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Wendy Clear Lyrics

Let's take the boat out on the bay
Forget your job for just one day
I wish it didn't have to be so bad
It might be inappropriate, because
Either way, our band gets dropped, oh yeah
I wish it didn't have to be so bad

But I'd play with fire...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 23rd 2019 report

    Is Wendy Clear the girl on the song cover? Did Mark end up dating this girl?

  2. Music_Inside
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    Mar 14th 2009 report

    This song rocks, one of my favourite Blink-182 songs. IMO, this song is about Mark's strong feelings for a girl he has met who works in the music industry.

    "Let's take the boat out on the bay
    Forget your job for just one day"

    He badly wants to date and be with her, but she is very occupied with work and does not want to mix business and love.

    "It might be inappropriate, because
    Either way, our band gets dropped, oh yeah
    I wish it didn't have to be so bad"

    Again, Mark's feelings are conflicting as he knows this woman might not support his band's push for a contract, and then things between them would be even more awkward if they started dating.

    "But I'd play with fire to break the ice
    And I'd play with a nuclear device"

    To be honest, these lines threw me off a bit. If I had to try interpret their meaning, I would say Mark is admitting to himself that his actions are futile, as playing with fire (using radical methods in order to convince her to date) to break the ice (form a relationship) is just as useful and using a nuclear device (everything will destruct into nothing).

    "Is it something I'll regret
    Why do I want what I can't get
    I wish it didn't have to be so bad"

    Mark is questioning whether it is wise to hope and push for something that will probably not happen. He yearns for things to be easier and less complicated.

    "I'll be moving on, moving on, moving on and on
    Moving on, moving on, moving on and on and on"

    Eventually, and against his current will, Mark will move on and get over this girl.

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 6th 2007 report

    I think this song is about when you would do anything for that one person that is most special to you "i'd play with fire to break the ice and id play with a nuclear device" portrays that exactly. Also, when it says "why do I want what I can't get" - yearning for something. It speaks for itself. Best thing is, like it says in the song "Ill be moving on, moving on".

  4. peanutbutter
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    Nov 22nd 2005 report

    What Tom said of Wendy Clear:

    "Wendy Clear is a song Mark wrote about this girl he had a crush on. He liked her but he really couldn't date her because she was a very influential person in the music industry. So them dating was a very tricky situation. 'I wish it didn't have to be so bad,' is how the song goes."


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