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Album: It'll Shine When It ShinesReleased: 1975Charted:
This song is about a woman who is in pursuit of happiness but never gives anything a long enough time to make her happy. She gets bored too easily - she's flighty, or indifferent.
Radio stations usually played an edited version omitting the last verse. This verse pretty well sums up what the whole tune is about...
"Everyday in your indigo eyes
I watch the sunset but I don't see it rise
Moonlight and stars in your strawberry wine
You'd take the world but you won't take the time"
This was written by band members Steve Cash and Larry Lee. It's inspired by someone they met in Los Angeles who was strung out on drugs.
Smashing Pumpkins covered this song. Their version shows up on various rarities and compilation albums.