"That Was My Veil" as written by John Alexander William Parish and Polly Jean Harvey....
It starts at daylight
I see him
Before my sad eyes
I hear him breathing
Oh lover, need you to lead me
No never thought that you'd leave

That was my veil
That was my time
Once held secret
But now lies

No words can
Heal my heart
Inside I'm broken
Now it's done

Was she a pretty girl?
Does she have pretty hair?
Was she soft-spoken?
Was there a love there?

That was my veil
That was my time
Once held secret
But now lies

Give back my veil
Give back my time
No more secret
You give me lies

Give me back my veil
Give back my life
No more secret
You give me lies
Lies


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"That Was My Veil" as written by Polly Jean Harvey John Alexander William Parish

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    General Commentthis song is amazing.
    precipitateon June 26, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationIts about a girl who sees the love of her life marrying someone else
    Sandinoon December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorites by Pj. "Veil" can be taken as a symbol of marriage but i think it mainly represents the thing that she's able to hide behind, and her innocence, her secret. In that regard, if she has lost her innocence or fragility/purity to some extent, it is the expression of her feeling used and the person not realizing her value. One could stretch as far to say her "virginity" but this song can be taken many different ways. It also means her emotional shield and respect, they were able to tear it down, and now she is left unguarded, and she wants to feel strong again.
    Jenettamoonon March 12, 2010   Link

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