Once there were brothers who said that they loved her
Once there were brothers who worked at the zoo
Once there were brothers who said that they loved her
Once they petted her poodle named Pooh

(Once there were two)
With claws unretracted
A lion reacted
(Once there were two)
With claws unretracted
A lion reacted
(Once there were two)
Because she was bothered
(Together at the zoo)
While feeding her daughter
Because she was bothered
(Petting her Pooh)
We buried my father

(Then there was one)
With my mother aching
His brother replaced him
(Then there was one)
With my mother aching
His brother replaced him

(Now there is nothing)
Until he was bitten
Until he was bitten
(Now there is nothing)
Until he was bitten
By an infected kitten
(Now there is nothing)
So Mother retreated
From a life that repeated
(Sound of nothing)
And said she was sorry
(And more nothing)
But the night is so starry


Lyrics submitted by teiladnam

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    General CommentA girl/woman's father and uncle work for a zoo, and both of them are killed by the animals there. Then her mother kills herself. Probably a metaphor for something. I wonder what.
    teiladnamon October 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think you're right, tieladnam, if it's a metaphor, it's probably about people who have the misfortune of having everything they loved taken away until they feel like their life's meaningless. I know how that feels. Demons Dance Alone is one of my favorite albums to listen to when I'm down, definitely one of the resident's most Mellon-collie works.
    Ortafalcon9on March 28, 2009   Link

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