"A Whole Child Ago" as written by and Simon Alexander Neil....
I don't want to let you know
Your hearts an attraction
But I know what you're looking for
It's me you're waiting for
You're not allowed to live anymore

And a whole child ago I would sleep all day
Doing handstands in bottle bins
To prove that I'm sane
And I'm not fooling around

Looks like we made it
I can tell that she'd been flying
Looks like we made it tonight

I'm the second devil on your right
Or left with an eyeball
Melting out the corner of my mouth
The wings are bleeding
You're not supposed to fly anymore

And a whole child ago I would sleep all day
Doing handstands in bottle bins
To prove that I'm sane
And I'm not fooling around

Looks like we made it
I can tell that she'd been flying
Looks like we made it tonight

Looks like we made it
I can tell that she'd been flying
I saw her in the sky

Why don't you just ask her yourself
Why don't you just ask her yourself
Why don't you just ask her yourself
Why don't you just ask her yourself
Why don't you just ask her yourself
Why don't you just ask her yourself


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"A Whole Child Ago" as written by Simon Alexander Neil

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    General CommentI'm obsessed with this song. A big favourite from the Puzzle album, which people should stop being so negative about.

    I think this song is about progress, and looking back about how things were. I wonder who he's talking to at the start of the song.
    Apolluonon September 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    i quite like the poppy songs are the new record.
    it all seems less biffier to me... but nevermind.
    i love the line: i don't want to let you know, your heart's an attraction.
    is it, that, everything has worked out?
    __like_pixie_duston June 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. =)

    "I can tell that she'd been flying" is very powerful...to me.
    fergussson June 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, one of the best on the album.
    Rennieon June 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, one of my favourites on Puzzle. Here's my take on the lyrics:

    I dont want to let you know, your heart's an attraction
    but I know what your looking for
    It's me your waiting for

    - He doesn't want to tell someone he loves them, but finds out they want him too.

    You're not allowed to live anymore
    and a whole child ago I would sleep all day doing handstands in bottle bins to prove that im sane
    and im not fooling around

    - Maybe later on, they have a child together, which keeps him up when he usually would be sleeping, and pretty much rules their lives. Not so sure about the handstands bit, maybe the crying is driving him crazy?

    Looks like we made it
    I can tell that she'd been flying
    looks like we made it tonight

    - 'Flying' maybe a reference to smoking cannabis to relieve the stress of coping with a newborn?

    I'm the second devil on your right or left with an eyeball melting out the corner of my mouth

    - No idea with this one. My best guess is she's hallucinating, as it all seems very random.

    Your wings are bleeding
    you're not supposed to fly anymore

    - She shouldn't be smoking cannabis now she has a child, if flying is referring to that.

    and a whold child ago I would sleep all day doing handstands in bottle bins to prove that i'm sane
    i'm not fooling around

    - Again, not so sure about it.

    Looks like we made it
    I can tell that she'd been flying
    looks like we made it tonight
    Looks like we made it
    I can tell that she'd been flying
    i saw her in the sky
    why don't you just ask her yourself?

    - On about her still smoking cannabis, but this time he actually catches her at it: "I saw her in the sky". "Why don't you just ask her yourself" could either be meant in a 'don't believe me? ask her yourself' manner, or the pseudo-audience (whoever 'you' is) asked him to ask her a question, and he tells 'You' to ask her theirself.
    Dudoronronon June 03, 2008   Link

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