of fish will keep your float abloat
Owls bow their learned brow
So slide me into your pocket now

I, I, I, I, I am Veronica
The game I play is older than America

The tiny spot allocated each of us
So make your mark
And now you be the spark
This could be your last chance
This could be your very last go
So slide me into your pocket now

And press your finger hard
On the top bell, the top bell
Press your finger hard
On the top bell

Dolphins swim to rescue you
Schools of fish will keep your float abloat
Owls bow their learned brow
So slide me into your pocket now

I, I, I, I, I am Veronica
The game I play is older than America
I, I, I, I, I am Veronica
I can also play harmonica



Thank You 🙏
 
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hazard💥

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The song is extremely catchy — it’s certainly imbedded itself in my brain and won’t let loose. I feel like it’s surprisingly uplifting? My first thought regarding the subject matter was Veronica Lake, before actually hearing it. Agree about the prostitution theme… perhaps some thinly veiled reference to LA Confidential? 😂

Regardless, I’m so thankful it’s out in the ether! Finally. 💕
Mmmmh. Interesting......

There is also a non-Morrissey song about Veronica Lake too..

hazard x
 
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