"Dragonhead" as written by and Tanya Donelly....
He lies he lies he lies he lies he lies
He lies he lies he lies he lies he lies
In your big red dragonhead
In your big red dragonhead
Don't go back to sleep
Stay up and watch the door with me
Watch me too much mascara
Runs when you sleep
He lies awake
Raising the creeps
Opens the door
I swallow creepy things
He lies in your big red dragonhead
Don't go back to sleep
Watch the door watch me
Too much mascara
Runs when you sleep
He lies awake
Raising the creeps
Opens the door
He lies awake
Raising the creeps
Opens the door
I swallow creepy things he lies
In your big red dragonhead
Your big red dragonhead
Your big black dragonhead
Go to bed
Don't go back to sleep


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"Dragonhead" as written by Tanya Donelly

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    General CommentI've always liked this song--another Tanya Donnelly number--and now has true meaning in my current role as Auntie of 7 nieces and 2 nephews. One nephew in particular, Caleb, was 3 at the time his pre-school teacher started reading his class Harry Potter books. Of course, she started with "HP and the Sorceror's Stone" containing that critical chapter, "The Birth of Norbert" where Hagrid had hatched a dragon's egg he had found. Thus baby dragon, Norbert was born, promptly blew fire, almost burned off Hagrid's beard, and Caleb has been hooked on any movie or tale featuring dragons that blow fire while holding his dear Auntie hostage in his lair. Yep, I have been tortured playing Victim to Caleb's Fire-Breathing Dragons when I have to entertain him so his folks can have an evening out or keeping him out of his Mommy's and Grandma's hair during holiday functions. Man, I am a pretty cool Auntie, huh?? LOL
    Right now, this song will have to do until I finally come up with lyrics to a song I've been working on for 5 years (!!): "My Harry Potter Dragon Just Blew Fire". It's based on Caleb's 3rd. Christmas when he got what at first I didn't think even existed but guess what! A toy called Roaring, Snoring Norbert really did and Santa (a/k/a my sister) found this on sale at Kmart. Caleb was so thrilled he simultaineously wore out its batteries and killed the thing permanently that very same Christmas day by overriding the burping, snorning, and sneezing sounds to get to the exciting part: when that thing's light bulb in its mouth started flashing quickly, Caleb was sure impressed enough to shout over and over every time that bulb flashed, oh, about a million times all day: "Auntie Kim! Auntie Kim! My Harry Potter dragon just blew fire!"
    Can you see why this Auntie Brag tale needs to be immortalized into song? Dragonhead by Throwing Muses will have to do for now, but let's face it, although Tanya Donnelly had other reasons why she wrote this song, some of these lyrics do fit my feelings toward nephew Caleb's dragon obsession: I even dream about Caleb's fire-breathing legion of dragons, thus wrecking my sleep thanks to that Harry Potter Dragon. Also, how do his folks get him to sleep with all those other dragon toys they've given him which, if he feels he doesn't need sleep, will play with all night if need be? And never the nice dragons sometimes I read in Chinese fairy tales as a kid that protect entire villages from evil or serve Chinese royalty with devotion. No! Evil dragons spitting fire thus burning Aunties and other living creatures to a crisp! Please help! Kindly throw any lyric ideas per my email addy through SongMeanings or post to my blog at MySpace.com. Auntie Kim thanks you!
    pharmageekon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat sounds like a great song you are writing.

    I agree that this and other Tanya Donnelly songs really capture the savage amoral innocent violence of childhood and dreams.
    jrm36on December 21, 2006   Link

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