Story Behind The Song
This was written about a friend/crush with a cocaine addiction.
'Holiday' begins with the singer recognizing an addition in someone that she is obviously attracted to. She then wishes that he would cut back, or 'save it for holidays and parties.' In the second verse, she points out his withdrawn behavior. The singer seems hesitant to approach the issue, but does so lovingly.
The beat is marching and catchy, and the guitar is moody. The vocals are convicted and desperate.
||Pop - Alternative, Folk - Alternative
||Medium (111 - 130)
|| Cool, Disconcerted
|| Addiction, Dysfunctional Relations
||Mazzy Star, Ryan Adams
||2000 and later
Its no big secret how you keep things sweet.
I know we've all been told it rots our teeth...
...but you've got such a pretty smile.
It wakes me up inside. I'd hate to see it waste away.
I wish you would save it for the holidays.
I wish you would save it for the parties.
I wish my kiss was enough for you sugar-high.
There's nothing I can say, but you know I'm still going to try.
You're staring down at the ground more...
...maybe listening to secret stories from the floor?
Are you thinking about what to do? Are you getting a sweet-tooth?
I hate to see you waste away, and I hate to make it out like a crime.
I just wish you cared more for your life