You smile at me in total defiance of all decency
You’ve got it down to science
That innocent look
You’ve got it practiced real good
But I know you’d kill me if you could stand the sight of blood
If Id a been a fly on the wall a little earlier
If I had been one of the innumerable flies in this room
If I’d a been a fly on the wall a little earlier
It woulda been real different around here

You try to speak but the buzz is too loud
And it’s hard to make you laugh through the dense black cloud
That surrounds us both
It’s just as well
You call the rope
Let the whole house go to hell

If I’d a been one of these flies
I would have lodged myself firmly underneath your eyelid
If I’d a been one of these flies a little earlier
It would have been real different around here.



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    General CommentThe black cloud is her exboyfriends? Because she is a horrible girl who has broken it off with many a men, and if he were just a little earlier he would've been one of them?

    Er, I don't know.
    blueoftheskyon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo all you ancient historians out there, does this song not remind you of Claudius and Messalina? Or am I just a nerd?
    luminaon April 29, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationShe manages to smile despite how inappropriate it is for the situation. She's practiced that whole 'puppy dog eyes' look and has it perfect because she's betrayed him so many times she's learned how to look innocent. She may appear innocent, but she hates him with a passion. I'm guessing he means if he'd seen what was going on earlier (like maybe her cheating), that it would have been different. Or maybe if he'd seen who she really was, it would have been different. It's so tense that the atmosphere is just a black fog. Neither of them is actually doing anything, and it's just all going to hell.
    JackCreepson September 10, 2012   Link

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