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Postby Big Spoon » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:46 am

TMBJon @ January 26, 2009 09:37 pm wrote: I just got off the phone with my girlfriend who's in Boston ( :w ) and she said this morning she was working out at her gym and they played Confessions Part III.


That's awesome, Jon! Thanks for telling us.
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Re: Confessions Part III

Postby mrmeadows » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:19 am

Okay, this might be a really stupid question, but I'll ask it anyway. I love this song (probably my favorite on the entire SOL album), but the line "FYI it was not a cold sore" continues to confuse me. I would think--based on the joke of the song--that he was trying to tell the girl he's singing to that he has oral herpes (and most likely passed it on to her during their time together), right? But since a cold sore = oral herpes*, wouldn't this line basically be him saying "FYI I don't have herpes"? I guess that could be the intent, but doesn't seem to jive with the "coming clean" thread of the song. I'm sure I'm just missing something here, but thought I'd throw it out to the group.

*not a judgement on those with oral herpes, as I know it is not actually considered an STD and is in reality quite common. But it is true that if one gets cold sores then they are carriers of the herpes simplex I virus.
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Re: Confessions Part III

Postby minnick27 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:32 am

You have it right, he was tellung her it was herpes and not just a regular cold sore. I dont wsnt to say its a common exprrssuon, but it is one ive heard before, fortunately not from anyone personally.
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Re: Confessions Part III

Postby TMBJon » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:41 am

Right, essentially what he means is, it was not just a cold sore... :*
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Re: Confessions Part III

Postby mrmeadows » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:43 am

minnick27 wrote:You have it right, he was tellung her it was herpes and not just a regular cold sore. I dont wsnt to say its a common exprrssuon, but it is one ive heard before, fortunately not from anyone personally.


Okay...so technically it's an incorrect way of saying "I have herpes", but just a softer way of doing it? Thought that might be a possibility, but I hadn't really heard that expression before (other than in the song). Thanks.
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Re: Confessions Part III

Postby minnick27 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:44 am

Man i suck at spelling today
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Re: Confessions Part III

Postby mrmeadows » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:50 am

minnick27 wrote:Man i suck at spelling today


....and capitalize "I", darn it!! ;)
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Re: Confessions Part III

Postby TMBJon » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:57 am

mrmeadows wrote:Okay...so technically it's an incorrect way of saying "I have herpes", but just a softer way of doing it? Thought that might be a possibility, but I hadn't really heard that expression before (other than in the song). Thanks.

It's not a known expression. He is listing off the various lies he's told ("Yes, that dress makes you look fat", etc) and presumably at some point in the past he had told her "Oh this? It's nothing! Just a cold sore! :* "
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Re: Confessions Part III

Postby Big Spoon » Wed May 21, 2014 5:22 am

was my favorite sol song upon release, but my love of it has lessened
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Re: Confessions Part III

Postby Burger » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:05 pm

This song is hilarous! I was cracking up with the whole song.
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