Cherry Bomb

Teenage queen a sweet gamine
Immortal youth a libertine
Is she real or just a dream
My hearts beats fast like benzedrine

Every time that she walks by
Sends shivers down my spine
Makes me want to die

She is out their own her own
Perfect in her chromosomes
She walks by I need to know
Her blood red lips as soft as snow

Every time that she walks by
Sends shivers down my spine
Makes me want to die

Oh yeah, she’s a cherry bomb
She’s a bullet in my head
Pull the trigger and I’m dead
Uh uh uh oh, oh yeah

When she walks across the floor
Electric shocks and my heart is raw
Is she real or just a dream
My hearts beats fast like benzedrine

Every time that she walks by
Sends shivers down my spine
Makes me want to die

Oh yeah, she’s a cherry bomb
She’s a bullet in my head
Pull the trigger and I’m dead
Uh uh uh oh, oh yeah

She’s a cherry bomb
She’s a bullet in my head
Pull the trigger and I’m dead
She’s a cherry bomb
Dream about her in my bed
Pull the trigger and I’m dead
Uh uh uh oh, oh yeah
Uh uh uh oh, oh yeah
Uh uh uh oh, oh yeah

Song Notes

Lyrically the song is based around the film the Virgin Suicides. The song was originally written for Nu-Clear Sounds, but was re-worked for inclusion on Free All Angels. Musically the song is very similar to “Tired of Sec” by Weezer as highlighted by Mark:

The bass line and drum intro to “Cherry Bomb” are very much an obvious salute to our friends in Weezer and specifically “Tired of Sex” if it isn’t obvious enough!