Lungs turn to rust, turn to soot
While you smother yourself
The taste of your mouth is of smoke
Lip gloss under his belt
Somebody help

Charred away
Your flesh and bones
This doll's been brought to life
Wrapped up in orchid leaves
Tangle all the twine
This wool, it will survive
In time

Pull out what's left of your hair
Is that lace in your skin
Focused and fixed on your ribs
Would you break from within
Somebody send
Oh I know, but I can't take this

Charred away
Your flesh and bones
This doll's been brought to life
Wrapped up in orchid leaves
Tangle all the twine
This wool, it will survive

Charred away
Your flesh and bones
This doll's been brought to life
Wrapped up in orchid leaves
Tangle all the twine
This wool, it will survive

Charred away
Your flesh and bones
This doll's been brought to life
Wrapped up in orchid leaves
Tangle all the twine
This wool, it will survive
This wool, it will survive
In time


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Goodbye, Miss Havisham song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's;

    Charred away
    Your flesh and bones
    This doll's been brought to life
    Wrapped up in orchid leaves
    Tangled in twine
    This womb, it will survive

    Miss Havisham is a character from Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" It fits her quite well....
    Great song.
    Haste_motionon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYa, it's defintely about her, but I don't really get the "this womb it will survive" part, cause she had adopted a child, and also Miss Havisham died after the fire (though not in it, so that could be it.) Right?
    good_eveningon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmeh, i don't get this but my thirteen year old sister is reading it, she's a genius :S
    musiquenoteson August 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you ask me not knowing any thing about Miss Havisham is it makes me think of adam and eve. if you look at the chorus:
    "Charred away
    Your flesh and bones
    This doll's been brought to life
    Wrapped up in orchid leaves
    Tangle all the twine
    This wool, it will survive"
    charred away you flesh and bones would me well... char. then the dolls that where brought to life would be adam and eve, and the tangled twine and orchid leaves would be there closes that they made after they had eaten the apple.
    "Focused and fixed on your ribs
    Would you break from within"
    adams rib that was taken to make eve, being broken by god b/c of eating the apple.
    "This wool, it will survive
    In time"
    which i think should be Wound not wool, would be their sin but how humanity will survive...

    Thats my take! but this should be wrong though just because it has nothing to do with the title... sooo hope you enjoyed this.
    kirbythepink1on August 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's wool as in like lamb's wool, as in Jesus is the lamb of God who's Blood covers sin. I think. OR it's wool as in she works in a factory and makes wool... I've never read Great Expectations so I wouldn't know.
    tulipsareblueon October 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's wool as in like lamb's wool, as in Jesus is the lamb of God who's Blood covers sin. I think. OR it's wool as in she works in a factory and makes wool... I've never read Great Expectations so I wouldn't know.
    tulipsareblueon October 29, 2008   Link

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