What is past...
What is past...
what is past...

Monachial dreams and a puddle of light
And a red little girl's at the top of a slide
And an an orange old man at the bottom
Wants to take her for a ride

As she slips and she tumbles the orange man mumbles
Pennies fall out of the sky
She could say that her dream's the american one
But she'd know it was a lie

She's a third the down and her skirts are yanked up
And her little girl cheeks start to wrinkle
But her smile is white and her legs are spread wider
Her hair growing long
And her hips
Getting larger
Past
Getting brighter
Light
Growing weaker

She is halfway down now but the man is impatient
He tugs at his watchchain
Today he'll be late
But she's coming
She's coming
She's coming

Who taught the fingers
The fingers of the little girl
Who taught the fingers
Of the little girl on the swingset

As she starts to draw nearer the view becomes clearer
The splinters are painful but she doesn't feel it
The pennies were loaded and as they exploded
She starts to spin out of control

Her eyes are now closing
Her sleeves are unrolling
Up past her head
And her veins are all showing
Not that she noticed
Her senses are focuses on
One old man who's laughing
Who's laughing
Who's laughing

Don't worry, I've got you
Don't worry, I've got you
Don't worry, I've got you
Don't worry, I've got you

The orangeman got you

What is past...
What is past...
What is past...


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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs.
    I got the Dresden Doll songbook just to learn this song and play it for my sister for her birthday because she is a huge dresden doll fan.
    heyxrorion October 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThese are the lyrics from the version I have. My version is the same as the lyrics from the site.
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    a late april day and it's sunny outside
    and a red little girl's at the top of a slide
    and an an orange old man at the bottom
    wants to take her for a ride
    as she slips and she tumbles the orange man mumbles
    pennies crash down from the sky
    and he tells her he'll take her away where it's safe
    and of course it is a lie
    she's a third the down and her skirts are yanked up
    and her little girl cheeks start to wrinkle
    but her smile is wide and her legs are spread wider
    her hair growing long and her hips getting larger
    past getting brighter
    light growing weaker....
    she is halfway down now but the man is impatient
    shakes change in his pocket he might have to wait but she's coming...
    she's coming...

    who are you blaming?
    they're just playing!
    that's a good one...
    who left the playground
    a good decade before the bell rang?

    as she starts to draw nearer the view becomes clearer
    the splinters are painful but she doesn't feel it
    the pennies were loaded and as they exploded
    she starts to spin out of control...
    her eyes are now closing her sleeves are unrolling
    up past her head and her veins are all showing
    not that she noticed she's thoroughly focused on
    one old man who's laughing...
    who's laughing....
    dont' worry
    i've got you
    don't worry
    i've got you

    the orangeman got you.....

    angel0lynneon July 20, 2010   Link

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