Little lamb...

Smile!

When I am through with you,
There won't be anything left.
When I am through with you,
There won't be anything left.
When I am through with you,
There won't be anything left.
When I am through with you.

Oh come back now where did you go?
No need to cower, don't know
If i can even turn your light on

Hello, Daisy, is that you
Hiding in the grass?
I've come to pluck you,
I'm gonna pluck you right in half.

When I am through with you,
There won't be anything left.
When I am through with you,
There won't be anything left.
When I am through with you.

I come to the city alone
I packed up my life and my home
'cause I feel like a body at rest
Is a life in Hell
So unpack my bags, unpack my bags
Kiss her on the mouth, and she says,
"Smile little lamb"

When I am through with you,
There won't be anything left.
When I am through with you,
I'm on to all you have left.
When I am through with you,
When I am through with you,
There won't be anything left.



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    General CommentOK so this awesome song was popularized by the FX hit Damages. There couldn't possibly be a better theme song for this show...I love it. Personally I think the song is about drug addiction. Just my opinion.
    PSBfanon March 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Benioff that the song doesn't speak to drug addiction in any specific way. As far as I can tell the song is about a man who believes he has the prerogative to love women and leave them, but has met his match in a woman who it is implied will do the same thing to him. It's possible that there are actually two women in the song - the protagonist pursues and seduces "Daisy" in verse 1 with the aim of breaking her heart - "I'm gonna pluck you right in half." The following chorus is sung in the voice of the protagonist. By verse 2 he has left "Daisy" and is on the hunt again in new stomping grounds ("I come to the city alone"). But his new love calls him by the same name he used to call Daisy and it is implied she will leave him and break his heart - the final chorus is sung in the persona of the new woman.

    The first line of the first verse - "Oh come back where did you go?" - could be taken as evidence that it's the same woman throughout, and the protagonist thinks he's got her where he wants her when in fact the exact opposite is true. However, the fact that the protagonist has seemingly left the first woman by the beginning of the second verse seems to militate against this interpretation. Without the very first line of the song "Little lamb ... smile!" it might almost be possible to suggest that the protagonist will break the heart of the second woman too, or that verse 2 is basically restating the terms of the relationship in verse 1. However, the fact that the 'second' woman "says "Smile, little lamb"" strongly implies that the tables have turned and the final chorus should be assumed to be hers.

    Another interpretation could be that the protagonist is a serial killer, and his depredations are simply couched in the language of aggressive romance. Even in this interpretation though, I think there's ample evidence that he has met his match by the end of the second verse.

    Either way, an excellent song, and a perfect choice for 'Damages', Patty Hewes fitting the persona of the ruthless manipulator to a T.
    SReganon May 24, 2010   Link

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