Both eyes
Drinking cool water
Not the first daughter
So I can't see
Why you're wrestling with words
At last, a tradition you've long outclassed

Come true
For the new martyrs
With your hair parted
Like the Red Sea
You're addressing the world from your bed
All alone in the crowd like you said

Come true
It's only divine right

Here's Leda
In her white glory
All her back-story
Has been wiped clean
Just another apocryphal mess
Never promised them anything less

So come true
These are safe waters
For the first daughter
So I can't see why
You're pushing the pull that you've had
While the rest of the girls go bad

Slip back
Through the plot
For the new shock
Seeing us then
When we were the real people

Face down in the old money
Left the crowd
Wondering what your
Next move's going to be
In the moments ahead
While the rest of the girls go bad


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    General Comment"you're addressing the world from your bed"

    This line reminds of that Gilda Radner character on SNL that had a "show" in her room. That little girl, I don't remember her name.

    Anyone else have any thoughts on this song?
    lepidoptera3on May 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI heard from some mp3 blog that this song is about the Bush daughters.
    getaccusedon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit does make sense that it's about the bush daughters. i hadn't thought of that at all. it's an amazing song, whatever it's about.
    apotheosize!on December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, Carl Newman said it was about Bush. Here's the link to the interview:
    pitchforkmedia.com/interviews/n/new-pornographers-05/

    I don't really get that from the lyrics though, but whatever.
    positive_tensionon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentin that pitchfork interview he was talking about how it was like Ancient Rome and the spoils of the emperor and all, so the "here's Leda in her white glory" part might be an allusion to how Jove/Zeus/Jupiter thought that it was his "divine right" to sleep with every pretty girl out there.
    m455r0m4n71con June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry, but does the second "divine right" in the chorus always sound like "divine rapture" or even "divine raptor?" i can't get over it, it simply never sounds like he's just repeating divine right. Am I the only one hearing this? :P
    yesteryearon August 12, 2009   Link

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