"Clipped" as written by and Melora Creager....
Against my will
It hurts me still.
It really stings.
They clipped my wings.

What could I do?
Everything's new.
How my knees lock.
How will I walk?

Oh, they clipped my wings.
I will try to act like it's ok.
Oh, they clipped my wings.
I must learn to walk today.

I cast aside
My downy pride.
All heaven's things
They clipped my wings.

I have heard how God sings.
Oh, they clipped my wings.

Oh, the sadness that it brings.
I will try to like it's okay.
Oh, they clipped my wings.

So, I will learn to walk today.
Oh, they clipped my wings.

Lyrics submitted by LilBowieGirl

"Clipped" as written by Melora Creager

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    General CommentI belive this song is about an angel who has had its wings clipped after hearing gods voice, and now has to learn to walk after a lifetime of flying.
    antiqued_black_hearton July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with antiques black heart, but I think there's also a theme of learning to stand up for yourself and think for yourself in there.
    VampedVixenon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow that's beautiful black heart, I considered it a normal person just having something metaphorical taken away and has to learn to live without it, but your theory is much more beautiful!
    Rasputinaon April 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIn keeping with the certain amount of feminism that tends to run throughout Raspy's songs, it seemed to relate to a woman tied down by a man's world, perhaps if she recently married. Of course, that's all in the ideals of at least 100 years ago (also keeping with Raspian style).
    ClioMouseon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it could be referring to losing your virginity as a bad experience..Or maybe to being ridiculed and it breaking your spirit.
    FilthyCorsetStringson June 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about becoming independent. I think the wings represent anything she became attached; parents, a former lover, an idea etc.. It's a new life for her, and at first she's apprehensive. Then she realizes she's becoming stronger.
    foxxycottonon November 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about a person's loss of freedom and them now having to deal with the weight of life's pressures.
    Cris925on September 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLike Cris925, I don't think this song is about gaining independance, rather, losing it. Wings usually signify freedom and being "higher up" (both physically and metaphorically).
    diamondx3on July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought that this song was about growing up. Because there were some things you could do as a child that were repressed or socialized out of you as you got older.
    octochanon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI actually thought this song was about vaginal mutilation. Something that is practiced to reduce the amount of pleasure a woman gets from intercourse. Female circumcision I believe its called. Give it a google.
    cowcidileon February 21, 2008   Link

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