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Jane says
I'm done with sergio
He treats me like a ragdoll
She hides
The television
Says 'i don't owe him nothing,
But if he comes back again
Tell him to wait right here for me or,
Try again tomorrow'

'I'm gonna kick tomorrow...'


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    Aug 19th, 2018 8:17pm report

    As a recovering heroin addict, we always said this was the heroin addicts’ anthem. It’s pretty clear Jane was in active addiction at the time. I will not use the term junkie because I was one and hated when people called me out on it basically because they were speaking the truth and that terrified me. Of course this was over 20 years ago but when I hear this song it brings me right back. Not saying that is a bad thing because as I hated my life, pissed at my parents for even having me, it is what made me the person I am today and struggles are what mold us to build strength, character, and better morals. I absolutely believe I would not have remotely the same personality I have now if I didn’t go through what I did and I’m thankful for that. I see my judgmental family with their vain egos and pity them and hate how close minded they are. I view life in a completely and totally different way then they do and I would hate to see only the ugly in people but I only look for the good even if I have to look very hard. It’s always there and the bad that has completely covered the good is only there for a reason and I would not understand what, where, or why they became that way but it wasn’t because they had a glamours life. True there are just plain evil people in the world but the way my family is, they look at a person’s appearance and are judged immediately and do not go beyond that. Wouldn’t life suck living that way?


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    May 7th, 2017 5:54pm report

    have you seen my wig around

    jewish women wear wigs. not that jane is jewish. no more interpretations on this song from me. i enjoy it too much. thanks guys


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    May 15th, 2015 5:51am report

    Sergio? Dealer or drug?
    Hides the tv. From herself?
    Wig around? The hats/ domesticated roles that we all wear
    Spain with $ saved- geographical cure (fantasy- in active addiction)
    Mad & cry- frustrations of being stuck in cycle of
    Store at eight woke up on st Andre
    Had to go meet the dealer & "came to" just to get her dinner (fix) again
    Don't mean no harm- doesn't know how to escape it. Not a bad person getting good. A sick person needing to get well.
    Peace be with you Jane!


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    Jun 2nd, 2013 6:30am report

    Woke up on St. Andrews is a bdsm reference


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    Dec 15th, 2011 12:34am report

    Jane Bainter, the Jane of the song and band name was an addict who roomed with Perry. Sergio was not a pimp but a young man she dated who abused her. It was one of those co-dependent relationships junkies form.

    Perry denies much but Dave Navarro says she is the muse behind the song and band. Perry does so because lawyers say so, she could get royalties otherwise. Bainter's photo appeared on the insert of the vinyl version of the first Jane's album, and on thousands of posters that appeared all over the world. By day, she'd put on a sensible suit firm in Century City. At night she'd put on a wig and wade into L.A.'s music subculture. And she was nearly always high.

    She was never a hooker and the She can't hit line is not about damaged veins, she would really swing on people when high. The link is to a pic of what she looked like when the band formed. I think she is a mother and accountant today.


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    Jul 21st, 2011 7:50pm report

    I read that Jane actually worked at a bank and had a great job (I can't honestly remember but she wasn't just a teller either), but blew it all away on her "addiction".


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    Feb 9th, 2011 2:28am report

    Simple, someone who has some kind of power over another person.


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    Apr 15th, 2010 4:04pm report

    Jane Says
    Have you seen my wig around?
    I feel naked without it...

    I don't really know what it means but I think that is one of the most hauntingly poetic lyrics ever written.

    I have a graduate degree in Literature and that's including Keats, Shelley, Coleridge, all those guys.


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    Dec 31st, 2009 12:17am report

    Here are the actual facts....1. jane is not NOW nor was she EVER a prostitute.

    2. Sergio was her 18 year old Salvadorian boy friend who lived one street over..(not St. Andrews.) he did deal drugs though. He was also a bit of a control freak and was a little "hands on"

    3. Jane just liked to wear wigs. end of story.

    4. "she can't hit"....she really fucked up the veins in her arm. couldn't hit. Sometimes she'd eat it. freeze it and snort it...etc

    5. She wanted to go live in Spain with her mom I think..she had moved there

    6. "I don't like them anyway"....everyone else in the house she lived in who talked shit behind her back and voted her out.

    7. SHE IS NOT NOW NOR HAS SHE EVER BEEN A HOOKER. She is also one of the sweetest, kindest most caring people I know. Fantastically intelligent, funny and loving.


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    Sep 19th, 2009 9:29pm report

    sergio is her pimp shes a whore the wig is a wig she would wear on the job and she feels naked without it because shes on the streets so much shes more used to wearing it than not wearing it. tragic.


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    Apr 30th, 2009 4:09am report

    Sergio is her pimp she is the submissive only wants him cause he gives her drugs


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    Aug 24th, 2008 8:00am report

    Sergio is her dealer. She fucks him for drugs. but she hasnt fucked him in while - owes him. hides the tv she don't owe him. She has fucked him but knows bastard will take her tv. hates him but wants her fix so says tell him wait for her if he comes around. heroin, coke, whatever her addiction is. She wants go away to spain - start her life over. going kick tomorrow - promise to herself she is done with her addiction. dinner in her pocket is a bag of whatever her addiction is. She never had love and is confuses if love is feeling good, then love is that bag in her pocket.....


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    Jun 19th, 2008 6:55pm report

    Never could quite figure out if Sergio is her pimp or drug dealer. I lean towards pimp just because she talks about only knowing if someone wants her, i.e. being a prostitute. Either way 'Jane' is definitely a heroin addict. Great song.


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    Oct 12th, 2007 10:41am report

    Jane is definitely a heroin fiend. However, I my take is that Sergio is her pimp, not her dealer.


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    Mar 19th, 2007 3:33pm report

    Jane says
    I'm done with sergio
    //hes her drug dealer

    He treats me like a ragdoll
    She hides
    The television
    Says "I don't owe him nothing,
    //she owes him 4 herion

    But if he comes back again
    Tell him to wait right here for me or,
    Try again tomorrow"
    //she wants him to weight so she can by more

    "I'm gonna kick tomorrow..."
    "I'm gonna kick tomorrow..."
    // shell quit tomrow

    Jane says
    "Have you seen my wig around?
    I feel naked without it"
    She knows
    They all want her to go
    //janes addiction got there name they was all staying in a house and there was a herion addict living there so everythime something went wrong like the tv came up missing they would blame it on janes addiction

    But that's ok man
    She don't like them anyway
    Jane says
    "I'm going away to spain when I get my money saved
    I'm gonna start tomorrow"
    //she says shell start tomrow but don't she's to busy by herion and says shell stop that tomrow

    "I'm gonna kick tomorrow..."
    "I'm gonna kick tomorrow..."

    She gets mad
    And she starts to cry
    Takes a swing but she can't hit!
    She don't mean no harm
    She just don't know...
    What else to do about it

    Jane goes
    To the store at eight
    She walks up on st. andrews
    //LA and a bunch of druys hang out there

    She waits
    And gets her dinner there
    She pulls her dinner
    From her pocket
    //her dinner is herion

    Jane says
    "I've never been in love - no"
    She don't know what it is
    She only knows if someone wants her

    "I only want 'em if they want me,..."
    "I only know they want me..."
    // when your on herion your emotions are fucked up and she's never felt love b/c of it
    Jane says...
    Jane says…

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