hanging on a curtain, swinging like a clock
big hand on the seven, the little hand on top

you said you like to hear me talk, told me not to stop


little red feet with big blue toes
let me put my hands inside your clothes

cute button like pointy little teeth
don't bite please

little red feet with big blue toes
let me put my hands inside your clothes

hanging on a curtain, swinging like a clock
big hand on the seven, the little hand on top

you said you like to hear me talk, told me not to stop


Lyrics submitted by immortalbeloved, edited by johnsstar

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    General Commentto me this song is just about two lovers.

    nothing about dodgy paedos... "!" or rape.

    i have no idea what hanging on a curtain means, sounds cool though. :)
    sillybillyon December 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseek some help, fool
    j.enslowon March 19, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationMy take is that the narrator is talking to a young woman he is seducing. Hanging on a curtain definitely makes me think of a kitten. He's describing her in terms that are similar to how you might talk about a cute pet kitten. I can picture her hand gripping a curtain and pulling on it as they make out. She likes to hear him talk, maybe hearing him talk about what he's doing to her.

    Unfortunately I have no clue what to make of the the blue toes. Maybe she's got frostbite, or he has a clown shoe fetish. It could just be a great sounding phrase. That's the terrific thing about Sandman's lyrics, they evoke images and moods without going into explicit detail.

    The notion of pedophilia in this song seems pretty far-fetched to me. MAYBE a bit of a Lolita element at worst.

    It's sad that Mark is no longer with us to explain...


    WeaselSpleenon June 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like entering a room, where someone has just attempted to commit suicide....

    hanging on a curtain...

    and the blue toes... sounds like they are in the beginning stages of death..

    let me put my hand inside your clothes..... let me try and save you? or at least hug you in sorrow... as the person may have already died
    arayanon July 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHardly any feeling of suicide. It is honestly very sexual. And she was very obliging, she told him like "Please don't stop talking" and then "More, more, more". Definitely about hooking up with someone.
    RottenChainon November 19, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI've listened to this song a thousand times trying to figure it out. And it definitely does not seen to be about rape. I think it's about two lovers. A girl wanting the man to talk to her and not stop. To tell her stories and just talk. But the man wants to get to far. "Let me put my hand inside your shirt".
    estefaniaLoon June 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLLUWD2005 - I think you read more than was there, the whole album's dead sexy and Morphine were not that sort of band - it's about getting down to it, IYKWIM

    As for the blue toes, nail varnish anyone?

    Great song
    samsecreton December 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWell After Many Months Of Visiting This Site, Checking Back To See If Any One Would Dare Post A Comment About This Song I See That No One Has As Of Yet. I Am Hoping That After I Post My Thoughts That Maybe Someone Else Would Tell Me What They Think...If You Have Never Hurd This Song, You Gotta Download It, Even Tho It's Weird, It's Worth Listening To It Atleast Once... Ok Well I Think The Song Is Clear It's About An Older Man 35-50 Raping A Young Girl 4-8 ... He Starts Off By Saying Big Hand On The Seven Little Hand On Top That Makes The Time 12:20 Am Or Pm??? I'm Going To Say Am And I Will Explane That Later, Anyways Later On In The Song He Sings Little Red Feet With Big Blue Toes Let Me Put My Hand Inside Your Clothes, My Guess Would Be That Little Red Feet With Big Blue Toes Are Feeted Pajamas Like A Little Child 4-7 Maybe Even Younger Would Wear, Then He Sings Cute Buttons Like Pointy Little Teeth Whoa Please Don't Bite Please Would Mean Don't Try And Fight It, He Sings In The Begining Hanging On A Curtain Swining Like A Clock That Leads Me To Believe That He Is Sneaking In Through Her Window To Do What He Does, Now This Is Where It Gets A Little Hazy At The End Of The Song He Sings You Said You Like To Hear Me Talk You Beg Me Not To Stop, That Makes Me Believe That He Is A Friend Of The Girls (I'm Assuming That It's A Girl) Family Maybe Just A Friend Of Her Dads, He May Tell Her Jokes Or Tell Her Storys To Earn Her Trust.... Tell Me What You Think....
    LLUWD2005on September 30, 2005   Link

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