I tend not to think too deeply into most of regina's songs. Just passing thoughts, for most of the songs, as I listen which rarely get remembered.
Although with Chemo Limo I've always interpreted it as the mum actually has cancer. But she can't afford chemo and would much rather spend her money a limo anyway. Giving her a chance to taste a bit of tst st style. Shed rather die, but go out in style, then go through all the unglamorous chemo therapy and still eventually die.
The mundane limo scene gives me chills too. I see it as all her kids know that she has cancer and when in the limo ride I see her describing them from youngest to oldest. the 2 youngest are somewhat oblivious and live on as normal, in their own lil world, as kids do.
Little Sophie's going through some sort of Radio bbc phase. Michael has problems with other kids at kindergarten or something or envisions some characters that they call, 'meanies'. Jacquelin, being a little older, understands a lil more that her mum has a serious illness, but she is trying to keep a brave face. The mum can see that its racing through jacquelins mind as shes looking out the window, tea in hand, but shes trying to hold it together. Being a big girl. And Barbara the eldest reminds her of her mom. Not necessarily looks wise, but maybe the way she is looking out for and consoling her younger siblings. as a mother would her children. maybe?
And the, 'when I woke up the kids were being quiet. I knew it was a dream right away....' part. I thought that, she woke up and the kids were being quiet, but they are never quiet. so she straight away knew it was a dream so decided to get a limo in her dream, as shed never be able to afford it in real life.
But after reading this thread it starts to come across asthough she gets cancer in the dream which then makes her change her perspective on life. She wakes up, realises it was all a dream and decides to start living a lil. So she starts by getting a limo
i dunno I could write alot more but will refrain. Im tired and confused.