I knew a woman once
giving birth to kittens and mice
And as you know, with their eating habits, those poor mice had to die
And the kittens were born full of their brothers and sisters
And they were punished swiftly
though they didn't know why

They thought they were food
they did not know what they'd done

And I was a person once
sending off unread letters
receiving no reply
never bothering asking why
I had a heart once
full of fire and passion
but the summer took it away from me

And autumn has come to retrieve it

And I was a man once
When I was six-years-old
but now I am just a boy
pretentious and brash and bold
The kittens were murdered
thrown into burlap sacks
and weighted down with rocks
in a river deep and black

And they went to Heaven.
They went to Heaven.


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    My InterpretationI think there's a line missing.

    I knew a woman once
    giving birth to kittens and mice
    And as you know with their eating habits, those poor mice had to die.
    And the kittens were born full of their brothers and sisters
    And they were punished swiftly
    though they didn't know why
    uke til ya pukeon August 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, in an 'it makes me slightly sick' way. Loss of innocence/growing up is the theme, I guess - contrast the innocence of the kittens eating their siblings with the murder of the kittens later.
    voldermaniaon November 22, 2010   Link

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