"Just A Toy" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
Look at my mouth, a thin painted line
Look at my limbs, bent up and bundled in twine
Forever, ever mine
Form of a tree, shape of a child
I wish I could cry, stuck in a permanent smile
Forever, ever mine

I know you must have loved me sometime
But now I'm just a toy
I know you must have loved me sometime

First there was me, nothing but time
'Til he came along, you told me you'd always be mine
Forever, ever mine
Look at his face, somewhat like mine
But look at his nose, you can always be sure that
he's lying
Forever, ever mine

I know you must have loved me sometime
But now I'm just a toy
I know you must have loved me sometime
But now I'm just a toy
Who needs you
A boy-to-be who
Needs to be

Better than him, worthy of you
Given the chance that he had, I know what I'd do
Forever, ever mine
I call him liar, you call him son
If I could move, I'd set him on fire and I'd run
Forever, and forever

I know you must have loved me sometime
But now I'm just a toy
I know you must have loved me sometime
But now I'm just a toy


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"Just a Toy" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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    General CommentThis song is weird, and beautiful..ahhh
    Mutant_Muppeton June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about some sort of reverse-odepius(sp?) complex.
    Kiloon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my all time favorite song off BOAP, watch toy story ha ha ha. it's Pretty much woody's point of veiw
    Bobo Bobon January 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti see where you're coming from. literally about a toy, the owner grows up and has a son, the toy want's to be loved again.
    wrionon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Pinocchio, from the perspective of another of Geppetto's puppets that wasn't chosen to be "brought to life". He thinks it's unfair that Pinocchio was given this amazing chance and is completely blowing it. and he thinks he would have been a much better choice for this gift.
    Caffeenon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgood job caffeen but look at that as a metaphore and its a story of unrealized potential. its anything that could have been
    guyutie86on April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCaffeen is right. BNL revealed in their podcast that the Pinocchio story was the inspiration for this song. I'm sure many people can relate it to their own relationships with parents who showered attention on other siblings, but we've got Geppetto to thank for this masterpiece.
    truefictionon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti have no memory of posting my comment, but thats makes a lot of sense that it's about pinocchio
    Bobo Bobon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBBq lamb 10.95$ I am what I am and that is alive and its mine. Thats a BNL podcast joke. Caffeen nailed the meaning, enough said.
    MyOwnHero18on July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCafeen is pretty much right, basically this is the story:
    Gepetto was making a doll, pouring all of his love, and all of his effort into it, telling it "One day youll be a real boy!" and things like that. Then one day, he forgot about it. The doll was left on a shelf, collecting dust, completely forgotten by Gepetto. Then Gepetto started working on a new doll (Pinocchio), and the old forgotten doll is forced to sit on the shelf and watch Gepetto tell Pinocchio everything he told the old doll. Becuase the old doll is not a real boy, it can't move, and is forced to watch Gepetto work, all day, and remember what it was like before. This song is just about the inner thoughts of this old, forgotten doll.

    This is probably my favourite bnl song ever, its just so good.
    ian74on September 09, 2007   Link

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