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Sex and Candy
Marcy Playground Lyrics


Hangin' 'round downtown by myself
And I had so much time to sit and think about myself
And then there she was, like double cherry pie
Yeah, there she was
Like disco super-fly

I smell sex and candy here, mmm
Who's that lounging in my chair? Mmm
Who's that casting devious stares in my direction?
Mama, this surely is a dream, yeah
Yeah, mama, this surely is a dream, dig it

Hangin' 'round downtown by myself
And I've had too much caffeine, and I was thinkin' 'bout myself
And then there she was, in platform double suede
Yeah, there she was
Like disco lemonade

I smell sex and candy here, mmm
Who's that lounging in my chair? Mmm
Who's that casting devious stares in my direction?
Mama, this surely is a dream, yeah
Yeah, mama, this surely is a dream, dig it
Yeah, mama, this surely is a dream, yeah

I smell sex and candy here, mmm
Who's that lounging in my chair? Mmm
Who's that casting devious stares in my direction?
Mama, this surely is a dream, yeah
Yeah, mama, this surely is a dream, dig it
Yeah, mama, this surely is a dream, yeah
Yeah, mama, this must be my dream

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: John K. Wozniak

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Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had so much time
To sit and think about myself
And then there she was
Like double cherry pie
Yeah there she was
Like disco superfly

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream

Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had too much caffeine
And I was thinkin' 'bout myself
And then there she was

In platform double suede
Yeah there she was
Like disco lemonade

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this must be my dream



Mitchell Brown

With images of "disco lemonade" and "double cherry pie," this is one of the more puzzling songs of the '90s, and according to Marcy Playground songwriter/lead singer John Wozniak, the song pulls many things from many places. In a Songfacts interview with John Wozniak, he explained: "Where did I get the 'sex and candy' part from? Well, I was dating a girl and she was going to Bryn Mawr College and it's where my dad teaches. And I was probably 17 or something like that and she was like 18. I always liked the older girls. (laughs) But we were in her dorm room, and her roommate came in and she saw us there, and she was like, 'Oh, it smells like sex and candy in here.' And I always remembered that. And that was back in the late '80s.

And then when I was writing the song and I was coming up with all these weird disco-era references that I was making up, 'platform double suede' and all that business, I was like, 'hey, let's just throw in that phrase that's been sticking in my head for the last five years or whatever.' So I wrote that song in '92, '93, somewhere around there. And it didn't really come out until '97. That song had been at least in my consciousness since the late '80s. At least with the concepts behind it.

But it's just about seeing some sexy girl and then falling in love, and then asking a dumb question to yourself... well, it's not even asking a question. It's just – I don't know!! I don't know. (laughing) I'm just gonna be straight up honest. I don't know. I'm telling you, when I was very young I experimented with drugs, but when I was writing these songs, I wasn't high. But it sounds like I was high."
According to Wozniak, even though there's a lot going on in this song, it took him only an hour to write.
Marcy Playground is named after the elementary school Wozniak attended in St. Paul, Minnessota, but the group formed in New York City in 1996. In 1997, they landed a deal with Capitol Records, which released their self-titled debut album. The first two singles were what Capitol thought were the most friendly tracks - "Poppies" and "Saint Joe On The School Bus" - but they were largely ignored. Some radio stations started playing the quirky album cut "Sex And Candy," so Capitol put that out as a single and it started a slow rise up the charts, reaching #8 on the Hot 100 in April 1998, over a year after the album came out. More impressively, it spent 15 weeks at #1 on the Modern Rock chart, a record at the time.

The next single, "Sherry Fraser," was a flop, frustrating the band because they were proud of the album and worried about becoming a one-hit wonder, which they did. Their next album, Shapeshifter in 1999, didn't trouble the charts and in the '00s they didn't fit in at all with the rap-rock and teen pop that was all the rage. Dropped from Columbia, they released albums in 2004, 2009, and 2012, and did occasional tours, often with other '90s bands.



Carlisle

Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had so much time
To sit and think about myself
And then there she was
Like double cherry pie
Yeah there she was
Like disco superfly

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream

Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had too much caffeine
And I was thinkin' 'bout myself
And then there she was

In platform double suede
Yeah there she was
Like disco lemonade

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this must be my dream



Félix Thelmo Cevallos Morales

Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had so much time
To sit and think about myself
And then there she was
Like double cherry pie
Yeah there she was
Like disco superfly

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream

Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had too much caffeine
And I was thinkin' 'bout myself
And then there she was

In platform double suede
Yeah there she was
Like disco lemonade

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this must be my dream

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Compositores: John K. Wozniak

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James Bond

Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had so much time
To sit and think about myself
And then there she was
Like double cherry pie
Yeah there she was
Like disco superfly
I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction
Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had too much caffeine
And I was thinkin' 'bout myself
And then there she was
In platform double suede
Yeah there she was
Like disco lemonade
I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction
Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction
Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this must be my dream



Kk Westbury

Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had so much time
To sit and think about myself
And then there she was
Like double cherry pie
Yeah there she was
Like disco superfly

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream

Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had too much caffeine
And I was thinkin' 'bout myself
And then there she was

In platform double suede
Yeah there she was
Like disco lemonade

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream

I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction

Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this must be my dream



All comments from YouTube:

Maria U

There's something about all these 90's songs, they can really take you to a whole other place and help you escape. They're deep. It was an honor to grow up in the 90's

Sophie Bliss

As someone who grew up alongside 90s music, totally. Since the 90s I've been listening to every decade's music since audio technology came out, and regularly interchanging each decade equally. No decade only has bad music or good music. 90s is just pure nostalgia for me, I become a kid again listening to 90s music. I keep finding myself having to go back and subscribe to the 90s bands because Youtube didn't exist then ^_^

Mark Stelle

That's what I'm here for

Priscilla Rodriguez

Absolutely agree🎉

chad Jones

Last great decade

eddie jackson

For real bro every time I listen to the song I always picture like a dingy basement with a guy doing heroin on the couch

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Angela Vose

Still listening in 2022, and proud to say that I have passed the love of such great 90s music on to my kids...my teenagers love this song ❤❤

Priscilla Rodriguez

That’s gold af 🎉

Katie O

@Taylor Odonnell Oh my! "ma'am" you're adorable lol your father is raising you well!

Taylor Odonnell

Love people like you ma’am I’m 19 my fathers the reason I know music like this🙏🏼

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