"Ten Women" as written by and Conor Oberst....
Ten women (ten women)
Ten women
Between you and me
Ten women (ten women)
Ten women
The nightmare and the fantasy
Ten women
The thrill and the shame
Ten women
I miss you the same
While you're kissing the ring
Of some good timing king
Ten women
A fool I have made

Two faces (two faces)
Two faces
Two faces you have
Two faces (two faces)
Two faces
Keep one in your bag
Two faces
From which you can choose
Two faces
And neither are you
Well I'm biding my time
Like a cellar of wine
With two faces
You'll never be true

One witness (one witness)
One witness
Is all that I need
One witness (one witness)
One witness
Just someone to see
One witness
To all that's been done
One witness
Whose eyes will not run
Just someone to shout
In this big, empty house
One witness
To mourn for our love

Ten women (ten women)
Ten women
Between you and me
Ten women (ten women)
Ten women
The glory and the tragedy
Ten women
To trust and betray
Ten women
I want you the same
It will be like it's been
If you come home again
With ten women
Who have all gone away


Lyrics submitted by tyyger

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  • +2
    General Commenti feel like its pretty obvious its about him (or anyone) being with ten women since her, but it doesnt matter because he wants to be with her.
    KateLaurenon January 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe one in your bag being makeup
    adom!on October 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti cant find a good version of this anywhere (this, or the kodachrome cover)
    so im just gonna have to wait til i see him on the 9th to hear if he plays them T_T
    yellowbird999on November 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlol sorry tyyger.. you never know on here if people are serious or not... i think this song is about vanilla yoghurt

    KateLaurens on the money.. conor cant help but be in love with the first woman, but he went out and had his fun and still loves that one woman.....
    adomon January 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is about a relationship gone bad to the point she is never herself around him and so he feels like he's with ten women and maybe he himself has two faces but he wants this all to end and doesn't really know how, he wants a witness somebody other than him to see all these sides of her and make her realize what she's doing to him, and wishing that she would just come home alone without all these other sides of herself and be the woman he loved.
    Cyberghoston April 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationthis is about CHEATING.
    ten women came between Conor and whomever he was dedicted to.

    "Ten women (ten women)
    Ten women
    Between you and me
    Ten women (ten women)
    Ten women
    The nightmare and the fantasy
    Ten women
    The thrill and the shame
    Ten women
    I miss you the same
    While you're kissing the ring
    Of some good timing king
    Ten women
    A fool I have made"

    being with ten women was a nightmare because he never thought he could hurt the person he loved like that
    but at the same time it was a fantasy because he was.. ya know, gettin it on. it was thrilling but
    he feels ashamed of himself for doing that to his girlfriend (maybe maria???) but he says he misses her
    just the same. i dunno what the good timing king means but hes made a fool of himself because he lost his girl because of these ten women.

    "Two faces (two faces)
    Two faces
    Two faces you have
    Two faces (two faces)
    Two faces
    Keep one in your bag
    Two faces
    From which you can choose
    Two faces
    And neither are you
    Well I'm biding my time
    Like a cellar of wine
    With two faces
    You'll never be true"

    His girlfriend is two-faced because maybe she has cheated on Conor as well?? And he's waiting for her
    to change because at this point.. she'll never be true.

    "One witness (one witness)
    One witness
    Is all that I need
    One witness (one witness)
    One witness
    Just someone to see
    One witness
    To all that's been done
    One witness
    Whose eyes will not run
    Just someone to shout
    In this big, empty house
    One witness
    To mourn for our love"

    All he needs is one person to see what has happened to said relationship and mourn for whats been lost

    "Ten women (ten women)
    Ten women
    Between you and me
    Ten women (ten women)
    Ten women
    The glory and the tragedy
    Ten women
    To trust and betray
    Ten women
    I want you the same
    It will be like it's been
    If you come home again
    With ten women
    Who have all gone away"

    the last verse says it all, he still wants her and he's telling her if you come home, we can be like we were again, the ten women have all gone away, they meant nothing to me!
    entiretyon April 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBefore he played this, he said, "This song is about having a wandering eye ... and a wandering heart."
    Way_AEon April 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentumm i doubt its about a sex party.. and the second verse i think is wrong a bit.. i think that ...
    Two faces
    Keep one in your back
    Two faces
    From which you can choose
    Two faces

    should be...

    Two faces
    Keep one in your BAG
    Two faces
    From which you can choose
    Two faces
    adom!on October 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti was just joking
    but thanks for telling me it's bag 'cause i couldn't really hear which one he was saying but now it makes sense
    tyygeron October 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone know where this song can be downloaded or bought? Is it on any b-sides by any chance?
    philmudon November 01, 2008   Link

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