Some philosophies fuel a belief in the self
Constructed to keep one's goods on one's own shelf
Built well you're a strong letter I
With the feet on the ground and the head to the sky
Now and then you can bend
It's okay to lean over my way
You fear that you can't do it all
And you're right
Even diligent day takes relief every day
From its work making light from the night

And when you're holding me
We make a pair of parentheses
There's plenty space to encase
Whatever weird way my mind goes
I know I’ll be safe in these arms

If something in the deli aisle makes you cry
You know I’ll put my arm around you
And I’ll walk you outside
Through the sliding doors
Why would I mind?

You're not a baby if you feel the world
All of the babies can feel the world
That's why they cry



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    General Comment:i love this song! i think she's trying to convince the person she's having a relationship with, who's this strong, macho type, that it's okay to be sensitive in front of her. i like how she uses 'parentheses' to describe their relationship. like two "I"'s that bend toward each other, in between is this space they share, for their eyes only.
    playgroundloveon December 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:It's beautiful.

    But I don't get the deli aisle thing...still. Like, he's vegan? Or something? And seeing dead animals makes him sad?
    rainingpaperlilieson June 07, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:haha, rainingpaperlilies.

    "hes vegan?"
    i dont get it either, but that was a great/funny guess.

    this song is so cute.
    awkwardgirlon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:i totally agree with you. this song is one of my favorites on the album. it's so sweet! she's just trying to reassure this person that whatever feelings they want to express is great and shouldn't be supressed!
    onegrrlprideparadeon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:This is the cutest song ever.
    ohlyndseyon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:soooooo what does the deli aisle have to do with anything?
    portion for a foxon May 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I agree that the song is about her speaking to a gy who thinks he needs to be strong and she is saying that he can be sensetive. The deli aisle thing my friend told me. She said it's about the meat and it makes him sad and basically she says he can cry about it but it's worded as he is crying.

    This is one of my favorite songs.
    LaTeDaon May 30, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:Maybe the "deli isle" quote is a cute reference to the first couple of lines. She's saying that most belief systems teach you to keep everything to yourself ("keep one's goods on one's own shelf"), but if there's something on your shelf ("in the deli isle"--maybe even referring to machismo and meat) that you need to let out (get off the shelf), then it's OK--she'll help you do it.
    hardpackon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I kind of thought the deli aisle thing was more metaphorical, as in, it's ok even to cry about the simple small things that may get to you. Not a strict reference to an opposition to meat.
    sj_sandson July 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:"Literature", that was meant to be.
    CAPITALLETTERSon July 16, 2007   Link

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