Marcy Playground: Sex and Candy Meaning
Song Released: 1997
Sex and Candy Lyrics
Downtown by myself
And i had so much time to sit and think about myself
And there she was
Like double cherry pie
Yeah there she was
Like disco superfly
I smell sex and candy here
Whos that loungin in my chair
anonymous Nov 13th report
I thought it was about being with a younger broad and they have sex alot. shes young so she likes sitting in his chair. its a dream for him to be with someone younger. Double cherry pie because shes young and maybe a virgin and has to think alot if he wants to be with her. devious stares because being with an older guy comes off as dangerous.
anonymous Sep 25th report
He's remembering a fling he had with an older girl in college. Her roommate walked in on them having sex and said, the room smelled like sex and candy. Maybe he masturbating to the memory.
I think it’s about getting cheated on. He’s downtown thinking about things and he sees her with another man. When he says whose that sitting in my chair he’s referring to the guy his girlfriend cheated on him with whose sitting in his chair after the affair. He can see the man looking at him deviously which kinda makes it seem like he’s a part of his friend group. I smell sex and candy refers to him suspecting the affair. He hasn’t caught her cheating on him, but he’s sure it’s happening. When he says mama this surely is a dream he’s hoping it’s not real. It’s all imagined. This also fits in with the somber lonesome tone.
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anonymous Oct 29th 2019 report
I love how this shit just flew right over the heads of all the mainstream radio folks for years. Sex and Candy is referring to sex on methamphetamine. Candy is slang for meth. Also the "she" in the song is most likely referring to the meth not an actual woman. As the song is more likely referring to gay sex or at the very least anal sex. Hence the smell of sex and candy. "Who's that casting deviant stares in my direction" portrays the paranoia associated with amphetamine psychosis. He's sitting alone having had too much caffeine "trying to fill the void left by the lack of meth" and then there she was, "meth" tempting him. After days on meth everything begins to feel like a dream.
anonymous Jul 11th 2019 report
It is what it is perhaps? Never been downtown hangin’ and was laa? There she was. I write and usually about an experience digested to lyric or poetry’s. There it is ..
anonymous Jun 26th 2018 report
It’s aboit masterbation ... “thinking about myself and then there she was..” he’s masturbating thinking of a beautiful woman
anonymous Jan 8th 2017 report
He is confused and knows he is a man. But deep inside feels he's a female trapped inside a males body!!!! Ik Marcy personally
anonymous Oct 29th 2016 report
I think its meaning he smells her perfume and it might smell like a certain fragrance
anonymous Aug 5th 2015 report
It is about a prostitute that he found downtown, and took back to his room.
anonymous Feb 26th 2013 report
I seen the interpretations of this song and they all mention that the singer himself claimed that the phrase "sex and candy" was one given by his friend who walked in on the singer and his girlfriend (at the time).
That part is cleared up but the rest of the song has a much different feel to it.
The music video and the lyrics have a very lonely and somber undertone to it. In fact it goes two ways and I will be brief about it:
He is literally dreaming of someone unattainable in real life and his attitude seems to be more of a look but don't touch sort of idea. At the same time it could be parallel to a woman in real life that he fantasizes about and can literally dream about her. Either way, he is isolated from he because he has no way of reaching her. The song itself, however, is tongue in cheek. You don't need to feel awful about those who you can't get with, rather marvel at them and let go of loneliness, possibly a message of encouragement to stop dreaming and start taking action on a women you took so much time to marvel at.
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