"Paper Doll" as written by Stevie Nicks, John Herron and Rick Vito....
You like a man with a future
You like a woman with a past
Well do you really believe that
She said to faces in the crowd

(yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else)
Yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else
(yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else)
Yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else

And even if you did miss me
You never let me know
You prefer to be just a little bit
In and out of love with me
And not to scream and shout
You prefer to be just a little bit
In and out of agony

(yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else)
Yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else
(yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else)
Yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else

Come on now, let the sad winds blow down
As the rain came, she refused to wear her coat
But deep in her heart she knew, that the song must go on

He says well I have forgotten you
And your beautiful eyes
We were off the wall
We were mirrors of our former selves

Well you could have said no
You could have said well I just can't
Whoa we were off the wall
We were mirrors of each other
Passing by

(yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else)
Yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else
(yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else)
Yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else

Well I was your paper doll
(yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else)
Paper doll
(yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else)
Well I was you paper doll
(yesterday I was fascinated by somebody else)
Paper doll

And it doesn't even matter
(I was fascinated by somebody else)
It was a real clear answer
(I was fascinated by somebody else)
I was fascinated by somebody else
(I was fascinated by somebody else)


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"Paper Doll" as written by Stevie Nicks John Herron

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  • +1
    General CommentHmm - this song sound like it is about a couple who are fuck buddies. She comes back to him on and off again, and he prefers it to be that way. And she feels like a paper doll - someone who is being manipulated by him to be the fuck buddy he wants her to be because he doesn't want to commit to anything, as in:

    "And even if you did miss me
    You never let me know
    You prefer to be just a little bit
    In and out of love with me
    And not to scream and shout
    You prefer to be just a little bit
    In and out of agony"

    That's my take on it. Good song though, it took me a while to like it.
    stoolhardyon January 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd also like to add that the song definitely describes Stevie's feelings about her relationship with Lindsey Buckingham through the years.
    stoolhardyon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLOL
    stevieisqueenon February 15, 2012   Link

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