"Honey Honey" as written by and Leslie Feist....
Honey, honey up in the trees
Fields of flowers deep in his dreams
Lead them out to sea by the east
Honey, honey food for the bees

Honey, honey out on the sea
In the doldrums thinking of me
Me on dry land thinking of he
Honey, honey not next to me

Even if he wanted to
Even if he wanted to
Even if he wanted to
Do you think he'd come back
Would he come back

Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no
Oh no, oh no

Honey, honey out on the sea
In the doldrums waiting for me
Me in my boat searching for he
Honey, honey food for the bees


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"Honey Honey" as written by Leslie Feist

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    General Commenti think her "honey honey"
    is gone away
    probably at sea.
    or maybe somewhere else.
    maybe the sea represents something powerful,
    and unforiving taking him away from her.
    and everything around her reminds her of him.
    and she only hopes her misses ehr the same
    even though she still loves him,
    she has lost every thing that has told her he would come back
    even if he wanted to
    BAMsayson December 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt made me think of the Chekhov play "Wild Honey" b/c of the obvious "honey" and the singing in the background that sounds like a train whistle. And then I looked up the plot and it sounds like it could be related. (I had only seen my mom's old poster :P She saw Ian McKellan live in this play!!!) But it's about an old man that was once promising but the events of his life have reduced him to a poor schoolmaster in a village, cheating on his wife to try to "complete himself". I think this song could be from the young wife's point of view. She's mourning his loss of his dignity and purpose (he's "lost", "at sea", etc), even though she still loves him. The "food for the bees" is him; that's a motif in the play, he's the sweet honey and he's being eaten by the bees, or the women (I'm not explaining that right, but you get the idea....)
    musical_joannaon February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentive never heard this
    i wish i had
    morgan_macdon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a really beautiful song ... one of my favourites, I am surprised no one has really commented on it yet. It's one of the first Feist songs I ever heard.
    palinon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI kind of see this song as being about a couple, and they break up and he moves away. She imagine shim waiting for her to come to him, but she knows he isn't and she knows that he won't come back to her.
    palinon August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love that "ha haaaa haha hahaaa haha" thing in the background and beginning.
    :] its cute.
    princessKATIEon September 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a couple, the "honey honey" is her bf er someone she really loves, but he's out at sea (maybe in the military?!) and she misses him, but is unsure if he's going to come back (afraid of him getting injured at war.).
    princessKATIEon September 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a couple as well. The man being at sea and the woman waiting for him. As time goes on she doubts his return and finds out he isn't returning either because he can't (lost/choses) or is dead. And she can't stand the thought and goes out searching for him. Most likely to never return herself.
    AeonTorporon September 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, i love this
    beautiful. (:
    thrwmyhrtawy.on November 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! The constant sound in the background [whatever it is that makes that noise(?)] really reminds me of the movie, "We Are The Strange"
    Bokotsuon March 26, 2008   Link

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