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Joan Jett: Crimson And Clover Meaning

Song Released: 1982

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Crimson And Clover Lyrics

Ahh, Now I don't hardly know her
But I think I can love her
Crimson and Clover
Ahhhh,Now When She comes walking over
Now I've been waiting to show her
Crimson and Clover, over and over

Yeah, My mind is such a sweet thing
I wanna do...


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    Aug 2nd, 2013 8:42pm report

    She's talking about a relationship with her girlfriend (She's a lesbian, you know), and how she loves her. I love this song. :)


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    Feb 12th, 20:34 report

    It's about lady parts. Crimson is the inside color and clover is the hair. Simple as that.


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    Jan 18th, 1:05pm report

    It's about a woman losing her virginity on the grass. The blood (crimson) mixing with the grass (clover).


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    Mar 30th, 2019 3:42am report

    It's a remake, so anyone saying she wrote it for best gf is wrong.

    But when she sings it, she sounds like she's questioning something and is insecure of the emotion she should feel or how the other person would feel(if it includes another person).


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    Mar 30th, 2019 3:39am report

    Idk but Joan didn't write or sing it first.

    I hear her sing it and it doesn't sound solid to me, more like a question or insecurity of an emotion.


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    Mar 18th, 2019 3:33am report

    Honestly, I think there's a chance everyone here is right. A great poet, like a great song writer, employs the use of words whose various interpretations can relate in such a similar manner as to enrich and deepen their meaning as poetry or lyrics. Such meaning can be intimate and convey a complexity of feeling and association. Joan likely shared a great many things with Cherie that could include everything Crimson and Clover has been taken to mean by those commenting here and more. One thing is for sure, the way Joan sings the lyrics, she means them with some sweet nostalgia of intimacy that certainly sounds erotic to my ears. Thanks for reading.


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    Jan 10th, 2019 1:42pm report

    Maybe dollars and anarchy or 4chan and v for vendetta or weed and reds or maybe something else more simple like the fact that the colors combine make the color brown maybe resembling the other name for heroin “brown” who ever wrote this song should’ve been in the acidtrip olypic for being so wasted and writing a song who knows everything can mean anything what is normal for the spider is utter chaos for the fly. Whatever everything contradicts itself anyway. I love you all


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    Dec 21st, 2018 12:31am report

    For starters, the song was written by Tommy James and Peter Lucia, not Joan Jett! I prefer to just sit back and enjoy the music and lyrics and not try to dissect what it is about...a majority of songwriters in the 60's were high when they wrote these. Trying to figure out what they really meant is ludicrous and unless you can read minds you will never know the true meaning making it pointless. Just listen and enjoy, who cares what it means??!!


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    Sep 6th, 2018 9:43am report

    I think Joan sang that in honor of Cherie Currie after she left the band. Joan and Cherie were very tight and I believe they truly loved each other. It was tough on Joan when Cherie left The Runaways.


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    Mar 15th, 2018 3:31am report

    The combination of unknown meaning came to James as he was waking up, comprising his favorite color – crimson – and his favorite flower – clover. (There is also a species of clover native to Europe called the crimson clover.)


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    Oct 22nd, 2017 10:41pm report

    Why must everything be drugs or sex? Why can't a song just be innocent? I think it was just about the way TJ saw things, in color. There are people that see colors and he may be one. Maybe I'm naive, but I like to think it is an innocent song. People used to say Rocky Mountain High was about drugs. Why can't a person just be "high" on nature? Not drugs. Perhaps because few people can experience a "natural" high; they have to use drugs. Sad.


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    Jun 27th, 2017 6:22pm report

    Drugs and weed


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    Apr 18th, 2017 4:32pm report

    Well if you've seen the movie about the Runaways you'll see that after Cherie goes home after going on their first tour in Europe. Joan talks to her on the phone and tells her to listen to the song when. It came out, if you watch Cherie's face...Yeah I think it has something to do with sex and the love she felt for her...


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    Jul 31st, 2016 7:32pm report

    When Joan nett first appeared in 1975 to create a band the runaway helped by kim fowley she had a friend (cherie churry) who went through a tough time before she cut her hair to and became a wild girl Joan jett and cherie did make out to feel what it means to be gay but they were at a young age cherie was 15 and jett 16 then fowley apparently did unpermitted sex considering they were the first only girl band to get the rough idea what fowley was like and the hole idea of sex drugs rock n roll and violence was about from 1970-1990 the band separated 2 years after 1977 Joan nett carried on the rock life churry is a tree sculpture and a mother sometimes nett and cherry see each other


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    Jul 2nd, 2016 7:38am report

    It was a very easy way for Jett to do a song about a female using a cover song as an excuse. People changed the gender in cover songs a lot of the times when the cover singer was of a different gender.


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    Oct 19th, 2015 10:55pm report

    Never think that when you hear an author of a song, your getting the truth. Example. Tiny Dancer. Its clearly about masturbation. The author says no. If you examine his life and where he was when he wrote the song, he was on the road, courting his future wife. He was waking off. Tiny dancer in his hand, dancing in the sand. What picture do you get? Think about it, be honest. Now if you were the author, would you want to admit that? Not unless your really perverted. Now Joan Jet. A beautiful nice hot girl, when she first sang it, homosexuality wasn't acceptable. There is no wonder why she wouldn't admit that it was about lesbian sex. Think about it. Be honest.

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