There's a child heart in the child
There's a child heart in the child
There's a child heart in the child
Living wild oh
La la la la la
Fire makes it go

And you were pretty before you knew
And you were pretty before you knew
And you were pretty before you knew it oh
La la la la now
Fire makes you go

All a diamond is is good timing
All a diamond is is good timing
All good diamonds are uncut diamonds, oh
La la la la la
Fire makes it so cold to the eye

Who lets that take place?

Where'd you learn to stage dive with such grace
Indescribable face
What do you stay beautiful for?
And don't you worry about the floor

And...
Why so many many many many many violins?
Why so many many many many many violins?


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Child-Heart Losers song meanings
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    General Commenti think he says all GOOD diamonds are uncut diamonds
    Sunset Rubdownon August 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand also who lets that take place not lets let that take place

    fuck i love this song
    Sunset Rubdownon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSeems pretty clear this song is about the beauty of being young and without much self-awareness. A diamond is only beautiful before its cut. And about the violins, I don't know exactly, but there are several references to there being a lot of violins throughout this album. In "Taming of the Hands" for instance he says "Do you think this part has too many violins?" Its like he's aware of there being something a little artificial in his music making process. Just like life becomes increasingly artificial and self-aware as one grows older.
    upthera44on November 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment{What does this song mean to you?} alot.
    wiredbirdson August 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment{ even more }
    wiredbirdson August 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing.
    sidelineson August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how after learning you're living to be alive.
    The Theatreon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment*learning, you're
    The Theatreon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlso, I think "Why so many many many many many violins?" may be something about the complexity and almost maximalism of the music, like self-mockery...
    The Theatreon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is the amazing conclusion to the 'acting' motif thats apparent throughout Random Spirit Lover

    It's about aging, appearances, suicide, individualism, marriage, innocence, god, fate.

    I'm not sure, but I think it could also be in a literal sense the same woman from 'The Taming Of The Hands That Came Back To Life' which I don't *think* is Maggie from other songs.
    Serilazarethon October 14, 2007   Link

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