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    The Perrier

    Hello,

    Can anybody explain to me what the lyricist means by "Has the Perrier gone straight to my head"?

    I won't share you, no
    I won't share you
    With the drive
    And ambition
    The zeal I feel
    This is my time

    The note I wrote
    As she read, she said
    "Has the Perrier gone
    Straight to my head

    Or is life sick and cruel, instead?"

    Thanks a lot.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-Feb-2017 at 19:02. Reason: Pruning quote
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    Re: The Perrier

    "Perrier" is a brand of sparkling mineral water. The phrase "gone to my head", when referring to something someone has drunk, is normally used to refer to alcohol. If an alcoholic drink "goes to your head", it means that it makes you feel a little bit drunk, probably quite fast.

    The usage in your quote is supposed, I think, to be humorous because sparkling water can't "go to your head" in the same way as alcohol.
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