"Cradle" as written by Rhiannon Bryan and Rhydian Davies....
I can see he says what he means
I can't say what he means when he says that
I'll pretend a pretty pretend
When all I wanna see is the end of this

I can see he says what he means
We'll deal him sticks and stones and apologies
I wish
Oh, I wish it was through

Scrape the skies
Get up off your knees
Just lift the marks
And new-found releases
I'll pretend a pretty pretend
When all I wanna see is the end of this

I wish
I wish
I wish the cobwebs would cover me
Cover me
Cover me

My vicious tongue cradles just one
My vicious tongue cradles just one

My vicious tongue cradles just one
My vicious tongue cradles just one
My vicious tongue cradles just one
My vicious tongue cradles just one

My vicious tongue cradles just one


Lyrics submitted by Invisigoth, edited by TriangleMan

"Cradle" as written by Daniel Davies

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    General CommentLyrics are rather abstracted, but it seems like it might evoke being ashamed of something you've said or done.

    The energy of this song is amazing--glittering, pounding, a bit lonely. Like hurtling along the highway, watching the lights of Vegas spread out before you.
    cosmogonicon May 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentso i think it's about a relationship. in the beggining it says
    "I can see he says what he means" (maybe 'i love you')
    Then "I can't say what he means when he says that" (she cant say 'i love you' back to him and mean it)
    "I'll pretend a pretty pretend" ( so she'll pretend to love him)
    "When all I wanna see is the end of this" (end of the relationship?)
    COMBOilyon July 23, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionInstead of the commonly stated view that it's about the end of a relationship (really only supported by the one line "when all I wanna see is the end of this"), perhaps it is simply about a fight - a lover's quarrel.

    I agree with cosmogonic, there does seem to be a tone of regret or shame here. This could simply be the result of things said in a fight - the "vicious tongue"; "sticks and stones, leading to apologies". Or maybe the words said were indeed beyond retrieval: "I wish the cobwebs would cover me" - I wish I was dead, then I wouldn't feel this shame.

    And in the end, regardless of how short tempered and vicious the words, there's only one person that is truly loved.
    TriangleManon December 26, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I wish the cobwebs would cover me"

    Great line
    nicscarleton May 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes i agree with cosmogonic that maybe they are ashamed or regret somthing they had said or done with the "apologies" part but it also says "We'll deal him sticks and stones" so they still dont like or favor this person because tehy also say "I'll pretend a pretty pretend" so tehy are pretending and putting up a front to please some one else(?) idk lots of inturpretationss**.


    COMBOilyon July 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the energy of this song too. I agree with COMB, she is in a situation where she has to bite her tongue because she is disgusted. She is forced to baby the situation and cant wait until it is over. Maybe the authority, boss, family member, ex lover, etc.
    RAWHEADon June 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionSplit the skies
    Get up off your knees
    Just lift the marks
    And new-found kinesis
    I'll pretend a pretty pretend
    When all I wanna see is the end of this
    Cassiel2113on September 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMaybe, it's not being able to say something. Maybe it's not being able to end something although all you wanna see is the "end of this". "Get up off your knees" because we're done here. The singer has found a release ("new found releases") after ending it. "We'll deal him sticks and stones and apologies" reminds me of things people say when they break... How they break the bad news and then apologize saying it's their fault not yours. Then again, there's a sort of guilt in this I guess. She wishes that cobwebs would cover her as if she wants to hide away from it all.

    Either that or that's just what's going on in my life right now.
    MlLKon February 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*when they breakup
    MlLKon February 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't worry. It'll be over soon.
    Then we can get it on with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    powdersnowboyon January 19, 2013   Link

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