Aimee Mann - Dear John Lyrics




Cotton candy was king
On the midway that spring
When I saw you in the ring on the lawn

Dear John
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on

Oh, the lectures I gave
So the girls would behave
While the band played all your favorite songs

Dear John
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on

But numbers come up and you're left to the fates
Though I always thought you were one of the greats
Once somebody stationed in Kuala Lumpur
Said he thought you went out, but he couldn't be sure

And the midway I knew
Where the sky was so blue
With the memory of you is gone

Dear John
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on
Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on





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Aimee Mann Dear John Comments
  1. Zero The Dragon

    1:40 I freaking love that guitar solo!

  2. John Surabian

    !--!--!--_-!

  3. DAKOTA CODA HERMESZZ

    DEAR JOHN PAUL JANE, YOU DIED AGAIN DOING THE MONSTER MASH WHILE GETTING A DEEP CLEANING. CBRE????

  4. genean ladd

    totallllllllllllly awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    MrPink

    Aimee is. This is one of my favorites by her. Her body of work is truly art.

  5. DAKOTA CODA HERMESZZ

    SING FOR ME!

    DAKOTA CODA HERMESZZ

    WHAT AM I? CHOPPED LIVER?

  6. Devin Streur

    somebody stationed in Kuala Lumpur said he thought you went out but he couldn't be sure

  7. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    BRAD AUSTIN WANTED TO HAVE A "ROUNDTABLE".

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    NO! WHO WROTE THAT?

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    I AM WAITING FOR KING LEER!

  8. Ignacio Trujillo

    me gusta

  9. Miki Marble

    Good song.

  10. bminorscales

    "Throwing kisses so Richmond's unfortunates can go on."
    That line shows up five times in Dear John.  What the bloody hell does it mean?  Aimee Mann is not the kind of artist who typically fosters fan-driven discussions of myriad voodoo interpretations of song meanings. But back to this line -- numerous questions, no answers.

    Thomas Mistretta

    @bminorscales in this part of the album, the main characters (John and Caroline) meet at a state fair in Virginia. They both work at the fair. I've always assumed that John, being good-looking, is admired by women sharing the underclass that John and Caroline are part of. Flattered by their attention, John feeds into the fray by slim acknowledgement of the women's approaches.

    Rajander Philip

    "John" of "Dear John" fame must have fans who require attentions so that they can...go on...

    Sady Wootten

    @Rajander Philip Yes, like he's doing them a favor. :D

  11. Murl Center

    here in Arkansas we don't have em, we just holler out our music from one hill to the next

  12. lucrese1

    in a way it is! it's a story about a boxer and his wife who has problem with drugs...it's not a book in the classical sence but every song is a chapter, a piece of the story...please forgive my english mistakes, I'm from Belgium where we speak franch, dutch and german. I do my best to talk, speak and write a decent english!

    Charles Watts

    That is a brilliant interpretation of the song!

    Jimmy Catalina

    Your English is better than many muricans

  13. lemurian chick

    @dearyogini : Down yonder here in the big ole city, we slickers kin actually check out CDs! Ain't that a blip, Jethro?

  14. poeticjournalism

    @dearyogini don't worry, it's just spam lol

  15. poeticjournalism

    no problem =)