Hey fashion doll
Take off that wall for me
And only me
You all pretty pretty
With ribbons of indecision
And your lips well disguised

Hey fashion doll
Wake up wake up
No one will see
This is a moment we'll mark time by
Say we did that when
Say we did that why
And the clothes do not make the man

Desire is dressing up daisy
Prudence is putting on airs
And in september was indulgence and fall

What makes us beautiful?
Daisy is as prudence does
And the fabric of seduction reveals
Beauty just because
Beauty just because
You're straddling me

Prudence she takes off her
Daisy she fumble and laughs
And a meeting of the two is merely

Desire is dressing up daisy
Prudence is putting on airs
And somewhere in the middle you fall
You fall you fall
Hey fashion doll
Well you're straddling me


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Daisy and Prudence song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song probably has something to do with society's more sexist views of women, represented in two metaphorical characters.
    Men desire women because they dress up and take care of their appearance. "Desire is dressing up Daisy"
    Prudence represents false airs and graces by which women judge one another, and have exaggerated views of class.

    "Prudence she takes off her
    Daisy she fumble and laughs
    And a meeting of the two is merely"

    I think that's meant to show that there are people behind a dressed-up appearance and affected manner.

    I could be desperately wrong, however.
    queenofquiet23on November 07, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is a love song between Prudence and Daisy. There is an encouragement to drop societal notions of beauty - come out from behind the wall. There's a gentle seduction happening here, with an element of subtly built in (with the unfinished sentences) to make it palatable to all listeners. Something really bittersweet. I love this song.
    jennyhelenon March 28, 2016   Link

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