"Someone to Love" as written by and Kate Joy Earl....
You're a porcelain doll that sits in a window
You hold your breath when people walk by
Safely kept behind rose-colored glass
Neatly tucked beneath the spotlight

Waiting for someone to love...

You're a Cheshire cat
You think a smile hides the rest
Ambiguity will always cover the facts
Where do you come from, where do you go
Must be lonely to be all alone

Waiting for someone to love...

And when they come, they'll accept you just the way you are
You'll swear under a moonlit sky about rocks in the sky
Trees backed up by the sea
Thin wild mercury

Until then, you're waiting for someone to love...


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"Someone to Love" as written by Kate Joy Earl

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    My InterpretationAs a person with social anxiety who thinks it's hard to go out in public, I can so relate to this song. It almost feel like this song was written for me! This is what I think of it:

    "You're a porcelain doll that sits in a window. You hold your breath when people walk by."
    - I think it's pretty self-explanatory, but; this person she sings about spend a lot of time looking through the window. Seeing as the person holds his/hers breath when someone do pass by, it might seem as if he/she is trying to not be seen. The person just sits there without really having any dreams, any thoughts or anything else to do.

    "Safely kept behind rose-colored glass, neatly tucked beneath the spotlight."
    - This makes it seem as if the person is fine with the situation he/she is in, especially with the words "safely" and "neatly" to describe it. People with anxiety will eventually be ok to be stuck in their homes all day, and will actually not want to go out at all.

    "Waiting for someone to love..."
    - And this is something I am sure many people are experiencing, even the ones who aren't suffering from any social anxiety. "Normal" people might have trouble finding someone to love too, but people who simply don't leave their homes and/or like to talk to other people certainly are just waiting for someone to love.

    "You're a Cheshire cat, you think a smile hides the rest. Ambiguity will always cover the facts; where do you come from, where do you go."
    - Being stuck in your home by your own fear isn't something you easily admit, and it is very tempting to make up lies instead. You might not necessarily lie, but not tell the whole truth either. (Hence the use of "ambiguity".)

    "Must be lonely to be all alone."
    - There is absolutely no doubt that it is extremely lonely to be in a situation like that. This line is almost like a mockery. It's like someone pouring salt in an already painful wound. Kinda like a reminder that you are all alone.

    "And when they come, they'll accept you just the way you are."
    - When that one person you have waited for, for so long actually comes along... They will love you and accept you with your flaws. It's like a promise that when you finally do meet that person, everything will be amazing.

    "You'll swear under a moonlit sky about rocks in the sky, trees backed up by the sea, thin wild mercury."
    - This just builds up that amazing-ness that was promised in the previous line. It starts to get all fantasy-like (like someone else mentioned before me) before it gets interrupted by:

    "Until then, you're waiting for someone to love."
    - The "until then" part is, again, almost like a mockery. Not necessarily a mockery meant in a cruel way, but just a frustrated mockery. Especially seeing as it interrupted the fantasy going on earlier.
    Starchild91on July 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it is so beautiful. This song, to me, is about someone who is guarded (maybe because of a bad experience) and lonely yet really wants "someone to love". I love the ending, it is almost as if she changes from talking about someone from an outside perspective to actually being the person waiting for someone. The line "And when they come, they will accept you just the way you are" seems like she knows that even though she is guarded, someone (the one? so to speak) will accept her and it also adds to the idea that something negative happened in her past. I don't really know what to make of the line "You'll swear under a moonlit sky about rocks in the sky..." Im thinking it is how she will feel when she finds that someone or how she expects it to feel?? The last verse and the music sound like she is lost in a fantasy and then the last line is where she realizes..... she will have to keep waiting.

    I love the lines: "Ambiguity will always cover the facts" and "Must be lonely to be all alone." Such a great song!
    FSU Kellyon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentagreed!
    crow_hearton November 20, 2006   Link

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