Red Bowling Ball Ruth
The White Stripes Lyrics


Well, pay attention
Attention to my words
I love ya
I don't know what you heard
And this fire
Has got to go for sure

Red bowling ball
Red bowling ball Ruth
Well that's somethin'
Then I should know the truth
I said, you roll it
And then it breaks your tooth

Well Peter
Are you in the wrong town?
Well, I love this girl
So hell shall come around
And you leavin'
Will be the only sound

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Written by: JOHN ANTHONY WHITE

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Robyn


on Candy Cane Children

The meaning of this song is basically saying the older you get, the less fun Christmas becomes usually do to adulthood. The lines "don't you know your name?...", probably refers to the adults telling kids to grow up as if they're saying "Do you know how old you are? You're getting too old for this stuff." Probably why he put the lines "nobody knows how to talk to children". Also, he puts the lines "think again" after a thought of one of the kids thinking of wishing to participate in Christmas activities. As if they're thinking "Yeah I probably AM too old for this.." "364 more tears girl" the sadness of getting older. Not participating feels like a missed opportunity and causes even more sadness..