"Lounge" as written by and Regina Spektor....
I don't care that flowers grow for you,
And me, and me
You don't know what love is till you see,
Her standing there
A web of skin and nails and hair
A web of skin and nails and hair
And bones and bones,
And thorns
Rushing in, out her hair
You think you are alive, but you are dead
You keep, on driving in your car asleep
I'm driving in your car
I dont know why flowers grow in winter time
The sky turns gray the sun don't shine
And people rush to be on time
For warmth they wrap them selves in woolen cloaks
And hats and scarves
Like larva in their incubators
And drive and drive
And drive and drive and drive
Until they get away

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"Lounge" as written by Regina Spektor

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    General Commenti LOVE when she goes brr brr brbr brr at the end. thats just fantastic.
    bleedingmaskarahon July 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard
    "you don't know what love is til you see
    her standing there
    a web of skin and nails and hair
    a web of skin and nails and hair and bones and bones and

    i automatically thought of a law in the old testament. it said that if a man wished to marry a female prisoner of war, he had to have her go for a month without cutting her nails, bathing, taking care of her hair, etc, and at the end of the month he decides if he still wants to marry her. perhaps regina is trying to reference this and say that you don't know what love is until you see your loved one at their least attractive and you can truly appreciate them for who they are on the inside.
    satirecafeon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti spent a very long time trying to figure out what this song (and the whole album "songs") is about.
    and then i realized.
    it's not about anything.
    it's a colossal joke, and it's directed right to the listener.
    "songs" is a little peek inside of regina's mind. we aren't supposed to understand it. it's musical rambling.
    and it is genius.
    hellodollyon July 28, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningLike many others, my favorite line is "You don't know what love is til you see her standing there"
    I think this line is about a woman who loved a man but he was on the fence about whether he loved her or not, but then somewhere he sees her and she's looking away and that's the moment he realizes he really loves her.
    This song is one of my favorites from Regina. There is not a song by her that I don't like.
    ashwriteslyricson June 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing, i didn't listen to it very much at first, but it's PURE REGINA (L)
    Willy.Wonkaon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of a grave yard and maybe the dead talking to each other thinking there not dead. they're like why are flowers growing its winter? they dont relize that people have put flowers on their graves.

    also the part about driving in a car asleep a herse maybe? i dont have all the parts of the song totaly figured out but a funeral makes most sence to me,
    p.s regina's the best!
    muccamonster4543on March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about sleeping through life with the imagery of one of those lonely, grey, overcast New York winter days that occur from time to time as the backdrop. (Anyone who's ever lived there from Sept. to around March knows what I mean.)

    Maybe it's more directly about a guy who leaves to go to work in the morning and see's his wife whom he loves before he goes - and he feels that unique feeling of being someone different, but really, he's just another generic person off to their generic job in their generic car stuck in the same routine.

    I always thought that the brrrrs at the end where supposed to be the sounds of the cars (maybe like the Jetsons cars lol).

    I dunno really. Cool song, though!
    PrichardDJamson November 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE this song, i just pretty much regina all together. One minor correction w/ the lyrics "and people rush to be on time for work, they wrap themselves in wool and cloaks and hats and scarves" Im pretty sure its "and people rush to be on time. For warmth, they wrap themselves in wool and cloaks and hats and scarves" It just makes more sense
    sloankon December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song, it's sad and gritty and a bit sultry all at the same time. Love how she shows off her vocal range, 'tis impressive.
    I've never thought it could be written from the POV of dead people, though, like muccamonster said. I like the interpretation of flowers growing in winter being flowers on graves, but I think the song as a whole is more like trying to 'drive away' from the hard dreariness of life.
    mister care-too-muchon January 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyou don't know what love is til you see
    her standing there
    a web of skin and nails and hair

    that's just so beautiful.

    When I heard this song, I thought of people. How we're all somebody and we all have unique thoughts and memories and experience and people that we love. Yet we mold all of ourselves together into one huge, dull being.
    breathewordson June 18, 2009   Link

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