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Once there was this kid who
Got into an accident and couldn't come to school
But when he finally came back
His hair had turned from black into bright white
He said that it was from when
The cars had smashed him so hard

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Once there was this girl who
Wouldn't go and change with the girls in the change room
And when they finally made her
They saw birthmarks all over her body
She couldn't quite explain it
They'd always just been there

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But both girl and boy were glad
'Cause one kid had it worse than that

'Cause then there was this boy whose
Parents made him come directly home right after school
And when they went to their church
They shook and lurched all over the church floor
He couldn't quite explain it
They'd always just gone there

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Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Crash Test Dummies' hit song "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" present three different stories of children who face unique and challenging experiences. The first child in the song got into an accident and was unable to come to school. Upon his return, his hair had turned from black to white. He tells others that it's from when the cars had hit him so hard, suggesting that the accident was so traumatic that it turned his hair white. The second story revolves around a girl who had birthmarks all over her body that she couldn't explain. Her classmates made fun of her, but she was glad to know that others had it worse than her. Lastly, the third story is about a boy who had to go directly home after school, and when his family went to church, he would shake and lurch all over the floor. He couldn't explain why it was happening, and the family always just went to church.


Line by Line Meaning

Once there was this kid who
This story is about a young boy who


Got into an accident and couldn't come to school
He was in a serious accident that left him unable to attend school


But when he finally came back
After a long recovery, he returned to school


His hair had turned from black into bright white
The accident had a physical impact on him, causing his hair to turn white


He said that it was from when
He explained that his hair changed color due to


The cars had smashed him so hard
the intense impact of the collision with the cars.


Once there was this girl who
The story shifts to a girl who


Wouldn't go and change with the girls in the change room
She did not want to change her clothes in the girls' locker room with the other girls


And when they finally made her
Eventually, she was coerced into changing with the other girls


They saw birthmarks all over her body
Her peers noticed numerous birthmarks on her body


She couldn't quite explain it
She did not have a clear explanation for why she had so many birthmarks


They'd always just been there
The birthmarks had always been a part of her and she couldn't remember a time without them


But both girl and boy were glad
Despite the challenges they faced, both the boy and girl were grateful


'Cause one kid had it worse than that
They realized that someone else had a more difficult situation than they did


'Cause then there was this boy whose
The story introduces another boy who


Parents made him come directly home right after school
His parents did not allow him to do anything after school and instead required him to go straight home


And when they went to their church
When they attended church as a family


They shook and lurched all over the church floor
The boy's family had episodes of shaking and jerking movements during church services


He couldn't quite explain it
The boy did not have an explanation for what was causing the shaking and jerking episodes


They'd always just gone there
The family had always attended that particular church




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Brad Roberts

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