Could have been the time before or the time before that
You were going out with the daughter of a diplomat
All she played were The Chills and The Bats
Then her father went up north and that was that

On your own you've got the world on its knees
On your own you can whistle up the breeze
How come when you're with someone it's like a disease?
Did it come down from your mother?
Did it come down from your father?
Or skip a generation for you?

Could have been the only one who'd let you feel
The way she could roll a smoke behind the wheel
She taught you how to shuffle and how to deal
Could have been the only one whose heart you'd steal

On your own you're the king and you're the queen
On your own you've got your own village green
How come when you're with someone you don't know where you've been?
Did it come down from your mother?
Did it come down from your father?
Or skip a generation for you?

Say yeah, when everything feels alright

Do you feel like rolling in the hay?
Hey, yeah
Do you feel like rolling in the hay?
Hey, yeah

Could have been the only one who'd let you be
You met her in the office at the box factory
Discovered a mutual love of stationery
Could have been the only one who'd let you be

On your own you've got the world on its knees
On your own you can whistle up the breeze
How come when you're with someone it's like a disease?
Did it come down from your mother?
Did it come down from your father?
Or skip a generation for you?


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The Diplomat's Daughter song meanings
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