She knows I can’t read
She knows I can’t write
But these are the letters from melody
Show me how to read
Show me how to write
These are the things you can do for me
These are the things you can do for me
These are the things you can do for me

Why did you kill that poor old man, melody
Why did you kill that poor old man, melody
She said, “He was never good to me”
She said, “He was never kind to me”

Tell me how she was dressed that day, my melody
Don’t show me how she touched her face, my melody
She said, “I would never do it again. Give me another chance.”
I said, “Why didn’t you come to me? Why didn’t you talk to me?”


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    General Commentcorrected lyrics:

    she said, "he was never good to me"
    she said, "he was never kind to me"
    shazzeron November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes my type on my keyboard.
    Mode000on June 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIntense, yet lovely.
    Art Shostakon June 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite of these songs.
    jrm36on April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe dream-scenarios in these songs' lyrics don't always gel, for me. Here they really do. The descending scale melody also is lovely.
    jrm36on April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love _all_ their songs - but "Melody" is my favorite. Here the autobiography (the accident at the face of poor singer Makino) and the surreal are beautifully intertwined. Check also the videoclip: it's a sophisticate little jewel which visually resembles old Scopitone movies and it's packed full of metaphors on the themes of appearance and identity. Probably my favorite musical video ever.
    bJacobon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was my favorite song when I was in the 9th grade, that was so long ago...
    zombiewakeupon October 08, 2008   Link

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