Wi' nae wee bairn ye'll me beget
Untwinkle, little ee

My ainly pang'll be regret
A maiden I will dee

But I'll turn into a nightingale
My song will warm thy heart

Well I'll turn into a threshing machine
And tear thy bird apart

But I'll turn into a vampire
And kiss you on the neck

Well I'll turn into a silver cross
And send thee back to Heck

But I'll turn into a hydrogen bomb
And atomize the air

Well I'll turn into a cockroach
And you'll see if I care

But I'll turn into a supernova
And burn up everything

Well I'll turn into a black little hole
And you'll turn into string

But I'll turn into God Himself
And then you'll come to me

Well I will not believe in you
And then where will you be?


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  • +2
    General CommentThe meaning of the chorus is fairly obvious, isn't it?
    Something along the lines of,
    "You're not going to get me pregnant,
    Get that twinkle out of your eye,
    My only pain will be regret,
    I'll die a virgin."
    Ahem, 'tis rather more poetic in the song, I think.
    chowburgeron November 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is actually based of a really really old folk song called the Two Magicians, but... not exactly traditional like, ne?

    "Hello, hello, hello, hello you coal black smith
    You have done me no harm
    You never shall have my maidenhead
    That I have kept so long
    I'd rather die a maid
    Ah, but then she said and be buried all in my grave
    Than to have such a nasty, husky, dusky, fusky, musky
    Coal black smith
    A maiden I will die

    She became a duck, a duck all on the stream
    And he became a water dog and fetched her back again

    She became a star, a star all in the night
    And he became a thundercloud and muffled her out of sight

    She became a rose, a rose all in the wood
    And he became a bumble bee and kissed her where she stood"

    etc, etc.

    I really like Stephin's take on it though.
    yasaion September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTouche.
    WarpWhistleeon March 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey its another magnetic fields song with vampires! I'm starting to see a theme here. (see born on a train)

    Ok I'm Scottish so obviously I understand excactly what the chorus means; Well no my child you wont change me a little, my only pain will be regret for women I will know....hahhahahaha. Seriously I don't think it means anything cos most of the words don't exist at all...
    Mattzillamanon August 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLMFAO!!!!!!

    okay. you nailed it. that's quite hilarious.. I didn't realize it before but thats exactly right. sheesh.
    kcsongbirdon March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCall me crazy, but you know how you can see images in a specific kind of puzzle if you squint your eyes?
    Well squint your ears and this is what you get

    Wi' nae wee bairn ye'll me beget. Untwinkle, little ee. My ainly pang'll be regret

    my name will not be born, you'll not beget
    untwinkle little eye
    My only pang will be regret
    A maiden I will be

    I'm not too sure about the first line
    But the rest I am

    This goes along with a few other of you

    So the song is a back and forth between woman and suitor

    and the suitor loses after trying to "become god"
    he just gets ignored!
    Jewswamion July 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is freaking hilarious. its brilliant.
    kaitmanderon August 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, yasai is right - this is the Magnetic Fields' take on an old folk song. The original, from memory, has him winning, if you could call it that, as she turns into a corpse and he turns into the shroud. I know Steeleye Span, the British folk-rock group, recorded a version years ago.
    neiledwardon December 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWi' nae wee bairn ye'll me beget
    with no small child you'll me beget (think begot from the bible)
    You're not getting me pregnant!

    Untwinkle, little ee
    Untwinkle your eye

    My ainly pang'll be regret
    My only pain will be regret

    A maiden I will dee
    A maiden I will die
    I'll die a virgin

    lacheuron August 14, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General Commentso the atheist wins? didn't see that one coming.

    oh, and can someone translate the chorus into something a little less cypher-ish?
    kemekongkaon February 19, 2006   Link

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