"Little Digger" as written by and Phair....
Dig little digger, don't be shy
You saw your mother with another guy
You think you'll tell her that she's one of a kind, you say
My Mother is mine

You put your trucks up on the bed next to him
So he can get a better look at them, you say
This ones my favorite one, this one you can't have
I got it from my Dad, you say
I got it from my Dad

Now you're thinking little thoughts about it
Taking every inch of him in
What does it mean when something changes how its always been
And in your head you keep repeating the line
My Mother is mine

I've done the damage, the damage is done
I pray to God that I'm the damaged one
In all these grown-up complications that you don't understand
I hope you can, someday
I hope you can

And now you're thinking little thoughts about it
Taking every inch of him in
What does it mean when something changes how its always been
And in your head you keep repeating the line
My Mother is mine

And now you're thinking little thoughts about it
Taking every inch of him in
What does it mean when something changes how its always been
And in your head you keep repeating the line
My Mother is mine


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    General CommentIt's pretty clear in the lyrics, so I won't analyze it. It's devastatingly sad though.
    stickchair67on January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think its about liz trying to tell her son that she hopes one day that he can understand that this new man in her lfie won't replace his dad but she doesn't love his dad anymore! just becuase she has this new man doesn't mean she loves her son any less.
    finallyfreeon December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the most haunting lyric on this album is ,"I've done the damage, the damage is done
    I pray to God that I'm the damaged one" It really shows how Liz feels totally guilty about her failed marriage to her sons father. Its a depressing song, but lyrically excellent in my opinion.
    sav127on March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah its basically that she feels guilty for dating another man cos she feels like her kid is caught in the middle. I think what makes this song and her other great songs so good is that she isnt just straight forward like, "yeah my kid hates my boyfriend and I feel real bad", cos songs where people just whine about stuff kinda get old fast. Instead she tells it in story form, like with the little kid putting his trucks on the bed, she never says my kid is jelous of my BF, but her way makes it much more impacting, and it sort of just breaks your heart.
    coolnuts5on June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me cry like a baby.
    ysewsrson February 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe most haunting song i've heard from her, it brought tears to my eyes.
    AerithSpectreon May 20, 2009   Link

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