He's running home again
He's running in the rain
Covering the brain
I'll stay in, stay in
It rains
It's walking on the trail
Crawling on the trail
Its legs are giving out, giving up
It knows time, it sees it
Know it knows time
Know it knows time
The rabbit's dying
Don't run blind
Don't swallow the pain
Don't save the brain
Look up, look up
Can't see the rabbit lying
The rabbit's dying

Follow me home
To a lean-to, to a lean-to, to a lean-to
I don't have legs no more
I know it
He's watching time
He's watching, marching to his end
He knows time, he sees it
Know it, know it, know it
Ooh, follow me home
To a lean-to, to a lean-to, to a lean-to
I don't have legs no more
I know it, I know it, I know it, I know it, oh
He's watching time
He's running blind
He's marching slower, slower, slower, slower
Can't feel the rain
He feels time
Don't run blind
The rabbit's dying
Look up, look up
Follow me home
To a lean-to, to a lean-to, to a lean-to
I don't have legs no more
I know it

He's crawling on the trail
Lying on the trail
Giving out, giving up
It knows time, it sees it
Know it knows time
Stay in, stay in
It rains
Can't feel the rain
He feels time
Don't run blind
Don't swallow the pain
Don't spare the brain
Look up, look up


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    General Commenti have heard that there is a preganancy test that depends on a rabbit dying. That is my ONLY guess. I have never liked this song very much.
    ladylizzieon November 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThere used to be a pregnancy test where they injected a woman's urine into a rabbit's ovaries which were examined a few days later. Actually mice were used and whatever animal was used died whether the woman was preggers or not, but the phrase "the rabbit died" came to mean she's pregnant.

    It took me a few years to realize it, but since this song puts the phrase in the present tense it means she's getting pregnant, which means she's having sex. So here the metaphorical rabbit is going through the experience of having sex. Follow me home-- you bet I'll follow her home; legs giving out; running blind--reckless; can't feel the rain--not paying attention to anything else; don't spare the brain--giving it your all until you're senseless or just being stupid not using birth control.

    Some of the phrases I don't get but I figure it's just Kristen Hirsch getting really deep into the metaphor and/or adding her personal experiences/demons.
    randicooton February 29, 2012   Link

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