"Teach Me Sweetheart" as written by and Matthew Friedberger Eleanor Friedberger....
Come away,
Teach me, sweetheart.
Come on past,
Brave young bachelors.
I'm alone,
Teach me, sweetheart.

My mother-in-law was standing by the stove
Hissing like a snake, hissing like a snake,
Hissing like a snake.
She gave orders to spill my blood,
She gave orders
To spill my blood, I thought.

I thought, I thought, and I thought some more.

Come away,
Teach me sweetheart.
Come on past,
Brave young bachelors.
I'm alone,
Teach me, sweetheart.

My father-in-law was lying on his bed
Growling like a dog, growling like a dog,
Growling like a dog.
He gave orders to spill my blood,
He gave orders
To spill my blood, I thought.

I thought, I thought, and I thought some more.

Come away,
Teach me sweetheart.
Come on past,
Brave young bachelors.
I'm alone,
Teach me, sweetheart.

My sister-in-law was sitting on her stoop
Cawing like a crow, cawing like a crow,
Cawing like a crow.
She gave orders to spill my blood,
She gave orders
To spill my blood, I thought.

I thought, I thought, and I thought some more.

Come away,
Teach me sweetheart.
Come on past,
Brave young bachelors.
I'm alone,
Teach me, sweetheart.

My brother-in-law was leaning on the love-seat
Tapping with his tail, tapping with his tail,
Purring like a cat.
He gave orders to spill my blood,
He gave orders
To spill my blood, I thought.


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"Teach Me Sweetheart" as written by Matthew Friedberger Eleanor Friedberger

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    General Commenti am the first comment on this wonderous song?! i feel so special! I dont really have an interpretation for this song, i just truly believe that it is beautiful and powerful.

    Difficulties of ones inlawes caused by the death of your loved one...
    londonClockworkon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is such an interesting song. i really like it. alot. i have a theory on the meaning but i wouldn't want to ruin things. its just interesting and kind of disturbing but beautiful.
    InTheShadeTodayon August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. I think it's a simple Cinderella story. Pretty girl v wicked step-family. It's written so well though. I love the animal similes for each step-member.
    ShesMyAlcatrazon December 01, 2007   Link

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