"Leather Made Shoes" as written by and Marissa Nadler....
Mayflower was a girl
Who came from my room
With a box of faded feathers
And her leather made shoes

But you know when she goes
She'll be crying
Cause she died all alone
With her feathers and bows

I was just a lonely thing
When I met Mr. Bear
And he loved his sleeping next to me
And in his eyes I stared

But you know when he goes
He'll be crying
Cause he died all alone
With his feather and bows

Mary Mary Mayflower
And John Lee all came
On the day that I died
Upon the spring

The day his wedding came
But you know
When I go I'll be crying
Cause I died all alone with my feathers and bows

Don't you know when she goes she'll be crying
Cause a love that has died is a sad sad thing
Mayflower way a girl
Who came from my room

With a box of faded feathers and
Her leather made shoes
But you know when she goes
She'll by crying

Cause a love that has died
Is a sad sad thing


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"Leather Made Shoes" as written by Marissa Nadler

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    My InterpretationThis song seems to be about the lifespan of imaginary friends, who unfortunately outlive the interest of their creator. This song talks about the deaths of two nebulous characters, Mayflower and Mr. Bear, who appear to be imaginary friends or perhaps actual toys, or aspects of the songwriter's self which have died. The song is an elegy for these entities which have died alone, presumably in the narrator's childhood room. We hear the exact same refrain when the narrator talks about her own death. This song is so beautiful and sad, and this artist is one of my personal favorites but I might be completely wrong about the interpretation.
    shiverstaron January 19, 2015   Link

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