"Gila" as written by and Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand Alex Kristian Scally....
Man, you got a lot of jokes to tell
So you throw your baby's pennies down the well
Give a little more than you like
Pick apart the past, you're not going back

Don't you waste your time
No, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Gila-a
Gila-a-a-a-a
Gila-a-a-a

Sure, you've got a handle on the past
It's why you keep your little lovers in your lap
Give a little more than you like
Pick apart the past, you're not going back

Don't you waste your time
No, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Gila-a
Gila-a-a-a-a
Gila-a-a-a

Hoping for the last ship to arrive
I am blessed with a kingdom, half mine

Gila-a
Gila-a-a-a-a
Gila-a
Gila-a-a-a-a
Gila-a-a-a-a
Gila-a-a-a-a


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"Gila" as written by Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand Alex Kristian Scally

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  • +1
    General CommentSince I think it will be really difficult to come to a conclusion on the meaning, I'm just going to give the concept I gained from it.

    I take the song to be much more specific, rather than abstract or general.

    "Man, you got a lot of jokes to tell /
    So you throw your baby’s banners down the well"

    In context with the other lines made me imagine a previous, yesteryear lover toying with the affection of the author while this lover is already taken from her physically or emotionally by others.

    "Sure, you’ve got a handle on the past /
    It’s why you keep your little lovers in your lap"
    Support for the idea that it refers to a long time lover with his handle on the past, and that he has multiple lovers like him he plays with.

    "Hoping for the last ship to arrive
    I’ve been blessed with a kingdom, half-mine"
    I took the kingdom to see his, or perhaps his emotions, half to her and half to someone else. The ship being her being the last "ship" to land in his kingdom.

    Just a shot at it.
    Farenython February 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGila means "joy" in Hebrew, and it is a girl's name.
    Tiger_milkon May 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about a bitter relationship/divorce and the lines at the end seem to suggest that there's a child (Hoping for the last ship to arrive/I’ve been blessed with a kingdom, half-mine). Gila being a name for joy, this makes sense to me.
    allhailspartaon January 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Gila" means crazy in Indonesian...don't know if it's relevant here though.
    arcaicmosaicon January 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGila means "crazy" in bahasa (Indonesia)
    matalihaton March 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan, you got a lot of jokes to tell
    So you throw your baby’s banners down the well
    Give a little more than you like
    Pick apart the past, you’re not going back
    Don’t you waste your time
    No, oh, oh, oh

    Gila-a
    Gila-a-a-a-a
    Gila-a-a-a

    Sure, you’ve got a handle on the past
    It’s why you keep your little lovers in your lap
    Give a little more than you like
    Pick apart the past, you’re not going back
    So don’t you waste your time
    No, oh, oh, oh

    Gila-a
    Gila-a-a-a-a
    Gila-a-a-a

    Hoping for the last ship to arrive
    I’ve been blessed with a kingdom, half-mine

    Gila-a
    Gila-a-a-a-a
    Gila-a
    Gila-a-a-a-a
    Gila-a-a-a-a
    Gila-a-a
    ikefoxon January 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, any suggestions on what it's about? :)
    Ralyyyon January 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's really fantastic. I can't stop listening to it. So great!!!!!
    Ralyyyon January 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that it sounds more like "throw your baby's pennies down the well".
    velvetmorningon February 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey guys, can somebody add more lyrics to other tracks? Please? Starting with Turtle Island
    longbeachvinceon February 26, 2008   Link

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