"Daddy's in the Doldrums" as written by and Secret Machines....
Mother walks the streets
With a baby in her hands
While the child weighs on her mind
Mom's looking for a man

'Cause her Daddy's in the Doldrums
And Mama wants to dance
Yeah, Daddy's in the Doldrums
And he can barely stand

So where were you?

His eyes stood frozen, dark
A breath of overcasting black
He watched her walk away
And now she ain't coming back

'Cause her Daddy's in the Doldrums
And Mama wants to dance
Yeah, Daddy's in the Doldrums
And he can barely stand

So where were you?

With each step she took
Another nail driven in building her wreck

No, don't look back or
Watch me reign down, 'cause it's an act

Though my love just feels deceit
The sickening beat gets carried away


Lyrics submitted by RaineBM1185

"Daddy's in the Doldrums" as written by Brandon Curtis Benjamin David Curtis

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    General Commentthe music in this song is just so intense. you really get this haunting and completely dead feeling of what the father must be feeling.

    the father is just at a point where he probably just doesn't care, or isn't able to care. he's unhappy and his wife is unhappy because of it. she takes her daughter and leaves him to find someone else.
    RaineBM1185on February 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe haunting guitars, and the bass matching the drums makes the feeling much more apparent. and what the hell is the "doldrums"?
    bobby the dolton April 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbeing in the doldrums is a phrase that means being depressed or unhappy.
    RaineBM1185on April 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe definition of the doldrums is an area around the eqautor where there are very little winds and lots of rain. Could be a symbollic gesture that he just isnt there anymore because he got trapped where there is no wind. He doesnt want to be, buts hes depressed and trapped in it.
    dicicco2on April 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHits home, without the baby. Great Song! Hopefully there is such a thing as Karma.
    Themactatoron June 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsounds like daddy's got a bad habbit, brown frown... sounds like daddy is chasing the dragon, hence he can barely stand... great song!!!
    yj42on January 23, 2007   Link

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