Alvvays - Lollipop (Ode To Jim) Lyrics




Saw Jim Reid in the corridor
And I wondered if he could ever see me that way
He was on my list at the grocery store
When you grabbed my wrist and said you liked my keychain
Read your feature in the weekly paper
And honestly I found it a little bit bloated
Friday we fell through the coffee table
And that’s when I discovered that my heart exploded

How
How
You’re a lollipop
In the form of a lightning bolt
You’re a lollipop in my hair
But I’m a gumdrop
Am I ever gonna fit that mould?
Because I don’t have the patience to wait in line for you

When I came back to apologize
You asked me if I was intrigued by LSD
I sat next to you on the picnic bench
And before I knew it you were flying next to me
I met your baby at the exposition
And frankly I found it a little unnerving
I let you know when we were driving home
And all I can remember is the fact that we're swerving

Lollipop
In the form of a lightning bolt
You’re a lollipop in my hair
(How could I ever obtain you?)
But you’re a doorstep
When you’re lying on the bathroom floor
And I don’t have the time to wait in line for you
(How could I ever betray you?)

Alter my state to get through this date
(You're alone in this picture)
(and it swallows me whole)
Alter my state to get through this date
(You're alone in this picture)
(and it swallows me whole)
Alter my state to get through this date
(You're alone in this picture)
Alter my state to get through this date
(and it swallows me whole)
(You're alone in this picture)
Alter my state to get through this date

You’re a lollipop
(How could I ever obtain you?)
In the form of a lightning bolt
You’re a lollipop in my hair
(How could I ever betray you?)
You look like Iggy Pop
Circa ’73 or ‘4
(How could I ever obtain you?)
Because I don’t have the time wait in line for you
(How could I ever betray you?)

Wait for you





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Alvvays Lollipop (Ode To Jim) Comments
  1. binkabla

    Parts of this song is stolen from a Classic pianomelody

  2. Dxp Vxo

    Good stuff

  3. i'm not cyborg

    225aw- 310aw

  4. Dave

    Now I know what life is all about. popopopopopopopop drive everybody crazy

  5. Ed Vela

    She didn’t want to disturb his chi

  6. Be'You

    Grand 🍭

  7. Muhammad Riza

    who's came here after watching this on snapgram ad ?

  8. astrology khan

    yes ur giving me a lollipops since one and a half year.

  9. 331SVTCobra

    If listening to this song were a sin then I'd be doing dozens of rosaries per day.

  10. PittOriole

    Molly Rankin is a modern day Brian Wilson. Melodic genius personified.

  11. Lezlie Sammon

    John peel God rest him, is playing this on repeat in heaven! 😁🍭🍭🍭💜🙌

  12. tom bowe

    Never heard this song. Backdrop colors drew me in. And the song is kick ass

  13. Aldair Tarazona

    De ptmadre 😍😍

  14. Mattski Messy Marvin

    Okay - listen to the early records of the Sundays and the Primitives already! ;p

  15. TPreston

    Ode to Jim..? As in Jim Reid from Jesus and the Mary chain? The drums and feedback at the beginning sound like a psychocandy track.

  16. Eleni Happy Sunshine Motivation

    YAY MY FAV WHEEE HAPPY💖💖💛💗💛🌸

  17. Alicia

    L O V E THIS B A N D ❤

  18. Emily

    Saw these guys twice this last year. Best thing ever. Hopefully this coming year is as good 😊

  19. Евгений Хмарин

    Хорошая песня, плохой клип.

  20. BigWillyJim

    thank you

  21. survivor geek

    its been awhile since i suck a lollipop lol

  22. Luther Antwoord

    I saw Molly and the band sing this 2 weeks agooiiiooooooo

  23. Calver o

    This is prolly my favorite song on the record, the ice truck theme makes for a great pop tune.

  24. LLLLLLLLLOLIPOPOPOPOPOPOPOPOPOPOP **o** **w**

  25. Scrub

    Song about acid.

  26. Andrew Cole

    Can't believe how incredibly superb this band is. Already an amazing body of work and they just get better and better. Heard nothing like this for years, just brilliant.

  27. Mike Keenan

    Perfect song for summer. Or any other time really.

  28. jaquel

    vengan a mexicoooo <3

  29. Heloderma

    I hope there will a fucking million views. How i said before: they are too perfect for this world ^_^

  30. tupelowhisker

    ℓσνє уσυ gυуѕ!#αℓνναуѕ4ℓιfє

  31. Andre Williams

    I was fortunate to see his band and reminded me of what we music we had one with a teenager being at 10 AM with something special and I has to and

  32. Steve

    Piled the hooks on with this song....excellent

  33. ServocityLevelsHigh

    If crack had an audio counterpart, but with less social consequence, this song might be it.

  34. Keegan McGinnis

    Does anyone know the artist for the background? I really like the design.

  35. Jeic Nájera

    Come to Costa Rica Pleaaaaaseee! Last week we had DIIV playing here and it was awesome, I cant imagine a show from you guys!

  36. Finn A.H

    Vengan a Ecuadooooorrrr

  37. NoLifeMc

    if you want to make a big discord server join: https://discord.gg/K3ybDpE

  38. Drklena Sesmez

    i am in love with you music

  39. GNOYID

    this song is so fucking good

  40. Edmark Fulay

    a spider legit showed up when i played this song on my speaker then left when this ended lmao this spider has a good taste of music

    Alex Chavez

    I know this is a humerous comment but it got me thinking: are spiders (or any small creatures for that matter) able to enjoy something like music. Are they capable of any abstract thought or are their lives completely driven by instinct (find food, mate, etc.)? If they are able to understand rhythm, can they...dance? Would they even get any gratification from it?

  41. Elad Hershko

    You guys makes me breath better:)

  42. Trevor Budd

    Crikey that's a good song!
    Jim is Jim Reid from the Jesus and Mary Chain - the intro gives it away!

  43. Ken MacQueen

    I love this group.

  44. campanhadocarimbo

    Maravilhoso :-)

  45. AcciorraOfficial

    loli pop oopoppopopoppopopopop

  46. NIONSOMNIA

    This shit is hypnotic.

  47. NIONSOMNIA

    Her voice is perfect.

  48. Nawal

    YOURE A LOLLIPOPOPOPOPOPOPOP!!!

  49. bort

    Im gonna blast this so loud and be obnoxious when I get my car

  50. 8jb XP

    love love the lyrics and the vocal effect

  51. Fray2221

    What kind of human being would downvote this song?

  52. zach lewis

    Q: Can Alvvays step away from their oft-melancholy sound? A: Have you heard lollipop?

  53. Fragile Chung

    lolipapapapapapapapapapapapapapa cool. rnasterpiece. Thx alvvays

  54. Retna Ningtias

    I was like... alvvays..alvvays...?
    ALWAYS!

  55. Gabrielle Asdfghjkl

    This is a cute song !!! 😍

  56. KB0920

    Can you guys recommence me some bands that have the same type of music (dream pop, i think?) like Alvvays? I think im addicted to this type already.

    And one more thing, i know this question is weird but i want to follow to write songs to this type of music but i really dont know where to start? i mean learn a musical instrument first then... how to write? Realllyyy confused to be honest. Hope some one can help me through this. Thanks.

    kenny bob

    Varsity :So Sad, So Sad
    Varsity :Eye To Eye
    Fazerdaze : Lucky Girl
    Fazerdaze :Little Uneasy
    Hazel English: Never Going Home
    Hazel English: More Like You
    Hibou :Above Us
    These are songs i like, hope you do to.
    Going to see Alvvays 3 times this week in Toronto, can't wait.

    KB0920

    Hello stranger, thank you for your suggestion. Ive heard all of the songs and it sounds perfect for me.
    Can you please tell me the genre of these kind of music as well? Thank you so much :)
    Ps: i dont know if you heard of Real Estate before but i found them sounds really good, you should listen to them if you havent heard of them.

    snackcakey

    the genre is indiepop.
    and tho i wouldn't call alvvays a c86 band this song lollipop is done in the a c86 style which is one of the sub-genres of indiepop that jim reid's band (jesus and mary chain) spawned. here's some c86 songs that i can totally hear in lollipop:
    Primitives "Crash" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8cPWFUN-Yg
    Darling Buds "Hit The Ground" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDLL7v37xLY
    Jesus & Mary Chain "Never Understand" (the guitar feedbacks) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2bzrCCKDwc

  57. kenny bob

    MOLLYPOP.

  58. Nathan Kt

    Admit it, you're the female version of the Vaccines

  59. Ryan

    disss sum fire

  60. DoodleKaboodle

    Molly Rankin the singer of this band, please marry me my name is Archie. Not even kidding.

    Actually it's Bert, but I have the legal papers right here just in case i need to change it to Archie.

  61. Blake McNamara

    If it weren't for Blondie, this wouldn't exist.

  62. Blake McNamara

    Who's Jim?

    kenny bob

    Lead singer from the band, The Jesus And Mary Chain.

  63. Dave Lawlis

    Guess things didn't work out with Archie.

    Václav Škarda

    Ended up in undertow...

    THEAMERICANEAGLE Patriot

    Hey Molly, Ill say yes.

    Brand Cooper

    I mean who would say no to her

    Derek Nonnenmacher

    I think this takes place before she met Archie

  64. Bonky B

    we need a video of this. with a jim reid cameo.

  65. Sérgio Gomes de Abreu

    Perfect song! Camera Obscura meets the Ramones...

  66. Kyoi Kimi

    Canada spirit

  67. Sérgio Gomes de Abreu

    perfect

  68. davidpar2

    This is one of the best ones they've done

  69. jhonathan

    <3 Recuperaste tu nota Molly <3

  70. SiriusTexra

    >Hits replay for the 200th time today

  71. Brian Tep

    here are some of my favorite songs from this album: lollipop, in undertow, dreams tonite, saved by a waif, hey, not my baby, plimsoll punks, already gone, forget about life, your type. And thats it.

    kenny bob

    Those are the best songs on the album :)

  72. *anonymous shitposter*

    Saw Jim Reid in the corridor
    And I wondered if he could ever see me that way
    He was on my list at the grocery store
    When you grabbed my wrist and said you liked my keychain
    Read your feature in the weekly paper
    And honestly I found it a little bit bloated
    Friday we fell through the coffee table
    And that’s when I discovered that my heart exploded
    How? How?

    [Chorus 1]
    You’re a lollipop
    In the form of a lightning bolt
    You’re a lollipop in my hair
    But I’m a gumdrop
    Am I ever gonna fit that mould?
    Because I don’t have the patience to wait in line for you

    [Verse 2]
    When I came back to apologize
    You asked me if I was intrigued by LSD
    I sat next to you on the picnic bench
    And before I knew it you were flying next to me
    I met your baby at the exposition
    And frankly I found it a little unnerving
    I let you know when we were driving home
    And all I can remember is the fact that we're swerving


    [Chorus 2]
    Lollipop
    In the form of a lightning bolt
    You’re a lollipop in my hair
    How could I ever obtain you?
    But you’re a doorstop
    When you’re lying on the bathroom floor
    And I don’t have the time to wait in line for you
    How could I ever betray you?

    [Bridge]
    Alter my state to get through this date
    You're alone in this picture
    And it swallows me whole
    Alter my state to get through this date
    You're alone in this picture
    And it swallows me whole
    Alter my state to get through this date
    You're alone in this picture
    Alter my state to get through this date
    And it swallows me whole
    You're alone in this picture
    Alter my state to get through this date

    [Chorus 3]
    You’re a lollipop
    How could I ever obtain you?
    In the form of a lightning bolt
    You’re a lollipop in my hair
    How could I ever betray you?
    You look like Iggy Pop
    Circa ’73 or ‘4
    How could I ever obtain you?
    Because I don’t have the time wait in line for you
    How could I ever betray you?
    Wait for you

  73. nyakris

    Makes me high!

  74. 1234 Johnny

    Super!! Alvvays my lollipop..pop...pop....pop...!!

  75. kenny bob

    I'm going to bring lollipops to one of the shows in Toronto, see if they will let me drop them off at the merc table ( free ).

  76. kenny bob

    Love lollipopopopopopopopopopopopopopopopopopopopopopopopopopopop song

  77. Lucero Reyna

    I love this song, I really love Alvvays

  78. Faith Jennings

    Who here even knows who Jim Reid is?

    ModMokkaMatti

    Faith Jennings - of course, if he happens to be a founding member of the greatest band to hail from East Kilbride, Scotland. I've been a fan of JAMC for 2/3 of my life, and that's going on a few decades now.

  79. SR Y

    the part where she goes lollipop pop pop pop pop

  80. LAG3

    This is outstanding. Must have for cruising in the car.

  81. vanhouten64

    Too sweet....like eating a 2lb bag of skittles in ten minutes

  82. Luis Pérez

    Favourite track of the album so far <3

    Sebastián Briceño

    Luis Pérez melomanito peruano eres tu? aaaaa

  83. Sad Sashimi

    terrific song, since I heard it , I`ve been playing it once and again.

  84. Daydream Nation

    This song makes me want to kiss a girl at the library

  85. Chinacat Sunflower

    Play a show on Cape Breton Island.

  86. New Alternative 40 Chart

    "Lollipop (Ode to Jim)" debuted at #10 on the New Alternative 40 Chart this week:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxlSBzMcrtkPF2wBjVQAQmMFDL9ADzKvP

  87. enrique abella

    FMU THIS IS THE SHIT I LIVE FOR

  88. RVS

    I want to fuck this song

  89. viktor abarka

    i'm waiting for the albuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum¡!¡

    kenny bob

    Bought it yesterday.

  90. miqey

    THEY NEVER DISSAPOINT

  91. Crunhe Maracos

    PLZ COME TO BRAZIL

  92. Barry B Benson

    Alvvays and Foo Fighters releasing back to back and I get to see them both in concert. Life is good

  93. The ExtraKrumbs

    Mollygazing ❤

  94. kenneth dubard

    As good as GBV Bee Thousand/ Alien Lanes.

  95. kenneth dubard

    I CAN"T CONCENTRATE ON WORK NOW.

  96. kenneth dubard

    These kids are killing pop music like it's nobody's business.

  97. Kevyn Quiros

    Jim Halpert?

  98. Mickey Coreight

    i liked the 'alvvays' more than antisocialities.

  99. 廖家毅

    Molly Ramones