"My Wife and My Dead Wife" as written by and Robyn / Hitchcock....
My wife lies down in a chair
And peels a pear
I know she's there
I'm making coffee for two
Just me and you
But I come back in with coffee for three
Coffee for three?

My dead wife sits in a chair
Combing her hair
I know she's there
She wanders off to the bed
Shaking her head


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"My Wife and My Dead Wife" as written by Robyn Hitchcock

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    General CommentThis gentleman is a widower, see, and he has recently remarried, and he loves his new bride quite dearly, but he just can't seem to stop obsessing over his first wife who passed away
    CuteSparkinaon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcreepy/creative lyrics, great song btw!
    floydian18on April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think they're the same person. He's just remembering the way his wife used to be.
    Quonseton August 12, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think he suspects that his wife has been cheating and thus he contemplates killing her out of jealousy. That's why he sees her dead in various situations and that's why he makes coffee for three. This explains the verse "Am I the only one that sees her?" - he is just unsure if she's faithful or not, and also why he drills holes in the wall - he wants to spy her to be sure. He is also undecided as to what he likes more - having her killed and keeping a dear memory, or letting her live, "flesh and blood", but likely cheating.
    janek0on January 24, 2012   Link

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