"She's a sad tomato"
Not sure I can illuminate the specific
meaning of this line, but I do remember a sequence in the film
The Big Sleep with Bogart and Bacall:
Lauren Bacall crooning this hilariously deadpan song during a
party sequence, during which she sings 'she's a sad tomato'.
Maybe Stipe was thinking of this scene? [Paul Murphy] * Well,
picture a tomato. And then, picture a sad one; that is, one that's
over-ripened, sort of squishy and gross... [Joshua Hall-Bachner]
"She's three miles of bad road"
"Three miles of bad road"
is colloquial for "a rough woman". [Ron Henry]
"Oh my kiss breath turpentine"
Turpentine is a strong smelling
solvent. [Ron Henry]
"I'm in like."
"In like", as opposed
to "in love". [Ron