The song is about Sylvia Plath who was an American Poet who committed suicide at the age of thirty. She was married to but estranged from British poet Ted Hughes when she killed herself in...

What's the matter here?
You never repair
The lady's cursed with insight
You never fix her, with a cold stare
She's all broken inside

She made a good go, like a weeping willow
Her limbs clung to the ground
She closed the window, and made a pillow
And lay her head down
And as her baby slept, she took a long deep breath

Now they're zipping her up in a bag
Can you hear her blacks crackle and drag
And the Cadillac's waiting to take her away
Can you hear her blacks crackle and drag

Another head cold, another spirit old
Mmmm, Febuary
Her hair was dirty, and she was 30 in 1963
And while her baby slept she took a long deep breath

And they're zipping her up in a bag
Can you hear her blacks crackle and drag
The Cadillac's waiting to take her away
Can you hear her blacks crackle and drag
And drag, and drag, and drag…

She made a good go, for a weeping willow
She stuffed some rags on the floor
She closed the window
She made a pillow on the oven door
And took a long deep breath
While her baby slept

Now they're zipping her up in a bag
Can you hear her blacks crackle and drag
And the Cadillac's waiting to take her away
Can you hear her blacks crackle and drag

They're zipping her up in a bag
Can you hear her blacks crackle and drag
The Cadillac's waiting to take her away
Can you hear her blacks crackle and drag
Hear her blacks crackle and drag



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"Crackle & Drag [Original Take]" as written by Paul Westerberg

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    General Comment:Teh "blacks" are the curtains in a theater, which carackle with static electricity and drag on the floor when closed. Curtains closing is a well used metaphor for death
    bafflewiton July 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:lts about sylvia plait the poet who killed herself
    katerxdaisyon April 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:What is the part about "Blacks crackle and drag"?
    supersizemeon January 06, 2007   Link

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