"Taking The Veil" as written by and David Sylvian....
In dresses white, all set for sail
A little girl dreams of taking the veil
In dresses white, all set for sail
A little girl dreams of taking the veil
On beaches clean of sand and shell
A little girl dreams of taking the veil
All lightning bright and thunder loud
A little girl dreams safe and sound


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"Taking the Veil" as written by David Sylvian

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    General CommentI think it's a young girl -- maybe not so much a little girl per se as a very young teen -- dreaming of being a bride (dresses white = wedding gown. Set for sail = honeymoon) So, it's a young maiden dreaming of meeting, loving,and uniting in love and commitment with her Heart's True Hero
    CuteSparkinaon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSylvian has said it's about a little girl dreaming about being a nun, so it is about marriage but more specifically her marriage to Christ.
    tallulaton September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure the title is a reference to the Max Ernst collage book.
    dotdashon July 26, 2011   Link

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