The wind's whistling
My mind's twisting
I was making myself the usual cup of tea
When the doorbell strangely rang

Because I've been up here for a while
I'm starting to feel the monotony of the tower block
I'm not so manic now
I can uphold the weight of those neighbours
And she's lifting and throwing to the wall
The post-natal harmonies of youth
When this younger man, twenty-five
Advantageously took away her pride

The wind's whistling
My mind's twisting
I was making myself the usual cup of tea
When the doorbell strangely rang

I staggered shaking slowly to the door
Through the frosted panel I could see you
Your intentions as a salesman truly cush
You endeavoured as a psycho just to push
And whilst lifting and throwing to the wall
My puny structure of an ageing OAP
No reason why you chose my flat
Breathing deeply in a trance

The wind's whistling
My mind's twisting
I was making myself the usual cup of tea
When the doorbell strangely rang

I'm not so manic now (not so manic now)
I'm not so manic now (not so manic now)
I'm not so manic now (not so manic now)
I'm not so manic now (not so manic now)

Because I've been up here for a while
I'm starting to feel the monotony of the tower block
I'm not so manic now
I can uphold the weight of those neighbours
And she's lifting and throwing to the wall
The post-natal harmonies of youth
When this younger man, twenty-five
Advantageously took away her pride

I'm not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
Not so manic now

I'm not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
Not so manic now x3



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  • +1
    General CommentThe woman who is raped is an OAP, an old-age pensioner.
    ho-juon August 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI may be way off base here, but to me this song would appear to be about a young women trying to raise a child that was born of rape.

    It seems to tell the story of a woman who was just minding her business in her flat in a towerblock when a man, posing as a salesman, forced his way in and raped her (illustrated in the second verse).

    She becomes pregnant and is trying to raise the child while coping with the emotional trauma from the event. The line;

    "And she's lifting and throwing to the wall
    The post-natal harmonies of youth."

    I think represents her 'lifting and throwing to the wall' the joy that should accompany a child. She can't get the event out of her mind, but is slowly coping.

    "Not so manic now".

    A very moving song, even if my interpretation is way off.
    InsomniacUKon August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI took the "My puny structure of an ageing OAP" line to be metaphorical rather than literal, but either way, a moving song.
    InsomniacUKon October 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI'm undecided as to what I think it's all about, but personally, I wouldn't read it so literally.
    echoloton December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the literal interpretation may be the intended one, but I like Insomniac's take too and it makes sense as a possible alternative.
    stygimolochon November 28, 2010   Link

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