"Bulimic Beats" as written by and Roberts/matthews/jones/richards/powell....
I thought we'd escape
I packed a fishing line and counted on it
I thought we'd escape
I packed a fishing line and counted on it

But dreaming is for moonrise
And moonlight also ails those tired eyes

I treat him like a lady
I treat him as I would he unto me
Give rose rose-seller a run for her money
With silicone and poetry
But it's the end of me

I thought it could change
I'd wake up one morning and find nothing to rearrange
I couldn't get there behind walls of sunday papers
I thought it could change
I'd wake up one morning and find nothing to rearrange

But dreaming is for moonrise
And moonlight ails these tired eyes

I treat him like a lady
I treat him as I would he unto me
Give rose rose-seller a run for her money
With silicone and poetry
And it's the end of me

Here I am
Here I am
And here I stand
Here in my kitchen where I familiar with every brand
Here I am
A front line with labels where I witness custard's last stand
Here I am


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    General CommentThe harp in this song s BEAUTIFUL.
    EmoKiddieon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about cerys when she had bulimia. i'm sure i read it somewhere...but over all it's a hauntingly beautiful song.

    xxx
    rahtwinkleon September 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti just love the lyrics to this! so beautiful, especially with the harp playin

    But dreaming is for moonrise
    And moonlight ails these tired eyes

    I treat him like a lady
    I treat him as I would he unto me
    Give Rose rose-seller a run for her money
    With silicone and poetry
    And it's the end of me

    Here in my kitchen where I'm familiar with every brand
    Here I am
    A frontline with labels where I witness custard's last stand
    Here I am


    beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! **************
    pabloredfoxon April 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think the speaker of the song is digressing to meet her lover's standards. she's afraid he'll leave her for other women ("rose rose-seller") so she changes her being (silicone and poetry) by figuratively changing her appearance with silicone implants and taking interest in poetry, something she might not have taken interest in before meeting this guy. "it's the end" of her. sadness. the end is definitely about bulimia. she's in the kitchen "familiar with every brand" which means like all hardcore bulimics, she's been planning her binge all day. "custard's last stand" implies a double meaning to me. literally, it means the batch of custard she's about to whip up will be devoured in a matter of minutes, and also reminded me of the historical Fall of Custer. this is a stab, but i remember reading about George Custer and Crazy Horse (?) or some native americans in which Custer, expected to conquer, was defeated. in this case, it means the same thing: the pudding is about to be no more
    emilystarneson July 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthere's a welsh style of music called penillion which basically has like, two tunes sung/played at once, depending on whether you think the harp in this is just strumming or an actual tune, this is almost one.
    or so im told.
    it's lurvly tho.
    songloveon January 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis Welsh style of music you're referring to, songlove, is called Cerdd Dant, literally "tooth music" as in aural.
    "Penillion" is the plural of "pennill," the Welsh word for verse
    Llinion May 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis piece of music in terms of musical value very clever and could be expanded on
    to be a great works I have listened and broke down the chord sequences and in doing so
    stumbled on a different interpretation of the text. "I thought we,d escape"
    what does that mean who is "we" could it be a case of schizophrenia and the other person is Rose
    and the whole jist of this song is that the transvestite chap has finally had breast implants to drive off the other woman "I treat him like a lady I treat him as I would he unto me" thoughts please
    icompose4uon March 26, 2011   Link

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