"Telephone Wires" as written by and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn....
Lean in close and speak to me low
Tell me things you want me to know
'Cause i want to be the one
You need to
Lean to
Speak to me low

Regretful it's the time of year for letting go
Wasting all my time 'cause you just tease me
Please leave me alone

Scared of the feeling of you coming home
I'm leaning out the open windows
Looking into the alley below
Rooftops black and the moon's hanging low

And the telephone wires
That carry the sound
Stretch across the sky
And under the ground

And i will be here
When you come back
And speak to me low
Speak to me low

I'll pretend that
It's okay
We'll just be friends
So the wires say

But i will be here
When you come back
And speak to me low
Speak to me low


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"Telephone Wires" as written by Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn

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    General Commentthat really blows, yellowstar.
    i can relate to this song, and i can relate to what happened to you

    hahaha fucking germany!
    built for sinon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was still in love with my ex, and we were still "together" in a sense, but he was hung up on some girl in Germany and went to visit her. I knew when he got back that I wanted to solidify things, either we were officially back together, or it was over completely. During this time I first heard Mirah, and specifically fell in love with this song that matched up 100%.
    yellowstaron October 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just too fitting for my life. I just started seeing this girl but we're both headed off to college in a month and I want to be with her but I know i'm just going to be hung up on her when we both have to leave.
    IWantWindToBlowon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthat really blows, yellowstar.
    i can relate to this song, and i can relate to what happened to you

    hahaha fucking germany!
    built for sinon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I'm wasting all my time 'cause you just tease me
    Please leave me alone"
    It's scary how much I can relate to that right now. This song is so good.
    landofsubmarineson December 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthonestly, i think this song is more about abuse. speak to me low? thats kind of like speaking 'down' to someone. low...down. yea. most abusive relationships involve the abuser telling the victim what to wear, how to act, who to be...aka 'Tell me things you want me to know.' the narrator stays with the person to cling to how it used to be. how they used to love her. the narrators at a crossroads. shes in love, but shes scared of her love. shes scared of him coming home and hitting her, abusing her, etc. so she hangs out the window and her final decision seems friendly, nice, peaceful to her. she imagines him coming home and finding the body and being upset because now he has to deal with the body. but everything will be ok because now he cant hurt her.
    britskeexyzon July 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the narrorator is in love with a person who takes advantage of their relationship. I think she's the person's booty call, and she's sick of it.

    I thought the part "scared of the feeling of you coming home" refered to her knowing she'd give into the person, but not wanting to.

    She wants to break away, but doesn't know how.

    That was just my interpretation, anyway.

    I think its pretty obvious the song is about some form of abuse though. It might be physical, but my thoughts were that it was more about abuse of the relationship they had.


    thatfoobarkidon January 19, 2009   Link

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