Oh my daughter
Legs in plaster
Taught to keep her
Knees together

Oh my daughter
Skin grew over
And taught to walk some
Three years later

Oh my daughter
The fragile features of your mother
They’re buried under
The plainer features of your father

Oh my daughter
Life rushed from you
And split in ways you
Weren’t meant to

And oh my daughter
Such crushing pressure
At half the age of
Your poor mother

Oh my daughter
Your ruddy cheeks will never weather
And buried under
The fragile features of your mother


Lyrics submitted by oh ok, edited by SoChloedied

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    General Commentlegs in plaster*
    they're*
    sithieon November 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEver think of Twin Peaks while listening to this song?
    Coowon June 19, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI edited the lyrics and replaced it with those that are featured on the band official website, not sure how and if it works...

    Anyway, I always kind of found a very feminist touch to that song,
    It could be about the parents of a transgenre woman viewed by their parent,
    but it could also be about the pressure applied to women in a general way...

    It also seems to be about a mourning...

    "your ruddy cheeks will never weather" really sounds like something I actually heard from a mother who lost her daughter...
    SoChloediedon December 13, 2015   Link

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