Lover,
When you don't lay with me
I'm a huntress
For a husband lost at sea
If I had you here
Braid our hair together
I'd be boy and you'd be girl, beautiful...

Calling moon and moon
Shoot that big, bad hand
It'll track me to your door
And I won't see you no more

When this wild world
Is a big bad hand
Pushing me on my back
Do you understand?
When I get home
Been in the jungle
Where's my bear to lick me clean?
Feed my soul milk and honey...

Calling moon and moon
Shoot that big, bad hand
It'll track me to your door
And I won't see you no more


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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with what was intended, but the this song makes me think of the game Hearts. For those who haven't played, its a card game, in which the goal is to get as few points as possible. All of the heart cards are worth one point, and the Queen of Spades is worth 13 points. The one exception is if you manage to collect all of the hearts AND the queen, so that you'd get the full 26 points - then you get 0 points, and everyone else gets 26. This is called "shooting the moon," and you have to have just the right hand and the right luck to pull it off - and its always risky because if other players realize what you're doing they'll try to take one for the team, and take a point or two, so you're left with 24-25.

    "Calling moon and moon
    Shoot that big bad hand"

    The proximity of "shoot that big bad hand" to the line about the moon just brings up that connection in my head. I can think of other ways a metaphor like this could fit; if he's shooting the moon he's collecting "hearts"; its also the only time he'd want the queen, which it occured to me could fit if she was the queen - the only time he wants her is when he's also after a lot of other people, or to win something - also the line:

    "When this wild world
    Is a big bad hand
    Pushing on my back"

    Seems like something that could fit with a playing card as well, with the back facing everyone - and hoping that he shoots the moon and takes her and wins - although it he fails, things could all fall apart.
    BobDDstryron March 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLover, when you don't lay with me
    I'm a huntress for a husband lost at sea
    If I had you here
    We were here together
    I'd be boy and you'd be girl
    Beautiful

    I get the feeling that she doesn't have much control in this relationship (whether that is a good or bad thing, who knows?), but when her lover isn't there she's kind of left hanging. The lost at sea bit makes me think that perhaps when he's gone she has no idea where he is but still tries to keep it together. The boy and girl part also suggests that she wants to take a more dominant role.

    Calling moon and moon
    Shoot that big bad hand
    It'll drag me to your door
    And I won't see you no more

    I'm a bit unsure about the chorus, Moon and Moon are the band of Natasha's bf. I don't really know much about them except that they're very theatrical with their work la-soc.com/… (a link of some of their work, Natasha sings on the final track).

    When this wild world
    Is a big bad hand
    Pushing on my back
    Do you understand?
    When I get home
    From being in the jungle
    Where's my bear to lick me clean?
    Feed my soul milk and honey

    I think she's just asking her lover to protect and comfort her...she wants them to be there as she would be for them. I dunno...I'm finding this to be a little hard to decipher. I get the feeling this is something very cryptic and personal to Natasha.


    ambrielon April 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's actually 'Braid our hair together' rather than 'better here together'.
    ambrielon April 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorites on the album! The piano is stunning and so is the imagery!
    lookingweston April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always wonder, do you think since natasha refers to herself as the bat, that her boyfriend is the bear?

    there are other references to bears in her songs, i've noticed.

    "where's my bear to lick me clean? feed my soul milk and honey?"

    those are obviously very nurturing lyrics. i love this song.
    keereeraron May 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA bear is a symbol of aggression, but also when you consider the cuddly toys they can represent protection/security (think about the emotional attatchment and feelings of your own cuddly toy if you have one. Maybe that's the kind of person she distinguished her boyfriend to be. I also think the bear/bat idea comes from native american spirit guides...I know she's quite interested in mythology.

    Although it's not in this song, notice how she uses the idea of a Queen alot too? In Moon and Moons album, she plays the part of the queen and W is the king, it's mentioned in her dedication on two suns too.

    I think this relationship was one of the most important events of Natasha's life so far and possibly even brought her to this stage. While this album is tinged with sadness and confusion, I think there's a lot of understanding and gratitude to W.
    ambrielon May 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship with another woman.

    safiyeon July 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, this so song is so beautiful. Stunning, in fact, like every song of hers, but this stands out to me because it's so simple instrumentally.
    mister care-too-muchon August 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful and moving.
    missmeon September 11, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Lover, when you don't lay with me
    I'm a huntress for a husband lost at sea"

    When her lover doesn't come home or "sleep" with her, she becomes worried, anxious, and wants to find him.
    This also implies that he may be having an affair (not "laying" with her, or having sex with her anymore) Or at least she thinks he is.

    "If I had you here
    Braid our hair together
    I'd be boy and you'd be girl
    Beautiful"

    If her lover were there, she thinks they would be having fun like braiding each other's hair. Pretending she was the boy and he was the girl... sort of playful innocence. That she sees, is beautiful.

    "Calling moon and moon
    Shoot that big bad hand
    It'll drag me to your door
    And I won't see you no more"

    I feel like the "big bad hand" is a symbolism for her feelings of doubt, loneliness, and unhappiness. Those feelings will lead her towards leaving him, but she doesn't want to leave him. She wants to "shoot" those negative feelings down, or else it will unwillingly lead her to leaving his "door".

    "When this wild world
    Is a big bad hand
    Pushing on my back
    Do you understand?"

    The big bad hand again is her feelings of negativity, which is pushing on her back each time her lover doesn't come home...

    "When I get home
    From being in the jungle
    Where's my bear to lick me clean?
    Feed my soul milk and honey"

    She is wondering where her lover is. He is supposed to be there to take care of her, love, and nourish her. But again, he is nowhere to be found.

    "Calling moon and moon
    Shoot that big bad hand
    It'll drag me to your door
    And I won't see you no more

    I won't see you no more"

    If this continues, the feelings of loneliness will be too much to bear and it will lead her to leave him, thus she won't see him anymore.

    This song is so beautiful and melancholy. You can really feel her loneliness and pain. She really loves this guy, but he continues to disappoint her. She really doesn't want to leave him, and will shoot her negative feelings down, but if this continues, then she really will leave him.
    leelinm25on September 22, 2009   Link

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