"Prescilla" as written by and Natasha Khan....
There's a girl that wants to stop
Been thinking about having a couple of kids
Comb a brush around their heads in the morning
To be needed, simply and with meaning

Her name is Karen
Been on the road for so long
She wants to live in a place that has a number and a name
Find love as an anchor before the courage is gone

[Chorus]
She really loves him, Prescilla
She really loves him, Prescilla
She really loves him, I tell you
She really loves him, Prescilla
She really loves him, Prescilla
She really loves him, I tell you

To live life outside the whirl
To break the cross that bears her name
She's not your queen anymore, queen of the highway
Needs something better than running away

[Chorus]

Gone away
Queen of the Highway
Gone away

Gone away
Queen of the Highway
Gone away


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"Prescilla" as written by Natasha Khan

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    General CommentI just watched an interview (wish I could find it now) where Natasha was explaining a few song meanings including The Wizard and Prescilla, and she mentioned a theme that's right in line with the new album; essentially, two sides of the same woman wanting two different things, just the inner conflict of being drawn in two directions. So it sounds to me like Prescilla was setting the stage for Pearl :]

    But I totally made the Priscilla, Queen of the Desert connection as well!
    spacecadettoon March 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI saw it as a Jolene style song: Karen loves this guy but Precilla has the capacity to take him away from her. On reflection, the road trip and Precilla Queen of the Desert aspects are also appealing.
    whatischatterison July 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know this is probably going waaaay off target here but I always thought there might be some significance in the names themselves. Priscilla means "old ways" and Karen means "untouched" so I always interpreted it as the same woman speaking about herself in two forms somehow making a plea to fate or old habits to release the "Karen" part of herself from the "Priscilla" part. "She's not your queen anymore, queen of the highway", meaning that somehow she had found a reason to "want to start" and has to rebirth herself in a new form (from her "old ways" to a form that was "pure") to make that way happen and is arguing with herself about it.
    radish_babyon October 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI heard (don't remember where)that this song was about Karen who wants to settle down and have kids with a man she loves, and then Prescilla, is this Femme Fatale who tries to get this same man, and Bat is trying to tell Prescilla that Karen really loves him, and not to seduce the man.

    Very reminiscent to the whole Pearl story, and the Siren Song in a way. I have a feeling Natasha has had problems with cheating men in the past.
    FairyBlueMoonon July 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Find lovers and anchor before the courage is all gone"

    otherwise, looks good. :]

    beautiful song.
    so, meaning. about a girl named carrie? who wants to settle down, just because she feels the desire to be needed. perhaps the narrarator and 'prescilla' are talking about 'carrie', and she is trying to convince her that carrie really does love the man she's settling down with?

    there's probably some deeper meaning, but i can't find it. thoughts?

    fantastic song, either way. natasha's incredible. :]
    solarflairon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Find lovers and anchor before the courage is all gone"

    otherwise, looks good. :]

    beautiful song.
    so, meaning. about a girl named carrie? who wants to settle down, just because she feels the desire to be needed. perhaps the narrarator and 'prescilla' are talking about 'carrie', and she is trying to convince her that carrie really does love the man she's settling down with?

    there's probably some deeper meaning, but i can't find it. thoughts?

    fantastic song, either way. natasha's incredible. :]
    solarflairon July 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcarrie? I thought it was karen. hard to say. I think you are right solarflair...I think natasha must have a friend she went on a road trip with ('queen of the highway') and they had lots of wild times together on the road...but now its time for her to settle down, which is sad for her friends but happy for her as she really loves him. So yeah, what you said!
    greenbeanson July 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a lovely song
    bloc_party15on September 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere’s a girl that wants to stop
    Been thinking about having a couple of kids
    Comb a brush around their heads in the morning
    To be needed, simply and with meaning

    Her name is Karen, been on the road for so long
    She wants to live in a place that has a number and a name
    Find love as an anchor, before the courage is gone

    She really loves him Prescilla
    She really loves him Prescilla
    She really loves him, I tell you
    She really loves him Prescilla
    She really loves him Prescilla
    She really loves him, I tell you


    To live life outside the whirl
    To break the cross that bears her name
    She’s not your queen anymore, queen of the highway
    Needs something better than running away

    She really loves him Prescilla
    She really loves him Prescilla
    She really loves him, I tell you
    She really loves him Prescilla
    She really loves him Prescilla
    She really loves him, I tell you

    Gone away. Queen of the highway. Gone away
    Gone away. Queen of the highway. Gone away
    mjr83on September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment/\ those are from the official website
    mjr83on September 16, 2007   Link

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