"Girl with One Eye" as written by Chris Morris, David Ashby, James Mccool, Matthew Allchin and Dominic Peach....
She told me not to step on the cracks
I told her not to fuss and relax
Pretty little face stopped me in my tracks
But now she sleeps with one eye open
That's the price she'll pay

I took a knife and cut out her eye
I took it home and watched it wither and die
Well, she's lucky that I didn't slip her a smile
That's why she sleeps with one eye open
That's the price she'll pay

I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
I said, hey, girl with one eye
I'll cut your little heart out 'cause you made me cry

I slipped my hand under her skirt
I said don't worry, it's not gonna hurt
Oh, my reputation's kinda clouded with dirt
That's why you sleep with one eye open
But that's the price you pay

I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
I said, hey, girl with one eye
I'll cut your little heart out 'cause you made me cry

You made me cry
You made me cry
You made me cry

I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
I said, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out my pie

I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
I said, hey, girl with one eye
I'll cut your little heart out 'cause you made me cry


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"Girl With One Eye" as written by David Ashby Chris Morris

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  • +7
    My InterpretationI think this song's mostly about attempted rape. But as soon as I listened to this song, I knew Florence was singing from a male's perspective, even before I found out this was a cover.

    'She told me not to step on cracks' -She warned him not to dare come near her.
    ‘I told her not to fuss and relax’ —He warned her not to struggle

    'Pretty little face stopped me dead in my tracks' -He's obviously attracted to her, since her looks were the first that caught his attention.
    'I took a knife and cut out her eye' -I can now safely assume she's rejected him, and succeeded to a certain point. This can also be interpreted as him wanting to teach her a lesson the hard way, since 'Sleeping with one eye open' is a phrase used to show distrust. So he's telling her, if you're so uptight, I'll teach to to permanently distrust everyone.
    'That's the price she'll pay' -The price for rejecting him.

    'She's lucky I didn't slip her a smile' -A reference to slitting her throat.
    'Get your filthy fingers out of my pie' -Filthy, I assume, is because he's already had his way with her and wants nothing more to do with her, or he's insulting her because she refused him. I believe 'Pie' is most likely standing for either his life, or his business.

    'I slipped my hand under her skirt, I said don't worry, it's not gonna hurt' -I assume, this is when he rounded up on her, trying to get whatever he can out of the girl.

    'Oh my reputation's kinda clouded with dirt' -Apparently this wasn't the first time he's done something of the sort.
    'I'll cut your little heart out cause you made me cry' -He obviously didn't cry, but i believe this is an alternative to saying she'd rejected him, and by doing that, insulted his pride. Then we see the second reference to killing in this song, 'Cutting her heart out'.
    So, according to this, her pursuer has already decided her fate; he was going to kill her.

    Just a thought...
    Insmanityon August 29, 2012   Link
  • +5
    General Comment.. i'm not so sure it's about a sexual experience tbh..
    florencefanon May 17, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General CommentShe told me not to step on the cracks
    I told her not to fuss and relax
    Well, her pretty little face stopped me in my tracks -Two women had sex, but the one who was denying her feelings for the other woman 'the girl with one eye' was straight. It was the first time she had done anything like this so the person singing the song is basically telling her to chill out. The 'pretty little face' conveys the innocence of this girl

    But now she sleeps with one eye open
    That's the price she paid

    The girl has to be wary because after doing this she doesnt want to lose the fact that she is straight and give in to her sexuality. She has to be careful and thats her punishment for having sex with this woman

    I took a knife and cut out her eye - Cut out her eye i think means that she has changed her view on the world

    I took it home and watched it wither and die - destroyed her innocence

    Well, she's lucky that I didn't slip her a smile- lucky i didnt make her fall for me

    I said, hey, girl with one eye
    Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
    I said, hey, girl with one eye
    I'll cut your little heart out cause you made me cry - Pie is a less crude way of saying women's privates i think. Shes basically telling her to leave her alone now because she doesnt want to have lesbain relations and the girl singing the song is not a lesbian either. They were both straight but curious so it seems, and now they want nothing to do with each other - they have caused eachother pain

    I slipped my hand under her skirt
    I said don't worry, it's not gonna hurt - i think that this has a deeper meaning. i reckon that she is telling her she wont break her heart or mess her up, but in the end she did.

    Oh, my reputation's kinda clouded with dirt - reputation for sleeping around and doing things like this

    I'll cut your little heart out cause you made me cry - they screwed eachother over. it was just about sex and fun for one of them but the other had deeper feelings

    perhaps94on November 08, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General Commenti think this song is definitely about rape (and the girl wanting revenge). it goes from both perspectives, and is sometimes a conversation:

    (Boy:)I said, hey
    Girl with one eye: Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
    (Boy:)I said, hey
    Girl with one eye: I'll cut your little heart out cause you made me cry

    and

    (Boy:)I slipped my hand under her skirt
    I said don't worry, it's not gonna hurt
    (Girl:)Oh, my reputation's kinda clouded with dirt
    (Boy:)That's why you sleep with one eye open
    That's the price you paid


    etc. etc.

    deerMAUSon December 22, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General Comment"Arrogant man who trophy collects women but she was innocent and refused him, spurned, he rapes her. Clouded rep - she told ppl. He says shes lucky he dint make her fall in love with him (slip smile) and screw her up more Now he says she has 1 eye shes ugly now, filthy cause shes been raped + she sleeps with 1 eye open - shes frightened. Hes taught her a lesson how dare she say no and make his ego cry and his final warnin is dont interfere in his chances with other girls - his pie being women"

    I am not agreeing or disagreeing cause idk, but this is the first meaning i saw.
    kamaya13on January 07, 2010   Link
  • +4
    Song MeaningI believe that this song is about an abuse relationship where the abuser believes that they are the victim.

    The verses make her out to be an abuser and the line "Oh, my reputation's kinda clouded with dirt" is her denying it while the chorus "You made me cry" says that she is the one being hurt by her partner.

    The reason that the partner is a female may be to make the other one look weaker which could be another reason the character singing this song is the abuser.
    Parrotteon August 30, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI hear it as a two way conversation. Between the guy who takes advantage of a girl and the girl coming back at him (and probably every other man after him).

    The guy is the one talking in the verses.

    And the girl comes back is the chorus...
    "I said, HEY!" girl with one eye, "Get your filthy fingers out of my pie."
    "I said, HEY!" girl with one eye, "I'll cut your little heart out cause you made me cry."

    melody4lifebloodon July 10, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti don't think it's about a lesbian experience, it's a cover and the original song was by a male punk band, she just loved the song - as do i!!!
    dustisprettyon May 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOriginally done by The Ludes, Florence was dating a member of the group. My Boy Builds Coffins is about him.
    ambrielon July 10, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think this is about sex and revenge - fintimes!
    but i don't think 'get your filthy fingers out of my pie' is a euphamism(?)
    its like the saying 'he/she has his/her fingers in many pies' as in lots of enterprises/projects'oppurtunities going on at once
    so its basically the guy (who i think this song is from the perspective of)telling this girl to butt out of his life because her effect is destroying his apathetic ways, hence all the revenge 'i'll cut your little heart out cos you made me cry'!!!
    dustisprettyon September 27, 2009   Link

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